The Phoenix Park Visitor Centre – located within the sprawling grasslands of one of Europe’s biggest walled city parks – offers an enjoyable exhibition on the history of the surrounding park and an introduction to the many types of wildlife that call this area home. The visitor centre adjoins the park’s walled gardens and has a universal-access playground and café. Dublin Zoo
, one of the city’s most popular attractions, is also situated within Phoenix Park
. While zoos may induce guilt, young animal-lovers will be relieved to know that Dublin Zoo is particularly committed to working to conserve endangered species.