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Check out the latest free and cheap things to do around Ireland for the Easter Weekend - brought to you by Energia!

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Easter Eggspress Belfast
When: 20 Apr 2019 - 22 Apr 2019
Easter Bunny will be on board and all ticket holding children will receive an Easter egg.
All tickets cost £15. Children under 3 years of age not occupying a seat do not need a ticket. However, children of any age travelling on the Easter trains must have a valid ticket - if they wish to receive an Easter egg.
Light refreshments and bar service available on board the train and the station cafe will also be open. No buggies can be carried on these trains. No dogs allowed except guide dogs
Admission: £15 per person

Three Billy Goats Gruff
When: 20th - 23rd April
Join our living history team at the Navan Centres live action interpretation of the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff – the perfect Easter experience for all the family!
Trip-trap went the Three Billy Goats Gruff on their adventure to find some lovely green grass!  They trip-trapped here they trip-trapped there until they could see a hill full of grass!  To get to the grassy hill they have to cross a bridge, but the bridge is home to the meanest Troll in all the lands!  Will they be able to get pass the Troll or will the Troll Gobble them all up?  There is only one way to find out!
Admission: Adults -£ 7.50 /Children - £7.50

Easter at Huntington Castle

When: April 20-22 2019
This year Huntington Castle in Carlow hosts their annual treasure hunt around the garden – armed with a basket and a set of clues, each child will head off on a quest for golden nuggets (with a chocolate surprise at the end!). There will also be adorable little new lambs to meet, and a chance to explore the woodland adventure playground. Stroll through the stunning gardens – laid out in the 1680's they feature formal designs, lakes, champion trees and more recent additions such as new plantings and the rose garden.
Admission: Free

Easter Train Experience Rathwood

When: 13th to the 24th of April
Watch out... Freddy Fox is back and will be causing Havoc this Easter at Rathwood.
The Easter bunny doesn’t know what to do... But Little Red Riding Hood is here to help. She knows EGGactly what Freddy the Fox is like and will be able to save Easter but only with your help...
Join the Easter Bunny for story time, you will get to hear about all the adventures the Easter bunny has been up to since last year.
Join Little Red Riding Hood on an adventure through the enchanted forest searching for Freddy Fox, with the mission of saving Easter.  Next up, The biggest Easter egg hunt we have ever had watch out and collect the missing eggs for the Easter Bunny. That’s not all, once the Egg’s are all collected there will be a reward for the boys and girls. It’s time to open your imagination and get crafty.
Don’t worry it is Easter and of course as long as everything goes to plan we will be back up to visit the Easter Bunny to collect a lovely Chocolate Easter Egg.
Admission: Adult -  €8 // Child - €12

Moher Hill Farm, Liscannor Bay
When:  Easter Weekend, Saturday Sunday and Easter Monday
Easter at Moher Hill Farm is when the bunnies take centre stage. This is a perfect time to visit the farm as all the animals are keen to show off their young.
Take part in the Easter Egg Hunt, where the Easter Bunny ensures that each child is looked after, there are also fun and games for all the family, including face painting, egg and spoon races and the most popular three legged races. Pose for a photograph with the Easter Bunny or for the tiny tots take part in the ‘Under 5’s Easter Egg Hunt’. Easter at Moher Hill Farm is a treat for families and is a day not to be missed. Stroll around the farm park feeding and interacting with the animals, whizz on the go karts, bouncing on the bouncing castles, enjoy a picnic in the indoor or outdoor picnic area and spend some family time playing mini-golf.
Admission: €8 Adult, €8 Child, €6 Child under 3 years, Children under 18 months go free

Croke Park Easter Egg Hunt

    When: Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April
    Your little ones will ‘spring’ into action as they follow clues around Croke Park, Europe’s third largest stadium, to find hidden tokens. They will have to keep their eyes peeled and listen closely to the guide’s fascinating stories of Croke Park and the GAA if they want to complete the hunt successfully and earn their reward of a delicious Cadbury’s Easter egg at the end. 
    During the tour you will also be treated to behind-the-scenes access to the team dressing rooms, warm-up area and the media centre for a bird’s eye view of the stadium. You will also get to run out pitch side through the players’ tunnel and take a seat in the VIP area!
    Admission: Family of 4 - €8.75
    Family of 5 - €8

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

  3. When: Sunday April 21st, 1pm-5pm
    This year's, Mad Hatters Tea Party will feature Curious World an Alice in Wonderland themed trapeze show. Watch the antics of the Mad Hatter and White Rabbit as Alice's world gets curiouser and curiouser. After the show you can interact with the characters and learn some circus skills!
    We have lots of Easter treats to give away on our Easter Trail throughout the day. All you've got to do is solve the clues spread across Deerpark to win one of the hundreds of Easter treats that our Easter Bunny specially delivered.
    If fashion is more your thing why not make your own Mad Hat and be in with a chance to win the Grand Prize for the Maddest Hat at the Tea Party in our Hatwalk Fashion Show. You don't even have to bring a hat because our expert Make and Do team will have all the materials and give you all the help you need on the day.
    We will have lots of activities including The Teacup Ride, egg-citing Inflatables, Face-painting and more. To top it off your favourite Tea Party characters will also be there in all their Easter finery. The event, organised by dlr Events, is an initiative by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.  Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has a huge variety of events planned for 2019.
    Admission: Free

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Merrion Square

  1. When: 19th and 20th of April
    Fill your Easter with family fun, delicious Cadbury treats, and eggciting egg hunts! Head down to Merrion Square Park, Dublin, for a real Easter adventure, and an action-packed day that you and the kids will treasure. Join us in Dublin’s Merrion Square Park on 19th & 20th April 2019 for a choctastic event, in support of Barnardos! Every eggsplorer will receive a delicious Cadbury Easter Egg when they complete the egg hunt, and there’ll be plenty more egg-citing entertainment and activities for all your family and friends to enjoy! There is no booking fee on your ticket, and every cent goes to supporting Barnardos in their important work with children and families throughout the country.
    Admission: €20 per family ticket / €5 per each additional person

Brigit's Garden
When: Rosscahill, Galway, Co. Galway, Ireland
Enjoy family fun throughout the Easter holidays with at visit to Brigit's Garden. Take part in the mini-hunt or the mighty-hunt around the Gardens, do your best to solve the clues and you might receive a prize. Children can enjoy our natural playground, climb the Da Vinci Bridge, swing on the rope ladders, explore our range of habitats with a woodland, lakes, gardens and meadow which home rich and varied wildlife. Young people engage with nature and learn to love and respect their world.
The Garden Café will be in full swing, open daily for the summer season with a delicious fresh menu prepared using the finest local ingredients and produce from our own polytunnel and veggie patch. The little ones can choose from a special Elves and Fairies menu
Admission: €6.50, Adult €8.00, Child (under 2's free) €5.00, Family (2 adults and 2 children) €24.00, Family (2 adults and 3 children)€28.00

Turoe Pet Farm
When: Saturday 13th - Sunday 28th April
Turoe Pet Farm host its Easter Special, where the Easter Bunny arrives and along with The Easter Chicken they dance the afternoon away. Join them as they get involved in various games where everyone is in with a chance to win one of 100’s of free Easter eggs
Admission: 1 Adult €8.00, 1 Child €13.00, 2 Adults & 1 Child €29.00, 2 Adults & 2 Children €40.00

Easter at Lullymore Heritage Park
When: Saturday 20th April to Friday 26th April 2019.
Join the Easter Bunny for an “eggstra” special event where you have to find all the clues hidden throughout the Park, solve Easter Bunny’s puzzle and collect your egg. There will also be prizes of larger eggs each afternoon in the Funky Forest Indoor Play area for everybody who has done the Egg Hunt! To burn off lots of energy , there’s the “funky forest” indoor play centre with giant slide and ball pools, air hockey, fussball, cable run and pirate ship. There’s also 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.
No admission.

Meet the Easter Bunny @ Jetland Shopping Centre
When: Friday 12th - Saturday 20th of April, 12pm-6pm
This year meet the Easter Bunny in the magical Easter Bunny’s House which will be located in the Jetland Shopping Centre on the Ennis Road, Limerick.
Make Easter 2018 egg-stra magical by visiting the Easter Bunny in their magical house and telling them which Easter egg you want!  Children will be enchanted by the lovely Easter decorations and delighted with the egg they receive from the bunny.
Admission: Free


Westport House Egg Hunt
When: April 21 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mayo’s finest annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place on Easter Sunday from 11am to 6pm. You’ll look high and low for clues to enter to win some great prizes while enjoying the gorgeous grounds of Westport House & stunning Grounds.
The legendary Pinkie Rabbit will come back to help us celebrate the holiday and the first 300 children to complete the hunt will receive a FREE easter egg and enter to win some great prizes. Be sure to get here early –it promises to be an egg-cellent day out for all the gang with the rides and attractions of the Pirate Adventure Park, Adventure Activities and of course, the stunning House itself.
There is no extra charge to enter the Easter Egg Hunt – it is included in your ticket to the Pirate Adventure Park. We will enter everyone who completes the hunt to a prize draw at 5pm on the day so be sure to wait around.
Admission: Free

Newgrange Farm, Slane
Throughout the course of the weekend from Saturday, April 20th to Monday, April 22nd, kids and grown-ups alike can experience all the fun on the farm with lots of Easter activities along the way. There will be a huge host of event taking place over the weekend including a family quiz, colouring competition, Easter hat/bonnet judging, a sheep race with teddy jockeys and lots more.
Admission: €9 per person (No family rate).

Birr Castle
When: 13 – 28 of April 9am - 5pm daily
For those interested in nature, discovery and adventure, Birr Castle Gardens & Science Centre is the place for you this Easter break.  The team at Birr have created the “Easter Family Quest” which will take the 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 and choose from a sweet or fruit treat.
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. Quest included in admission price and memberships. Suitable for all ages. Quest will be available from reception. No booking required.
Admission: €9 Adult, €5 Child, €25 Family ticket

Glendeer Pet Farm Estate
When: Easter weekend (3 days).
Easter egg hunts are always great eggcitment as kids go wild hunting and searching for all the chocolate treasures that can be found scattered around the farm. The hunts are on for the three days of the Easter Weekend, Easter Saturday 31st, Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd at 3pm each day, please get here before 2:15 so you don’t miss out.
Admission: 9 euro, kids under 18 months old free

Easter at Mount Congreve
When: Saturday 20th April, Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday 22nd.
Mount Congreve are having fantastic fun Easter weekend activities for all the family!
On Easter Sunday 21st April, Mount Congreve will run their annual Easter Egg trail and Fun day which will include : Entry to the Gardens, Easter Egg Trail Map, Easter Egg for each child, bouncy castle, face painting and finishing off meeting the Easter Bunny.
Each day Mount Congreve is open from 11a.m. to 5.30p.m. – last access to the gardens is 4.30p.m.
Admission: Family tickets €20 (2 x adults and 2 x children) each additional child is €3. Single Adult €7/ Single Child €4

Easter at Belvedere

When: Saturday 20th - Monday 22nd April
Easter at Belvedere is a special time and our fantastic Easter Treasure Trail is a wonderful event for families to participate in. The journey to meet the Easter Bunny involves a lot of fun and meeting a variety of interesting costumed characters and earning treats along the way.
There will be games and tasks that will need doing to show Easter Bunny and his team that you’ve travelled the trail properly. At that stage the Easter Bunny and friends will have a particular chocolate treat to give to each child participating. After the fun and when everyone is tired out, it will be time for home and a well-earned rest.
Admission: Adults/Students - €6
Children (3-17) - €8 and includes treats

Easter @ Wells House & Garden
When: 21st- 22nd of April 2019. 1pm-5pm
On April 21st, Wells House & Gardens will hold its annual Easter Egg hunt, with live music and a BBQ on the terrace, an appearance from the Easter bunny, and a spectacular hunt for chocolate eggs right across the gardens and into the woodlands. Between that and the on-site adventure playground, popular fairy garden and animal farm, you’ll barely have time to get around it all.
A day full of fun for all the family with magic and imagination around every turn! Join us on Easter Monday for Electric Zoo and a Kid’s Disco on the terrace!
Admission: €10 per car / €5 per child

Easter at Glenroe Farm When: Easter Saturday 20th April, Easter Sunday 21st and Easter Monday 22nd April from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Egg races throughout the day starting with the first race at 10.30 a.m. and taking place at approximately 20-minute intervals throughout the day with the last race at 4.30 p.m. each evening. Each child aged 2 – 14 years old will get a ticket at the Admissions Desk on arrival which allows them to take part in an egg race while on the farm. There are two separate areas for egg races: (1) Children aged 6 and under at the Lower end of the playground and (2) Children 7 and over – beside the deer pen on the farm. 
Over the 3 days thousands of crème eggs or similar will be hidden and found! Each race has a special egg (duck egg) and the lucky person who finds the duck egg gets a special prize. Adult egg races throughout the day – a must to take part in or view from the sidelines! You’ll crack up at what goes on in these races! These races happen in the field beside the deer pen. Wear flat comfortable shoes for running if you want to take part.
Admission: Adult : €7.50, Child : €7.50, Under 3 : Free, Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) : €27

When: 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.
Admission: Free and no booking required
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