school tours at dublinia

The Big Dig at Dublinia

Dig for ancient Viking treasure at the Dublinia Big Dig

Put your hard hat on and get your hands dirty to experience life as an Archaeologist.

Come and join the Big Dig in the grounds of Dublinia from the 24th to the 28th of March, where visitors will get to take part in our very own simulated archaeology excavation.

It promises to be a fun packed family event where children will get a chance to discover how archaeologists excavate and hopefully find some artefacts and treasures of their own.

Dig Times are at 10.30am/11.30am/12.30pm/2.30pm and 3.30pm.  No booking is necessary. 

Suitable for age 6 years+

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Easter Chicken Run Burren Nature Sanctuary Galway

Chicken Run family fun day out for Easter weekend at Burren Nature Sanctuary.

Complete tasks and activities around the nature walk to earn your stamps and collect your Easter Egg from the giant chicken!

Egg and Spoon Race, Sack Race and more!

Great fun for all the family!

Friday 30th, Saturday 31st and Sunday 01st 2pm and 4pm

€12 per child includes Easter egg and all day access
The chicken lays every child a medium chocolate egg in her giant nest at the end! €5 for adults (Chicken Run event only)

(not suitable for buggies)

No booking necessary first come first served.
(40 in each session to ensure a ticket come early!)

Indoor Chicken Run games in the barn if weather is wet.

Burren Nature Sanctuary
Co. Galway
Phone: 00 353 (91) 637 444

About Burren Nature Sanctuary :

A special place to experience the unique and diverse Burren landscape and botany. Set on a 50 acre organic farm, in Kinvara, Co Galway, Burren Nature Sanctuary is an ideal introduction to the magical Burren landscape. Visit the Botany Bubble which houses the National Collection of Burren flora in season.  Explore the nature trail through Burren habitats of shattered limestone, ancient woodland, a unique disappearing lake and wildflower meadow. Discover fairy houses in the hazel wood and meet friendly goats pigs and donkeys.  Explore the adventure playgrounds and indoor Nature Quest play area. Connect with nature, yourself and each other as you enjoy the peace and tranquility of this ancient landscape.

Easter at Ardgillan Castle Dublin

Easter Ardgillan Castle Dublin

**Updated 2018 details coming soon**

Easter Egg Hunt at Ardgillan.

Monday 17th April at 3pm

Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt through the Demesne. The Easter Bunny is making a welcome return to Ardgillan and will be hiding his eggs around the park for all the boys and girls to find.

He has promised to be here on the day and is looking forward to meeting everyone!

Tickets €5 per person!!


Tickets available for purchase online and there will be limited availability on the day.



Easter Ardgillan Castle Dublin



  • Tickets are €5 per person
  • Find a plastic egg and return with your ticket to collect your prize.
  • Tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable and have no cash value.
  • Prizes are as stated only and no cash alternatives will be given. The Management has the right to alter arrangements or prizes should circumstances change.
  • Hunt begins at 3pm sharp. Tickets for latecomers cannot be guaranteed.
  • All children must be supervised by adults at all times.
  • Children under the age of twelve must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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About Ardgillan Castle Demense

Ardgillan Castle and Demesne is situated in North County Dublin on an elevated coastline between Balbriggan and Skerries, 32 kilometers north of Dublin City. The demesne is well signposted off the M1. The park consists of 194 acres of rolling open grassland, mixed woodland and gardens, overlooking the Irish Sea with views of Mourne Mountains to the north and Lambay to the south-east.

Visitors can enjoy outdoor walks through wooded areas with splendid views of Dublin bay. Explore forest trails leading to the large outdoor playground that offers lots of of activities, including pirate ship, slides, climbing frames and swings. There’s a coffee shop on site also offering delicious snacks and drinks, with indoor and outdoor seating. Events run throughout the year so plan another visit and avail of the castle tour or afternoon tea. Children’s parties are also available where the host is dressed in period costume – offering a real knight and princess theme to your next party!

slieve aughty riding centre

Horse Riding Spring Festival Galway


Kylebrack West
Co. Galway
Tel :+353 (0) 90 97 45246
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Easter at Belvedere House Gardens and Park Westmeath

Belvedere will be hosting its annual Easter Treasure Hunts on Easter Sunday 27th March & Easter Monday 28th March 2016 from 12 noon to 2pm on both days.

FAQ Easter Treasure Hunts 2016

Belvedere Easter Treasure Hunts on Easter Sunday & Easter Monday 12 noon until 2pm

This year you will have to follow & solve the clues to complete the Easter Treasure Hunt, collect prizes along the way from some colourful characters including Easter Bunny.

Admission prices:  

Children: €5.00 (unders 3 Years Free); Adults: €8.00; Seniors & Students: €6.00

Season Ticket Holders Treasure Hunt Rates: Must be booked at Belvedere Reception

Children: €4.00 (under 3 Years Free); Adults: €4.00; Seniors & Students: €4.00

Please note that: Children must be supervised at ALL times by a responsible adult.

  • Make sure you have you Easter Treasure Hunt Clues map of the estate and follow the clues
  • Remember that the Visitor Centre is the meeting point for any misplaced parents or children after the Easter Treasure Hunt.

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Belvedere House
Co. Westmeath
Phone : +353 (0)44 9349060
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Butlers Chocolate Experience Dublin


Butlers CHOCOLATE EXPERIENCE Dublin runs from Saturday 28th of March to Saturday the 4th of April


  • Watch the chocolate movie.
  • Wander around the chocolate museum.
  • Savour the aroma from the chocolate gallery.
  • Decorate your own chocolate novelty to bring home.

Enjoy the full Ultimate Butlers Chocolate Experience plus:

      • Meet the Easter Bunny.
      • Embark on a fun Easter egg hunt after your tour.

Adult   €12.85
Child   €12.85
Infant under 3   €0.00
Family   €47.50

Butlers Chocolate Experience Dublin

Butlers Chocolates is Ireland’s favourite luxury chocolatier and in 2012 celebrated 80 years of purveying chocolate happiness. Butlers Chocolates employ 250 staff across production, packing, dispatch, accounts, sales and marketing, new product development and Butlers Chocolate Cafés.  The company is 100% Irish owned by the Sorensen family who have owned it since the late 1950’s.  Butlers is a company that has very loyal staff, many of whom who have stayed with the company for many years, over twenty for a good few, and have seen their careers develop along with the growth of the company.

Butlers Chocolate

Clonshaugh Business Park
Dublin 17
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First a chocolate factory, now a tourist destination! Located in Dublin 17, at the home of Butlers Chocolates and close to Dublin, Airport, the Port Tunnel and Malahide, the Butlers Chocolate Experience tour is fast becoming one of the top things to do in North Dublin for chocolate lovers of all ages.  There is something for everyone to enjoy at the Butlers Chocolate Experience; from the perfect family day out to school tours, group tours, corporate events, team challenges to birthday parties and everything in between.

cadbury eggsplorer

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail Dublin

Join the Cadbury Egg Hunt Fun this Easter in support of BarnardosJoin us in Dublin’s Merrion Square on Friday the 14th or Saturday the 15th of April for a choctastic event all in support of Barnardos. Every Eggsplorer will receive a delicious Cadbury Easter Egg on completion of the Egg Hunt plus there will be plenty of other eggciting entertainment and activities for all your family and friends to enjoy. Are you ready for the Egg Hunt Fun?

EGG Hunt EVENT DETAILSLocation: Merrion Square Park, Dublin 2

Date: Friday 14th April 2017Session 1: 10:30am – 1:00pmSession 2: 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Date: Easter Saturday 15th April 2017Session 1: 10:30am – 1:00pmSession 2: 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Ticket InformationEntry Cost*: €20 per family ticket/ €5 for each additional ticket per family
*Every Cent Goes to BarnardosThere is no booking or ticketing charge on your ticket, and every single cent from the sale of your ticket will go to Barnardos to help with their important work with children and families throughout the country.

Purchase your family ticket here

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DISNEY ON ICE presents Silver Anniversary Celebration

DISNEY ON ICE SILVER ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION takes audiences to four far-away lands in one action-packed ice adventure.
Featuring The Lion KingPeter Pan & Dynamic Sisters Anna and Elsa from the #1 Animated Movie of All Time Disney’s Frozen

Disney On Ice presents Silver Anniversary Celebration comes to Citywest, Dublin from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd April. Tickets from €19.50 go on sale this Thursday 28 January at 8.00am (Price includes Ticketmaster booking fee, additional charges may apply in certain circumstances)

Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they commemorate 25 years of Disney On Ice across Europe in an action-packed ice adventure that travels to four magical destinations!  Disney On Ice presents Silver Anniversary Celebration will take audiences on a fun-filled tour of the imagination. 

Disney On Ice invites you to embark on the ultimate sightseeing holiday with all your favourite Disney characters. Join tour guides Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck as they visit the magical worlds of Disney’s The Lion KingThe Little Mermaid and Peter Pan. You’ll also be whisked away to the wintery wonderland of the number one animated feature film of all-time, Disney’s Frozen. Told through an international team of award-winning skaters, exciting choreography and a musical score filled with familiar Disney hits and rock-and-roll classics, the whole family is sure to experience a captivating journey to far-away lands without ever leaving their seats!

The arena will be filled with music and magic in every scene as you discover four unique landscapes filled with boisterous pirates, Caribbean beats and tender moments. Audiences will explore the African Pride Lands with Simba, Timon and Pumbaa; voyage deep under the sea to Ariel’s mystical underwater kingdom; and tour London with Peter Pan and Wendy before flying to Neverland to join Tinker Bell. Plus, travel to Arendelle for an extraordinary adventure with royal sisters Anna and Elsa, rugged mountain man Kristoff and everyone’s favorite huggable snowman, Olaf. 

“It’s an extraordinary show and a family vacation all rolled into one incredible night,” says Producer Kenneth Feld. “You really get a sense you are traveling right alongside Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and their friends.”


Citywest, Dublin

Friday 01 – Sunday 03 April 2016

Tickets From €19.50 On Sale Thursday 28 January at 8.00am (Price includes Ticketmaster booking fee, additional charges may apply in certain circumstances)

Ticketmaster: In person: From 100 Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide 
By Telephone (24 Hour): 0844 277 44 55 (ROL: 0818 719300)
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dublin zoo

Easter at Dublin Zoo

Hop on down to the Zoo for our Easter Eggstravaganzoo and enjoy Easter games, special animal enrichments and face-painting. Special appearances by the Easter Bunny!

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Keep up with all the latest Dublin Zoo events at or Dublin Zoo, a not for profit organisation, is open seven days a week from 9.30am to 5pm.

What:   Easter Weekend at Dublin Zoo

Who:     Family event

When: 01st & 2nd April 2018

More Info: / / Follow @DublinZoo on Twitter

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About Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo financially supports a variety of conservation projects of which great apes, tigers, rhinos, golden lion tamarins, African wild dogs, eagles and amphibians have been recipients.

Dublin Zoo is a registered charity and works in partnership with zoos worldwide to make a significant contribution to the conservation of bio-diversity on earth.

Charity number CHY 2964

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8
Tel : +353 (0)1 4748900
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easter at glendeer

Easter at Glendeer Pet Farm Roscommon

**Updated 2018 details coming soon**

Glendeer Pet Farm is holding its’ Annual Easter Egg Hunts on Easter Sat 15th, Sun 16th & Mon 17th April @ 3pm

Glendeer Pet Farm’s annual Egg Hunts provide great eggcitement & entertainment for kids of all ages. There is a separate egg hunt for children under four to make sure everyone gets a chance to collect some chocolate treats.

easter at glendeer pet farm

A visit to Glendeer is a fun, interactive experience for all the family. People can feed, pet & even hold some of the animals, which include pups, chicks, deer, pigs, llamas, alpaca, emu, goats, donkeys, sheep, jersey cow, two cheeky monkeys, Honey the raccoon & much more. Not to mention the new babies that are arriving every day, including kid goats, rabbits & lambs! After the children feed the animals they can play on the slide, swings, seesaws and very popular zipline, while adults enjoy fresh coffee/tea and home-made treats.

jacob lamb glendeer

Be amazed at how friendly all of the animals are as the wander up around you looking for food. Each child will get a bag of food to feed the animals as you make your way around the six acre farm. Why not bring a picnic along to enjoy, but beware of the greedy hens who can spot a picnic bag a mile away & will try to join you!

Glendeer Pet Farm Puppies

While visiting the farm you can also stretch your legs along the unspoiled nature walk where you will have to keep your eyes open as you might just see some fairies along the way.

A visit to Glendeer Pet Farm won’t disappoint, there have been a lot of changes over the last few years including new amenities for kids of all ages from the maze and obstacle course for the older kids to the ball pool and soft play toddler area for the small ones, you will find it hard to get away. With these improvements the farm is now even more suitable for any weather conditions.

Open: Everyday from 17th March  until end of Sept 2017

Opening times: Mon – Sat 11am – 6pm, Sun 12pm – 6pm

Admission: €8 per adult & €8 per child (under 18 months old are free), family rates available for families of 5 or more. Season tickets are also available for €20 per adult and €40 per child, it cover unlimited access from March to Sept and adults are free for our Halloween and Christmas events.

For more info. call 0906437147, find us on Facebook

Easter at Glendeer Pet Farm Roscommon

Co Roscommon
Phone : +353 (0)90 6437147
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