15 Eggcellent Easter Events Around Ireland 2018
Written by Melanie May
Looking for something EGG-stra special to do with (or without) the kids this Easter? Then why not join in an Easter egg hunt or craft workshop and meet the Easter Bunny whilst you are at it. You’ll have an egg-straordinary time.
Here are some eggciting events taking place this Easter around Ireland:
Easter Bunny Trail – Monday 2nd April until Friday 6th April
Once inside the Cork City Gaol visitors receive a map of the Gaol and are sent off on a challenge to find all the bunnies hidden around the building. When you find all the bunnies you win a prize. Not only does this Easter Bunny Trail keep the kids entertained they learn a bit of history too.
Easter Eggstravaganza Saturday 24th March – Sunday 8th April
Children go free with a paying adult this Easter at Airfield and on the 1st and 2nd of April, Airfield Estate and Keelings invite you and the little ones to plant your own strawberry and make a donation in aid of ISPCC Childline. Furthermore, Airfield’s woodland walkway will be transformed into an Easter wonderland with a series of installations of oversized decorative eggs giving you lots of information and cool facts. You can enjoy a self-guided walk amongst the natural woodland environment but be sure to pick up a trail fact sheet to fill in on your route. There will also be a magician and face painter on hand to keep everyone entertained.
Croke Park Stadium Tour – March 26th to 29th
The Croke Park Stadium Tour gets an Easter twist over the holidays with an access-all-areas guided stadium tour, combined with an Easter Egg Hunt, all rounded off with a visit to the GAA Museum! Children will have to keep their eyes peeled for hidden tokens and listen closely to the guide’s stories of Croke Park and the GAA in order to complete the hunt successfully and earn a Cadbury’s Easter egg at the end.
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt for Barnardos – March 30th and 31st
This family fun day out in Dublin’s Merrion Square Park is in support of Barnardos. Every child will receive a Cadbury Easter egg when they complete the Egg Hunt, and there promises to be plenty of entertainment and activities to keep everyone entertained. Every cent of the cost of the tickets goes to Barnardos. Tickets €20 per family.
Jamie’s Eggcellent Birds – March 29th
Budding ornithologists should head to The Natural History Museum on March 29th for Jamie’s Eggcellent Birds event. Bird expert, Jamie Durrant will let you touch real bird eggs and feathers during this educational and fun session.
Easter Egg Hunt at Ardgillan – Monday 2nd April at 3 pm
Magic fans are in for a treat at Ardgillian Castle this Easter as magician Jamie Skelton will be performing his magic show. There is also an Easter egg hunt around the Demesne and the Easter Bunny will be there to greet everyone. There is plenty of entertainment too including music, dance and face painters.
Superheros Easter – 30th & 31st March
Oh no! The Easter Bunny has gone rogue and taken all the Easter Eggs. It’s time for you superheroes to suit up and put on your capes to help save the day. There will be big superheroes on hand on the day to help the little superheroes solve riddles and clues to help recover the eggs. Visitors will enjoy activities throughout the garden, outdoor games, superhero training, a photo booth and power pack Easter egg!
Family Easter Hunt – April 1st & 2nd
There is fun for all the family this Easter at Brigit’s Garden in Rosscahill, Co. Galway. For the younger children there is a mini-hunt around the four Celtic Gardens and there is a mighty-hunt for the older children around the nature trail.
Nore Valley Park Annual Easter Egg Hunt – 24th March – 30th March 2018 from 10 am – 4 pm daily
The Nore Valley Park Annual Easter Egg Hunt gives children the chance to meet all the new-born spring animals and earn some sweet treats as they search for hidden eggs.
Easter Egg Hunt – April 1st from 11 am – 6 pm
Join Pinkie the Rabbit for the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Westport House & Gardens and look high and low for clues to enter competitions and raffles to win some great prizes. The best thing about this Easter egg hunt is that you get to enjoy the gorgeous grounds of Westport House and the stunning grounds. But the fun doesn’t stop there, you can also scream yourself silly on the rides and attractions of the Pirate Adventure Park.
Who Stole the Egg Hunt – April 1st from 10 am – 4 pm
Tayto Park has something for all ages this Easter. Those under six-years-old can enjoy arts and crafts, there is face painting for all ages as well as a mystery Easter egg hunt to work out who stole the Easter egg. Those who solve the crime win a prize.
Family Easter Quest – Saturday 24 March to Sunday 8 April
The “Easter Family Quest” at Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre is perfect for those who like nature, adventure and discovery. The Quest takes you on a journey through time, from great engineering feats to wildlife discoveries, and many more highlights in between. When the quest is complete there is a treat waiting at the end.
Eggstra Fun Easter – 26th March – 5th April
There are so many really cool events taking place over the Easter holidays in Lough Key Forest and Activity Park. Families can rent electric bicycles, kiddie’s bikes and ordinary bikes and cycle the bike trails. You can try and conquer the Boda Borg Quest ‘Mummy’ which features light and sound to make it feel like you are in an ancient Egyptian Tomb. You can also take part in arts and crafts activities and meet the Easter Bunny.
Easter Treasure Trail – 31st March – 2nd April
Over the Easter weekend, Belvedere House and Gardens is hosting its Easter Treasure Trail. This family event features a trail with fun tasks that lead to Mr & Mrs Easter Bunny and an Easter Egg.
Easter Egg Hunt – 1st April and 2nd April from 11 am – 5 pm
The Greenan Maze is reopening this Easter with free treasure hunts for kids as well as nature trails, a fairy tree walk especially for toddlers and babies and you can even watch the animals being fed. There is also an Easter egg hunt and the Cheeky Chicks will help you find eggs and make it to the centre of the maze where you’ll meet the Easter Bunny.
Happy Easter from everyone at I Love Cooking!