Are you looking for family things to do in Ireland this Easter? Look no further! We’ve scoured the country and compiled a list of 50 Egg-straordinary Places for an Easter Egg Hunt & To See The Easter Bunny in Ireland this Easter 2019.
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Have a Cracker of an Easter at The Croke Park Egg Hunt
April 18th to 22nd 2019 – Hatch a plan to go to the Croke Park this Easter break where you can enjoy taking part in an eggstra special Easter Egg Hunt! Each participant will have a load of fun as they follow clues around the stadium. They will have to be eggstra vigilant and listen carefully if they want to complete the hunt and earn themselves a delicious Cadbury’s Easter egg at then end of the hunt.
Tickets should be booked in advance and ticket prices include a guided tour of the stadium, participation in the Easter Egg Hunt and a chocolate egg and a visit to the GAA Museum.
Also on Saturdays in March, April & May from 10.30am, for anyone with early risers in the family, the GAA Junior Explorer Tour is the perfect way to spend your Saturday morning!
Leisureplex, the fun family entertainment centres with bowling, quasar and more in Blanchardstown, Charlestown, Coolock, Tallaght and Stillorgan in Dublin and Leisureplex Cork, are open from 10am until late daily for Easter fun.
Check out what our family testers thought about Quasar at Leisureplex!
This Easter Sunday you can also enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt at Leisureplex Zoo Playland in all 5 Dublin venues and post your selfie with the Leisureplex Easter Bunny on Facebook and tag Leisureplex to be in with a chance of winning a €50 TGI Friday Voucher and a game of bowling for all the family.
National Museum of Ireland
- For Dublin events, telephone +353 (0) 1 6486453 or email [email protected].
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The National Museum of Ireland Decorative Arts & History at Collins Barracks have a full line up of family events running over the Easter Break.
The National Museum of Ireland Archaeology in Kildare Street have plenty to amuse over the Easter holidays.
Visit the National Museum of Ireland Natural History in Merrion Square for their full line up of Easter Events for Families.
Easter Activities at The Irish National Stud & Gardens
The Irish National Stud & Gardens have daily family activities running over the Easter Break from April 19th to 22nd 2019. There will be Pony Rides, face painting, magic shows, craft workshops and a Petting Zoo with Farmyard in your Schoolyard. Children can visit the playground, discover fairies & folklore on the Fairy Trail and come and see the new baby foals with a guided tour of the stud and gardens included in the ticket price.
The Punchestown Festival of racing is on from April 30th to May 4th 2019 and offers a great day out for all the family. To celebrate the Irish National Stud & Gardens will parade their living legends each morning before the races begin. You will be able to get up close to Kicking King, Beef or Salmon, Hardy Eustace and many more living legends! and you will receive a 20% discount off your race entry ticket when you show your INS ticket.
Easter Egg Hunts at Belvedere House
Saturday April 20th to Monday April 22nd – Belvedere House in Westmeath will be hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunts Treasure Trail where families will enjoy taking a journey to meet Mr & Mrs Bunny and completing tasks, games and having fun along the way to find their Easter eggs! Book your time-slot today.
Easter Egg Hunt at Nore Valley Park Farm, Kilkenny
April 13th to 19th 2019The Nore Valley Park Easter Egg Hunt is one of the longest-running annual events – and definitely the most popular! Hunt far and wide around the farm for hidden eggs, and claim your sweets and chocolates as a reward!
The Easter Egg Hunts will take place on dates between April 13th & 19th 2019. Normal farm entry applies, with the Easter Egg Hunt incurring an extra charge.
Guests at Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort can enjoy a full program of daily fun activities this Easter 2019 including baking, gardening, junior fit club, arts & crafts, movie nights and an Easter Egg Hunt in Fredrick’s Garden on Easter Sunday at 3pm.
Easter Egg Hunts at Johnstown Castle, Wexford
Johnstown Castle are having their annual Easter Egg Hunts from Saturday April 13th to Monday April 22nd. Participants in the Easter Egg Trail which takes place around the gardens have a choice of a mini or mega trail! The cost is €4 per trail and can be paid on the day, no need to book.
This Easter you can also enjoy half price admission to Johnstown over the Easter Holidays from Saturday April 13th to Monday April 22nd. Adults are just €4.50, Seniors €3.50, Children €2 and a family ticket is just €12.
Alternative Easter Egg Quest at Birr Castle & Gardens, Offaly
April 13th to 28th 2019 – For anyone interested in nature, discovery and adventure, Birr Castle Gardens & Science Centre has a real treat in store this Easter break. They will have their Birr Castle Easter Family Quest which is an alternative to the traditional Easter Egg Hunt and will take young, and maybe not so young, explorers on a journey through time, from great engineering feats to wildlife discoveries, and many more highlights in between. Once the young explorers complete the quest they return to the playground kiosk for their Easter treat.
This Easter Birr Castle will also host:
- 13th to 28th April – Easter Quest with face painting & treats!
- 16th to 19th April – Easter Camps for 8 to 12 year olds (must be pre-booked)
- 21st April – Easter Egg Hunt with a Twist where you will meet not only the Easter Bunny but Henny Penny, Larry the Lamb, Quackers the Duck and the Mad Hatter! Pre-booking required for the Easter Egg Hunt
- 23rd to 25th April – Science Workshops (must be pre-booked)
Open daily from 09:00 to 18:00, a visit to Birr Castle Gardens includes 7 science galleries, a gift shop, Ireland tallest treehouse, the Great telescope and 120 acres of parklands and gardens for you to explore.
The new look Courtyard Café, open daily offering seasonal sweet and savoury treats.
Birr Castle Gardens & Science Centre in one of Ireland’s most extraordinary places. Created over generations it is an environmental and scientific time capsule, a living breathing and evolving place of beauty and inspiration. Non profit organisation, registered charity number. CHY 6900.
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt for Barnardos
Friday April 19th and Saturday April 20th from 10.30am to 1pm & 2pm to 4.30pm – Join Cadbury in Merrion Square, Dublin on April 19th & 20th for a Cadbury Easter Egg hunt in support of Barnardos. Every eggsplorer will receive a Cadbury easter egg and there will be eggciting entertainment for all the family throughout the 2 day event.
Easter Egg Fun at Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park
Sunday April 20th to Friday April 26th 2019, 10am to 6pm daily – Hop on over to the Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park for some fun family time during the Easter Holidays. Join the Easter Bunny for an “eggstra” special event where you have to find all the clues, solve Easter Bunny’s puzzle and collect your egg.
Easter Egg Hunt at Tayto Park
Tayto Park always holds a full line up of Easter Themed Activities and Adventures which will keep all ages amused.
Easter Hunt at Mellowes Adventure Centre
Mellowes Adventure Centre in Meath always plan a host of Easter Activities for families with Easter egg hunts and a visit from the Easter bunny!
Easter Treasure Hunt at Secret Valley
Secret Valley Wildlife Park is open daily for Easter Break. Meet the new animals, get up close and personal with the exotic bugs and reptiles and take a walk through the Lemur enclosure! You can also take part in their Egg Easter treasure hunt and Easter Arts & Crafts and face painting activities.
Easter Egg Hunt at Wells House
Enjoy Easter fun at Wells House with an Eggstatic Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter bunny, arts and crafts sessions and more fun activities on April 21st & 22nd from 1pm to 5pm. You can also enjoy a Build a Bear Workshop on April 18th & 25th from 3pm to 4pm.
The Easter Bunny on the Rathwood Easter Express
Hop on board the Rathwood Easter Express, to join the Easter bunny and his friends for an eggciting adventure through the fun filled forest including a fun easter egg hunt! The Easter express runs from April 13th to 28th 2019.
Easter Trails at Castlecomer Discovery Park
It’s Easter family fun time at Castlecomer Discovery Park with activities for all the family to enjoy. Enjoy the popular Discovery Park Easter Trail and a host of fun Easter activities.
Easter Egg Hunt at The Irish National Heritage Park
The Easter Bunny is appealing to all children to bring their explorer and detective skills to the Irish National Heritage Park for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. And while you’re at it why not bring your magnifying glasses along and help the Easter Bunny solve the clues from the treasure trail?
Easter Egg Hunt at Irish Agricultural Museum
Will you be able to find all the eggs hidden around the Irish Agricultural Museum & Johnstown House Gardens? You will get a clue sheet to help you find the eggs and all children completing a hunt will receive a chocolate Easter egg prize.
Easter Egg Hunts at Glendeer Pet Farm
The Easter egg hunts at Glendeer Pet Farm always offer great eggcitment as kids go wild hunting and searching for all the chocolate treasures that can be found scattered around the farm. Easter egg hunts will take place on Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday 2018 from 3pm.
Mallow Racecourse Racing Home for Easter Festival
The annual Racing Home for Easter Festival at Mallow Racecourse is on from Saturday April 20th to Monday April 22nd 2019. Along with 3 days of world class horse racing, there will be plenty of fun activities for families too.
Tullamore Pet Farm Easter Egg Hunt
The Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Tullamore Pet Farm is suitable for both adults & kids, with plenty of chocolate eggs to hunt and find, and lots of good fun.
Easter Fun at Newgrange Farm
There’s usually a full timetable of Easter Fun at Newgrange Farm planned with fun and games, colouring competitions, family quiz, prizes, sheep stakes (with teddy jockeys!) and calf feeding. Bring your Easter Bonnet/Hat & painted Easter Egg with you as they have daily competitions for the best bonnet and the best painted egg.
Easter Egg Hunt at Kilruddery
At Easter Kilruddery House & Gardens throw open the whole garden to picnics, providing little picnic spots for your family Easter celebrations throughout the Gardens and for little people there are Easter Egg Hunts.
Easter Egg Hunt at Ardgillan Castle
Ardgillan Castle have an annual Easter Egg Hunt where you can join in the fun for a great day out for all the family.
Easter Bunny at Greenan Maze
Cheeky Chicks hop madly in the maze with super Maze Easter Egg Hunts at Greenan Maze on April 20th, 21st & 22nd 2019. If you are lucky they will lead you to the middle of the maze where you find the Easter Bunny, and claim your chocolate reward.
Easter at dlr Mill Theatre
Donal Vaughan Science Magic at dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum Saturday, April 20th, 12pm & 2pm – Enjoy the award winning Irish comedian and scientist, Donal Vaughan at the dlr Mill Theatre with his popular family show combining magic, comedy and science. Using only things you can find around the house, Donal will wow audiences with vomiting unicorns, dragons breath and even a rocket launcher!
Egg and Spoon an Interactive Show for Under 5’s at dlr Mill Theatre Monday, April 22nd, 2pm & 4pm – Lyngo Theatre presents Egg and Spoon an interactive show for under 5’s at the dlr Mill Theatre. It is a show about the seasons where all the children can take part.
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Easter Fun at Lough Key Forest Park
There will be heaps of Easter fun at Lough Key this year including:
- Monday April 15th, 11am to 12pm – Craft class for kids. €10 per child. Maximum of 16 kids.
- Thursday April 18th, 10am to 12pm – Flower arranging class for kids. €15 per child. Maximum of 10 kids.
- Friday April 19th, 11am to 12pm – Craft class for kids. €10 per child. Maximum of 16 kids.
- Saturday April 20th, 9.30am – Easter Park Run
- Saturday April 20th, 11am to 1pm – Science workshop for kids. €16 per child or 2 for €30
- Sunday April 21st – 2pm to 4pm – FREE Face painting, Egg Hunt in Boda Borg for players all day, look out for Cecil and the Lough Key Easter Bunny who will be handing out Easter Eggs in the afternoon
- Monday April 22nd – 2pm to 4pm – FREE Face painting & entertainment including a magic show, balloon modelling, music, dancing & singing. Egg Hunt in Boda Borg for players all day, look out for Cecil and the Lough Key Easter Bunny who will be handing out Easter Eggs in the afternoon.
- Thursday April 25th, 10am to 12pm – Flower arranging class for kids. €15 per child. Maximum of 10 kids.
- Friday April 26th, 11am to 12pm – Craft class for kids. €10 per child. Maximum of 16 kids.
- Saturday April 27th, 11am to 1pm – Science workshop for kids. €16 per child or 2 for €30
- Saturday April 28th, 11am to 1pm – Science workshop for kids. €16 per child or 2 for €30
And in addition you can enjoy:
- The Lough Key Caravan and Campsite will be reopened with secluded and open tenting and caravan pitch spaces.
- Adventure Play Kingdom looking like new!
- Boda Borg weather independent and mind bending fun for all ages!
- Tree Canopy Trail – 350 metres long and 10 metres at highest point.
- Zipit Forest Adventures will be in full swing and rowing boats will be available for hire.
- Electric Bike Trails will be open with kiddies bikes, ordinary and E-bikes for hire around off road cycle trails.
- Woodland Segway can take you on mini glides around the woods and the younger kids can experience driving their own jeep on a specially formed track with Woodland Safari.
- The Lakeside Café will be serving tasty homemade and seasonal treats which you can enjoy inside or on the outdoor deck overlooking Lough Key Spring and Easter Themed garden made solely from Recycled products. The garden will be open all over the Holidays to view!
Easter Egg Hunt at Westport House & Gardens
Join Pinkie the Rabbit for the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Westport House & Gardens. Mayo’s finest annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place on Easter Sunday from 11am to 6pm.
Easter at National Museum of Ireland Country Life
Visit the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life this Easter for their family friendly events.
Family Easter Hunts at Brigit’s Garden
Celebrate a fun-filled Easter at Brigit’s Garden with their annual Family Easter Hunt on Easter Sunday and Monday. Meet the Easter bunny, enjoy games and crafts, and have fun exploring the Celtic Gardens.
Easter Spring Festival at Slieve Aughty Equestrian Activity Centre
Slieve Aughty Equestrian Centre host a Spring Festival with events daily for Easter.
Easter Egg Hunt at The Quayside Shopping Centre
The Quayside Shopping Centre in Sligo hosts an Easter Family Fun Day during the Easter break with an Easter Egg Hunt, with free eggs and face painting for all the children!
Easter Egg Hunt at Tullyboy Farm
Tullyboy Farm host their annual Easter Eggstravaganza on Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday with ram racing, tug-o-war, animal shows and an Easter Egg Hunt for hundreds of hidden eggs.
Easter Egg Hunt at Loughwell Farm Park
Loughwell Farm Park plans some eggtastic fun during the Easter holidays with The Easter Bunny himself visiting on Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday with Easter Eggs for all the children. The farm is open all over the Easter break.
Easter Bunny at Turoe Pet Farm
Turoe Pet Farm hosts its Easter Special, where the Easter Bunny arrives and along with The Easter Chicken they dance the afternoon away. Join them as they get involved in various games where everyone is in with a chance to win one of 100’s of free Easter eggs.
Easter Secret Garden Trail at Strokestown Park House & Gardens
April 17th to April 21st 2019, 11am to 4pm daily – Celebrate Easter at Strokestown Park with their Easter Egg Hunts which are self guided mega or mini trails around the Victorian walled garden and woodland walk. Families will search through the clues in the nooks and crannies of the garden and woodlands to receive the chocolate egg treasure.
Be sure to visit the Spring Lambs too.
Cost is €5 per child for the trails and can be paid for on the day, no advance booking required.
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Easter at glór Ennis
glór Ennis have a full line up of events for Easter 2019 including
- Dance Fusion 2019 with Breakthrough Dance Company on April 14th, 15th & 16th.
- Sean & Conor Price in Concert on April 17th from 7.30pm
- Brick Flicks Stop Motion Workshops with Create School on April 18th & 19th from 10.30am to 1pm or 2pm to 4.30pm. Workshops are suitable for ages 8 to 12 years. BRICKS FLICKS WORKSHOP SOLD OUT
Easter Bunny at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park promises to be a hive of activity and excitement this Easter break with fun Easter themed events planned.
Meet the Animals this Easter at Powerscourt, Wicklow
At Powerscourt on Sunday April 21st & Monday April 22nd, 2pm to 4pm – Come and meet all your favourite farmyard animals and enjoy the beautiful setting of Powerscourt Garden Pavilion over the Easter bank holiday weekend with a trip to Powerscourt.
The lovely people from Stonebrook Farm will be there with their cutest and furriest of animals this Easter Sunday and bank holiday Monday. There will be lambs, rabbits, chicks, guinea pigs, hamsters, tortoises and a little goat.
Children are allowed to pet the animals, bottle feed the pet lambs, hold baby chicks and ducklings etc. This is a free event and no booking is required.
Cool Planet Experience – Hunt for Renewable Energy Easter Experience
Cool Planet Experience is an interactive Climate Change Experience for families at Powerscourt. This Easter at Cool Planet, the hunt for renewable energy is on!
Monday April 15th to Friday April 26th, 11am & 1pm – Kids will love this Easter workshop where their challenge is to design & make their very own solar-powered Bunny-Bot.
Your creative innovators will have great fun seeing how these jittery-jumpy bunnies generate electricity from light – energy transfer (younger kids) & engineering design (older kids)! And whose BOT will win the bunny-dash at the end of the workshop for an Easter treat? Book your places now to find out!
Easter Workshops last 1hour 15 minutes and cost €20pp. They are suitable for children aged 7-14 years. (Kids bring their bunny-BOT away with them. All materials supplied.)
Add a 90 minute tour of the ground-breaking Cool Planet Experience for before, or after the workshop – Cost: €5.50 (child), €9.50 (adult), €27 (family)
Easter Camps at Lifetime Lab
The Lifetime Lab in Cork will host a fun Easter Science Camp on April 17th & 18th 2019.
Easter Egg Hunts at Moher Hill Farm
Mother Hill Farm are having an Easter Eggtravaganza with the farm bunnies taking centre stage. There will be Egg Hunts, face-painting, egg and spoon races and fun for all the family. Easter Egg Hunts take place on Saturday April 20th at 3pm, Sunday April 21st at 2pm & 4pm and Monday April 22nd at 3pm.
Easter Egg Hunt at Stonehall Visitor Farm
Enjoy Easter fun at Stonehall Visitor Farm & Wildlife Park in Kilcornan, Co. Limerick. Meet the Easter Bunny and trade little chicks for Easter Eggs. The Farm and Wildlife Park are open daily from 11am to 5pm during the Easter break.
Easter at Kerry Country Museum
Kerry County Museum has an Easter Arts & Crafts Camp and have family workshops running on Saturday 13th, 20th & 27th April..
Fota House & Gardens Cork – Dorothy’s Easter Egg Trail
Fota House & Gardens are open for the season from mid March with Bakestone Café serving treats for the whole family. This Easter be sure to come along and enjoy Dorothy’s Easter Trail on April 19th & 20th.
The magnificent Arboretum is the setting for Dorothy’s Trail, which will bring the history and beauty of Fota alive for everyone. Amongst the trees and wildlife, follow the woodland path, leading you to your very own Easter treat!
The self-guided Easter Trail follows in the footsteps of the young Dorothy Bell, Fota’s former owner, as she explores her imagination in the gardens. At the finish, claim your yummy chocolate egg, kindly sponsored by Cadbury’s. Come along for an EGG-citing day out for all the family, suitable for all ages!
Once your little ones have enjoyed their experience, why not make a day of it and enjoy the stunning gardens with a picnic, or enjoy some delicious food at Bakestone Café?! Featuring food tents and vintage swing boats and carousel from the 1950s and a fantastic 1970s ice-cream van. Tickets are €8 per child, adults go FREE!
Trail runs Friday and Saturday of Easter weekend, from 10am to 4pm daily, walk-ins welcome!
Monster Easter Egg Hunts at Leahy’s Open Farm, Cork
Enjoy a Monster Easter Egg Hunt and seeing baby Easter animals at Leahy’s Open Farm in Cork this Easter weekend. Every child will be given an Easter Quiz and will get a free return visit when they complete it. There will also be egg and spoon races and other Easter fun activities for all the family.
Easter Egg Hunt at Cork City Gaol
At the Easter Egg Hunt at Cork City Gaol kids are given a map of the Gaol and are challenged with finding all the eggs hidden in the building. Find all the eggs and receive a prize. Kids have great fun as well as learning a bit of history too.
Easter Fun at Leisureplex Dublin & Cork
Leisureplex, the fun family entertainment centres in Dublin & Cork are open over the Easter break. Go along to enjoy bowling, quasar and more. Check out what our family testers thought about Quasar at Leisureplex!
Easter Adventure awaits all the family at King Johns Castle this Easter break. We are just waiting to hear the full line up.
Easter Treasure Hunt in Bundoran
Discover Bundoran will host Easter Egg Painting on Easter Saturday, April 20th 2019 at the Atlantic Apartotel from 2pm to 4pm.
#47. Easter Fun at Glenveagh National Park
Glenveagh National Park hosts Easter events annually. The Bridge House will have workshops, crafts, nature walks and more.
Easter Fun Workshops at Monaghan County Museum
April 16th & 17th 2019, 10am to 12pm & 1pm to 3pm – The Monaghan County Museum have Easter Cupcake Decorating Classes with Samantha Hawe from Cottontail Café. The classes are suitable for 5 to 12 year olds and you will learn to concoct Easter themed decorations from fondant to decorate a box of cupcakes which you can take home and enjoy afterwards!
Easter Petting Zoo at The MAC
The MAC have an Easter Petting Zoo on the April 22nd & 23rd and fun Easter shows and workshops taking place over the Easter break.
Easter Egg Trail at Ulster American Folk Park
The Ulster American Folk Park have Easter Celebrations from April 21st to 23rd 2019 where you can try your hand at traditional crafts, help feed the baby chicks and enjoy storytelling sessions. Taste seasonal treats and enjoy an Easter Egg Trail.
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