Dublin Zoo Discovery Book Club —都柏林动物园提供照片Dublinis an extremely manageable city in terms of size and transport and this makes it easy to bring kids to the action without enduring long hours of travel.For a family day out when the weather is good,最好的办法是去凤凰公园，欧洲最大的户外公园之一Dublin Zoo.
Dublin Zoo is currently Ireland's top tourist attraction and with over 400 animals to see,你能理解为什么。The zoo's walkways trail along two main bodies of water from the ‘Asian forests' to ‘Fringes of the Arctic' and the ‘African Savannah.' Daily activities and feeds take place that you can keep up-to-date with on their website,如果你的孩子喜欢大象或者对黑猩猩感兴趣。
Phoenix Park —图片由Craig McInnes提供
在动物园之外，the凤凰公园is full of wildlife of its own with herds of deer roaming across its grounds.For the duration of the summer a Family Fun Train Service will be running the length and breadth of the park so you can take in all of the different monuments and buildings along the way.骑车的人也会得到一张有趣的3D地图带回家！
凤凰公园是爱尔兰总统和阿什敦城堡的所在地，a medieval tower house that dates back to around the 17th century.The Phoenix Park visitor's centre also runs some historical interpretations of the park from 3500 B.C.,周日有一个免费的儿童自然意识讲习班，heritage and history with arts and crafts involved.
If you want to step back in time to the opulence of the late 18th century,然后前往法利庄园at the northwest end of the park.Here you can enter the grounds and explore the exotic and classical gardens before walking through the grand conservatory,corridors and drawing rooms.If your children are a bit older and enjoy stepping into another world preserved from the past,then this is a really exciting afternoon.
都柏林的这一部分充满了迷人的绿地，历史古迹和建筑，还有很多值得学习和做的事情。不管你是想花一个下午去看动物还是欣赏法姆利华丽的花园，you'll be enjoying beautiful natural surroundings that are set only slightly apart from the city centre.