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 2017.
#1. Croke Park Egg Hunt
Hunt for Easter Eggs at Croke Park. Enjoy following clues to find tokens and exchange them for Easter Eggs! While on your Croke Park Hunt, test your hurling and football skill at the GAA Museum’s interactive games zone.
#2. National Museum of Ireland Barracks Egg Hunt
The National Museum of Ireland Decorative Arts & History at Collins Barracks have a full line up of family events running over the Easter Break including an annual Barracks Egg Hunt. Check the other 2 Dublin museums too as they have plenty of free events and activities to amuse over the holidays, Archaeology in Kildare Street or Natural History in Merrion Square.
#3. Easter Egg Hunt at Farmleigh House
Farmleigh House usually have their weekly Farmers Market with eggstra special Easter events including; kids art workshops, Easter egg hunts and quizzes, storytelling, puppet shows and music in the bandstand.
#4. Easter Egg Trail at The Irish National Stud & Gardens
The Irish National Stud & Gardens have daily family activities running over the Easter Break with daily Pony Rides, Face Painting an Easter Egg Trail and children can visit the playground and come and see the new baby foals.
#5. Easter Egg Hunts at Belvedere House
Belvedere House will be hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunts on Easter Sunday & Easter Monday, April 15th to 17th, with thousands of eggs over two days and special prizes.
#6. Birr Castle Easter Egg Hunt
The race is on at Birr Castle on April 16th to find the hidden eggs in the annual Easter Egg Hunt.
#7. White Rabbit Egg Hunt at Ardagh Heritage and Creativity Centre
Ardagh Heritage and Creativity Centre have Easter activities for all the family including The White Rabbit Egg Hunt.
#8. Easter Egg Fun at Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park
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.
#9. 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.
#10. Easter Hunt at Mellowes Adventure Centre
Mellowes Adventure Centre in Meath always plan a host of Easter Activities for families.
#11. Hop and Hunt at Powerscourt Estate with Imaginosity
Powerscourt Estate hosts an annual Hop and Hunt in association with Imaginosity with hidden clues and riddles which families will have to solve, along with Easter challenges and lots of fun!
#12. Easter Treasure Hunt at Secret Valley
Secret Valley Wildlife Park is open daily for Easter Break. Meet the new animals, take a ride on Snowball and Fabby the ponies, 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 Easter treasure hunt and Easter Arts & Crafts.
#13. Easter Bunny Treasure Hunt at Wells House
Enjoy Easter fun at Wells House including fairy stories, a treasure hunt with the Easter bunny, arts and crafts sessions and more.
#14. The Easter Bunny on the Rathwood Easter Train
Hop on board the Rathwood Easter Train, to join the Easter bunny and his friends in their fantastic Woodlands adventure to find the Golden Egg.
#15. Easter Trails at Castlecomer Discovery Park
Visit Castlecomer Discovery Park this Easter and enjoy hot cross buns, tree top walks, Easter trails, Easter Train and visit the new woodland play area.
#16. 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.
#17. Easter Egg Hunt at Irish Agricultural Museum
Will you be able to find all the eggs hidden around the Irish Agricultural Museum or 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.
#18. 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.
#19. Easter Egg Hunts at Malahide Castle
An annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place at Malahide Castle & Gardens, last year the theme was Wizard Of Oz.
#20. Nore Valley Park Farm
Nore Valley Park Farm hold an annual Easter Egg Hunt with a challenge for children and adults.
#21. 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.
#22. 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.
#23. Easter Egg Hunt at Ardgillan Castle
Ardgillan Castle have their annual Easter Egg Hunt where you can join in the fun for a great day out for all the family.
#24. Easter Bunny at Greenan Maze
Easter Bunny hops madly in the maze with super Maze Egg Hunts at Greenan Maze on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. Easter Bunny and the Cheeky Chicks will be hopping about the mazes entertaining all the kids, and helping to find eggs for the well behaved. 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. Find the special golden eggs and claim a big Easter Egg prize.
#25. Easter Fun at Airfield Farm
Enjoy Easter Fun at Airfield Farm, including lawn games, egg collection, animal feeding and more.
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#26. Easter Egg Hunt at Lough Key Forest Park
There will be heaps of Easter fun at Lough Key Forest Park this year. The Visitor Centre turns into an Easter Spring Haven and there are plenty of Easter activities to amuse the kids, including Egg Hunts, Easter Storytime, Baking and Craft Workshops.
#27. Easter Egg Hunt at Westport House & Gardens
Join Pinkie the Rabbit for the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Westport House & Gardens. The first 300 children to complete the hunt will receive a complimentary egg. Every family that finishes will be entered to win some great prizes being awarded at 5:30pm. Be sure to get there early – it promises to be an egg-cellent day out for all the gang.
#28. Easter Egg Treasure Hunt at National Museum of Ireland Country Life
Visit the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life this Easter for their family friendly events including an Easter Egg Treasure Hunt for all the family.
#29. Easter Egg Hunts at Brigits Garden
Head to Brigit’s Garden and join in their Easter Egg Hunts on Easter Sunday and Monday, April 17th & 18th from 1pm to 5pm.
#30. Easter Egg Hunt at The Quayside Shopping Centre
The Quayside Shopping Centre in Sligo hosts an Easter Egg Hunt, with free eggs and face painting for all the children!
#31. 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.
#32. 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. No extra charges will apply—just come along for some good old fashioned chocolate fun!!
#33. 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.
#34. Easter Chicken Run at Burren Nature Sanctuary
The Burren Nature Sanctuary near Kinvara holds its Easter Chicken Run where kids have to chase the chicken around their nature walk and complete fun tasks to earn your egg, then collect your egg from the Chicken in the giant nest!
#35. Easter Bunny at Craggaunowen
You are promised a family day full of fun at Craggaunowen, on Easter Sunday April 16th 2017, where the Easter Bunny has promised to give away 100’s of eggs. Expect bouncing castles, puppet show, magic show, storytelling, music and lots more.
#36. Easter Bunny at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
On Easter Monday April 17th, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ensures an afternoon of family fun activities,
- Meet the incredible world renowned celebrity magician Steve Spade who will take on the character of the “Mad Hatter” and his assistant “Alice” at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party !
- Merlin and young King Arthur will enthrall with spells and illusions in the iconic and historic surrounds of Bunratty Castle.
- Be entertained by stiltwalkers, fire-eaters and jugglers on the village street.
- There will be magic shows, face painting, balloon modeling, Disney characters, train rides and much more to keep the kids entertained for hours on end.
- To top it all off the highlight of the day will be the beloved Bunratty Castle and Folk Park Easter parade where visitors will have the opporunity to model their Easter finery with prizes for the best costume and best Easter bonnet up for grabs on the day.
#37. Easter at King John’s Castle Limerick
This Easter, King John’s Castle hosts Mad Hatters Easter Fun and Games at King John’s Castle with a fantastic line up of activities this Easter Sunday April 16th from 12pm to 4pm
- the incredibly talented celebrity magician Steve Spade is the host for the Mad Hatter’s Easter Fun and Games on Easter Sunday April 16th. Steve is an award winning illusionist who provides breath taking magic and award winning entertainment.
- Other activities for families to enjoy on the day include zorbing, climbing wall and archery.
- There will be competitions for the Best Easter Bonnet and Best Costume.
#38. Easter Egg Hunts at Moher Hill Farm
Moher Hill Farm hold an Easter Eggtravaganza with the farm bunnies taking centre stage, with Egg Hunts, face-painting, egg and spoon races and fun for all the family.
#39. 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.
#40. Easter Egg Hunt at Tír na nÓg
Tír na nÓg Children’s Festival takes place in Tralee this Easter with a full programme of indoor and outdoor activities planned at various locations including Easter Egg Hunt, duck races, puppet shows and more.
#41. Fota House Easter Egg Trail
Enjoy Easter Egg Fun at Fota House in Cork, last year’s theme was Peter Rabbit.
#42. Little Chicks at Leahy’s Open Farm, Cork
Enjoy egg hunting and seeing baby Easter animals at Leahy’s Open Farm in Cork.
#43. 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 History
#44. Easter Fun at Fota Wildlife Park
Fota Wildlife Park hosts Easter family fun at the park including egg hunts and Easter workshops for kids.
#45. Easter Hunts at Aillwee Cave
Aillwee Cave hosts an Easter event every year, last year they had Easter Bunny, egg hunts, find the Golden Egg and more fun.
#46. Easter Treasure Hunt in Bundoran
Discover Bundoran host an Easter Treasure Hunt, Egg Roll and Egg Painting.
#47. Easter Fun at Glenveagh National Park
Glenveagh National Park hosts Easter events including Find the Bunnies and Children’s Colouring Competition
#48. Easter Treasure Hunt at Monaghan County Museum
The Monaghan County Museum have an Easter Arts and Crafts workshop running on Tuesday April 11th and an Easter Treasure Hunt on Thursday April 13th.
#49. Build Your Bunny & Easter Egg Hunt at Bear Essentials
Bear Essentials in Cavan have Build Your Own Bunny or other teddy bear / animal followed by an Easter Egg Hunt in the playground.
#50. Easter Egg Hunt at The MAC
The MAC have a free Easter Egg Hunt on April 15th & 16th. Drop in throughout the day and see how many eggs you can find! Enjoy the Easter Petting Zoo, Hats off to Spring (1-3 years) and Easy Breezy Windchimes (4-11 years).
And here are 2 more events we found!
Dusty’s Giant Egg Hunt at Castle Espie Wetlands
The Castle Espie Wetlands have Dusty’s Giant Egg Hunt with egg-citing Easter Activities for families from April 8th to 26th.
Easter Egg Trail at Ulster American Folk Park
The Ulster American Folk Park have Easter Celebrations from April 16th to 18th where you can try your hand at traditional crafts, help feed the baby chicks and enjoy storytelling sessions. Taste seasonal treats, giggle at Punch & Judy and have a go at egg & spoon races.
Finally, Cadbury Easter Egg Trails take place across numerous locations
Become a Cadbury Eggsplorer this Easter by taking part in one of many Cadbury Easter Egg Trails.
Are you running an Easter Egg Hunt that we haven’t listed? Please share in the comments box below.