Easter Sunday, Domhnach Cásca, falls on 20th April this year. With the Easter school holidays fast approaching, are you looking for Easter activities for kids in South Dublin and Wicklow this Easter? Here are some of the fun Easter events that caught our eye in South Dublin & Wicklow for the Easter Holidays.
Easter Camps and Workshops
Ever wanted to bring Lego mini figures to life? Now you can thanks to Createschool’s new Stop Motion Workshops – build, film, edit and add sound!
Taking place in Tallaght on April 14th.
Canoeing Ireland will be running Easter Kayaking Camps over the Easter break. The camps are aimed at juniors and will run over the two week break in 2014. Young Pirates (8-12 yrs. age) and Young Captains (12 – 16 yrs. age)
Pine Forest Easter Art Camp
A 1 week Easter Art Camp for children ages 5–12 years old will be held at Pine Forest Art Centre Monday 14th – Friday 18th April 2014. Situated in the Dublin Mountains, the Art Centre is set in beautiful scenery surrounded by mountains, woods and streams. Each child/ young person will participate in a variety of art and craft activities according to the student’s age, ability and interests.
Make a Movie at The Gaiety School of Acting Easter Camp
Make a Movie at The Gaiety School of Acting Easter Camp runs Monday 14th to Thursday 17th April, 10am to 4pm, for ages 7-18yrs (3 different age groups) Join the experts as they will help you write, act, light and do the sound in your very own movie. They then send the footage to be professionally edited and you will receive a copy of your movie on DVD.
OWLS Easter Activity Camp
OWLS are running an Easter Activity Camp at FitzSimons Wood, Dundrum, Monday 21st – Friday 25th April with the theme “Wild Play”. Children will be given the opportunity to build camps, make fires and toast marshmallows, collect and observe tadpoles, wade through muddy ditches. An activity camp for those that enjoy the outdoors.
See them balance, see them beam! Easter Camps at Little Gym, Liffey Valley run from 15th – 25th April. The camps are 3 hours long, 11.30am – 2.30pm and are suitable for kids between the ages of 3years (must be potty trained) to 12yrs. During the camps highly trained instructors guide the kids through a range of gymnastics skills and activities, they take a short break and have a light snack provided by Little Gym and then finish up with some arts and crafts. A fun day out for all
Soccer Sisters Easter Camps
Soccer Sisters Easter Camps for girls aged 7-12 years take place in various locations across Dublin
Lots more camps info on our camps listings which are updated regularly.
Easter Family Fun
National Museums of Ireland
There are a host of free fun events at National Museums of Ireland this Easter.
National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology : Saturday 19th April enjoy a Live Performance - The Melodies and Myths of the Vikings and Gaels which takes place from 3 to 4 pm, and Museum will also have a Museum Stand at The Battle of Clontarf Festival in St Anne’s Park Dublin 5 where throughout the day you can enjoy an Historical Reenactment of the famous battle.
Swing by the National Museum of Ireland-Natural History on Merrion Square, the perfect place for a family visit, with lots to discover and explore- from aardvarks to zebras. Enjoy one of the seasonal worksheets, finding the answer to clues and learning some fun facts along the way.
National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History - Join in The Big Barracks Egg Hunt. Follow the trail and test your knowledge to find the Golden Egg!
Powerscourt Estate offers a fabulous family day out. Experience one of the best views in Ireland at Powerscourt Gardens, explore the highest waterfall in Ireland, or visit the Museum of Childhood Tara’s Palace.
On 21st April, join Imaginosity, Dublin Children’s Museum for a fun-filled day out at Powerscourt. This Scientific Story Adventure is a trail through Powerscourt, during which the families will encounter various characters – some of whom may be familiar from storybooks and all of whom are experiencing scientific dilemmas.Throughout the trail, the children will have scientific conundrums to figure out based on the natural environment of the gardens. Finally, Imaginosity’s Mad Scientist has a show for you at the end that may create more questions than it answers!
Potted Potter at The Gaiety
If you have any Harry Potter fans in the house, check out Potted Potter which is on from April 14th – 20th at the Gaiety Theatre.
All 7 books in 70 mins! Whether you are a Muggle or a Wizard, you’re sure to enjoy this award winning show.
Ten14 at The Ark and at The Mermaid Arts Centre
Join Moya Brennan, the voice of Clannad, and celebrated harper Cormac De Barra on a magical musical journey for everyone aged 4 to 104, on Saturday 19th and Monday 21st April at The Ark and at Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray on Saturday 26th April.
World-famous Irish trad music legends Moya Brennan (Clannad) and Cormac De Barra (Harper) perform brand new music in this beautiful music show that they have created especially for children and families.
Commemorating 1000 years since the Battle of Clontarf, Ten14 uses gorgeous music and lyrics to evoke the adventures of our first High King, Brian Boru, and his love of the harp.
Looking for some swashbuckling family fun? Visit the Pirates Village in-door and heated ‘pop-up’ play-zone with themed, custom-made inflatable games! The fun activities will keep your merry band of pirates entertained and physically active for the whole afternoon
Looking for a fun family activity for the Easter holidays? Why not visit Jumpzone in Stillorgan.
Jump Zone is suitable for people of all ages, from children over 5 years to adults of 55+ years, for 1 person or for a group you will have the opportunity to exercise and enjoy themselves in a family friendly environment.
Special Easter Offer at The Little Museum of Dublin
Chronicling the social, cultural and political history of Dublin in the 20th century through quirky artefacts donated by members of the public, the The Little Museum of Dublin is dubbed a ‘people’s museum’. Exhibits range from simple posters and letters that encourage contemplation of the past, alongside items related to famous visitors, including President John F Kennedy and Muhammed Ali. The Museum is offering a 50% discount off family admission during the Easter holidays, Saturday 12th April to Sunday 27th April inclusive. Admission for a family of two adults and up to three children will cost just €7 (instead of €14).
Zipit Forest Adventures, Tibradden Woods
Zipit Forest Adventures at Tibraddden Woods offers up to 4 hours of tree-top, fun-filled, thrilling experiences in a healthy, outdoor setting for adults and children from age 7.You can climb poles and climbing walls, swing into cargo nets, balance on a rope bridge, hurtle down a zipwire. From beginners to adrenaline junkies, everybody can have day a fun experience with guidance and encouragement from instructors and knowing that you are secure in your harness. Don’t Miss : Cycling a BMX across a Treetop Bridge!
Take an Enchanted Walk on a Fairy Trail
Go on an Enchanted Walk on a very special Fairy Trail in Tymon Park Tallaght, which is launching Tuesday 15th April from 11am to 1pm. See if you can find Muffin, a cheeky fairy who loves cake, or Hope, a little fairy who always looks on the bright side of life!! Free and will be open all year round. You can also check out the Fairy Trail in Corkagh Park.
Related : Things to Do with Kids around Ireland this Easter & if you are still stuck for ideas, read our articles 50 Easter Activities for Kids, 8 Fun Easter Crafts for Kids, & 5 Easter Recipes You’ll Love