Easter Egg Hunts & other things to do at Easter in Ireland

Things to do in Ireland with kids during Easter 2019. © File Photo
Things to do in Ireland with kids during Easter 2019. © File Photo

Are you looking for an Easter Egg hunt near you and other fun things to do with kids during Easter 2019?

We have a selection of some of the best 2019 Easter events in Ireland, including Easter Egg Hunts, Arts & Crafts, Camps and fun family days out this Easter.

Things to do in Dublin

There are plenty of fun things to do with kids during Easter 2019 around Dublin.

Hatch a plan to go on the Croke Park Stadium Tour this Easter break, from 18-22 April, and take part in an ‘eggs’tra special Egg Hunt!

Throw the dice and enter a colourful and creative world of board games in this exhibition from the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood, London at The Ark in Temple Bar from 13th April to June 23rd.

Included as part of your entry to Epic | The Irish Emigration Museum from 15th to 28th April, you can 'Follow the Púca' trail. Join the trickster Púca on a journey through EPIC Museum by following his paw prints through the galleries and learn about the legend of the Púca and other Easter themed stories along your way. There are also fun craft workshops on Saturday 20th & Monday 22nd.

Leisureplex has five venues in Dublin and each centre provides plenty of fun and entertainment including bowling, Zoo Play Centre Quasar in Leisureplex Stillorgan, Leisureplex Charlestown, Leisureplex Coolock, Leisureplex Blanchardstown and Leisureplex Tallaght. 

The National Wax Museum Plus is running a fun Easter promotion with a Bunny Hunt within the National Wax Museum Plus with plenty of bunnies dotted around for all the kids to count!  You can also get 15% tickets to the National Wax Museum Plus when bought on YourDaysOut - including making your very own Wax Hands!

Airfield Estate has an Easter trail through the Estate from the 13th - 28th April. Also, on Sunday 21st April they have an Easter Egg Hunt included in the daily admission. This is on from 10 am – 3 pm and each participant will receive a DR Coy’s treat at the end..

There is an Easter Hunt at the Rediscovery Centre, Ballymun on Saturday. Follow the trail, find the clues and collect as many as you can. Whoever collects the most wins the Easter prize. 

GoQuest | Finglas is an indoor, multi-challenge themed arena for older children, teenagers and adults.Our custom designed arena has 27 unique challenge rooms for you to try and complete, against the clock during a fun filled session. Now with another venue in GoQuest | Carrickmines.

Head on down to Zipit Forest Adventures, Dublin this Easter! Take a pic with their Easter Board over the Easter Holidays and post to our social media to be in with a chance to WIN a €100 Zipit Gift Card.  
*T&Cs apply, winner will be announced after 28th April

The National Sports Campus is back with another jam-packed multi-sports camp. Campers will enjoy a range of sports including Athletics, Gymnastics, Trampolining, Basketball, Handball, Badminton, Basketball, indoor soccer and swimming for only €90 per camper.

The annual The Cadbury Easter Hunt for Barnardos will take place again this year in Dublin’s Merrion Square on Friday 19th April and Saturday 20th April 2019. Tickets sell out fast so book early.

Dublin Zoo is a wonderful place to visit in Spring. Over Easter they will be hosting other activities including Forest Families, Junior Workshops and a Discovery Day.

Squirrel's Scramble opens for the season on March 30th and will be open every day over the holidays with sessions from 10am - 4pm.

Viking Splash Tours are running tours throughout the Easter holidays! Tours start at 10am, and run approximately every half an hour until 5pm. Booking in advance is strongly advised, as they tend to sell out at least a day before the tour is taking place.

The National Museums of Ireland host a number of fun, family events over Easter with more details to follow.

GPO Witness History is a visitor attraction which puts you right inside the GPO during Easter Week in 1916. It a brilliant family day out and especially relevant duing the Easter holidays.

Surfdock Watersports in Grand Canal Basin will be running a fun Easter Camp from the 23rd-26th April with a unique mix of water-based and land-based activities including stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing and cable wakeboarding. No experience in any of the sports required.

Rainbow Phil has an Easter Special in the Red Stables, St.Anne's Park, from 16th - 27th April, with a half sung half spoken performance of The Gruffalo story using various puppets and props and lots offun and music. Toddlers and kids up to around the age of 6

Things to do in Wexford

Secret Valley Wildlife Park are open every day over Easter.

Kia Ora Mini Farm is open every day and on Easter Bank Holiday Saturday, Sunday and Monday we will have the Easter Bunny, Fireman Sam and the Minions visiting the farm, free glitter tattoos, balloon blasters, wacky races and colouring competitions. 

Enjoy Easter fun at Wells House with their annual Easter Egg hunt on 21st April, complete with map, Mr Easter Bunny himself and of course, chocolate! There will also be live music & BBQ on the terrace. Easter Monday is another fun day for all the family with Electric Zoo and a Kid’s Disco on the terrace!

Johnstown Castle, currently being developed as a new exciting visitor experience in Wexford, has an Easter Egg Hunt from Saturday 13th to Monday 22nd April, 11am – 4pm, with a choice of mini and mega trails around the garden.

Things to do in Wicklow

Greenan Maze will be open during the holidays and also have a special Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

Hidden Valley Holiday Park is open each day over the Easter school holidays. All activities are open each day and they will have Easter related themed games/activities on as well.  Day visitors are welcome between 10am and 4pm. They are also launching Splash Valley Aqua Park which will open on Saturday, May 4th, but maybe over Easter if the weather is good! 

The Rathwood Easter Train is back from 13th -24th with a fun-filled train ride through Rathwood forest with surprises along the way.

Cool Planet Experience are running Easter Bunny-Bot Workshops at 11am and 1pm from April 15th - April 26th. Kids will design and make their own solar-powered Bunny-Bots and learn how these jittery, scribbling bunnies generate electricity from light! 

On Easter Sunday 21st and Easter Monday in Powerscourt, you can meet all your favourite farmyard animals as Stonebrook Farm bring lambs, rabbits, chicks, guinea pigs, hamsters, tortoises and a little goat to pet, hold and even bottle feed. 

Kilruddery House & Gardens host a fun Easter Egg Hunt with children’s arts and crafts organisers Me and the Moon, visit some new born chicks and baby lambs and win some chocolate treats.

Things to do in Louth

Funtasia Water Park in Drogheda is more than just fun and slides. The indoor venue also has a play centre, bowling, mini-golf, zip wires, climbing wall and a high ropes course that will tire out even the most active child.

The Leprechaun and Fairy Underground Cavern will have tours at 2pm and 3pm on Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday and 2pm each day of Easter Week. The tour takes 1hour and is indoors.

Things to do in Meath

Red Mountain Open Farm Easter runs from Tuesday 16th of April to Sunday 28th of April daily. With plenty of activities in our large open barns so regardless of the weather, you’re guaranteed to have a good time! The annual Easter Treasure Hunt is exclusively on Saturday the 20th, Sunday the 21st of April and Monday the 22nd of April.

Mellowes Adventure Centre will host their annual fun Easter event again this year. Always a popular event, tickets must be booked in advance.

Newgrange Farm is open again and will host an Easter fun weekend including all the fun of the farm and children should bring their Easter Hat/Bonnet and/or Painted Egg with them to enter a special competition.

Ladyrath Lane:  Popular Easter Camps return on April 23rd & 24th  from 10am - 1pm with a camp for children with special needs with activities including sensory play, art, music, exercise and more with a second camp for children aged over 4 years old from April 25th & 26th from 10am - 3pm.

Tayto Park opens again April 6th  and are offering a special rate of €20 per person for entry and unlimited attractions for the opening weekend.

Things to do in Carlow

Go with the Flow.ie is running family friendly adventures on the beautiful Barrow river throughout the school break with a special offer for Easter.

Delta Sensory Gardens host their Easter Eggstravagana on Saturday April 20th with Scavanger Hunt, Arts & Crafts, Cupcake Decorating and more.

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Things to do in Kilkenny

Bounce into the holidays by taking part in one of the Castlecomer Discover Park's exciting activities, which include Tree-Top Walking, Ireland’s longest Zipline, Octagon High Ropes, Boats (brand new boats), Canoeing and Archery. For those with young children there is the Timber Tumbles Playground, Junior Woodland Course, Bouncing Net and Digital Scavenger Hunt and their popular Easter Family Trail.

The Easter Egg Hunt at Nore Valley Park is the place to meet all the new-born spring animals on the farm and earn some sweet treats as you search for hidden eggs. The Easter Egg Hunt runs from the 13th - 19th April 2019 from 10am - 4pm daily (Excluding Sunday 14th)

The National Reptile Zoo is running an Eggstravagant Easter event as part of admission, where visitors try to find eggs hidden within the animal habitats and win prizes if they find them all. There is also a touch, feel and see board where people can learn about reptilian eggs, along with animal encounter every hour where people will have the chance to interact with some of our egg laying animals. 

Things to do in Westmeath

Belvedere House Garden & Park Easter Treasure Hunt takes place over the Easter weekend.

Things to do in Offaly

Birr Castle Easter Egg Hunt takes place on April 21st, 2019.when you can meet with The Easter Bunny who will be joined by Henny Penny, Larry the Lamb, Quackers the Duck and the Mad Hatter.  Once you complete the trail you can pick up your Easter Egg from the Mad Hatter…all going well!

Things to do in Kildare

Wallaby Woods hosts their popular Scavanger Hunt in April 21st and 22nd where children have to solve the clues to gain your chocolate egg prize. There will also be a full day of fun activities from So Fresh Entertainment as well as a Disco and Bouncy Castles. Tickets on sale now.

What Easter celebration would be complete without an Easter egg hunt? Hop on over to the Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park for some fun family time during the Easter Holidays. The Easter Egg Hunt runs  from Saturday 20th April  to Friday 26th April 2019. The Park will be open to the public throughout the Easter School Holidays but the Egg Hunt and Easter Event will take place only on the above dates.

Celbridge Playzone will be running Easter Camps from 15th-19th of April and 22nd-26th of April for children aged between 4 and 8 years. with arts and crafts, games, sensory play, fancy dress, baking and so much more you will be guaranteed that your little ones will be kept busy during the school holidays!

Clonfert Pet Farm Easter Egg Hunt will take place Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April, 2019, with a fun-filled day out celebrating the opening of their brand new area at the farm and say hello to all our new arrivals along with some very special guests! Tickets are on sale now, and selling fast.

The Irish National Stud & Gardens are open during Easter with pony rides, face painting, magic shows, craft workshops,  a petting zoo and more.

Things to do in Waterford

Freedom Surf School in Tramore let you enjoy using your cúpla focal while having fun learning to surf at Irelands Bilingual Surf School.

Lismore Castle Easter Egg Hunt takes place on Saturday 20th April, with participants using a map to guide them around the gardens with successful adventurers getting a special chocolate reward.

Things to do in Cork

The Quality Hotel, Youghal has a full programme of activities during the Easter break including kids camp, movie nights, discos and egg hunts.

Cork City Gaol Easter Bunny Trail will take place from Monday 22nd April until Friday 26th April from 9.30am until 5pm daily.  Find all the bunnies and win a prize.

Leisureplex Cork offers the ultimate bowling experience and fun family day out over Easter.

Zipit Forest Adventures, Cork are open all over Easter.

Funderland, Cork is back in Cork but this time at Creamfields on the Tramore Road. They are open from 12th - 28th April (TO BE COMFIRMED) if you are looking for a fun day out for the entire family then a visit to Funderland is a must.

Fota Wildlife Park has loads of fun activities planned during the Easter holidays including a special art workshop with visual artist John Flynn on April 24th . Click here to book: Art Workshop at Fota

Leahy’s Open Farm will be running their annual Leahy's Open Farm Easter Egg Hunt every 20 minutes over Easter Sat, Sun and Mon, for no extra charge. There will also be other games such as egg and spoon races and egg-citing egg throwing competitions and all the normal farm activities will be available from quad and barrel train rides to operating the mini diggers to holding their cute cuddly rabbits. There are also Easter camps, for kids aged 5 years and older, with chocolate making, arts and crafts and fun on the farm.

Lifetime Lab Easter Egg Hunt to support Bishopstown Primary Schools takes place on April 19th from 10am - 4pm.  A family fun day out is guaranteed as children undertake a treasure hunt to solve clues on the way to finding a secret egg depot. The Easter Bunny has left an egg for everyone who completes the challenge and will bring friends to entertain on the day including Falconry, magic shows and make and do.

Things to do in Kerry

Star Outdoors in Kenmare have family packages available all throughout the Easter break with loads of fun activities including Archery, Kayak Hire, Wildlife Cruise and Mini Golf.

The Tralee Bay Wetland Centre are running fun Easter camps during the holidays featuring Bee Talks, Nature Egg Art, Easter Scavenger Hunt and lots of more great fun!

Things to do in Clare

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park always have regular Easter Adventures. Details to follow.

Take part in the Easter Eggtravaganza at Moher Hill Farm , where the Easter Bunny ensures that each child is looked after over the Easter weekend. There will be lots of fun and games for all the family, including face painting, egg and spoon races and the most popular three legged races. Pose for a photograph with the Easter Bunny or for the tiny tots take part in the ‘Under 5’s Easter Egg Hunt’. Easter at Moher Hill Farm is a treat for families and is a day not to be missed.

Things to do in Limerick

King Johns Castle always have regular Easter Adventures. Details to follow.

Things to do in Galway

Brigit's Garden will have their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday & Easter Monday from 13:00-16:30

Slieve Aughty Centre in Loughrea hosts their annual Spring Festival every day over Easter with loads of fun activities, including the Enchanted Forest, pony rides, playground, go karts, nature hut, arts and crafts room, and the Easter Bunny has left clues to win a treat!

Things to do in Tipperary

Tearaways Pet Farm & Activity Centre will be open daily during the holidays from Friday 12th April to Sunday 28th April from 11am - 6pm.

Things to do in Mayo

Westport House & Gardens host Mayo's finest Easter Egg hunt on Easter Sunday.  It promises to be an egg-cellent day out and includes all the rides in the Pirate Adventure Park.

Wesport House Egg Hunt

Things to do in Roscommon

Zipit Forest Adventures, Roscommon are open all over Easter.

Strokestown Park House host self-guided Easter Egg Hunts from 17th - 21st April with mega or mini trails around the Victorian walled garden and woodland walk, searching for clues to find the chocolate egg treasure

Tullyboy Farm host their popular Easter event on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday from 12pm. Activities during the day include Egg Hunts, Trailer Rides, Animal Shows and Feeding Time with Farmer Matt.

Glendeer Pet Farm are running their popular Easter Egg Hunts on Easter Saturday, Sunday & Monday at 3pm.

Things to do in Sligo

Sligo Folk Park hosts an Easter Egg Hunt on 16th, 17th, & 18th of April from 12-3pm. There will be Arts & Crafts workshops, face painting, the Easter bunnie, biscuit decorating, and an Easter Egg Hunt Trail.

Things to do in Cavan

Ireland's most popular circus, the Tom Duffy Circus, will be performing at the Circus Site, Ring Road Cavan from the 9th - 14th April beofre heading north. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Things to do in Donegal

Easter Egg painting and an Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Easter Saturday, 20th of April 2019 from 1pm - 3pm at the Atlantic Apartotel in Bundoran.

Spraoi agus Sport in Carndonagh have loads of activities planned for the Easter break including multi-activity camps, cooking/baking classes and arts & crafts.

Things to do in Tyrone

The Ulster American Folk Park arehaving their Easter Celebration from 21st to 23rd of April with stallholders, shopkeepers, travelling journeymen and a host of characters entertaining you as you stroll down Ulster Street. Enjoy traditional crafts, storytelling sessions, taste seasonal treats, giggle at Punch & Judy, have a go at egg & spoon races and horse and cart rides.

 

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