Adele has been photographed making the most of her time in Dublin and enjoying the capital's free delights ahead of her Friday and Saturday shows at the 3Arena.

The Irish Sun reports that the singer and toddler son Angelo visited the Natural History Museum's 'Dead Zoo' on Wednesday and had fun on the swings in Merrion Square Park. They were accompanied by security and were not approached by fans.

The 27-year-old opened her 25 arena tour with two shows in Belfast on Monday and Tuesday night. 

Adele onstage at the SSE Arena in Belfast on Monday night 

The Dublin concerts are Adele's first in the city since her show at the Olympia Theatre in April 2011. 

Among those lucky enough to be going along is Voice of Ireland winner Patrick James, formerly known as Patrick Donoghue. He secured tickets after a tweet he sent reached Adele.

The Dubliner, who won the singing competition in 2015 after impressing viewers with renditions of Michael Jackson's Man in the Mirror and Mama Knows Best by Jessie J, expressed his disappointment at missing out on tickets for the Dublin dates.

Taking to Twitter, he wrote: "I've followed @Adele since MySpace & have seen her live every time she's played Dublin, but don't have a ticket for this weekend [sic]."

It didn't take Adele long to spot his tweet and she responded: "I'll sort you out my love. Can't have you missing this one x [sic]."

He told Ryan Tubridy about how chancing his arm had paid off: