Things to Do In Ireland with Kids for Easter 2019

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Mykidstime Easter activities with kids

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 fun, family-friendly events. From egg hunts galore to arts and crafts, here’s our pick of Things to Do in Ireland with Kids this Easter 2019.

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Clonakility Park Easter Offers

Book some family time this Easter at The Clonakilty Park Hotel in stunning West Cork. At rates from just €63 pps for B&B you can also enjoy many on-site activities including:

  • Supervised indoor playzone with slides, ball pool and climbing frames
  • Crèche
  • Teen Room with all the latest tech gadgets and a pool and air hockey table.
  • 20m Swimming Pool & toddler pool
  • Pirate Ship Playground
  • Daily kids camps with inflatable slide
  • Evening entertainment including a kiddies disco
  • Easter Sunday Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny!
  • Onsite 3 screen cinema and high ropes adventure centre with ziplines & climbing wall.

Book Your Family Stay

Whats On at Easter in Dublin Things to do in Ireland

What’s on in Dublin for Families over Easter

Leisureplex

Easter Egg Hunt at Leisureplex

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.

Check out what our family testers thought about Quasar at Leisureplex!

This Easter Sunday you can also enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt at Leisureplex Zoo Playland in all 5 Dublin venues and post your selfie with the Leisureplex Easter Bunny on Facebook and tag Leisureplex to be in with a chance of winning a €50 TGI Friday Voucher and a game of bowling for all the family.

Have a Cracker of an Easter at Croke Park

Croke Park Easter

April 18th to 22nd 2019 – 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 Cadbury’s Easter egg at then end of the hunt. THESE ARE NOW SOLD OUT

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 and a visit to the GAA Museum.

Also on Saturdays in March, April & May from 10.30am, for anyone with early risers in the family, the GAA Junior Explorer Tour is the perfect way to spend your Saturday morning!

National Museum of Ireland Events this Easter

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Brilliant Brooches at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology

NMI National Museum of Ireland Archaeology Tara Brooch

Tuesday April 16th, 11.30am to 1.30pm – There are some beautiful brooches to be seen at the Museum, from the famous ‘Tara’ Brooch of Early Christian times, to brooches worn by Viking women, and even brooches given as love tokens in medieval times. Drop into the Museum to see the beautiful pins and brooches discovered in 2016 and displayed in the new ‘Dressed to Impress’ exhibit, learn about the people who made these brooches, then make your own brooch to take home! No booking required. Located in the Kildare Room, Ground Floor. Wheelchair accessible.
Event Type: Drop-in Activity for 6+

Weight-to-Go! Make your own Viking Weight

Thursday April 18th, 11.30am to 1.30pm – Did you know that before there were coins in Ireland, the Vikings used to trade in silver? Drop into the Museum to learn about the weighing scales and decorated lead weights the Vikings used to figure out how much silver they had, discover who the Vikings were trading with, then make your own weight to take home! No booking required. Located in Learning Resource Room, First Floor. Not wheelchair accessible. Event Type: Drop-in Activity for ages 6+

Collins Barracks Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday April 21st, 2pm to 4pm – Take this egg-straordinary trail through the Museum’s exhibitions and test your knowledge to find the Museum’s golden egg. Complete the trail to receive an egg-cellent edible reward! Pick up your free Trail at Museum reception. No booking required. Event Type: Drop-in Activity for Families

Earth Day: Protect Our Species Super Sketch at NMI Natural History

NMI Natural History Museum Zebra

Saturday April 20th, 11am to 1pm – Drop into the Museum to find your favourite animal and join the super sketch at the Dead Zoo. See up close some super species from the handling collection and learn about why species are endangered and how science can help protect our species! No booking required but there may be short waiting time. Not wheelchair accessible. Event Type: Drop-in Activity for Families

Inspectorium: If (Shark) Teeth Could Talk! at NMI Natural History

basking shark

Thursday April 25th, 11am to 1pm – How many teeth does a shark have in its lifetime and just how big can they get? Drop into the Discovery Zone to learn all about sharks and inspect some of the handling collection up close. No booking required but there may be short waiting time. Wheelchair accessible. Event Type: Drop-in Activity for Families

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.

Barnardos Cadbury Egg Hunt 2019

Friday April 19th and Saturday April 20th from 10.30am to 1pm & 2pm to 4.30pm – Join Cadbury in Merrion Square, Dublin on April 19th & 20th 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.

Easter Family Shows at dlr Mill Theatre Dundrum

Donal Vaughan Science Magic dlr Mill Theatre

Donal Vaughan Science Magic at dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum Saturday, April 20th, 12pm & 2pm – Enjoy the award winning Irish comedian and scientist, Donal Vaughan at the dlr Mill Theatre with his popular family show combining magic, comedy and science. Using only things you can find around the house, Donal will wow audiences with vomiting unicorns, dragons breath and even a rocket launcher!

Egg and Spoon an Interactive Show for Under 5’s at dlr Mill Theatre Monday, April 22nd, 2pm & 4pm – Lyngo Theatre presents Egg and Spoon an interactive show for under 5’s at the dlr Mill Theatre. It is a show about the seasons where all the children can take part.

Recommended Reading: 50 Egg-straordinary Places for an Easter Egg Hunt & to See the Easter Bunny in Ireland and Best Easter Camps for Kids in Ireland for 2019

dlr free mad hatters tea party

Sunday April 21st, 1pm to 5pm – dlr Events are hosting a Free Mad Hatters Tea Party in Deerpark, Mount Merrion to celebrate Easter. There will be an Easter trail with lots of free goodies to find, a hatwalk fashion show to showcase the mad hats you make with the expert make and do team, face painting and lots of your favourite characters to meet and greet.

Friday April 26th at 7.30pm – dlr Events are hosting a night of music and singing on April 26th at Marlay Park House with Cathal Croke on Uileann Pipes and Colm Ó Coisdealbha and Brian Dillon singing folk music. To book call 01 2054700.

Easter Camps in Dublin

For More Fun Easter Camps: Easter Camps In Ireland for Easter 2019

Alliance Française French Easter Camps

French Classes for kids and teens Dublin Alliance Francaise

Children
Monday April 15th to Wednesday April 17th 2019 from 9.30am to 1pm (10.5 hours)

Easter Camps at Alliance Francaise 2019Your child will discover the magic of the Spring focusing on nature and plants. Gardening, chocolate, and Easter eggs are to be expected!! The classes will be led by qualified native-French teachers. All children are welcome, regardless of their level of French.

Teenagers

Monday April 15th to Wednesday April 17th from 1pm to 4pm (9 hours)

Alliance Francaise Easter Camps for Teens 2019Every year, the Alliance Française organises intensive courses for Leaving Cert & Junior Cert students preparing to sit their French Oral examination. Its content is directly designed to meet the requirements of the certificates’ syllabus and includes a mock exam.

Junior Einsteins Science Easter Camps Dublin, Wicklow, Meath, Kildare

Junior Einsteins Easter-Science-Camps

Tuesday April 15th to Friday April 26th, 9am to 2pm – Junior Einsteins have fun one day Science Easter Camps taking place in various locations in Dublin and the surrounding counties this Easter break. Children are broken into 2 age groups ATOMS 6 to 8 years and MOLECULES 9 to 11 years and will enjoy a range of Easter themed eggsperiments along with slime making, DNA discovery, volcanos and much more.

DSPCA Rathfarnham Easter Kids Camp

Tuesday April 16th to Friday April 26th, 9.30 to 4pm – The DSPCA in Rathfarnham, Dublin 16 have some fun Easter kids camps for children aged 6 to 11 years running over the Easter Holidays. You will learn to look after dogs, goats, cats, ducks, horses and some exotic pets along with learning more animal facts!

3 one day Easter Camps running on April 16th, 17th & 18th and a 4 day camp runs from Tuesday April 23rd to Friday April 26th 2019, 9.30am to 4pm daily


Whats on for Famlies at Easter in the Midlands Things to do in Ireland

Kildare

Easter Fun for Families at Irish National Stud

Irish National Stud Events 2019 Easter Events in Kildare

The Irish National Stud & Gardens have daily family activities running over the Easter Break from April 19th to 22nd 2019. There will be Pony Rides, face painting, magic shows, craft workshops and a Petting Zoo with Farmyard in your Schoolyard. 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.

The Punchestown Festival of racing is on from April 30th to May 4th 2019 and offers a great day out for all the family. To celebrate the Irish National Stud & Gardens will parade their living legends each morning before the races begin. You will be able to get up close to Kicking King, Beef or Salmon, Hardy Eustace and many more living legends! and you will receive a 20% discount off your race entry ticket when you show your INS ticket.

Sunday April 20th to Friday April 26th 2019, 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.

Westmeath

Easter Treasure Trail at Belvedere House

Belvedere House Easter Treasure Trail 2019

Saturday April 20th to Monday April 22nd – 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! Book your time-slot today.

Belvedere Bat Walk in association with Bat Conservation Ireland

Saturday April 20th at 8pm – Enjoy a free Bat Walk with Bat Conservation Ireland at Belvedere House & Gardens. The Bat Walk begins with an illustrated talk on Bats, dispelling all of the myths and detailing just how marvellous these tiny mammals really are. The talk is followed by a guided bat walk with the use of Bat Boxes around Belvedere parkland. These allow you to hear the bats hunt and communicate with each other.
Important Note: Walk is weather permitting (bats are far too sensible to be out in the wet or cold!). Wear warm clothing sensible footwear and bring a small torch.
Admission is free with donations on the night to Bat Conservation Ireland.

Offaly

Easter Family Fun at Birr Castle

birr castle Easter events

April 13th to 28th 2019 – For anyone interested in nature, discovery and adventure, Birr Castle Gardens & Science Centre has a real treat in store this Easter break. They will have their Birr Castle Easter Family Quest which is an alternative to the traditional Easter Egg Hunt and 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.

This Easter Birr Castle will also host:

  • 13th to 28th April – Easter Quest with face painting & treats!
  • 16th to 19th April – Easter Camps for 8 to 12 year olds (must be pre-booked)
  • 21st April – Easter Egg Hunt with a Twist where you will meet not only the Easter Bunny but Henny Penny, Larry the Lamb, Quackers the Duck and the Mad Hatter! Pre-booking required for the Easter Egg Hunt
  • 23rd to 25th April – Science Workshops (must be pre-booked)

Open daily from 09:00 to 18:00, a visit to Birr Castle Gardens includes 7 science galleries, a gift shop, Ireland tallest treehouse, the Great telescope and 120 acres of parklands and gardens for you to explore.

The new look Courtyard Café, open daily offering seasonal sweet and savoury treats.

Birr Castle Gardens & Science Centre in one of Ireland’s most extraordinary places. Created over generations it is an environmental and scientific time capsule, a living breathing and evolving place of beauty and inspiration. Non profit organisation, registered charity number. CHY 6900.

Laois

Easter Steam Trains at Stradbally

National steam rally stradbally

Stradbally Woodland Railway are running steam trains for Easter on Easter Sunday and Monday April 21st and 22nd. Trains will be operating from 12-4pm both days with tickets priced at only €3 for children, €7 for adults with under 5s going free. Tickets are sold on the day at the platform and are valid for as many trips as you like. The train is fully wheelchair accessible so passengers can enjoy the lush, green forests from the unique perspective of a steam train.


Whats On for famiies at Easter in the North East

Meath

Mellowes Adventure Centre in Meath have a host of Easter Activities for Families.

The Fairyhouse Easter Festival takes place from Sunday April 21st to Tuesday April 23rd 2019 with their Easter Family Fun Day on the 23rd when kids go free and there are lots of fun activities to keep everyone in the family entertained.

Louth

Saturday 20th to Monday 22nd April, 10am to 5pm – There’s a full timetable of Easter Fun at Newgrange Farm, Drogheda planned with fun & 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.

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st April – Skypark Outdoor Adventures have egg hunts and fun for kids including bouncy castles, arts & crafts and more on

Monaghan

April 16th & 17th 2019, 10am to 12pm & 1pm to 3pm – The Monaghan County Museum have Easter Cupcake Decorating Classes with Samantha Hawe from Cottontail Café. The classes are suitable for 5 to 12 year olds and you will learn to concoct Easter themed decorations from fondant to decorate a box of cupcakes which you can take home and enjoy afterwards!

Cavan

Visit the Cavan County Museum over the Easter break and see what life was like inside a WW1 trench.


Whats On for Families at Easter in the North West

Roscommon

Easter Fun at Lough Key Forest & Activity Park

walks for families in Ireland lough key forest park walking

There will be heaps of Easter fun at Lough Key this year including:

  • Monday April 15th, 11am to 12pm – Craft class for kids. €10 per child. Maximum of 16 kids.
  • Thursday April 18th, 10am to 12pm – Flower arranging class for kids. €15 per child. Maximum of 10 kids.
  • Friday April 19th, 11am to 12pm – Craft class for kids. €10 per child. Maximum of 16 kids.
  • Saturday April 20th, 9.30am – Easter Park Run
  • Saturday April 20th, 11am to 1pm – Science workshop for kids. €16 per child or 2 for €30
  • Sunday April 21st – 2pm to 4pm – FREE Face painting, Egg Hunt in Boda Borg for players all day, look out for Cecil and the Lough Key Easter Bunny who will be handing out Easter Eggs in the afternoon
  • Monday April 22nd – 2pm to 4pm – FREE Face painting & entertainment including a magic show, balloon modelling, music, dancing & singing. Egg Hunt in Boda Borg for players all day, look out for Cecil and the Lough Key Easter Bunny who will be handing out Easter Eggs in the afternoon.
  • Thursday April 25th, 10am to 12pm – Flower arranging class for kids. €15 per child. Maximum of 10 kids.
  • Friday April 26th, 11am to 12pm – Craft class for kids. €10 per child. Maximum of 16 kids.
  • Saturday April 27th, 11am to 1pm – Science workshop for kids. €16 per child or 2 for €30
  • Saturday April 28th, 11am to 1pm – Science workshop for kids. €16 per child or 2 for €30

And in addition you can enjoy:

  • The Lough Key Caravan and Campsite will be reopened with secluded and open tenting and caravan pitch spaces.
  • Adventure Play Kingdom looking like new!
  • Boda Borg weather independent and mind bending fun for all ages!
  • Tree Canopy Trail – 350 metres long and 10 metres at highest point.
  • Zipit Forest Adventures will be in full swing and rowing boats will be available for hire.
  • Electric Bike Trails will be open with kiddies bikes, ordinary and E-bikes for hire around off road cycle trails.
  • Woodland Segway can take you on mini glides around the woods and the younger kids can experience driving their own jeep on a specially formed track with Woodland Safari.
  • The Lakeside Café will be serving tasty homemade and seasonal treats which you can enjoy inside or on the outdoor deck overlooking Lough Key Spring and Easter Themed garden made solely from Recycled products. The garden will be open all over the Holidays to view!

Easter Fun at Strokestown Park House & Gardens

'Easter activities at Strokestown House Roscommon

April 17th to April 21st 2019, 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. Cost is €5 per child for the trails and can be paid for on the day, no advance booking required.

Thursday April 25th 2019, 2pm – Go on an adventure through dance with the show Princesses can be Pirates at Roscommon Arts Centre. Suitable for ages 4+

Mayo

Easter Events at National Museum of Ireland – Country Life

Easter Cookies Decoratoin at Brambles Cafe Museum of Country Life

Easter Egg Mania at NMI Country Life

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Sunday April 21st, 1.30pm to 3.30pm – Lots of Easter Eggs are hidden around the grounds of Turlough Park House. Can you find the secret hiding places and take home some eggs of your own? Booking Required. Event Type: Family Event

Egg in the Sky Workshops at NMI Country Life

Tuesday April 23rd, 11.30am to 12.30pm & 2pm to 3pm – Can you build a great big tower that’s stable enough to hold an egg or build a vessel to launch an egg in flight without it cracking? A fun and exciting, hands-on science and engineering workshop brought to you by the team from Toodlelou. Booking required. Event Type: Family Event for Adults & Children 7+

We’ve Gone All Horse and Donkey! at NMI Country Life

Donkeys from Irish Donkey Welfare Association Gallery for NMI Country Life Event

Wednesday April 24th, 11am to 4pm – Join some of the members of local donkey welfare groups including Irish Donkey Welfare Organisation, who will all explain about Ireland’s much-loved donkey. Colman Coogan with his two beautiful Shire horses Ned & Ted, will explain the history of Shires in Ireland and show some of the tack and equipment traditionally used by these massive workhorses. Also joined by master farrier Mark Hester and straw crafter Pat Broderick who will demonstrate their skills on the day. No booking required. Event Type: Family Event

Visit the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life for more events taking place over Easter.

Sunday April 21st 11am to 6pm – Join Pinkie the Rabbit for the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Westport House & Gardens.

Donegal

Inishowen, Carndonagh will host its Annual Easter Parade on Easter Monday, April 22nd, with fun for all the family guaranteed.

Discover Bundoran will host Easter Egg Painting on Easter Saturday, April 20th 2019 at the Atlantic Apartotel from 2pm to 4pm.

Glenveagh National Park hosts Easter events annually. Look on their website for details closer to the time.

Sligo

The Quayside Shopping Centre in Sligo hosts an Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Saturday.

The Sligo Film Society present a screening of Capernaum at The Model in Sligo on April 18th.

Pop Up Theatre Sligo brings you Chicago at the Hawkswell Theatre from Wednesday April 17th to Saturday April 20th. And from Monday April 22nd to Wednesday 24th you can enjoy Sligo Feis Ceoil.

Leitrim

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.


What's On for families at Easter in Galway Things to do in Ireland Easter 2018

The Connacht Hotel Family Room-1

Easter Breaks at The Connacht from 12-27 April from €350 per room. Choose from two and three nights packages to include:

  • Bed & Breakfast each day.
  • Family Dinner on One Evening.
  • Full use of Leisure Centre and 20m Swimming Pool.
  • Access to the ‘Friendly Fellows’ Kids Club and schedule of activities.

Book Your Easter Family Break to Galway

Meet Bees Up Close at McD’s Garden Centre Loughrea!

Meet the bees at McDs Loughrea

Easter Saturday April 20th, 12pm-3pm – With Irish bee numbers in decline it is vitally important to try and help. Head along to McD’s Garden Centre Loughrea on Easter Saturday and learn more by meeting the native Irish black bees of Oakwood Farm in their travelling beehive. Meet the beekeepers and have the opportunity to learn about how the colony of bees work.

There will also be trained horticulturists on hand to tell you about what plants are great for pollination and more at this FREE event.

Brigit’s Garden will host their annual family Easter Egg Hunt on April 21st and 22nd from 1pm

Galway City Museum is free to visit and have regular events and workshops throughout the year. This Easter break you can enjoy a guided tour entitled Bring your own questions! It takes place on April 20th from 12pm to 1pm and if free and suitable for ages 8+. Families will learn more about the exhibits in the Museum and gain some local knowledge too! For those interested in nature, Marina Levitina will run a free native Irish wildflowers and trees workshop on April 24th from 11.30am to 1pm for children aged 7 to 12 years.


Whats On for families at Easter in Limerick and the Southwest Easter Things to do in Ireland

Clare

Easter Fun at glór Ennis

Sean and Conor Price Easter events at glor

glór Ennis have a full line up of events for Easter 2019 including

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.

Mother Hill Farm are having an Easter Eggtravaganza with the farm bunnies taking centre stage. There will be Egg Hunts, face-painting, egg and spoon races and fun for all the family. Easter Egg Hunts take place on Saturday April 20th at 3pm, Sunday April 21st at 2pm & 4pm and Monday April 22nd at 3pm.

Limerick

Easter with Shannon Heritage things to do in Ireland

This Easter, King John’s Castle will be a hive of activity. Details soon.

The Lime Tree Theatre have an Easter Creative Arts Camp from Monday April 15th to Friday April 19th from 10am to 3pm. Suitable for ages 6 to 12 years the camp is entitled The Wizard of Oz and will be run by Belltable. And on Saturday April 27th The Joe Daly Children’s Magic and Illusion Show takes place at 2.30pm & 4.30pm.

Tipperary

The Source Arts Centre have Sean and Conor Price in concert on Thursday April 18th & Lyngo Theatre presents Egg and Spoon a show for those aged up to 5 years and their family on Friday April 26th.

The Tipperary Libraries usually have children’s events running during the Easter Holidays. Check out their calendar of events for 2019.

Kerry

Tír na nÓg Children’s Festival takes place in Tralee this Easter with lots of indoor and outdoor activities planned at various locations including an Easter Egg Hunt and Duck Races.

Kerry County Museum has an Easter Arts & Crafts Camp and have family workshops running on Saturday 13th, 20th & 27th April.


What's on for families at Easter in Cork things to do in Ireland

Leisureplex Cork Quasar and Bowling

Leisureplex, the fun family entertainment centre in Cork is open over the Easter break. Go along to enjoy bowling, quasar and more. Check out what our family testers thought about Quasar at Leisureplex!

Easter at Fota House – Dorothy’s Easter Trail

Fota House Easter Activities

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 Dorothy’s Easter Trail on April 19th & 20th.

The magnificent Arboretum is the setting for Dorothy’s Trail, 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 follows in the footsteps of the young Dorothy Bell, Fota’s former owner, as she explores her imagination in the gardens. At the finish, claim your yummy chocolate egg, kindly sponsored by Cadbury’s. Come along for an EGG-citing day out for all the family, suitable for all ages!

Once your little ones have enjoyed their experience, why not make a day of it and enjoy the stunning gardens with a picnic, or enjoy some delicious food at Bakestone Café?! Featuring food tents and vintage swing boats and carousel from the 1950s and a fantastic 1970s ice-cream van. Tickets are €8 per child, adults go FREE!

Trail runs Friday and Saturday of Easter weekend, from 10am to 4pm daily, walk-ins welcome!

Cork City Gaol have their Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Monday.

The annual Racing Home for Easter Festival at Mallow Racecourse is on from Saturday April 20th to Monday April 22nd 2019. Along with 3 days of world class horse racing, there will be plenty of fun activities for families too.

The Lifetime Lab in Cork will host a fun Easter Science Camp on April 17th & 18th 2019.


Whats on for families at Easter in the South East things to do in Ireland

Kilkenny

Nore Valley Park Easter Egg Hunts

Easter Egg Hunt at Nore Valley Park

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! The Easter Egg Hunts will take place on dates between April 13th & 19th 2019.

It’s Easter family fun time at Castlecomer Discovery Park with activities for all the family to enjoy. Enjoy the popular Discovery Park Easter Trail and a host of fun Easter activities.

Wicklow

Meet the Animals at Powerscourt

Powerscourt Easter Cuddly Animals

At Powerscourt on Sunday April 21st & Monday April 22nd, 2pm to 4pm – 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.

The lovely people from Stonebrook Farm will be there with their cutest and furriest of animals this Easter Sunday and bank holiday Monday. There will be lambs, rabbits, chicks, guinea pigs, hamsters, tortoises and a little goat.

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.

Cool Planet Experience – Hunt for Renewable Energy Easter Experience

Solar Powered Bunny Bots Workshops at Cool Planet Experience Easter 2019

Cool Planet Experience is an interactive Climate Change Experience for families at Powerscourt. This Easter at Cool Planet, the hunt for renewable energy is on!

Monday April 15th to Friday April 26th, 11am & 1pm – Kids will love this Easter workshop where their challenge is to design & make their very own solar-powered Bunny-Bot.

Your creative innovators will have great fun seeing how these jittery-jumpy bunnies generate electricity from light – energy transfer (younger kids) & engineering design (older kids)! And whose BOT will win the bunny-dash at the end of the workshop for an Easter treat? Book your places now to find out!

Easter Workshops last 1hour 15 minutes and cost €20pp. They are suitable for children aged 7-14 years. (Kids bring their bunny-BOT away with them. All materials supplied.)

Add a 90 minute tour of the ground-breaking Cool Planet Experience for before, or after the workshop  – Cost: €5.50 (child), €9.50 (adult), €27 (family)

The Chocolate Garden of Ireland in Wicklow / Carlow have Chocolate Workshops for kids during the Easter Holidays.

Wexford

Easter Egg Hunts at Johnstown Castle

Easter at Johnstown Castle WexfordJohnstown Castle are having their annual Easter Egg Hunts from Saturday April 13th to Monday April 22nd.

Participants in the Easter Egg Trail which takes place around the gardens have a choice of a mini or mega trail!

The cost is €4 per trail and can be paid on the day, no need to book.

This Easter you can also enjoy half price admission to Johnstown over the Easter Holidays from Saturday April 13th to Monday April 22nd.

Adults are just €4.50, Seniors €3.50, Children €2 and a family ticket is just €12.

Enjoy Easter fun at Wells House with an Eggstatic Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter bunny, arts and crafts sessions and more fun activities on April 21st & 22nd from 1pm to 5pm. You can also enjoy a Build a Bear Workshop on April 18th & 25th from 3pm to 4pm.

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?

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.

Carlow

Easter at Mount Wolseley

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.

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 April 13th to 28th 2019.

Waterford

For a fun family day out this Easter weekend, visit the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway to meet the Easter Bunny on April 20th 11am to 4pm, April 21st & 22nd, 12pm to 4pm.

Lismore Castle Gardens have an Easter Egg Hunt on April 20th 2019 from 10am to 12pm


What's On for families at Easter in Northern Ireland Things to do in Ireland

This Easter at W5 Belfast join in the fun at their Easter Events including the LEGO Trains Big Build Challenge which runs daily from April 13th to 28th 2019 and is free with your entry ticket to W5.

The MAC have an Easter Petting Zoo on the April 22nd & 23rd and fun Easter shows and workshops taking place over the Easter break.

The Castle Espie Wetlands have a Giant Easter Duck Trail running from April 13th to 28th 2019 & an Easter Duckling Party on April 22nd & 23rd.

The Ulster American Folk Park have Easter Celebrations from April 21st to 23rd 2019 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.

Easter in the Park at Warrenpoint Municipal Park on Monday 22nd April with Easter arts and crafts and family fun trail

Join in the fun and help Barnardos this Easter by taking part in the Cadbury Easter Egg Trail. There are trails running across in Northern Ireland this Easter.

Recommended Reading: 50 Egg-straordinary Places for an Easter Egg Hunt & to See the Easter Bunny in Ireland and Best Easter Camps for Kids in Ireland for 2019

Are you running an Easter Activity that we haven’t listed? Please share in the comments box below.

Things to do in Ireland Easter kids



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