Easter things to do

Family Things to do at Easter

Visit The Newpark hotel in Kilkenny for their ‘Wonka in Jurassic’ experience. Enjoy Willy Wonka’s magical adventures in Dinoland, along the way look out for the Oompa Lumpas, the Easter Bunny and watch out for their moving Dinosaurs. Enjoy the magic of their mini Fairy Village and meet their Talking Tree Leafy and the guardian of the fairy trail branch while you walk the fairy trail. The Newpark hotel won an award this year for best family friendly hotel. Find out more here – Wonka in Jurassic

The Rose Hotel in Tralee have Easter family breaks from €317 per stay. Their packages include delicious breakfast, dinner, Kiddies’ Teas and a family pass to the Aqua Dome just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel. My children love the Aquadome and don’t forget Dingle is only an hours drive form Tralee. Find out more here – The Rose Hotel at Easter

If you are venturing to North Donegal, make sure to visit Ards Forest Park on the way to the picturesque town of Dunfanaghy. This forest park has stunning beaches, board walks beside the ocean, hikes, sand dunes, salt water lakes and a super playground. All you need is a picnic, walking shoes and your swim suit for a great day out. Find out more here – Ards Forest park

If you are venturing up towards Malin Head (which is a must see, the views are spectacular) You have to call in and see John and his amazing tourist attraction ‘The Wild Alpaca Way.’ If you thought you had seen the best views up the top of Donegal, think again. While taking it all in, bring along an alpaca and trek along the Knockamany Bens and look out over Five Fingers Strand. Find out more here – Wild Alpaca Way

Red Mountain Open Farm in Drogheda in County Meath have plenty of activities in their large open barns so regardless of the weather, you’re guaranteed to have a good time! Open from Saturday 23rd of March to Sunday 7th of April daily 10:30am to 5pm including Bank Holiday Monday. Their Treasure Hunt is exclusively on Saturday the 30th of March, Sunday the 31st of March and Monday the 1st of April. The Treasure hunt runs all day and every child gets a prize! Find out more here – Red Mountain Farm

Woodlands hotel has been winning lots of awards this year including the most recent award of ‘Sustainability Champion.’ And their Easter activities on the grounds of the hotel are fantastic including a Fairy Trail, Mini Pet Farm, giant games Room, Obstacle Course, and Woody’s Kids club will run daily during school holidays and if staying on an Easter family package, the pool here is amazing (20m) for children (and steam room, sauna and jacuzzi for parents) For the outdoor adventurous children there are Bug hunts, Nature walks, Meet the bees, Seed planting and gardening and there is an outdoor pitch and goal posts for the football enthusiasts (my son loves this) You must visit the outdoor Treehouse area for gorgeous food where you can eat in your own cozy cabin.
Find out more here – Easter at Woodlands Hotel

The Hodson Bay hotel have plenty to do for active children at Easter. Enjoy lakeside walks and explore the fairy trail in Yew Point, with beautiful views. Take a Viking tour over to Athlone town and sample the many restaurants for families. For parents who like to sea swim, take a sunset/sunrise dip at the lake at the hotel and book a mobile sauna with Áit Sona sauna situated at the lake every Saturday morning. Find out more here – Easter & Spring breaks at the Hodson Bay hotel

Lawlor’s of Naas invites families to join egg-citing adventures and treats in the heart of Naas, Kildare. From April 1st to 8th, enjoy themed events at nearby attractions like face-painting, magic shows and games at the Irish National Stud and Gardens. Don’t miss the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and Easter train rides at Kildare Farm Foods. Plus, hop along to Caragh Open Farm for an Easter Egg Hunt and meet special guests like the Easter Bunny and Big Bird. Explore magical adventures at Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park and Clonfert Pet Farm’s Easter Eggs-travaganza. Find out more here – Lawlors at Easter

Closer to home in Dublin, visit the easter themed Luggwoods Enchanted Forest, easily accessible off the M50, in the Dublin mountains just outside Saggart village. The Easter bunny leaves out clue’s to help all the boys and girls crack the code of the Easter Puzzle before they see the Luggwoods Mini Petting farm and of course meet the Easter Bunny who has a chocolate easter egg for everyone.
Find out more here – Luggwoods

Easter Egg Race At Glenroe Farm – Easter simply wouldn’t be complete without attending this iconic Easter weekend, taking place on Saturday, March 30th, Sunday, March 31st and Monday, April 1st. Three days filled with activities, egg-citement and family fun. There will be egg races all day long, lively entertainment and the chance to meet plenty of animals, including baby animals. Every child aged 3 to 12 will receive a ticket upon admission to participate in the egg race held on the farm. Find out more here – Glenroe Farm at Easter

There are so many more events going on, check some out on this fantastic informative website – Family Fun

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