The Moving Crib

Renovations Needed...

Can you help?

The Moving Crib’s longstanding tradition of offering free admission has been made possible through generous donations and support from visitors over the years. As the event prepares for upcoming renovations, the organizers are reaching out to the community for assistance in preserving this cherished Christmas experience. Whether through financial contributions or sharing the donation link, any support is greatly appreciated in ensuring the continuation of this beloved Dublin landmark. Thank you for helping to keep this treasured tradition alive for future generations to enjoy.

The enduring legacy of The Moving Crib in Dublin is evident as generations of families continue to visit and cherish this beloved Christmas tradition. The attraction, which has become a symbol of nostalgia and festive joy, holds a special place in the hearts of those who remember visiting as children and now bring their own families to relive the enchanting experience.

As the only one of its kind in Ireland, The Moving Crib offers a historical and entertaining journey that transcends time, with admission being FREE to all who wish to create new memories and embrace the spirit of the season.


Lots of old-world charm and a whole LOT of FUN! 

The Moving Crib’s appeal lies in its blend of old-world charm and modern entertainment, offering visitors a delightful experience filled with historical significance and whimsical fun. From the enchanting scenes depicting stories like Noah’s Ark and The Wise Men to engaging competitions and a touch of magic, the journey through this unique Dublin attraction promises a delightful visit for the whole family. With its captivating storytelling and interactive elements, The Moving Crib creates a memorable and enjoyable experience that is sure to enchant visitors of all ages.

Don’t forget to share your photos, use #TheMovingCrib on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!


Individuals & Families DO NOT need to book.


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Please note: Due to the fact that we are located in a Listed and Protected building and our Moving Crib is located in the basement of our premises, we are very sorry but we do not have wheelchair or mobility impaired access to The Crib. Our sincere apologies.


Win a Book Hamper worth €50

Please Note: Our colouring table will be closed this year but our Draw A Leaf Competition is still running.

Have your little ones draw and colour leaves (or download leaf templates from the link below), write their Name, Age and a Contact Number on the back and bring them with you so they can be placed in the Garden of Eden forever and be entered into the competition.


Individuals & Families DO NOT need to book.

The Moving Crib has been featured in many news and media outlets and online community groups, here are just some of the comments:

“A wonderful hidden gem in Dublin City”

“…an annual Christmas highlight”The New York Times

“One of Dublin’s best-loved Christmas traditions.”Airport Hopper

“The Charming Moving Crib (been there for donkey’s years!) is a real Dublin Institution and should give you a warm glow for the true meaning of Christmas.”Isaac’s Hostel

“A tradition that has fascinated generations of children from all over Ireland for more than half a century…”

“Definitely one of the most unique things to do in Dublin at Christmas.”Lisa Hughes (Journalist/Blogger)

“fascinating and creative journey located in Dublin.”Catolicos Hispanos en Irlanda

Read about the History of The Moving Crib

Click Here for the History of The Moving Crib

What to expect...


If you would like to make a donation for the upkeep of the Moving Crib ....

Click the button below.


Groups must book using the "Group Booking" Button opposite

*Individuals and Families do not need to book.

If you would like to make a donation for the upkeep of the Moving Crib ....

Click the button below. Donations can be made through Paypal