Families & Children
There’s no doubt about it – the Irish love kids, and Ireland is a wonderfully welcoming place to visit for families with children. Most public places and visitor attractions cater for those children, with changing facilities, children’s menus, high chairs and ramps for strollers.
Republic of Ireland
On the buses: Children under 16 are charged special child rares. One child under three will be free if accompanied by and in the charge of a fare-paying passenger, provided that the child does not occupy a seat to the exclusion of another passenger. Check out Bus Éireann for more information.
Where doubt exists as to the eligibility of a child for a reduced fare, it’s the responsibility of the passenger claiming the child fare to produce evidence of age.
Information about family tickets for unlimited travel in Northern Ireland by bus, Metro and rail are available from Translink. Children under 16 pay half fare on all routes.
Throughout the summer, there are lots of clubs for kids with special activities from sports to arts and cookery. There’s also an abundance of zoos, wildlife parks, castles, caves, boat rides and much more to do while you’re here, so check out our list of family friendly activities across the island of Ireland.