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
During the guided tour, younger visitors will follow clues around the stadium so they can discover tokens and collect their Cadbury Easter Egg*! Each tour will bring visitors behind-the-scenes at Croke Park, including a visit to the Players’ Lounge, team dressing rooms, warm-up area and pitch-side walk-way, as well as a trip to the media centre to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the stadium.
Easter egg hunters can also explore the GAA Museum, which is included in the tour price. Here, families can follow the Junior Explorer Route, which is aimed at highlighting the most fascinating and famous exhibitions for younger visitors. There is also the opportunity to your test hurling and football skills in the museum’s Interactive Games Zone.
Tour recommended for children 4 – 8 years old (must be accompanied by an adult). Spaces are limited so online advance booking is advised to avoid disappointment. Book today and secure your place on one of these special guided tours of Croke Park.
#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 on Thursday 13th April from 2.30pm – 4pm. Complete the trail to receive an egg-cellent edible reward! 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 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 Fairy Trail and children can visit the playground and come and see the new baby foals.
#4. Easter Egg Hunts at Belvedere House
Belvedere House will be hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunts on Easter Saturday, Sunday & Easter Monday, April 15th to 17th, with thousands of eggs over two days and special prizes.
#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.
#6. 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. The Easter Egg Hunt takes place on Monday 17th April, gates open at 2pm.
#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. 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 Golden Egg Easter treasure hunt and Easter Arts & Crafts and face painting actitivies.
#12. Easter Bunny Treasure Hunt at Wells House
Enjoy Easter fun at Wells House including puppet shows, a treasure hunt with the Easter bunny, arts and crafts sessions and more.
#13. 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.
#14. Easter Trails at Castlecomer Discovery Park
It’s Easter family fun time at Castlecomer Discovery Park with activities for all the family to enjoy. This year will see a return of the popular Discovery Park Easter Trail (€10 per family) which will be centred on a favourite fairy tale. Families will search to find clues on 14 hand-crafted Easter bunnies hidden throughout our 80 acre woodland. On completion of the trail families will receive an Easter treat. Family Trail available daily from 8th April until 23rd April. No pre-booking needed.
#15. 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.
#16. 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.
#17. 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.
#18. Easter Egg Hunts at Malahide Castle
An annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place at Malahide Castle & Gardens, this year the theme is Malahide Muggles.
#19. Nore Valley Park Farm
Nore Valley Park Farm hold an annual Easter Egg Hunt with a challenge for children and adults.
#20. 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.
#21. 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.
#22. 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.
#23. 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.
#24. Easter Fun at Airfield Farm
Enjoy Easter Fun at Airfield Farm, including lawn games, egg collection, animal feeding and more.
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#25. Easter Egg Hunt at Lough Key Forest Park
There will be heaps of Easter fun at Lough Key Forest Park this year.
- Lough Key will display a Spring and Easter Themed garden made solely from Recycled products. The garden will be open all over the Holidays to view!
- Children can let their creative side shine in our Craft Classes that will run on Thursday 13th April and Thursday 20th April. There will be two classes each day at 11am and 2pm. Pre-Booking is recommended.
- Easter Sunday – we will have Free face painting all afternoon and also puppet shows, magic shows, games and spot prizes!
- Easter Monday – we will have Free face painting all afternoon and also puppet shows, magic shows, games and spot prizes!
2pm – 4pm. Take part in the Easter Expedition – €12 per team of 5 pax with Chocolate treats when you complete your expedition!
- Colouring Competition running all over Easter from the Lakeside Café where you can avail of tasty treats!
#26. 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. You’ll look high and low for clues to enter to win some great prizes while enjoying the gorgeous grounds of Westport House & Grounds. Pinkie Rabbit will come back to help us celebrate the holiday and the first 300 children to complete the hunt will receive a FREE easter egg and enter to win some great prizes. Be sure to get her early –it promises to be an egg-cellent day out for all the gang with the rides and attractions of the Pirate Adventure Park, Adventure Activities and of course, the stunning house itself.
#27. Easter at National Museum of Ireland Country Life
Visit the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life this Easter for their family friendly events including:
- The Hoard & The Sword Echoes of Vikings exhibition from April 1st to 30th.
- Egg in the Sky Workshop for 2 to 4 year olds on April18th, 11am – 12noon
Can you build a great big tower that’s stable enough to hold an egg? A hands-on STEM challenge brought to you by Toodlelou. Booking required.
- Amazing Flying Eggs Workshop for 5 to 8 year olds on April 18th, 1pm – 2pm
Think you can build a vessel to launch an egg in flight without cracking? A hands-on STEM challenge brought to you by Toodlelou. Booking required.
#28. 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.
#29. 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!
#30. 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.
#31. 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!!
#32. 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.
#33. 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!
#34. Easter Bunny at Craggaunowen
You are promised a family day full of fun at Craggaunowen, on Easter Sunday 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.
#35. Easter Bunny at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
On Easter Monday April 17th, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ensures an afternoon of family fun activities,
#36. 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
#37. Easter Egg Challenge at Lifetime Lab
Falconry, magic shows and make and do are just some of the activities on offer on Friday April 14th (Good Friday) at the Old Cork Waterworks during the Easter Egg Challenge to support Bishopstown Primary Schools. A fantastic family fun day out is guaranteed as children undertake a treasure hunt to solve clues on the way to finding a secret egg depot. The Easter Bunny has left an egg for everyone who completes the challenge and will bring friends to entertain on the day. The Easter egg challenge will run from 10.00am – 4.00pm on Good Friday April 14th tickets are available online at www.lifetimelab.ie and participating schools and priced at €5 per child and adults free.
#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, on April 14th & 15th 2017.
#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. This year they will have 3000 Cadbury Creme Eggs for visitors to hunt!
#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 annually. This Easter 2017 there will be a re-enactment at the castle on Easter Sunday & Monday…Step Back in Time to 1910. The Bridge House will have workshops, crafts, nature walks and more.
#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 a few 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.