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 2018.
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#1. Croke Park Egg Hunt
Hunt for Easter Eggs at Croke Park on dates from March 26th to March 29th. 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.
And if you are looking for a Saturday morning activity that’s a bit more exciting than a trip to the playground, the GAA Museum at Croke Park has a Junior Explorer Tour for young families on Saturday mornings on dates from 17th February to 26th May. March tours are on March 3rd, 10th & 24th.
#2. National Museum of Ireland Eggcellent Birds
The National Museum of Ireland Natural History are hosting Jamie’s Eggcellent Birds event on March 29th. You will get to touch real eggs and feathers and learn more about birds from Jamie Durrant.
The National Museum of Ireland has a full line up of Easter Events for families to enjoy over the Easter Break including a fun April Fools Challenge in the Country Life Museum, Mayo on April 1st 2018.
#3. Easter Activities at The Irish National Stud & Gardens
The Irish National Stud & Gardens have daily family activities running over the Easter Break from March 30th to April 2nd. There will be daily Pony Rides, Face Painting and a Petting Zoo from 11am to 12.30pm and again from 2pm to 3.30pm. 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.
#4. Easter Egg Hunts at Belvedere House
Belvedere House will be hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunts Treasure Trail on March 31st, April 1st & 2nd. 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.
#5. Easter Egg Hunt at Nore Valley Park Farm, Kilkenny
The Nore Valley Park Easter Egg Hunt is one of our 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 Hunt will take place between Saturday 24th and Friday 30th March 2018, 10am to 4pm (except for Sunday 25th when the farm is closed). Normal farm entry applies, with the Easter Egg Hunt incurring an extra charge.
#6. Alternative Easter Egg Quest at Birr Castle & Gardens, Offaly
For anyone interested in nature, discovery and adventure, Birr Castle Gardens & Science Centre has a real treat in store this Easter break. The new Birr Castle Easter Family Quest which is an alternative to the traditional Easter Egg Hunt 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 and some free face painting. The Easter Family Quest takes place on dates from March 28th to April 6th.
The gardens of Birr Castle are home to the Great Telescope built in 1845 which remained the largest in the world for over 70 years. The galleries of the Science Centre cover the remarkable feats of the Parsons family, their inventions and discoveries. Whilst the world’s tallest box hedge can be found in the formal gardens it’s best not to forget the tallest treehouse in Ireland which is located in the Treehouse Adventure
#7. Happy Pear at the Round Tower, Clondalkin Free Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter bunny will be hiding eggs in the Round Tower Clondalkin in time for a fun easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday, April 1st at 11am. The eggs will be filled with tokens which you can take to The Happy Pear Café for treats galore! (please note the egg hunt will be for younger members of the family, as the eggs will be very easy to find! But older children will be well looked after on the day too.)
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt for Barnardos
Join Cadbury in Merrion Square, Dublin on March 30th & 31st 2018 for a Cadbury Easter Egg hunt in support of Barnardos. Every eggplorer will receive a cadbury easter egg and there will be eggciting entertainment for all the family throughout the 2 day event.
#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 with Easter egg hunts and a visit from the Easter bunny!
#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 Egg Easter treasure hunt and Easter Arts & Crafts and face painting activities.
#12. Easter Egg Hunt at Wells House
Enjoy Easter fun at Wells House including on April 1st and 2nd with an Easter egg hunt, meet the Wells House Easter bunny and on Easter Monday the Electric Zoo will be there with loads of furry friends for you to meet!
#13. 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 March 17th to April 2nd 2018.
#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 which will be centred on a favourite fairy tale. Families will search to find clues in the 80 acre woodland. On completion of the trail families will receive an Easter treat.
#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 & 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.
#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. Easter egg hunts will take place on Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday 2018 from 3pm.
#18. Help Save Easter at Malahide Castle
This year Malahide Castle host a Superheroes Easter on March 30th & 31st. The bunnies have gone rogue and you are all asked to suit up as your favourite Superhero and help save Easter!
#19. 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 April 2nd, from 12pm to 6pm.
#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. Kilruddery House & Gardens re-open on March 31st 2018 and the farmers market will be there too.
#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
Cheeky Chicks hop madly in the maze with super Maze Easter Egg Hunts at Greenan Maze on April 1st & 2nd 2018. 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.
#24. Easter Fun at Airfield Farm
Enjoy Easter Fun at Airfield Farm, including lawn games, egg collection, animal feeding you can also take part in an explorers or adventurers Easter Camp during the Easter break.
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#25. Easter Fun 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
- 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!
- 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 will be entered into a draw to win some great prizes. Be sure to get here 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 Connacht Textile Crafters demonstration on March 24th and a fun April Fools true or false family event on April 1st.
#28. 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, April 1st & 2nd 2018 from 1pm to 4.30pm. Meet the Easter bunny, enjoy games and crafts, and have fun exploring the Celtic Gardens.There are two types of hunt:
- A mini-hunt for the little ones around the four Celtic Gardens.
- A mighty-hunt for the older children around the nature trail.
Everyone gets a prize and the activities start anytime from 1pm onwards. Our Garden Café will be open all day serving lunch, cakes and drinks. A Park and Ride Service is available on the day.
Brigit’s Garden is a not-for-profit project and the National Family-Friendly Destination of the Year for 2017 from Georgina Campbell’s Ireland.
#29. Easter Spring Festival at Slieve Aughty Equestrian Activity Centre
Slieve Aughty Equestrian Centre host a Spring Festival with events daily from March 24th to April 8th. Take a stroll through the Enchanted Forest and see if you can spot the Easter Bunny along with some fairy folk. Learn about wild rabbits, take a pony ride and explore the grounds. Afterwards do some spring crafts or treat yourself to lunch or dinner at the Three Towers Organic Kitchen.
#30. 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!
#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 for hundreds of hidden eggs.
#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. The farm is open all over the Easter break.
#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 Secret Garden Trail at Strokestown Park House & Gardens
- There’s a Family Kite Day at Strokestown Park on Sunday 25th March between 12 and 4pm. Get yourself a kite and make some memories in the beautiful setting of Strokestown Park. Family fun guaranteed! – Free of charge (Kites provided)
- Celebrate Easter at Strokestown Park with the Secret Garden Easter Trail on Easter Sunday 1st April at 1pm. Families will search through the clues in the nooks and crannies of the garden to receive the chocolate egg treasure. Attend the very special Custard Pie Puppet Show at 2pm and visit the spring lambs before catching the parade in Strokestown village at 3pm.
Children must be accompanied by an adult over 16 years of age. €7 per child if booked online (+ €2.50 booking fee) or €10 on the day. Adults go free.
– 1pm – Meet at Garden Gate for Easter Hunt
– 2pm – Puppet Show and Spring Lambs
– 2.45 pm – Event Finish for the Strokestown parade at 3pm
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#35. Easter at glór Ennis
glór Ennis have a full line up of events for Easter 2018 including
- Dance Fusion 2018 – Mileu
- Easter SongSchool
- The Drummer & The Keeper Film Screening
- Kila Family Show
- From Under The Bed BYOK (bring you own kids) Show
- The National Dance Championships
- Gráinne Cuffe: Moments Print Exhipbition
#36. Easter Bunny at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park promises to be a hive of activity and excitement this Easter Bank Holiday Monday, April 2nd from 1-5pm. There will be activities for all ages and a fantastic line up of events including the Wobbly Circus Show, Train Rides on the Easter Express, Mr Boom and his Drum & Percussion Show, magic shows, air juggler shooting alley and much more.
#37. Easter Egg Challenge at Lifetime Lab
The Lifetime Lab in Cork will host a fun Easter Challenge with Easter themed activities for all the family to enjoy on Good Friday, a fun start to the Easter weekend. There will be face painting, balloon making, crafts, magic shows, falconry and much more. All proceeds raised form the event go to schools in the Bishoptown area.
#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. The year the Easter events will be held on March 31st, April 1s t& 2nd.
#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. The Farm and Wildlife Park are open daily from 11am to 5pm during the Easter break.
#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
There’s an Easter Trail on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st March 2018 at Fota House, 10:00am to 4:00pm. Slots every 15 minutes, fun for all the family! The trail will involve solving woodland clues to claim your Cadburys Easter treat! The self led trail is suitable for children of all ages.
Ticket prices: €8.00 per child + booking fee €1.95, adults go free. Pre-booking essential.
#42. 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.
#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 a bit of history too.
#44. Easter Fun at Fota Wildlife Park
Fota Wildlife Park hosts Easter family fun at the park including egg hunts and Easter Camps for kids.
#45. Easter Bunny at Craggaunowen
You are promised a family day full of fun at Craggaunowen, on Easter Sunday April 1st, 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.
Easter Adventure awaits all the family at King Johns Castle on Easter Sunday, April 1st from 1 to 5pm. Highlights include the hilarious Wobbly Circus Show, Mr Boom and his Drum & Percussion Show, 52 foot inflatable obstacle course, fairytale stilt-walkers, face painting, Ger’s amazing animal farm and much more
#46. Easter Treasure Hunt in Bundoran
Discover Bundoran host Easter Egg painting and Easter Egg Treasure Hunt on March 31st 2018.
#47. Easter Fun at Glenveagh National Park
Glenveagh National Park hosts Easter events annually. This Easter 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 Fun Workshops at Monaghan County Museum
The Monaghan County Museum have an Easter Arts and Crafts workshop running on March 27th & 28th 2018 for 6 to 12 year olds.
#49. Easter Petting Zoo at The MAC
The MAC have a free Easter Petting Zoo on April 2nd & 3rd 2018 from 10am to 2.30pm daily. There will be lambs, chicks, bunnies and other farmyard favourites to pet, hold and feed.
#50. Easter Egg Trail at Ulster American Folk Park
The Ulster American Folk Park have Easter Celebrations from April 1st to 3rd 2018 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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