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. We do not open on Christmas Day and close early on both Christmas Eve (6 pm) and New Year's Eve (8 pm).
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 almost 3 acres of attractions housed inside the Simmonscourt Pavilion with much 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!
iSkate on Ice
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 of 1000 Sq. metres, iSkate-on-Ice - Ireland’s only OUTDOOR ice skating rink –offers an unrivalled ice skating experience.
Skating sessions are generally scheduled hourly, on the hour from 10 am prior to Christmas and from 11 am 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 an alternative session for skating - subject to availability.
Please bring suitable outdoor clothing.
*** OPEN DAILY FROM 14th December ***
Nothing captures the atmosphere of Christmas like a traditional Christmas Market known in German as Chriskindelmarkt.
At Winter Funderland, wooden chalets create a village atmosphere with all the sights and smells of the traditional Continental Christmas. Stallholders will offer everything from traditional Crafts to bargain stocking fillers!
A place to relax, stroll and enjoy the speciality foods, the Christmas Market will create the perfect atmosphere for a Christmas family outing.
Enjoy the magical experience of a Christmas Market at Winter Funderland