Things to do in Ireland at Easter

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

Are you looking for some fun things to do with kids this Easter break? We have a selection of some of the best events throughout the county including Easter Egg Hunts, Arts & Crafts, Camps and fun family days out

The biggest event over Easter will be Cruinniú na Cásca - A meeting at Easter. This is a Creative Ireland initiative presented by RTÉ, and is a free public event which will take place in towns and cities across Ireland, on Easter Monday with a special large-scale event in Dublin. Check out their website for details of fun family activities in your area. 

Things to do in Dublin

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

GPO Witness History is a new visitor attraction which puts you right inside the GPO during Easter Week in 1916. It a brilliant family day out and kids go FREE over Easter with a special promotion we are running in some national newspapers. Stay tuned for details.

The Ark in Temple Bar has the fantastic Jeramee, Hartleby and Oooglemore on show from April 12th – 26th 2017 for ages 3+, duration 50 mins.

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. We will have a 2-1 coupon that will be valid for use on any activity at any venue during Easter.

Airfield Estate's Easter Camps are packed with exciting adventures! Each camp will be hands-on with the campers growing, eating, exploring and investigating Airfields fields, farm and gardens.

The annual The Cadbury Easter Hunt for Barnardos will take place again this year in Dublin’s Merrion Square on Friday 14th April and Saturday 15th April 2017. Tickets sell out fast so book early.

Barnados Easter Egg Hunt

GoQuest 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. Keep an eye out for some discounts we will be offering over Easter and through April.

Zipit Forest Adventures, Dublin are open all over Easter, including Easter Sunday, when they will have an egg hunt for the children with clues up on the circuits and plenty of eggs to be won!

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 €70 per camper.

Hunt for eggs during the Croke Park Easter Egg Hunt During the guided tour, younger visitors will follow clues around the stadium so they can discover tokens and collect their Cadbury Easter Egg*!

DF Ireland is organising an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids on Easter Sunday the 16th of April at 13:00 at the Hellfire Club in Co. Dublin. Enjoy stunning views, a lovely forest walk, an Easter Egg Hunt and FREE face painting and games for only €7 per child!

Dublin Zoo has a very special weekend with Easter Fairies. Children can go on a fun, imaginative adventure around the Zoo following the magical clues on the fairy trail. There will be lots of enchanting fairy-themed activities including storytelling in the fairy ring, as well as fairy themed games and face-painting.

Squirrel's Scramble opens for the season on April 1st and will be open every day over the holidays from 10am - 6pm.

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.

Surfdock Watersports in Grand Canal Basin will be running a fun Easter Camp from Tuesday, 18th April – Friday 21st 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.

Wooly Wards Farm Easter Events include live lambing in the maternity ward, pet baby animals in the nursery, hunt for chocolate Easter eggs, and enjoy the spectacular Animal Theatre show on the 14th, 15th, and 16th of April from 2pm to 5pm.

XIT.ie are open over the easter break including Easter Monday from 1pm to 9pm.

Things to do in Wexford

Secret Valley Wildlife Park have their 10th anniversary this year and are open every day over Easter. We can help you celebrate by giving you 2-1 vouchers to use during the Easter break. Stay tuned!

Kia Ora Mini Farm is open every day but have loads of Easter Fun planned over Easter Saturday, Sunday & Monday.

Things to do in Wicklow

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

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.

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. We will also have an all-activity 2-1 voucher for you to use over the Easter holidays.

The Leprechaun and Fairy Underground Cavern wee 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

Tayto Park opens again April 7th with their newest attraction 'The Endeavour'. Mellowes Adventure Centre has a special jumping visitor on Easter Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 2pm.

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; 2 adults and 2 children just 99 euro when you quote YOUR DAYS OUT!

Join 'Mr. Hop', the Easter Bunny and his friends in the Delta Sensory Gardens on Easter Saturday for some egg-citing family fun from 12:00 to 5:00pm.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Castlecomer Discover Park will be running some egg-citing Easter activities including a new Wild Things Discovery Camp and their popular Easter Family Trail with one of Aesop’s Fables ‘The Tortoise and the Hare’ as its theme.

Your little explorers can become Junior Palaeontologists at The National Reptile Zoo during Easter by finding an egg at the indoor fossil site.

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 16th, 2017. The race is on to find the hidden eggs in the formal gardens and fill your bucket to get some tasty Easter treats

Things to do in Kildare

Hop on over to the Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park for some fun family time during the Easter Holidays with an Easter Egg Hunt on from Saturday 15th April to Friday 21st April 2017.

Celbridge Playzone will be running Easter Camps from 10-14th of April and 17th-21st of April for children aged between 4 and 8 years. It costs 90 euro per child and 80 euro for siblings thereafter and the kids will be doing loads of activities from arts and crafts to baking and free play to treasure hunts.

The Craft Corner are running an Easter Arts and Craft Camp in The Acre Project, Celbridge from Tues 11th – Thurs 13th April 10-2pm daily for €65 each with a €5 sibling discount.

Clonfert Pet Farm will host their annual Easter egg hunt will be taking place the 15th & 16th April. This year they are making it extra special by taking part in the fantastic Great Irish Bake for Temple street, to help raise crucial funds for the hospital.

Temple Street Great Bake

Things to do in Waterford

Freedom Surf School in Tramore have a special Irish Surfing Experience over the holidays from April 10th to 23rd where you can enjoy using your cúpla focal while having fun learning to surf at Irelands Bilingual Surf School

Things to do in Cork

Cork City Gaol hosts a fun Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Monday. The winners need to find the eggs hidden throughout the gaol.

Leisureplex Cork offers the ultimate bowling experience and you can enjoy a 2-1 game with our coupon over Easter. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and newsletter for details.

Zipit Forest Adventures, Cork are open all over Easter, including Easter Sunday, when they will have an egg hunt for the children with clues up on the circuits and plenty of eggs to be won!

Funderland, Cork is back in Cork but this time at a new location at Creamfields on the Tramore Road. They are open from Saturday April 1st through to Sunday 23rd and 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 Arts & Crafts, Face Painting and a Magic Show every half hour over the Easter weekend.

Perks Funfair in Youghal have their Annual Wrist Band Night on Wednesday, 19th April from 18:30-22:30 for only €8 (Under 5's only €5) with unlimited bowling, playcentre, lazer tag and kiddie rides,

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.

Eclipse Ireland are offering both an Adventure Camp (ages 12+) and a Pony and Activity Camp (ages 8 + day and 10+ residential) throughout the Easter period (April 9th-15th & April 16th-22nd)

Things to do in Clare

There will be plenty of fun and games at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park on Easter Monday, from 1-5pm, where you will be able to meet a host of colourful characters including the Mad Hatter, Alice, Fireeater, Stiltwalker, join in their Easter parade and there will also be a fancy dress competition.

Easter Family Fun Day at Craggaunowen on Easter Sunday, April 16th 1-5pm. There will be plenty of traditional children’s games to enjoy like Hook a Duck, Connect 4, Milk The Cow & many more.

Ailwee Caves have lots of fun and games for all the family on Easter Sunday during the Ailwee 3,000 Cadbury Creme Egg Hunt.

Things to do in Limerick

Mad Hatters Easter Party at King Johns Castle on Sunday, April 16th 12-4pm including water zorbing, climbing wall and archery all taking place in the stunning setting of the castle courtyard. There will be competitions for the Best Easter bonnet and best costume.

Things to do in Galway

Brigit's Garden will have their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday & Easter Monday from 13:00-17:00.

The Galway Food Festival takes place from April 13th - 17th with five days of fantastic food and events in Galway over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Galway Atlantaquaria Easter workshops focus on a number of activities including science experiments, ecology workshops, seashore safaris, interactive fish identification workshops, rocket building, engineering workshops and more. 

Things to do in Tipperary

Tearaways Pet Farm & Activity Centre will be open from Friday 7th April – Sunday 23rd April inclusive, 11am – 6pm.

Things to do in Mayo

Delphi Resort in Connemara are running several Easter activities for kids of all ages including the Easter Egg Hunt, Eggstreme Egg Challenge and a free magician show. There will be free movies shown daily, a Kids dinner buffet plus a Kids Club running, and they have several great family packages on offer for the holidays.

Westport House & Gardens host Mayo's finest Easter Egg hunt on Easter Sunday  11:00-18:00. 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

The Hodson Bay Hotel is perfectly located as a base for loads of fun days out around Athlone. Enjoy 2 Night's B&B with 1 Evening Meal for each adult, children stay free and there is a fully supervised Kids Activity Camp from €410.

Tullyboy Farm is a family run real working visitor farm in a beautiful setting around a Georgian farmhouse and they will host an Easter eggs-travaganza on Easter Sunday and Monday with thousands of eggs to give away.

Zipit Forest Adventures, Roscommon are open all over Easter, including Easter Sunday, when they will have an egg hunt for the children with clues up on the circuits and plenty of eggs to be won!

KIdz Kingdom & Bowling will be running a Kids Camp from Monday 10th to Friday the 14th from 9.30am-3.30pm daily.

Jump4Joy, Athlone are holding their annual easter egg hunt from the 10th to the16th of April at no extra charge to customers.

Things to do in Cavan

Ireland's most popular circus, the Tom Duffy Circus, will be performing at the Circus Site, Ring Road Cavan for only five days over Easter Book early to avoid disappointment.

Things to do in Donegal

Easter Egg painting and an Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Easter Saturday, 15th of April 2017 at 3pm at the Atlantic Apartotel in Bundoran.

Spraoi agus Sport in Carndonagh have loads of activities planned for the Easter break including Movie & Games night, cooking classes, arts & crafts and cupcake decorating.

 

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