Travel Blog Exchange: Bringing Your Children to Dublin and TBEX


Half Penny Bridge in Dublin, Ireland

With its rich history, beautiful parks, fascinating landmarks, and activities galore, Dublin is a great place for families with children. If you’re bringing your children along to TBEX Dublin here is some information you need to know to plan your time in Dublin for TBEX as well as how to maximize any extended time you plan to take enjoying Ireland.

Spouses, partners, and traveling companions are welcome at TBEX, however they must be registered. You can register them at the blogger rate, bring them along to education sessions and networking events, and give them a look at what you do.

If you’re traveling with children, the following policy applies:

  • The TBEX atmosphere is both a learning environment and a busy networking event designed for adults, so we strongly advise that you keep that in mind when deciding whether your child is of an appropriate age and activity level to accompany you.
  • Infants and young toddlers under the age of five (5) will not be required to have their own conference registration. Children five (5) years of age and older will need to register and have their own badge in order to attend the sessions and events.
  • At evening parties and other events, all registered attendees, including children, may attend unless the venue prohibits it. Alcohol is served at many of the events, and legal requirements for access vary by destination. The laws and regulations of the host destination and specific venue will apply. The only non-registered participants permitted at TBEX parties are infants with a registered parent/guardian, and again, subject to the laws and regulations of the host destination. Children must be supervised at all times.
  • Children and infants are generally not allowed on press trips or tours, as per the requirements of sponsors and hosts, unless specifically noted. In Dublin there are no press trips that allow children.
  • We do not offer an on-site babysitting service at the conference location. If you need child care you will need to make personal arrangements. There are strict laws and regulations about providing child care and they vary based on the destination. Our hosts in Dublin suggest contacting your hotel to see if they offer a child care service or can make a recommendation. They also suggest contacting as they offer a temporary Nanny Service.
  • Please note that some of our sessions may contain mature subject matter and/or language.
  • We ask that you remove noisy or disruptive children from sessions.
  • Strollers are not permitted in the speed dating and open marketplace sessions.

If this is your first time attending a TBEX event and you would like to talk to other parents for more tips or advice on attending the conference with your children/family, use the #TBEX Twitter hashtag.  Many of our attendees are parents and can give you insider guidance.


  1. If anyone’s visiting with a toddler, we just got back from Dublin and have some tips to share on the blog!

    Ireland was super baby friendly except for missing out on some good music past 9 p.m. in big cities 😉

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