Croke Park Stadium Tour - Ericsson Skyline Tour and GAA Museum
A heart-warming day out with the family
At the heart of every community in Ireland, it’s true to say that the GAA represents our way of life as much as our love of sport. It’s completely embedded in our DNA – it’s what we love and it’s what we do. So if you’re looking for a memorable day out with the family, head to Croke Park and have fun exploring the GAA’s heart and home?
There’s so much to see and do here. The Tour Guides really are the best in the world – full of passion, charisma and memorable stories. All visitors comment on just how good they are. The bonus effect of this is that the kids will leave understanding more about who we are as a people, without feeling like they’ve had any lessons!
The most spine-tingling part of your day will be your visit to the GAA Museum.
This really is the heart and soul of the whole experience, taking you through the completely unique story of Gaelic games from ancient times to present day.
Featured exhibitions include the original Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy Cups, the rousing Hall of Fame, and a whole floor dedicated to the games as they are today. There’s even a Junior Explorer’s route, which highlights some of the most fascinating and famous exhibitions for younger visitors.
When you’re done exploring, get a taste of the action in the extremely popular Interactive Games Zone, where you can put your own hurling and football skills to the test!
Ericsson Skyline Tour
Depending on the age of your kids (they need to be at least 1.2 metres tall), you could finish the day on a 17-storey high with the thrilling rooftop walkway that is Croke Park’s Ericsson Skyline Tour.
This is actually Dublin’s highest open-viewing platform and offers breathtaking views of our vibrant capital from the mountains to the sea. The Tour Guides will highlight the city’s main landmarks for you, while giving you insights into its heartfelt history, including some very amusing tall tales! Then of course there’s the sporting highlight – the incredible view from the platform that’s suspended over the pitch itself!
Maybe you’ll want to pack all three attractions into one day, or maybe you’d prefer to cherry pick the bits that appeal to you most.
Either way, if you make the trip to Croke Park, you’re guaranteed an experience that’s so full of heart, you’ll leave a little bit of your own behind. Have fun!
For more information, including tour times, prices and directions to the GAA Museum, visit crokepark.ie/gaamuseum
Get Crafty with Cluasóg at the GAA Museum this Halloween:
New Creepy Creator Tours - Kids Crafts in the Spooky Den - Meet the GAA Museum Mascot, Cluasóg - Family Friendly Stadium Tour
Head to the GAA Museum at Croke Park this midterm for their fun new family-friendly Creepy Creator Halloween Tours, which run from 25th to 31st October.
Families will be greeted by the GAA Museum’s mascot, Cluasóg the Irish hare, before taking part in a child-friendly stadium tour which brings to life the magic of the home of Gaelic games for younger visitor. During the guided tour, your little ghosts and ghouls will get to visit the team dressing rooms and run out pitchside through the players’ tunnel.
Back at the GAA Museum, the Halloween havoc will begin with a spooky arts and crafts session in the Den. Young visitors will have the chance to create their own Halloween masterpiece by decorating a ceramic pumpkin or bat candle holder to take home. There will also be seasonal scratch art fun, a sticker station and a temporary tattoo table.
Tickets for the Creepy Creator Tours include entry to the GAA Museum where the young, and the young at heart, can discover the fascinating story of Gaelic games from ancient times to the present day, see the original Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy cups and then test their GAA skills in the Interactive Games Zone.
Fancy dress is encouraged so make sure to dress up your kids for some fantastic photo opportunities. And if you share your Halloween stadium tour photos on Instagram using #gaamuseumhalloween you could win a GAA Museum goody bag!
Advance booking is recommended at www.crokepark.ie/halloween
- Family (2 adults & 2 children): €40 (includes Halloween candle holder for each child)
- Family (2 adults & 3 children): €46 (includes Halloween candle holder for each child)
- Adult: €13
- Students / seniors: €11
- Children (ages 3 – 12): €10 (includes Halloween candle holder to take home)
- Under 3 years: Free of charge
Tour Dates and Times
- Friday October 25th: 4.30pm
- Saturday October 26th: 10.30am & 4.30pm
- Sunday October 26th: 10.30am & 4.30pm
- Monday October 27th: 10.30am & 4.30pm