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The National Aquatic Centre is one of the world’s largest indoor water centres and is a great day out for adults and kids alike. Located in Blanchardstown in north-west Dublin, the aquatic centre is an easy drive from The Beacon.

Head to the aquatic centre for a fun day at the water park or to take a class and learn new skills. The National Aquatic Centre offers both swimming and diving lessons for those who wish to learn. If you forget your towel, both hand and large towels are available for purchase at the main reception area. Swimming hats are required and can also be purchased at the main reception. The National Sports Campus serves as a state-of-the-art sports facility for elite athletes, though it also offers a variety of great facilities to the local community.

Facilities at the National Aquatic Centre include;  a 10-lane 50-metre x 25-metre international-standard swimming pool with two moveable floors which will allow it to be reconfigured for other uses, a 25-metre international standard diving pool/warm-up pool,  seating for 2,500 spectators, Aquazone including adventure water rides, with children’s play pool and wave pool, a fitness centre, cafe and reception area. 

 AquaZone Water Park includes some water rides and fun activities including; The Master Blaster, The Dark Hole, The Green Giant, The Flow Rider, The Wave Pool, The Lazy River and The Pirate Ship. 

AquaZone Prices: Adult - €16/ Child - €14/ Student - €14 /  Seniors - €6 / 3 & Under – FREE / 2 Adults & 2 Children - €50 / 1 Adult & 3 Children - €50                    

Getting there:

The journey to the National Aquatic Centre from The Beacon will take about 20 minutes by car. The National Aquatic Centre has a large free car park.

If you are already in the city centre, the bus lines 38 or 38A  from O'Connell Street will take you to  Snugborough Road in Blanchardstown.

Explore our Activities and Top Attractions pages for more things to do and see nearby. The Beacon will serve as the perfect base for you during your visit to Ireland, allowing you to easily explore the beautiful attractions both outside and within the city centre. Some of the most beautiful gardens, incredible houses and mansions, and quaint seaside towns are not far away from The Beacon. With our secure underground car-parking facilities, travelling to and from the city centre couldn't be more convenient.

The Beacon Hotel has stylish rooms and an exquisite interior that is sure to make your break a hit. Be sure to check out our special offers and book your stay today.