At a massive 707 hectares, Phoenix Park is the largest urban park in Europe making it the perfect group attraction in Dublin.
Orignally established in the 17th century as a royal hunting park, the historic landscape celebrated its 350th anniversary in 2012
Phoenix Park is a base full of activities and there’s something for all groupse to enjoy. Most loved for its breath-taking landscapes and natural habitats, we’d advise you venture on one of its many walking routes. About 30% of the park is covered by trees, and throughout its grounds, your party could be lucky enough to stumble across a herd of wild fallow deer or a pond of turtles!
History-inclined groups will be sure to enjoy the numerous historic buildings and monuments around the Park, the most famous being Áras an Uachtarain, residency of the Irish president. Families will love the Victorian People Flower Gardens with its ornamental lakes, children’s playground and picnic area. Sports teams can enjoy the cricket and polo grounds, GAA pitches and the many cycling routes available all over the park.
Phoenix Park is also house to Dublin Zoo, the 3rd oldest zoo in the world, and home to over 600 species. Here, groups of 10 or more are offered a special discount of €13.50 per adult and €8.75 for a child.
Groups can also enjoy the free visitor centre, offering a lively and entertaining exhibition on the history and wildlife of Phoenix Park from 3500BC to present day.
You could easily spend the entire day at Phoenix Park and still not get round everything- it’s that big! Luckily it’s open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round.