Phoenix Park and Dublin Zoo Parkgate Street Dublin 7 Dublin Zoo is one of the most popular attractions for children in Dublin and it lies waiting to be discovered in Phoenix Park; the largest urban enclosed park in Europe. It covers around 1,760 acres and is only 2 miles from the city centre. Some of the most important features in the park are, The Wellington Monument, a 62m tall obelisk, The Phoenix Monument which is located in the centre of the park and the Áras an Uachtaráin which is the residence of the President of Ireland and the American ambassador. Dublin Zoo is home to a total of 700 animals and tropical birds. It was opened at the start of the 19th century and has three main objectives; conservation of species, study of animals and education. The zoo has a number of different areas which are all unique and particularly popular with young children. They can feel free to explore at the African Plains, the Fringes of the Arctic, the World of primates and City Farm which is a representation of farm and domestic animals. Children will not go home disappointed. Dublin Guide | Dublin for children Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.