Fantastic Family Events and Things to Do in Ireland for Easter 2022

Michelle

March 7, 2022

family events and things to do in Ireland at Easter

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Bunnies, eggs and chocolate, oh my! Are you looking for family things to do in Ireland this Easter? Don’t miss our pick of fantastic family-friendly events around the country to enjoy during the Easter break.

With two weeks off school and (hopefully!) some brighter and warmer days to look forward to, planning some fun family activities should make for memorable days out. From egg hunts and treasure trails to art sessions and pony rides, there’s tons to choose form with these brilliant things to do around Ireland this Easter!

Things to Do in Ireland at Easter 2022

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 2022.

Easter at Luggwoods, Dublin

Easter at Luggwoods for things to do in Ireland at Easter

Dates: April 9th to 18th

The Easter bunny loves coming to the majestic Luggwoods forest, so come along and join him this Easter.  The Magical Easter Spring Trail is decorated with lots of colour and Easter sensations, so you can let your imaginations go wild at this special time of year.

Meet the Luggwoods Fairy Tales characters who are on hand to help guide you to find the clues that crack the code on the Easter puzzle! There is so much to see and do as you wind your way through the natural forest setting with family fun all around.

Work together to complete the Easter Challenge, visit the hidden Luggwoods mini petting farm and so much more! You will also get to meet the Easter Bunny and he will have a chocolate Easter egg for all the kids.

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Easter Fun at Irish National Stud, Kildare

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Dates: TBC

The Irish National Stud & Gardens have daily family activities running over the Easter Break. Children can also visit the playground, discover fairies & folklore on the Fairy Trail, and see the new baby foals with a guided tour of the stud and gardens included in the ticket price.

All events are included your ticket price. For more information and to book tickets, click here.

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Easter Family Trail at Johnstown Castle, Wexford

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Dates: April 11th to 17th

Enjoy a family day out at Johnstown Castle this Easter holidays. Follow our Peacock Trail through the gardens of Johnstown Castle. Walk the winding paths, see the wildlife, have fun in the woodland playground and search for the clues to complete the trail.

Each ticket holder will receive an Easter Egg on completion of the trail.

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Easter Trail at Fota House & Gardens, Cork

Dates: TBC

This Easter, be sure to head to Fota House & Gardens and enjoy the Spring Easter Trail and activities.

Find clues in the magnificent Arboretum 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 is suitable for all ages. At the finish, claim your yummy chocolate egg.

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Easter Egg Hunt at Birr Castle Demesne, Offaly

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Dates: April 17th and 18th from 12-3pm

During your Easter trail at Birr Castle Demesne you will meet with the Easter Bunny who will be joined by Henny Penny, Larry the Lamb, Quackers the Duck and the Mad Hatter. Once you complete the trail, you can pick up your Easter Egg from the Mad Hatter…all going well!

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Easter Egg Hunt at The Round Tower, Clondalkin

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Date: April 17th

Join East Village at The Round Tower Visitor Centre on Sunday the 17th of April for a very special Easter celebration. Hunt around the monastic garden for eggs and after enjoy a magic show, face-painting and balloon art by Genie Mackers.

For more information, click here.

Rathwood Easter Train, Carlow

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Dates: April 9th to 19th

Hop, skip and jump aboard the Rathwood Express Train to visit the Easter Bunny, along with a fun-filled egg hunt in the Maze of Ireland!

The Easter Bunny is up to his usual tricks of hiding Easter Eggs as well as some other things that do not belong to him. In a musical show full of dance and songs that’s all splashed with colour images, the children (and the grown-ups) will have to help find the hidden Easter Eggs and whatever else the Easter Bunny has hidden.

Each child will receive a set of bunny ears, a handmade chocolate egg from the Easter Bunny and a yummy hot chocolate with Marshmallows.

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Easter Festival at Clonfert Pet Farm, Kildare

Clonfert Pet Farm for things to do in Ireland at Easter

Dates: April 9th to 17th

Take a trip to the farm for some Easter fun. In addition to seeing all the cute farm animals, enjoy the fun fair, face painting, treasure hunt, teddy bear’s picnic, and lots more!

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre presents HOUSE, glór, Ennis

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Dates: April 9th to 11th

Do you like Bingo? Do you look like Theatre, Circus and Dance? Would you like to play Bingo while watching a show involving aerial dance, circus, theatre, and with an Elvis impersonator thrown into the mix and all from the comfort of your car? Then you surely cannot miss the Fidget Feet extravaganza that is House!

A drive-in packed with entertainment from start to finish. Play bingo in your car while being entertained by Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre Company with a jaw dropping array of circus, aerial dance and theatre. The fun starts from the moment you hop into your car!

Suitable for all ages from 6 to 96

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Easter Treats with Cool Food School

Dates: April 12th

Make some Easter treats with Cool Food School in Dundrum Library:

  • 2pm – Easter Fruit Tartlets (contains nut butter)
  • 3.30pm – Chocolate Carrot Balls

Suitable for ages 5+ and booking is essential. For more information and to book, email [email protected]

Children’s Spring Festival at Slieve Aughty, Galway

Slieve Aughty Centre for things to do in Ireland at Easter

Dates: April 9th to 24th

Take a short walk to the Enchanted Forest and see if you can spot some fairy folk.  Find out who else lives in the forest following the Who Am I? animal cards in the Enchanted Forest. Along the way, visit pot-bellied pig Winnie and book a ride on one of the friendly horses or ponies (extra charge).

With more than 2,000 acres of Coillte Forest beside the Centre, longer walks and cycling routes are possible for the more adventurous.  Why not hire a donkey and have a picnic by the river?

Step into The Three Towers Organic Kitchen for fresh, homemade cooking, or simply grab a drink and sit outside in the garden. The kids can make a Spring craft to bring home, get their face painted, and the whole family can try out a silly “spring” wardrobe and take some family photos.  The playground is a big hit for the little ones.

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Easter at Greenan Maze, Wicklow

Dates: April 9th to 24th

Greenan Maze opens for the Easter school holidays with lots to enjoy, including nature treasure hunts, nature trails, a Fairy Tree walk especially for toddlers and the wee folk, daily animal feedings, and more.

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

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Easter Farm Fun at Newbridge House & Gardens, Dublin

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Dates: April 9th to 24th

There’s fun on the farm this Easter with a surprise visit from Gerty Goose.

Gerty has hidden her Golden Eggs throughout the farm, but how many can you see? Follow the trail as you visit all of the Newbridge residents, making sure to take a good look into each enclosure! Count the eggs as you go and pop your guess in Gerty’s special post box on completion to be in with a chance to take home your very own plush Gerty!

Tickets can be booked online or at the admission desk on arrival, subject to availability. It is advised to allow time for parking and queuing on arrival.

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Children’s History Workshop: Easter Eggs

Date: April 14th

Join Dublin’s Historian-in-Residence for Children Dervilia Roche for this free, interactive workshop for children aged 9-12yrs at Richmond Barracks.

Learn about Easter traditions from Ireland and other countries, and find out how the tradition of chocolate eggs came about. Decorate your own egg shells and take part in an easter egg hunt in the garden.

For more information and to book free tickets, click here.

Easter Treasure Trail at Belvedere House, Westmeath

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Dates: April 15th to 17th

Belvedere House in Westmeath will be hosting its annual Easter 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!

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Nore Valley Park Easter Egg Hunts, Kilkenny

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Dates: Easter 2022

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!

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Easter Weekend at Wells House & Gardens, Wexford

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Dates: April 16th and 17th

On Easter Saturday, Wells House & Gardens are hosting puppet shows to add to the fun of a visit, and on Easter Sunday are hosting the annual Treasure Hunt where every child will receive a chocolate treat!

Booking is not necessary for the puppet shows, but tickets are required for the Treasure Hunt. Entry tickets still apply.

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

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Easter Eggsperience at Croke Park GAA Museum, Dublin

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Dates: TBC

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 egg at then end of the hunt.

How to Book: 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, eggcup to decorate and a visit to the GAA Museum.

Easter Festival at Fairyhouse Racecourse, Meath

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Dates: April 16th to 18th (Family Day on April 17th)

Fairyhouse is home to the famous three-day Easter Festival which is taking place, with the Irish Grand National taking place on Easter Monday.

Easter Sunday is Family Day and promises to be a fantastic day out, and with ample free entertainment laid on for the kids, the parents are sure to be able to relax and enjoy some family time with a great day at the races. Plus, kids go FREE!

Easter Sunday also features the Easter Bonnet competition, a fantastic opportunity for the kids to show their creative side by making the most colourful and exciting bonnet hats. (Don’t miss our easter bonnet tips and ideas!)

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Easter at Lullymore Heritage Park, Kildare

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Dates: April 16th to 22nd

Join the Easter Bunny & Friends for an “eggstra” special event where you have to find all the clues hidden throughout Lullymore Heritage Park, solve Easter Bunny’s puzzle and collect your egg. There will also be prizes of larger eggs each afternoon for everybody who has done the Egg Hunt!

If that wasn’t enough, there’s also the Funky Forest Indoor Play Centre, a crazy golf course, large quality outdoor playground with new updated play features and the hugely popular train trip through the award-winning Peatland Biodiversity Trail.

To relax, take a ramble through the Park’s woodland/peatland trails, gardens and numerous historic exhibitions – all have been recently updated with life-like models, holograms and touchscreen multi-media. There’s also a pet farm containing Falabella horses, alpacas, donkeys, pot-bellied pigs and cute goats, including film star Toggles the Goat!

The Easter trail and egg hunt are included in the admission price. For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Easter Eggstravaganza at Blackwater Open Farm, Wexford

Dates: April 16th to 18th

Join in the Easter Egg Hunts on Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday – and don’t miss face painting by Mrs Oddsocks from 1-3pm each day!

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Easter Egg Hunt at Westport House, Mayo

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Dates: April 17th from 11am-6pm

Mayo’s finest annual Easter Treasure Trail takes place on Easter Sunday! The Trail will have you looking high and low for clues to enter to win some great prizes, while exploring the gorgeous historic grounds of Westport Estate and enjoying the thrills of the Pirate Adventure Park.

The first 300 children to complete the Treasure Trail will receive a free chocolate easter egg and enter to win some great prizes, while everyone who completes the hunt will also be entered into a prize draw at 5pm on the day.

The Treasure Trail is included in your ticket for the Pirate Adventure Park on April 17th. For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Easter Egg Hunt at Brigit’s Garden, Galway

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Dates: April 17th and 18th

Head off on a hunt around the Celtic gardens! The popular Easter Egg Hunt at Brigit’s Garden promises to be a magical event for all ages on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Easter Egg Hunt at Smugglers Cove, Cork

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Dates: April 17th

This Easter why not take part in an egg hunt with a difference? Easter clues will be hidden around the timber maze for kids to go and find. The clever ones who solve all the clues will get their own Easter Egg, but that’s not all – there is also an an eggcellent party line up with a puppet show, balloon artist and music across the day. Keep an eye out for the Easter Bunny who will make a special appearance on the day.

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

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Easter at National Museums of Ireland, Dublin & Mayo

Dates: Easter 2022

If you are looking for a fun, free day out this Easter, why not try one of our National Museums? There are a range of events taking place in the run up to St Patrick’s Day at each of the NMI locations in Dublin and Mayo.

Most events at the NMI Museums are free of charge, but some do require you to book your place.

Carndonagh Easter Monday Parade, Inishowen, Donegal

Dates: April 18th

Carndonagh will host its Annual Easter Parade on Easter Monday with fun for all the family guaranteed.

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Published On: March 7th, 2022 / Categories: Ireland, Things To Do / Last Updated: May 9th, 2022 / Tags: , , , /

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