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 2020.
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There’s nothing more fun at Easter than an Easter Egg Hunt! We’ve rounded up some places around Ireland that are doing hunts or offering the chance to meet the Easter Bunny!
50 Egg-straordinary Places For An Easter Egg Hunt & To See The Easter Bunny in Ireland
Easter Family Fun at Birr Castle, Offaly
Dates & Times: April 6th to 13th 2020
Open daily from 9am to 6pm, a visit to Birr Castle Gardens includes 7 science galleries, a gift shop, Ireland’s tallest treehouse, the Great Telescope and 120 acres of parklands and gardens for you to explore.
This Easter families can enjoy:
- Nature Detectives Easter Camp from April 6th to 9th, 10.30am to 2pm daily. The camp is suitable for kids aged 7 to 12 years. Book by phoning 057 9120336
- Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday & Monday, 12th & 13th April 2020. Meet the Easter Bunny and other interesting characters along the trail. Complete your trail and you can pick up an Easter Egg from the Mad Hatter
How to Book: Book tickets online in advance.
Easter Trail at Fota House & Gardens, Cork
Dates & Times: Friday 10th & Saturday 11th April, 11am to 4pm
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 Spring Easter Trail and the old fashioned fun fair rides and food stalls.
Find clues in the magnificent Arboretum 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 is suitable for all ages. At the finish, claim your yummy Cadbury’s chocolate egg. Come along for an EGG-citing day out for all the family, suitable for all ages!
How to Book: Check the website for booking details
Easter Family Fun at Leisureplex, Dublin & Cork
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.
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Easter Family Events at National Museum of Ireland Museum, Dublin & Mayo
The National Museum of Ireland Archaeology, Decorative Arts & History and Natural History are all FREE to visit. They have a full program of events for families and children running across all 3 sites during the February Mid-Term.
- Visit the National Museum of Ireland Decorative Arts & History at Collins Barracks for their full line up of Easter Events for Families.
- 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, Kildare
Dates & Times: April 9th to 13th 2020
The Irish National Stud & Gardens have daily family activities running over the Easter Break. There will be Pony Rides, face painting, craft workshops and family entertainment. 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.
How to Book: All events are included your ticket price.
Easter Treasure Trail at Belvedere House, Westmeath
Dates & Times: Saturday April 11th to Monday April 13th 2020
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!
How to Book: Book your time-slot today.
Have a Cracker of an Easter at Croke Park, Dublin
Dates & Times: Sunday 5th to Monday 13th April 2020
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 Kinder Easter egg at then end of the hunt. Children will also receive a mini eggcup to decorate in the Children’s Den.
How to Book: 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, eggcup to decorate and a visit to the GAA Museum.
Easter Egg Hunt at Nore Valley Park Farm, Kilkenny
Dates & Times: The Easter Egg Hunts will take place on dates between Saturday 4th to Friday 10th April 2020 (except Sunday 5th)
The Nore Valley Park Easter Egg Hunt is one of their 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!
How To Book: Check the website for booking details
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 Eggs-travaganza at Johnstown Castle Estate, Wexford
Dates & Times: Friday 3rd to Monday 20th April 2020.
Johnstown Castle are will host their annual Easter Eggs-travaganza during the Easter holidays with fun Easter Trails to enjoy. The estate is rich with wildlife and the outdoor Easter trail will feature, birds, ducks, bunnies and hares! The trail will bring nature to life and will include stories around bygone days and the many Irish traditions for this time of year.
How to Book: The trail and can be paid on the day, no need to book. Check the website for exact dates & times
Meet The Easter Bunny on the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway, Waterford
Dates & Times: Easter Saturday 11th to Easter Monday 13th April 2020.
Visit the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway to meet the Easter Bunny who will be at Kilmeadan Station to greet you on arrival and wave you off on your train journey.
How to Book: No advance booking so please arrive early. Trains depart on the hour. Check the website for exact times.
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt for Barnardos, Dublin
Dates & Times: Friday April 10th and Saturday April 11th from 10.30am to 1pm & 2pm to 4.30pm
Join Cadbury in Merrion Square, Dublin on April 10th & 11th 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.
How to Book: Book online in advance. There is no booking fee and every cent goes to support Barnardos
Easter Egg Fun at Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park, Kildare
Dates & Times: Saturday April 11th to Friday April 17th 2020, 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.
How to Book: Book your tickets here.
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Easter Egg Hunt at Tayto Park, Meath
Tayto Park always holds a full line up of Easter Themed Activities and Adventures which will keep all ages amused.
Easter at Causey Farm, Meath
Dates & Times: Sunday 12th & Monday 13th April, 12pm to 4pm
The Easter Bunny will be at Causey Farm this Easter Sunday & Monday. You will get to meet all the springtime babies, meet the hens who lay your eggs and get to paint the eggs and have loads of Easter fun on the farm.
How to Book: Book your tickets in advance.
Easter at Mellowes Adventure Centre, Meath
Dates & Times: Easter School Holidays
Mellowes Adventure Centre in Meath have a host of Easter themed fun activities and workshops for families to enjoy.
How to Book: Check the website for opening hours and events.
Easter Treasure Hunt at Secret Valley, Wexford
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, Wexford
Dates and Times: Sunday 12th and Monday 13th April 2020
Enjoy Easter fun at Wells House with their Eggstatic Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny, Live music by Donna & Michael & BBQ on the terrace. Fair rides* on the roundabout on Sunday April 12th.
On Monday 13th April, there will be a day full of fun for all the family with magic and imagination around every turn. Live Music by Jill Cox & BBQ on the terrace. Fair rides* on the roundabout.
*Fair rides are independent of Wells House and may come with extra charge
How to Book: Tickets for the Easter Hunt on Sunday 12th April are €5 per child to include a treat and fun, egg-citing hunt and can be booked online. €10 gate fee applies both days.
Easter Egg Hunt on the Rathwood Easter Express, Carlow
Dates & Times: Saturday 4th to Monday 13th April 2020
Hop on board the Rathwood Easter Express, to join Little Red Riding Hood and the Easter Bunny for an eggciting adventure through the fun filled forest including a fun easter egg hunt!
How To Book: Book your tickets in advance
Easter Trails at Castlecomer Discovery Park, Kilkenny
Dates and Times: 4th April – 19th April 2020
Castlecomer Discovery Park is open for Easter fun and adventure from April 4th to April 19th. As well as their usual array of adventure activities there is a special “Toy Story” themed family trail running for the two weeks Easter school break. Hunt for clues and markers on the trail and each child will receive a toy on completion of the trail. This is a great way for families to connect in nature while having lots of fun.
How to Book: The price is €7.50 per child (adults free) and tickets can be booked online.
Easter Egg Hunt at The Irish National Heritage Park, Wexford
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 Hidden Valley, Wicklow
Dates and Times: 10th – 13th April 2020
Hidden Valley Holiday Park will be going to the egg-stream to bring families fun, laughter, excitement (and maybe just a little bit of chocolate) throughout Easter weekend. Activities include, but are not limited to a Giant Easter Egg Hunt (ages 5 and under), Easter Bunny, Easter Egg Treasure Hunt (ages 6 plus) and more!
How to Book: more information on their website
Easter Egg Hunts at Glendeer Pet Farm, Roscommon
Dates and Times: Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 3pm each day
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 2020 from 3pm.
How to Book: more information on their website
Racing Home for Easter Festival, Mallow Racecourse, Cork
Dates & Times: Saturday April 11th to Sunday April 13th, racing from 1.30pm daily gates open at 11.45am
Along with 3 days of world class horse racing, there will be plenty of fun activities for families too especially on Monday 13th at the annual Family Fun Day.
How to Book: Check full pricing here
Easter Fun at Newgrange Farm, Meath
Dates and Times: Easter Saturday, Sunday & Monday 11th–13th April 2020 10am to 5pm daily
There’s 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.
How to Book: Admission Rate 9€ per person. No Family Rates for this Special Event
Easter Egg Hunt at Kilruddery
Dates and Times: tbc
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
Dates and Times: tbc
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 and Easter Egg Hunts at Greenan Maze
Dates and Times: Easter Saturday 11th April and Easter Sunday 12th April and Easter Monday 13th April 2020 from 10am to 5pm
Biggest Ever Egg Hunt at Greenan Maze for Easter Weekend when Easter Bunny hops madly in the maze with super Maze Egg Hunts daily. Find the special golden eggs and claim a big Easter Egg prize. Face Painting from 12pm to 5pm.
How to Book: Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday Admission Costs: €10.00 per person (plus €1.00 booking fee) this also allows entry to the farm for the day. Book online.
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Easter Fun at Lough Key Forest Park
Dates & Times: Easter events from April 6th to 17th, 10am to 6pm daily
There will be heaps of Easter fun at Lough Key this Easter break including:
- Monday April 6th, Wednesday 8th & Wednesday 15th from 11.30am to 1pm – Eggsperiments with Planet Science Kidz
- Tuesday April 7th from 11am to 1pm – Floral Class
- Friday April 10th from 11am to 1pm – Craft Class with Westcountry Willows
- Saturday April 11th – Children’s Outdoor Matinee (weather permitting)
- Easter Sunday April 12th – face painting 2pm to 4pm (free), Easter Expeditions from 2pm to 4pm, Meet the Easter Bunny & Cecil the Squirrel all day
- Easter Monday April 13th – face painting 2pm to 4pm (free), Meet the Easter Bunny & Cecil the Squirrel all day and Free entertainment with Genie Mackers
- Tuesday April 14th – Craft Class with Westcountry Willows
- Thursday April 16th – Craft Class from 11am to 12 pm
How to Book: Check the website for updates on all Easter activities. Lough Key Forest Park is free to enter. Classes are best suited to children aged 5 to 12 years and must be booked in advance.
Easter Egg Hunt & Charity Open Day at Westport House, Mayo
Dates & Times: Sunday April 12th 2020, 11am to 6pm, Saturday April 18th, 12pm to 6pm
Join Pinkie the Rabbit for the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Westport House & Gardens on April 12th. And on April 18th the annual Charity Open Day takes place with funds raised on the day going to Mayo Roscommon Hospice.
How to Book: Check booking details for all events on the website
Easter at National Museum of Ireland Country Life, Mayo
Visit the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life this Easter for their family friendly events.
Family Easter Hunts at Brigit’s Garden, Galway
Dates & Times: April 12th & 13th 2020 from 1pm
Brigit’s Garden will host their annual family Easter Egg Hunt with a Llittle Bunny Hunt around the 4 Celtic gardens for younger children and a Big Bunny Hunt around the nature trail for older children. There will also be Easter games and crafts with the Easter Bunny.
How to Book: Book in advance. The Easter trail is open throughout the Easter break but the crafts & Easter bunny will only be there over the Easter weekend.
Easter Spring Festival at Slieve Aughty Equestrian Activity Centre, Galway
Dates and Times: Saturday April 4th to Sunday April 19th 2020 12-6 daily
Slieve Aughty Equestrian Centre host a Spring Festival with events daily for Easter. Take a short walk to the Enchanted Forest and see if you can spot any fairy folk. The Easter bunny leaves his rabbit foot prints along the trail. Find out who else lives in the forest following the Who Am I? animal cards in the Enchanted Forest. There are plenty of farm animals around to visit, or you can go for a ride on one of their friendly horses or ponies (from €10 for pony rides one way to the Enchanted Forest for children ages 4 and up!).
How to Book: €7.50 per person
Easter Egg Hunt at The Quayside Shopping Centre, Sligo
Dates and Times: tbc
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 at Tullyboy Farm, Leitrim
Dates & Times: Sunday 12th & Monday 13th April from 12pm
Tullyboy Farm host their annual Easter Eggstravaganza on Easter Sunday and Monday with lots of Easter themed activities and an Easter Egg Hunt for hundreds of hidden eggs.
How to Book: Check the website for booking details
Easter Egg Hunt at Loughwell Farm Park, Galway
Dates & Times: Saturday 11th to Sunday 13th April
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.
How to Book: Check the website for booking info.
Easter Bunny at Turoe Pet Farm, Galway
Dates and Times: Easter Bunny arrives Saturday 11th to Sunday 13th April from 1.30pm daily
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. The farm is open daily from Saturday 4th to Sunday 19th April from 12pm
How to Book: Children €13, Adults €8
Easter Secret Garden Trail at Strokestown Park House & Gardens
Dates & Times: Saturday 4th to Sunday 12th April 2020, 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.
How to Book: The trails can be paid for on the day, no advance booking required.
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Clare
Dates & Times: Open daily throughout Easter from 9am to 5pm
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park will be open over the Easter break and we are just waiting to hear the line up of events for Easter weekend.
How to Book: Check out the website for details of all Easter events.
Meet the Animals this Easter at Powerscourt, Wicklow
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.
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.
Easter Egg Hunt at Lifetime Lab, Cork
The Lifetime Lab in Cork host an annual Easter Egg Hunt.
Easter Eggtravaganza at Moher Hill Farm, Clare
Dates & Times: Saturday 11th to Monday 13th April 2020
The Easter Eggtravaganza at Moher Hill Farm includes; Egg Hunts, face-painting, egg and spoon races and fun for all the family.
How to Book: Check the website for booking details and Egg Hunt times
Easter Egg Hunt at Stonehall Visitor Farm, Limerick
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 Fun at Kerry Country Museum, Kerry
Kerry County Museum offers a range of activities for families from history camps, themed trails to arts and crafts workshops over the Easter break. All activities are suitable for all children at primary school level and families of all ages.
How to Book: Please call 0667127777 to inquire about individual activities. For some activities regular admission fee applies
Monster Easter Egg Hunts at Leahy’s Open Farm, Cork
Dates and Times: Easter Saturday, Sunday & Monday 11th to 13th 2020
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. Over the 3 days (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) the Easter Bunny drops eggs continuously throughout the farm, so no matter what time you start your hunt there will be eggs everywhere……
How to Book: Tickets are €10.50 per person and can be booked online
Easter Egg Hunt at Cork City Gaol, Cork
At the annual 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 Egg Hunt at Lismore Castle Gardens, Waterford
Date & Times: Saturday April 11th 10am to 12pm
Lismore Castle Gardens are hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 11th 2020. Children will be provided with a map to guide them around the gardens in search of landmarks to complete the hunt!
How to Book: Book online in advance.
Easter Fun at Glenveagh National Park, Donegal
Glenveagh National Park hosts Easter events annually.
Giant LEGO Brick Workshops & Trails, Castle Espie Wetlands, Down
Dates & Times: Daily from Monday 6th to Sunday 19th April
The Castle Espie Wetlands have 2 giant LEGO brick events running over Easter. The LEGO workshop which runs daily from 12pm to 1pm and 2pm to 3pm and you can also take the Giant LEGO Brick Animal Trial!
How to Book: Workshops cost £10 and should be booked in advance.
Easter Construction Challenge at W5, Belfast
Dates & Times: Museum open daily and construction challenge runs from April 4th to 19th 2020.
This Easter at W5 Belfast join in the fun at their Easter Events including the Construction Challenge.
How to Book: The Construction Challenge is free with your entry ticket to W5.
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts, Northern Ireland
Join in the fun this Easter by taking part in the Cadbury Easter Egg Trail. There are 9 trails running across in Northern Ireland this Easter.
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