Dublinia is proud to present Viking Fest 2018. A huge celebration of Viking Culture happening Easter weekend at Dublinia and Wood Quay from the 30th of March to the 2nd of April.
This unmissable festival of Viking heritage will host live history demonstrations, Viking ships moored and on display in Wood Quay, and will culminate in a live outdoor spectacle with the international Follow the Viking’s audio visual and theatrical performance at the historic Wood Quay amphitheatre, celebrating the cultural and historic impact of the Vikings on Saturday 31st March.
Dublinia hosts Viking Fest with support from Dublin City Council, Failte Ireland, Follow the Vikings and Creative Europe.
Children Mid-Term Tales
Come visit Glasnevin Cemetery this Easter to enjoy new tours specially designed for families. Discover tales from a 1916 diary, hear about how many times Cathal Brugha was shot, and learn just what happened to William Fogarty’s pesky parrots… The tours will run at 1.15pm from Friday 30th March to Monday 2nd April 2018.
Retro Drive-in Movies
Cinema is an experience. Watching movies on The World's Biggest Mobile LED screen is a magical experience! Starting as a crazy idea written on a beer mat over a few drinks, Retro Drive-in Movies is a cost effective family fun movie day out. Imagine a TV the size of 2 double-decker busses parked side by side? Well, Now you can experience it!
Admission: €29 for a full car, €5.80 pp.
Willy Wonka Easter Event
Willy Wonka is coming to the Square for some Easter fun! It will be a day filled with fun and EGG-cellent activities! FREE face painting will also be available at the event!
Punch Lion Kids Comedy
A family friendly stand-up comedy club for kids and big kids! We bring top comedians with silly jokes to make you giggle and grin and laugh out loud.
Come to the show for knock-knock jokes and silly songs, nonsense word play and stories of pongs. Big loud mime and funny faces, laughing loud at weird voices. Making your belly ache with laughter, lots and lots to talk about after!
Easter Chocolate Making Sessions 2018
Come and make your very own chocolate Easter Egg or Chocolate Bunny, and enjoy an ice cream while your chocolate mould sets. Duration 35-40 mins. Suitable for age 3+ (once you can use a paint brush). Price: €10 for each mould-maker. Accompanying non-mould-makers may sit with mould-makers in café/workshop-area.
Jog for a Dog 2018 5k
Jog For a Dog 5k returns in 2018 on Easter Monday April 2nd
, the 4th
year of this popular event run in the beautiful surroundings of Castletown House, Celbridge Co Kildare. Raising funds for the wonderful charity My Canine Companion Autism Service Dogs, this event has raised over €53k in the last three years! Thanks to great sponsorship from Irish Dog Foods, which covers all the race costs, ALL of your registration fees go to the charity. Sponsorship cards are also available to all runners, if you would like to get family and friends involved in fundraising for this wonderful charity.
Admission: Free to watch. To partake, Family: €53.45 (2 Adults, 3 Children)
Castlecomer Discovery Park
Time to celebrate! The gorgeous snowdrops are peeking up and the evenings are getting nice and long. Castlecomer Discovery Park is open for the 2018 season each weekend from the 17th March, but we have two full weeks of active fun from the 24th March to the 8th of April to celebrate the arrival of Spring and Easter holidays! Join us on Saturday March 31st for Cásca sa Choill as we celebrate craft and the natural world in our quirky event domes located at the Elf and Fairy Village
Admission: €10, book online at www.discoverypark.ie.
The Easter Train Experience
The Easter trains run on Saturday 31st March, Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd April, train times are at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Full restaurant available. Easter Train Experience on the day – you will pop on the Easter Train and join in on the fun of the Easter Egg Treasure Hunt down through the woods and Lisduff Pet Farm, Just make sure to bring your wellies for going down through the woods, we will be having lots of fun and everyone will receive a yummy Easter egg, have your face painted like an Easter Bunny or many other characters that we have to offer, full use of indoor and outdoor play area with unlimited time on the day, and of course get your free hot chocolate with melting marshmallows with lots more things to do.
Cost: Adults: €5, Children: €10, Under one year olds:Free. You can book online or call (0505) 44961 or (086) 3619759
Our popular Easter egg hunt, Midir and Etain in Wonderland returns on Easter Monday 2nd April at 3pm. Alice is revisiting the Wonderland of Ardagh, home of Midir and Etain. Is Fuamnach really the Red Queen or is Midir the Mad Hatter? Come along and join the White Rabbit in the quest for the way into Tir na nÓg and you might even find some eggs. Be inspired by the story and let your imagination run wild in the art workshop, help to paint the roses red or follow the White Rabbit down the burrow. Lots more family fun too. Booking essential. Buy tickets online below or contact us to book on 086 3027602, 086 1717925 or by email to [email protected]
Admission: €10 per child (includes art workshop,egg hunt and free tea/coffee for accompanying adult).
Wooly Ward’s Farm is delighted to announce the return of the Easter Eggstravaganza on Friday 30th March, Saturday 31st and Sunday 1st of April!
Special Activities such as the Easter Egg Hunt, Live Lambing, Animal Maternity Ward and the Easter Show will all be on offer.
Not forgetting Bouncy Castles, Thomas the Tank Engine, Animal Petting and arts and crafts which all will be there as usual!
And don’t forget to pop in and visit Scary Mary while you are here.
Admission: Adults: €7, Children: €15 (including all activities and show). Family tickets are also available.
Easter Family Fun at Rathbeggan Lakes
Rathbeggan Lakes really has something for everyone in the family this Easter and they are opened daily throughout the
Easter Holidays for lakeside walks, fishing and picnics. The Heritage Park, Fairy Garden and Playground are also available as is the Pet Farm with some super cute new bunnies who arrived just in time for Easter! Rathbeggan Lakes will have all other activities up and running from Good Friday onward (weather permitting) and are really looking forward to the Easter Bumble Egg hunt on Easter Sunday.
Easter Egg Hunt in The Fairy Garden!
Family Easter Quest, Birr Castle, Gardens & Science centre
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. Quest included in admission price. Suitable for all ages. Quest will be available from reception. No booking required.
For Enquires email[email protected]
Complimentary face painting March 28, 29,30 and April 4,5,6 between 12.00 and 15.00
Admission: €9 Family: €25 ( 2 adults, 2 children ) tickets can be purchased in advance here.
The most Egg-citing Hunt of them all!
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, foosball, 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.
So why not discover Lullymore this Easter week for some refreshingly healthy family fun! Egg Hunt runs for 7 days from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm – Saturday 31st March – 6th April 2018. Easter Egg Hunt is available throughout the day.
Admissions: Usual family admissions apply- €30 (2 Adults 2 kids)
Easter Egg Hunt – Friday 30th March 2018
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. For Easter enjoy a Family day out at the Irish National Heritage Park,
Our Easter Egg hunt runs throughout the day from 9.30 am until 4.30pm.
(Please allow yourself approximately 2 hours for the Egg Hunt) *After the Hunt has been completed each child will receive an Easter egg.
Admission: €5.00 per child, No charge for Adults *** PRE BOOKING ESSENTIAL ***
Easter Weekend at Glenroe Farm, Kilcoole
Three days of egg-ceptional and cracking fun on the farm on Easter Saturday 31st March, Easter Sunday 1st and Easter Monday 2nd 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.
Puppet Shows at 12 noon and 2pm
Face-painting throughout the day
Lots of baby animals – lambs, chicks, baby rabbits, guinea pigs, etc.
Farm animals and Pets
Coffee Shop and BBQ Stand.
Large outdoor playground and Undercover Playground.
Lots of picnic areas throughout the farm.
Nature Walk with Fairy Garden.
The farm is open from 10 am till 5 pm each day with last admissions at 4 pm. Wear flat comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. We don’t take bookings for this event.
Admission: Adult : 7 euro Child : 7 euro Under 2 : Free Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) : €25 additional adult/child : 5 euro each
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: Adult €8.00 Child: €8.00 €6.00 Child under 3 years
Tír na nóg Childrens Festival Tralee 2018
Fancy Dress Fun Run
Tickets are now available for this year’s Fancy Dress Fun Run in the Park. This year we will start off with a Zumba warm up with Linda Flanagan
.We will also have Face Painting, Easter Eggs, Music and lots more fun! Make sure to get your voucher for cookies and milk after the fun run as well. Proudly supported by Garveys Supervalu Tralee
and Tralee Outlook
. All profits are going to the Cashel Children’s ward at University Hospital Kerry.There will also be a raffle on the day with great prizes to be won. Fancy Dress is optional.
Family Easter Tea Party, The Easter Bunny and a few more characters would like to invite you to a Children’s Tea Party for some fun, food, games and more from 12 noon to 2.00pm. All proceeds will be going to the Cashel Childrens ward in University Hospital Kerry. Proudly supported by Tralee Outlook and Classic Cupcakes by Sarah. This is a strictly ticket only event.
Admission: €7.00, purchase tickets here
Walk Gleninchaquin park with all the family
Gleninchaquin Park provides breathtaking landscapes and scenery in which it is a sheer delight to wander around over streams with log bridges, mountain paths with carved steps, through rock passages, along glens and lakes to higher altitude. Marvel at the views overlooking the lakes, delicate green meadows, a spectacular rock face waterfall, it’s force dependent on the amount of rain of the previous days. This magnificent valley makes for a great day out for the experienced walker – high level routes, to those more inclined to the gentler terrain. Ample parking facilities are provided close to the waterfall and the picnic areas.
Famous Saturday food market
Every Saturday, 8am - 3pm: A don't miss for locals and visitors alike, Limerick's celebrated Milk Market the best of fresh, natural produce.
Here you’ll discover the very best of fresh, natural produce from great farmhouse cheeses and chutneys, just-caught fish and artisan meats, organic fruit & vegetables, to delicious healthy breads and fresh pressed juices.
You’ll also be able to snack on gourmet sandwiches, wraps, pastries, chocolates, delicious crepes, soups and freshly brewed teas & coffees or buy fresh flowers and vibrant plants.
Along with almost 50 stalls and 21 shop units to tempt even the most discerning shopper, the Famous Milk Market also allows the visitor to relax, enjoy and observe the activities of this celebrated market from the vantage of the Mezzanine floor which is located above the Pavilion shops and accessible by stairs and lift.
Tipperary Vintage and Custom Rally
Tipperary Vintage are holding a family fun day in celebration of their 10th anniversary on Easter Sunday 1st of April in the Tipperary Plaza. It’s one of Ireland’s biggest collection of vintage cars, tractors, motorbikes, trucks, stationary engines, dog show, and funfair
Admission: Voluntary contribution
Hanami Welcoming the Cherry Blossom Fairies
This year the Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens will celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival at Easter and welcome the Cherry Blossom Fairies to the Gardens, with music, fairy trails and fairy light workshops.
Patrick Lafcadio Hearn was a 19th century writer with Greek and Irish heritage who spent years in the United States and, most notably, in Japan. He collected and translated Japanese folk stories, fairy tales, poems and lyrics, and also wrote on his time spent learning about the culture of the Far East and Buddhism in books like Gleaning In Buddha-Fields and In Ghostly Japan.
Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens are based in Tramore, County Waterford, which was Hearn’s familial home when he moved from Greece to Ireland. The gardens are styled after Hearn’s own biography, so central to them are the Japanese Gardens, however there is also an American Garden representing the time he spent in Louisiana, a Greek Garden representing his heritage, and a Victorian garden representing his youth in Tramore.
Admission: €2.00 - €5.00
Galway Food Festival
March 29th - April 2nd 2018
2018 is a wondrous year for Galway regarding our love of food and the culture that goes with it. The European Region of Gastronomy programme will contribute to further growth in the economy in the Galway region and contribute to job creation across the various sectors of a yearlong programme of events of all types from support to businesses, to community celebration, from conferences to symposia work is already underway to deliver projects that will support the key focus areas and have a lasting legacy. For this year's festival our theme is 'Planting Seeds', and of course it is about the origin of our food but also so much more. It's about planting the seeds of education and awareness; it's about planting the seeds of economic growth and development; it's about getting back to our roots.
An Dobharchú & The North Leitrim Easter Hillwalking Festival
Folkloric tales of lake monsters i.e. the Glenade Lough’s An Dobharchú, recent archaeological finds and the opportunity of panoramic views of the Sligo and Donegal coastlines will enchant the walker at the annual North Leitrim Glens Hill Walking Festival this Easter in the stunning Glenade Valley on this Saturday, March 31st and on this Sunday, April 1st.
Take on the April Fool’s Day challenge in the galleries. Museum of Country Life, Turlough
Explore the Museum’s collection with this fun family trail – Are You An April Fool? Can you figure out what is true and what is false? Take on the April Fool’s Day challenge with this fun activity for all of the family to enjoy. No booking required. Available during museum opening hours, April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Looking for a fun activity for Easter? Why not spend a whole afternoon in the gorgeous setting of Strokestown Park
for an Easter Egg Hunt, visiting spring lambs, puppet show and Arts & Crafts followed by the Easter Parade in Strokestown village on Easter Sunday, 1st April.
Admission: €7.00 (plus booking fee) or €10.00 on the day
Sligo Children's Book Festival
it's going to be a complete razztwizzler!!! In our ever-popular junior book club for children aged 7 – 9 years, we will explore the work of the very brilliant Roald Dahl. Children will take part in a gloriumptious craft-making activity and enjoy an entertaining squishous storytelling session with a Lickswishy hot chocolate in tow! Created to inspire the joy of reading from an early age. This is part of the Sligo Children's Book Festival 2018
Duration: 2 hours. Limited capacity.
Carndonagh Easter Monday Parade
Carndonagh Easter Parade will take place on Easter Monday 2nd of April. This is a great day out for all the family. This family-friendly event will include a parade, fancy dress and a number of fun activities including Best Easter Bonnet competition.
Easter Bunny Hop 10k & 5k
Arva Trotters are delighted to present the Easter Bunny Hop 10k & Chicken Run 5k.
Donations are welcome on the day, all of which will go to Downs' Syndrome Ireland, Cavan Branch.
Start/finish at Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva. Refreshments served afterwards
The Big Easter Egg Hunt
Choc-tastic Easter at the Four Seasons Hotel Monaghan.
Make it an eggcellent Easter weekend and bring the little Eggsplorers to the Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Sunday!
We have lined up another eggstraspecial family event, with all participants receiving a delicious Easter egg on completion of the hunt, not to mention the chocolate treats galore as the hu
nt takes place! Enjoy a hopping good time on the Easter Egg Hunt, families can eggsplore our wonderfully Easter themed hotel, with lots of activities, tasty treats and much much more.
Easter Carvery available on the day from 1pm - 6pm.
Easter Cot Trip
Enjoy a cruise on Lough Erne as part of the Easter break.
See a different side to Crom estate this Easter from the water as you cruise around in Crom's 100 year old traditional craft. Weather dependent.
Don't forget to pick up your nature Easter trail from the Visitor Centre!
Opening Times - 14:00 - 16:00
Cost: Adult: €5.00 Child: €2.50
Easter Egg Hunt
ACO’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 31st at 4pm at Reservoir Park in Tyrone. This event is for children ages 0-12.
Easter egg trail & family fun day
We will have face painting, arts and crafts and inflatable fun. Alongside our Easter Egg Trail – Easter Egg Hunt we will have a selection of activities for the older kids too. From the Leap of Faith, Archery and Zip Line, these will be available to purchase on a token system from reception on the day.
- Easter Egg Trail – follow the map to find the clues to unlock the eggcellent prize at the end
- Face Painting – ohhh what design will you choose?
- Inflatable Fun – bounce and laugh with
- Arts & Crafts Corner – Art Attic – Watch Out!!!!!
Admission: €3 Kids: £8 Family Pass: £25 (2x adults & 3x kids)
If you’re looking for something a bit different to liven up your Easter Holiday weekend, then join Big Telly Theatre Company in an innovative new game, developed in partnership with Seamus Heaney HomePlace, called Operation Sweet-Talk.
Dr. Zeiffal, Dr. Zeigal and the Hippo That Can Never Be Caught!
Calling all hippo expert enthusiasts…
Mouths of Lions bring their five star, award-winning, Edinburgh Fringe family favourite show, Dr. Zeiffal, Dr. Zeigal and the Hippo That Can Never Be Caught! to the MAC.
This fun and engaging show invites the audience to help the forgetful Dr Zeiffal catch the crafty Hippo with her patented Hippo instruments: The Invisible Hippo Blanket, the Hippo Google Goggles and a blizzard of Hippo packaging.
Expect belly laughs, belly flops, surreal slapstick and fantastical falling over in this interactive family comedy created by Mouths of Lions. Bring your hippo catchers and your hippo google goggles, because Dr Zeiffal has most likely lost hers…
Admission: €8 (child), €14.50 - €20 (adult)
FAMILY SUPER SATURDAY FEATURING 'GRUFF'
This much loved fairy-tale is brought to life with a pinch of Banyan magic. Puppetry, Storytelling and Original Music.
POST SHOW ACTIVITIES: Ticket price includes post-show one hour of fun activities including Themed Craft Workshop, Face Painting, Balloon Modelling & Fancy Dress Competition with prizes For Best Dress Boy & Girl. Great value for money!
Super Saturdays are recommended for age 4+
This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.
Admission: Sat 31 Mar | 2.00pm | €9.00 | Family Ticket Of Four €32.00
[Includes Show & One Hour Post Show Activities]