Easter Events for Families!
The best thing about Easter (apart from the chocolate!) is the nice, long weekend that we get to spend with our family. With the fine weather now making an appearance, it is also great to able to get out and about again and soak up a bit of spring sunshine!
There are lots of ‘egg-citing’ things happening for all ages this Easter, so families will be spoilt for choice. The traditional Easter egg hunt always a popular activity (the children at Park Academy just LOVE their annual egg hunt at creche!) and many venues are going all out to host an ‘egg-stra’ special trail for their visitors. For anyone looking for a different ‘egg-sperience’ this year, here are our top five Easter events!
Easter Events in Wicklow
Killruddery Easter Event
Date: Sunday April 16th
Time: From 10am
Venue: Killruddery Estate, Bray Co. Wicklow
Tickets: €15 per child
This year Killruddery are providing a special Easter event for children which will include a craft workshop, an egg hunt and a Mad Hatter’s tea party. The creative workshop will be hosted by The Moon and Men and will give children an opportunity to ‘egg-splore’ their creative side, through a variety of Easter themed crafts. Afterwards participants will have to scramble around to different stations solving clues, before attending the Mad Hatter tea party with a special guest appearance from Little Bo Peep. This will be followed by a visit to some fluffy new arrivals at Killruddery (who Little Bo Peep has been tending to for the past few weeks!) and then there will be a final challenge to complete, in order to earn some delicious chocolatey treats.
Please note: Book a time slot early to avoid disappointment! http://bit.ly/2o2jVlc
Greenan Maze Easter Egg Hunt
Date: Sunday April 16th & Monday April 17th
Time: 12pm – 5pm
Venue: Greenan Farm Museum & Maze, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow
Tickets: €9 per person
Where better to do an Easter egg hunt, than in a real life maze?!
The Easter Bunny will be making a special appearance at Greenan Maze on Easter weekend, to host some ‘egg-stra’ special egg hunts for lucky children. He will be joined by his special assistants ‘the Cheeky Chicks’ who will be hopping around the mazes, helping children with their hunt and keeping everyone entertained. Once solved, clues will lead participants to the middle of the maze where the Easter bunny will be waiting with the eggs!
For tiny tots there will be face painting in the craft shop and parents can also enjoy an Easter treat in the tea rooms, which will be open all day.
Please note: Last year’s event was fully booked out so advance booking is advised.
Events in Dublin
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt for Barnardos
Date: Friday 14th April & Saturday 15thApril 2017
Time: Morning event: 10am to 1pm
Afternoon event: 2pm to 4.30pm
Venue: Merrion Square, Dublin
Tickets: €9 per person
For an egg hunt with an ‘egg-stra’ feel-good factor, why not go along to the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt for Barnardos in Merrion Square?! This great family event will take place on Good Friday and Easter Saturday and participants will receive a delicious Cadbury’s Easter egg on completion of the Easter trail. After taking part in the egg hunt, families can then visit the Easter Bunny’s Village, where they will enjoy lots of activities & games, a magic show and even more tasty treats. Best of all, all proceeds from the event will go directly to Barnardos children’s charity to support the fantastic work that they do.
Please note: Family tickets are €20 and can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/2myLpjr.
For more information on this event go to https://easter.cadbury.ie.
Croke Park Easter Egg Hunt
Venue: GAA Museum, Croke Park Stadium, Dublin
Ages: Recommended age is 4 – 8 years old (must be accompanied by an adult)
Date: April 14th – 17th April (excluding Good Friday)
Times: Please see website for more details.
• Adult: €14.00
• Children (Under 12): €9.00
• Family (based on 2 adults & 2 children): €38.00
Sports lovers (both big and small!) will really enjoy the ‘egg-stra’ special sports event that is taking place at Croke Park this Easter. The GAA Museum is holding a series of Easter Egg Hunts for families as part of their popular Croke Park Stadium tour and participants will have to follow clues and find tokens in order to claim their egg shaped rewards. Each tour will go behind the scenes at Croke Park, giving visitors access to areas such as the team dressing rooms, the Player’s Lounge, the pitch warm up area. The ‘high-’light is a trip to the top tier to get a bird’s eye view of the entire stadium. Children can also practice their hurling and football skills through a range of fun interactive activities in the museum games zone.
Please note: Limited places. Booking is essential. http://bit.ly/1hQ50nQ
Farmeligh Easter Family Fun Day
Date: Easter Sunday April 16th & Easter Monday April 17th
Time: 10am – 5:15pm
Venue: Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin
Farmleigh Estate have a fantastic Easter programme for families this year and best of all, the events are absolutely free! The festivities kick off at 10am with a family food market, which will have a range of delicious produce on offer all day. From noon there will be will be puppet shows, story-telling and Easter art workshops for children, along with music on the bandstand to add to the atmosphere. At 3pm children can take part in an Easter egg hunt on the grounds, which involves a host of fun challenges. Completed quiz sheets will then be entered into a draw to win an Easter egg. As if that’s not enough excitement, visitors will also get an opportunity visit the ‘Giants Garden’, where some very special guests will be waiting to greet them!
Please note: Limited spaces available. Tickets are free but will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
To see the schedule of events please go to http://bit.ly/2nXWWpGht
To book tickets or for more information phone 01 8155900.
No matter what you choose to do, we hope that you have an ‘egg-stra’ special Easter!
For more information on our creches in Wicklow & South Dublin, just go to our website.
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