Winter Funderland RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin 4 Dublin Adventure Centre Dublin Amusement Centre

Winter Funderland

The Most Popular and Exciting Winter event for 2017 that incorporates Funderland, Ice Skating and Christmas Market opens in Dublins RDS, Fun for all the Family.

Winter Funderland aims to capture the magic of Christmas. A festival of family entertainment from an the unique experience of an outdoor ice rink and the sights and smells of the traditional Continental Christmas Market.

Winter Funderland will be a festival to delight the senses and capture the joy and fun of the season – all in one location at the RDS.

Open from the 14th of December 2017 until the 14th of January 2018



Funderland at the RDS has been part of Christmas in Dublin for over 40 years. It has been said that Funderland is an annual appointment for thousands of families.

This year's Funderland is part of the Winter Funderland, and will present the best thrill rides and family attractions in the European fairground including attractions direct from Germany.

Funderland comprises of 3.5 acres of attractions housed inside the Simmonscourt Pavilion with many more located in the complex outside.

This year Funderland presents an array of exciting attractions direct from Germany including the Power Wave, Break Dance and the amazing Star Flyer called "Around the World". We have attractions to suit all ages and tastes. All the old favourites will be there too along with the Funderland Loop, Ireland's only looping roller coaster!

Besides being able to Pay-As-You-Go (subject to an admission charge) Funderland offers a Pay-One-Price (P.O.P.) Wristband option that may be used for any 3 consecutive hours of your choice for unlimited rides - subject to the usual height and safety restrictions.

If you buy a P.O.P. Wristbands online you save money and get an additional bonus hour so your wristband can be used an unlimited number of times for up to 4 consecutive hours! You must book online at least 10 hours before you can redeem your order at the venue!  PLEASE NOTE: Wristbands are sold according to a persons height - not their age!


Ice Skate

Ice Skating has become part of an Irish Christmas. iSkate-on-Ice was introduced to the RDS in 2012 with huge success. iSkate-on-Ice now becomes part of Winter Funderland.

Covering an area in excess of 1000 Sq. metres, iSkate-on-Ice  - Ireland’s only OUTDOOR ice skating rink –offers an unrivalled skating experience.

Skating sessions are generally scheduled hourly, on the hour from 10am prior to Christmas and from 11am post Christmas but please check our website for availability as there is a maximum capacity permitted on the rink during each skating session.

Groups in particular should contact our Agents by telephone (01) 6852439 to ensure they can be accommodated together on the rink.

For Junior skaters, iSkate provides a kiddie rink for children from age 3 upwards with its balancing aids and double-bladed skates. iSkate-on-Ice at Winter Funderland will provide the ultimate outdoor ice skating experience this Christmas season.

Ice Skates are included in the price and you are welcome to bring your own skates if you prefer.

The Ice Rink can operate in almost all weather conditions. The Rink at Winter Funderland is outdoor and skating sessions may be subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.

In the unlikely event that the Duty Manager deems it necessary to close the ice rink we can offer either a refund or alternative session for skating - subject to availability.

Please bring suitable outdoor clothing.

Winter Funderland Opening Times

  • 14 December 2017 to 14 January 2018
  • Monday to Friday 2pm to 9pm 
  • Saturday & Sunday and daily during School Holidays 12 noon to 10pm

Ice Rink Opening Times

  • 14 December 2017 to 14 January 2018
  • Sessions start on the hour Daily from 10am to 8pm inclusive

Christmas Markets

  • 15 December 2017 to 15 January 2018
  • Daily 11am to 8pm

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