We were recently invited to review the Ghostbus Kids’ Tour from DoDublin. They’re the crowd that have done the done the adult version for years, and I’d often meant to take it, but I softened.
The new offering is a child-friendly ghost tour, done on “the Ghost Bus”. We’d never done anything like this before so weren’t at all sure what to expect. The recommended age is 7 up so I brought the boys who are 9 and 11 and left my six year old daughter at home.
We were seated comfortably upstairs having come through the creepy corridor and Sebastian our tour guide arrived and introduced himself welcomed us on board. Full marks to Sebastian he read the crowd when it came to engagement and our propensity to be scared. The kids were kept entertained with props like Teddy the torso and the torture exhibition and a quiz made sure that we were listening closely.
The tour brought us around the city from the bus stop on O’Connell St to Trinity College, St Stephen’s Green, Merrion Square and the Pepper Canister Church and back to the stop. You don’t leave the bus but pull the curtains and look out the windows as directed to specifically spooky spots as you listen to creepy stories. We learned things about happenings at the Royal College of Physicians, about Bram Stoker and about Oscar Wilde’s family, and while learning we were also entertained. That’s a win.
The Ghostbus Kids’ Tour is suitable for 7-14 year olds and their responsible adults, take care if they are afraid of the dark.
Tours run on Saturdays at 11am, 1pm and 3.30pm from Stop 271 on O’Connell Street (at the corner of Abbey St on the Clery’s side) at a cost of €15 per child, €15 per adult and €55 for a Family (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children). Check the Do Dublin website for schedule variations during school holidays.
Price wise it’s not cheap but when you compare with the likes of Viking Splash which is a few minutes longer and €15 more expensive for a family ticket the pricing definitely makes sense.
We had a lot of fun and it’s definitely an experience to remember so it comes with our recommendation.
Do Dublin tours have given me a family ticket (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children) for Ghostbus Kids’ Tour to giveaway. To enter go to my Facebook Page and follow the instructions.