With the Easter break approaching quickly, it’s time to start thinking of ways to keep your little ones busy during their time off. We’ve compiled some of our recommended activities and events running during the school holidays that are sure to keep your little ones busy.
Cork City Gaol Heritage Centre – Cork City Gaol’s annual Easter Bunny Trail returns this year, running from April 22 to 26 2019. With the help of a map, little ones can collect all the Easter bunnies hidden within in the building to win a prize, ensuring children have great fun and learn a little about history at the same time.
See corkcitygaol.com for more information.
Moher Hill Open Farm – Located in Co. Clare, this open farm’s Easter Eggstravaganza is sure to be an exciting one. Featuring Easter egg hunts, a visit from the Easter Bunny, games, face painting, egg and spoon races and more, this is the ideal Easter excursion for families. Running all throughout the Easter weekend, it is certainly one that’s not to be missed.
See moherfarm.com for more information.
Dublin Zoo – Dublin Zoo hosts annual Easter events which cater for children of every age. Featuring Easter Egg Hunts and Treasure Trails, face-painting, discos, kids and teenager workshops and more, there is no shortage of enjoyment to be had here. Although full details are yet to be announced, it’s definitely one worth keeping your eyes peeled for.
See dublinzoo.ie for more information.
Imaginosity Children’s Museum – During both the February mid-term and Easter break, Dublin’s Imaginosity Children’s Museum are running camps for children aged four to six in the mornings and ages seven to nine in the afternoons. These workshops aim to entertain children in a dun, hands-on, interactive and education way, with a variety of activities which are sure to thrill your younger children.
See imaginosity.ie for more information
Fairyhouse Easter Festival 2019 – Meath’s famous Fairyhouse race course is hosting its Easter Family fun day yet again this year. On Tuesday April 23, 2019, families can enjou a day of entertainment and excitement alongside the races. Bouncy castles, face painting, balloon modelling and games are all to be expected and, in case that hasn’t convinced you, kids go FREE. What’s not to love?
See fairyhouse.ie for more information
Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre – Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre are running STEM workshops for kids during the February mid-term. Run by Planet Science, these workshops cater for ages five to 13 and aim to educate primary school children on various areas of science in an enjoyable and entertaining way. Running on February 21st and 22nd, tickets for these workshops are available to book now. Birr Castle will also run two weeks of activities for the Easter break, with details yet to be announced.
See birrcastle.com for more information
Westport House – In addition to extended opening hours, Westport House runs annual Easter events in their Pirate Adventure Park such as an Easter Egg Hunts. Although details are yet to be announced, if the enjoyment had in previous years is anything to go off it is certainly not to be missed!
See wesporthouse.ie for more information.
Brigit’s Garden – Brigit’s Garden Family Easter Egg Hunt is taking place again this year on April 21 and April 22 2019 and is sure to make for a brilliant afternoon’s entertainment. There are two different hunts planned – a mini-hunt for younger children around the four Celtic Gardens and a ‘mighty-hunt’ for the older children around the park’s nature trail. With games and crafts and a visit from the Easter Bunny also on the agenda, it’s sure to make for a brilliant day out for all the family.
See brigitsgarden.ie for more information.
Easter Street Theatre – From April 20 to 22 2019, the Easter Street Theatre at the Causeway Coast will be travelling across various towns to put on a FREE theatre performance ideal for children. A mixture of comedy and circus skills, including fire juggling and unicyclists, this performance is sure to thrill and humour both the young and the young at heart. Ballymoney, Ballycastle, Limavady, Portrush and Portstewart are the towns in which the Easter Street Theatre plans on visiting.
Easter Surf Camp – Surfing may not be the first activity that comes to mind when you’re brainstorming Easter holiday entertainment, but Alive Surf School in Portrush provides exactly that for children aged five to 16. There are two camps running, one in each week of the Easter break, and all the essential such as wetsuits and boards are included. Even parents are encouraged to join in on the fun! After a busy day out in the cold waves, children have access to warm showers, boots, gloves and a hot chocolate if needed.
See alivesurfschool.com for more information.