Things to do with Kids in Galway 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 events and activities that caught our eye in Galway over the Easter Holidays.

For up to date Easter information for 2015 click here

The  Galway Food Festival 2014 takes place Easter weekend from April 17th – 21st.  There are lots of activities with some great kids cooking events as well as plenty for families to enjoy in the way of food and fun.

Easter Egg Hunt at Brigits Garden

Join the Easter Egg Hunt at Brigits Garden on Sunday April 20th from 2 – 5.30pm. Enjoy great fun activites for all ages.

Come and enjoy their popular annual Easter Egg Hunt where everyone has fun and every child gets a prize! There will be a longer treasure hunt around the nature trail for older children and a shorter one around the gardens for younger ones. And there’s more – Easter crafts, face-painting, and of course the fun of exploring the Celtic Gardens.

Easter Camps

Galway Atlantaquaria Easter Camps

Galway Atlantaquaria have 3 day Science Workshops for 7-10 years of age that will focus on:

1. Living Things: Discover more about animals and plants
2. Technology: Design and making
3. Engineering at the aquarium

Camps take place 15th, 16th & 17th of April and 22nd, 23rd & 24th of April.

Nature Easter Camp at Brigit’s Garden

New for 2014, the Nature Easter Camp for 5-10yr olds, runs 10am until 1pm from Tuesday 22nd to Friday 25th April at Brigit’s Garden. This story-themed camp will ignite curiosity about the natural world in springtime through Irish myths and legends, woodland and animal games, creative activities and lots of imaginative fun.


Fit Camp 4 Kids

Fit Camp 4 Kids Easter Camp is running in Ballybane April 14th – 17th for ages 7-12 with

  • fun,
  • coordination,
  • balance,
  • speed & agility
  • flexibility
  • strength training
  • nutrition

See our Camps Listings for other camps.

Other Events

Easter Workshops & Stories at Galway City Museum

Galway City Museum small (PC) BLUEThere’s a full schedule of events for kids and families this Easter at the Galway City Museum. On 16th April, there will be a Music & Irish Legends Workshop for 4-6 year olds, and another for toddlers on Music, Travel & The Sea. On the 17th, kids can make their own coat of arms at the Tribal Arms Workshop for 8-12 year olds. On 23rd and 24th, there will be story telling for kids – World Tales on 23rd and Celtic Tales on 24th. Also on 24th, there’s a Bird Watching for Children Workshop for 7+yrs. On 26th, relive the magic of original celluloid projections as SUPER8 SHOTS presents a selection of cartoons and silent movies from the 1950s to the 1980s. Runs from 11am-12pm & 3 – 4pm.

Potter Potter at The Town Hall Theatre

PottedPotterEire650x315Potted Potter, the unauthorised Harry Potter experience is a parody by Dan and Jeff that has become an international smash hit. It is coming to the Town Hall Theatre Galway just after Easter holidays, from April 29th to 4th May, as part of a sell-out world tour.

The Best Entertainment & Family Show Olivier Award Nominee Potted Potter takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real-life game of Quidditch) into seventy hilarious minutes. Even if you don’t know the difference between a Horcrux and a Hufflepuff, this brilliant comedy will make you roar with laughter. This show is perfect for ages six to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed).

The Leaning Tower of Galway

Looking for something different to do this Easter with the kids in County Galway?

Head out to Kilmacduagh to see the “Leaning Tower of Galway”!

Kilmacduagh Monastery is located 5 km from the town of Gort and as well as the leaning round tower (the lean is a bit more obvious when you’re there than from our photo!) has several ruined buildings and stone stiles to climb over and plenty of nooks and crannies to explore.

It’s not a well developed site so take a picnic or head to Gort or Kinvara for food afterwards.

Other ideas : More ideas in Things to Do with Kids around Ireland this Easter &  Great Family Walks in Galway. Lots more Easter ideas in 50 Easter Activities for kids, 8 Fun Easter Crafts for Kids & 5 Easter Recipes You’ll Love

Are you planning or did you get to any of these events?  Let us know your thoughts in the comments below

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