Things to do with Kids in Northern Ireland over the Easter Holidays

Easter is here and time to get the eggs & goodies out! Are you looking for activities for the kids in your area this Easter?  Here are some of the Things to Do with Kids in Northern Ireland over the Easter Holidays.

Easter Egg Hunts

Kids love a good egg hunt and there are plenty of egg hunts planned so grab your runners and head to one of these:

Easter Egg Hunts

This Easter become an Eggsplorer at one of the Cadburys Easter Egg Trails. There are 12 Easter Egg Trails in Northern Ireland: Mount Stewart, Castle Ward, Rowallane Garden, The Argory, Ardress House, Wellbrook Beetling Mill, Springhill, Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House,
No. 1 St. Columb’s Court, Derry~Londonderry, Florence Court, Castle Coole and Crom Estate.

Every trail will start at Base Camp where they will receive their Eggsplorer Kit featuring A Pith Hat – A ‘make it yourself’ Eggsplorer hat, to make sure your little adventurer looks the part. Trail Journal – Containing their eggspedition trail map and clues so they stay on track. Trail Passport – An essential log to record stamps collected along the trail and at other trails you attend. After successfully completing the trail each Eggsplorer will be rewarded with a delicious Cadbury Egghead. Their ‘Design Your Own Egghead’ competition will also be returning this year. One lucky winner’s design will be made into a real Egghead in 2015.

Easter Eggstravaganza at Belfast Zoo

Celebrate Easter at the Easter Eggstravaganza at Belfast Zoo with animal characters, follow the Easter egg trail and visit your favourite animals at feeding time! Takes place 18 to 22 April 2014.

Other Easter Events

Easter Family Fun Day at Armagh County Museum

Armagh County Museum are running a free Easter Family Fun Day 12:00 – 16:00, Saturday 12 April 2014 with Easter crafts, easter trail and an appearance from Don Scott, better known as ‘the Owl man’. You’ll be able get up close and personal with his owls and hedgehogs! All activities will be free and are suitable for primary school children who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Easter Celebrations at Ulster American Folk Park

Join in the Easter Family Fun at the Ulster American Folk Park this Easter Saturday 19 April 2014 – Monday 21 April 2014 for a typical Spring Fair Day in Ulster in the year 1914. Stroll down Shipbuoy Street and experience the sights, smells and sounds of a busy market day in any major town during that time.

Stallholders, shopkeepers, travelling journeymen and entertainers will keep you amused throughout the day. Try your hand at the traditional crafts of spinning, basket weaving or rope making. Our younger visitors can help feed the spring lambs and young chicks. Enjoy storytelling sessions for all the family within the unique setting of the museum’s exhibit buildings and ‘Take your partner’ for a spring-time hoe-down in the Pennsylvania Barn where you can listen to the best of Old-Time music from Appalachia with Tumbling Bones direct from the USA and meet frontier trappers and traders of the mid-18th century.

Animal Events at Ulster Museum

Talking Reptiles 10:00 – 17:00, Thursday 24 April 2014 is an event for families, held in Learning Zone.  Your chance to meet live reptiles, including snakes and lizards. And if you’re feeling brave you can handle them too!

Beastly Tales takes place Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th April at 2:00pm, 3:00pm and 4:00pm. Free event, meet at reception. Explore the exhibition through beastly tales of curious animals with storyteller Charmaine McBride. Stories will be suitable for family audiences.

Related : Things to with Kids around Ireland this Easter &  50 Easter Activities for Kids, 8 Fun Easter Crafts for Kids, & 5 Easter Recipes You’ll Love

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls