Are you looking for family things to do in Ireland this Easter? We’ve got it covered, with the Mykidstime guide to Things to Do with Kids Around Ireland Easter 2014.
There are a host of free fun events at National Museums of Ireland this Easter. If you have any Harry Potter fans in the house, check out Potted Potter which is on from April 14th – 20th at the Gaiety Theatre. Join Moya Brennan & celebrated harper Cormac De Barra on a magical musical journey, commemorating 1000 yrs since Battle of Clontarf, in Ten14 – a show created especially for children and families – at The Ark on 19 & 21st April. Plenty of Easter Camps taking place too – CreateSchool Stop Motion Workshop in Tallaght, Canoeing Ireland Easter Kayak Camps, Pine Forest Art Camp, Make a Movie at Gaiety School of Acting Camp, Owls Multi-Activity Camp, Easter Camps at Little Gym and lots more! For some active fun, head to Pirate’s Village, or get active bouncing at Jumpzone.
Powerscourt Estate offer a fabulous day out for all the family with Gardens, Waterfall & Museum of Childhood. This Easter, on 21st April, they are hosting a Scientific Story Adventure, with Imaginosity, and throughout this trail the children will have scientific conundrums to figure out based on the natural environment of the gardens, as they encounter various characters from storys etc. Pine Forest Arts Centre is running a 1 week Easter Camp on 14th April for 5-12 years. At the Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, on Saturday 26th April, join Moya Brennan & celebrated harper Cormac De Barra on a magical musical journey, commemorating 1000 yrs since Battle of Clontarf, in Ten14 – a show created especially for children and families …………...Read More
In Kildare, the Irish National Stud & Gardens is the perfect day out for you and your family this Easter, with free pony rides for kids, and a new playground opening. Hop on over to the Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park for their fun Egg-citing Hunt from 19th – 25th April. In Westmeath, Belvedere House will be hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunts on Easter Sunday & Easter Monday, with thousands of eggs over two days and special prizes. Join Moya Brennan & celebrated harper Cormac De Barra on a magical musical journey, commemorating 1000 yrs since Battle of Clontarf, in Ten14 – a show created especially for children and families – Thursday 24th April at The Riverbank in Kildare & on Tuesday 29th April at The Dunamaise Arts Centre Laois. ..Read more
In Meath, The Academy of Performance Arts presents a magical family musical, Beauty and The Beast from Thurs 24 – Sun 27 April at the Solstice Arts Centre, Navan. Also at Solstice Art Centre, Wonderland Theatre workshops invites 7-12 year olds into a colourful world of playmaking from 14th – 17th Apr. Prebooking essential. There’s a full timetable of Easter Fun at Newgrange Farm, Slane on 19th, 20th & 21st April. In Louth, join expert teddy bear maker Anke from Bear Essentials on April 12th for the Build A Bunny Easter Workshop at the Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda. In Cavan, head to Belturbet for some family day put at the annual Spring Parade, on Sun 20th April. The Bear Essentials Easter workshop takes place on April 17th.…Read More
In Roscommon, there will be heaps of Easter fun at Lough Key Forest Park this year. From April 11th the Visitor Centre will turn into an Easter Spring Haven and there are lots of Easter activities including Egg Hunt, Easter Storytime, Craft & Baking workshops and plenty more. In Mayo, look high and low for clues at the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Westport House & Gardens, on Sunday April 20th. Visit the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life on Sunday 20th April, and enter their Easter Competition – fill out the Easter activity sheet and win a prize for the best drawn Easter egg or card design. In Donegal, Ten14 takes place on 24th & 27th April at An Grianán, Letterkenny. This beautiful musical show was especially created for kids and families……Read More
The Galway Food Festival 2014 takes place Easter weekend from April 17th – 21st, and there are lots of family friendly activities including kids cooking events. Enjoy the popular annual Easter Egg Hunt at Brigits Garden, on Sunday 20th Apr, where everyone has fun and every child gets a prize! New for 2014 is the Brigits Garden Nature Easter Camp for 5-10yr olds, from 22nd-25th April. At the Galway Atlantaquaria, learn about living things, technology, and engineering in their 3 day Science Workshops for 7-10 yrs, on 15th & 22nd April. Fit Camp 4 Kids Easter Camp is running in Ballybane April 14th – 17th for ages 7-12 yrs. Lots of family fun activities and workshops at the Galway City Museum this Easter …Read more
In Clare, you are promised a family day full of fun at Craggaunowen, where the Easter Bunny has promised to give away 100s of eggs. Expect bouncing castles, puppet show, magic show, storytelling, music and lots more. On Easter Monday, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ensures an afternoon of family fun activities, plus new for this year, train rides with the Easter Bunny. Killaloe/Ballina will be commemorating the Brian Ború Millenium with two fun-filled weekends family weekends on 11th and 19th April. In Tipperary, The Source Arts Centre will run the popular Wonderland Drama Workshop from 22nd-26th April for 7-12yrs, and early booking is advised. In Kerry, kids can experience nature up close, at the Killarney National Park annual Easter camp from April 15th. ……..…Read More
Discover your creativity at Kids Create Easter Craft Camp by Clare Jordan Ceramics,which is a fun, educational camp with hand building Ceramic and Silversmith Jewellery activities from 8yrs to teens. The Soccer Sisters Easter Camps for girls aged 7-12 years take place in various locations across Limerick. On Sunday 12th April, The Hunt Museum will host Slow Art Day – the international event designed to encourage people to slow the frenzied pace of daily lives, inviting them to enter into the art world, slowly. Meet the Easter Bunny at Stonehall Visitor Farm on Easter Sunday and trade little chicks for Easter Eggs. To celebrate Easter Sunday Lough Gur Heritage Centre will hold a fun Easter Egg Hunt on April 20th. Booking is essential....Read more
Lifetime Lab (with Bishopstown and District Lions) hosts an eggciting Easter Egg Challenge on 18th April, with lots of kid friendly activities. Irish Guide Dogs will hold an Easter Egg Hunt on April 21st, at Irish Guide Dogs HQ Cork, with children’s entertainment and tours on the day. Potted Potter comes to the Everyman Theatre in Cork for one week only April 22nd – April 26th, as part of a sell-out world tour – this show takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real-life game of Quidditch) into seventy hilarious minutes! Learn It Lego are running Easter camps at Lifetime Lab for 8-12 year olds which would be ideal for your lego enthusiasts, and the Mardyke Arena is running an Easter Camp from 22nd – 25th April.….Read more
In the South East, there’s Easter Egg Hunts galore. In Wexford, Grannys go free on Easter Sunday at Secret Vally Wildlife Park where you’ll be guaranteed a fun filled family day out! Meet the new Spring arrivals on the farm, and complete the Easter adventure hunt to get a treat. In Carlow, hop on board the Rathwood Easter Train, to join the Easter bunny and his friends in their fantastic Woodlands adventure. In Kilkenny, Nore Valley Park invite you to come come and search the farm high and low for the Easter bunnies eggs and for every one you find you’ll get a chocolate egg in return! In Waterford, enjoy the Family Fun Afternoon at Tramore Races on April 13th from 1-6pm, with free kids activities…Read More
This Easter become an Eggsplorer at one of the Cadburys Easter Egg Trails. There are 12 Easter Egg Trails in Northern Ireland. Every trail will start at Base Camp where they will receive their Eggsplorer Kit, featuring A Pith Hat (a make it yourself explorer hat), Trail Journal (eggspedition trail map and clues), and a Trail Passport (a log to record stamps collected along the trail and at other trails you attend). Successful completion earns you a delicious Cadbury Egghead. Be part of the Easter Eggstravaganza at Belfast Zoo with animal characters, follow the Easter egg trail and visit your favourite animals at feeding time! Join in the Easter Family Fun at the Ulster American Folk Park from 19-21st Apr, for a typical Spring Fair Day in Ulster in the year 1914.…Read more