Ireland’s Eight Must-Do Children-Centric Things This Easter

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From treasure hunts, family fun days, outdoor adventures and more – Ireland has plenty of children-friendly things to do this Easter. And we know that almost everyone is on the lookout for children-centric Easter activities and events.

So here’s a quick, handy list. Be sure to save it because you know you will need it!

Skypark in Carlingford, County Louth

Skypark, the biggest adventure park in the country, offers a lot of thrills and adventures. It also has special events for Easter. Intrigued?

What’s on the table if you are at Skypark for Easter? They promise your little ones a colourful quest to find 10 egg locations hidden throughout their amazing maze. Not only will they have to navigate through twists and turns, but they’ll also encounter friendly characters who will make the experience even more exciting. More surprises await children at the end. Perfect family day out, isn’t it? Lots of activities that are children friendly, plus good locations for the entire family.

Find details here.

Easter Trail at Johnstown Castle

Enjoy a family day out at Johnstown Castle this Easter holidays. Follow their Peacock Trail through the gardens of Johnstown Castle. Walk the winding paths, see the wildlife, have fun in the woodland playground and search for the clues to complete the trail.

Find booking link here.

Fota Wildlife Park, Cork

Head with the family to Fota Wildlife Park which is part of the Zoological Society of Ireland. Set on 100 acres on the scenic Fota Island in the heart of Cork Harbour and is only 10KM from Cork City by rail or car and has plenty of things planned for Easter and the months ahead. With lots of animals, Easter trails and more – can a family day out get any better? Plus all the animals and trails will ensure that the children are happy and involved, making it a perfect children centric destination.

Find details of Easter at Fota here.

Easter Egg Hunt, St. Brigit’s Garden, County Galway

Brigit’s Garden has a special Easter celebration on Easter Sunday and Monday. It will be the classic Easter Egg Hunt, but they have made certain to have one younger kids and another one for older kids.

Easter special event details here.

Two kids at a children centric family Easter day at St. Brigit's Garden

Children’s Spring Festival at Slieve Aughty, Galway

Throughout the Easter holidays Slieve Aughty Centre invites you and your family to visit and celebrate spring!

Their usual fun activities, including the Enchanted Forest, pony rides, playground, nature hut, arts and crafts room, and organic restaurant are even more exciting during the spring festival. The organic garden is freshly planted with loads of delicious fruits and vegetables and herbs and is a lovely stroll, and have some fun trying on some silly hats and wigs in the arts and crafts room. You can pet the ponies and donkeys, visit the pot-bellied pig, meet their sheep and the baby foals!

Find all the details of this children centric Easter and spring festival here.

Easter at Greenan Maze, Wicklow

Greenan Maze opens for the Easter school holidays. And it has lots to offer and enjoy. This includes nature treasure hunts, nature trails, a fairy tree walk especially for toddlers and the wee folk, daily animal feedings, and more.

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Family Fun Day at Fairyhouse Racecourse, Meath

Family fun day on Easter Sunday promises a thrilling combination of top-class jump racing featuring the double Grade 1 action and a host of free entertainment and activities for children of all ages including face painters, balloon modelling and bubble fun for everyone.  

Find a booking link and details here.

Easter fun at Belvedere House, Co West Meath

The grounds of Belvedere House are great for kids, and also for adults! You can look forward to hidden creatures in the fairy garden and extensive play areas for running around. But on April 9th and 10th, the Easter Treasure Trail will have even more to explore along the way, with goodies to win and a meet and greet with cute animals from the Wooly Farm Mobile Pet Farm.

And if you are looking for some day trips inspiration (these all have Easter activities and more), have a look at our article here.

Also, don’t forget to check out our Easter Survival Guide (Attractions and Activities to Keep the children busy).

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Prerna Shah
Prerna Shah
Prerna Shah is a media and content professional with over a decade of experience in both print as well as digital. She pursues her love of a good story and storytelling by writing features, blogs, essays and interviews.

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