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Horse Riding Spring Festival Galway

Spring Festival Galway

2016 Festival Dates:  Thursday March 17th to Sunday April 3rd

Join Slieve Aughty any day during the Easter holidays and capture the joy of spring!

Pet our friendly sheep SallyPet our friendly sheep Sally

Spring is a lovely time at the centre as it seems to coincide with warmer weather, emerging flowers  and longer days that inspire everyone to shake out the dust of winter and get busy. There are plenty of animals around to visit, or you can go for a ride on one of the friendly horses or ponies (from €10 for lead reins for children ages 5 and up!). Take a short walk to the Enchanted Forest and see if you can spot any fairy folk. Step into The Three Towers Organic Kitchen and fill your senses with the scent of fresh, home-made cooking, or simply grab a hot coffee or tea and sit outside in the garden. The kids can make a Spring craft to bring home, and the whole family can try out a silly “spring” wardrobe and take some family photos.

Don’t forget to enter the Christmas Festival Contest and win a family pass to the best Santa event in Galway or make a contribution to the Centre for Environmental Living and Training as part of the Easter Monday Charity Ride.

Of course, the best activity is the Easter bunny hunt. Especially for the season, the centre turn their ordinary walking trail into a treasure trail with clues to help you find the elusive Easter bunny. Children can go on the hunt on horse back for €15 each. Fun and creative for all. Keep an eye on the upcoming events for more information about activities offered on specific days throughout the festival weeks, such as the Easter Sunday charity ride, organic gardening demonstrations, Easter pony camp and Easter cooking workshops.

Open 12 to 6 daily, entry is €5 per person and includes
  • Follow the Easter bunny trail to the Enchanted Forest on foot (or take a pony to the gates and
    back for €10 per child)
  • Visit the craft room to make and do
  • Pet the ponies and other animals
  • Spend quality time playing family games
  • Play on the swing set in the playground
  • Get some delicious pancakes at The Three Towers Eco House and Organic Kitchen

Kylebrack West
Co. Galway
Tel :+353 (0) 90 97 45246
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butlers easter egg hunt

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.

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Cadbury Easter Egg Trail Dublin

Cadbury are bringing Egg Hunts to the nation this Easter! Make it a choctastic Easter weekend for your family and bring your little Eggsplorers to the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt in Merrion Square, all in support of Barnardos! Following the success of last year’s SOLD OUT event, the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt will now run over two days, Good Friday 25th and Easter Saturday 26th March. Cadbury has lined up another egg-stra special family event, with all participants receiving a delicious Cadbury Easter Egg on completion of the hunt. As well as having a hopping good time on the Easter Egg Hunt; families can eggsplore the Easter Bunny’s Village with lots of activities, games, magic, tasty treats and much much more! Families can choose from the morning event (10am-12.30am) or the afternoon event (2pm-4.30pm). Family tickets are priced at €20 with all proceeds going direct to Barnardos! You can purchase tickets or get some handy tips on creating your own Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at home by logging on to

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festina lente easter egg hunt

Easter at Festina Lente Bray Wicklow

Easter Happy Hen Hunt 26th March 2016 Festina Lente Gardens

Festina Lente have an eggsellent, boredom-busting fun event for all the family so join them in their Victorian Walled Garden on Saturday 26th March 2016 for the Easter Happy Hen Hunt!

Hidden around the gardens are happy hens…they all have different names and are different colours…find each hen and collect an egg from her, when you have all your eggs you can swap them for a real chocolate one!

There are two hunts happening in the gardens, 1pm & 3pm, only €5 per child!

Spaces are limited so don’t delay in booking

Festina Lente Bray Wicklow

Tel: / 2720706 ext 200


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Festina Lente Bray Wicklow is an embracing not-for-profit organisation which provides a range of occupational, learning and employment opportunities for people whose needs have not been met in mainstream services.

We have a variety of public services and facilities for everyone to enjoy on our campus in Bray – an Equestrian Centre & Riding School offering lessons, camps and equine facilitated learning programmes, a beautifully restored Victorian Walled Garden, a Garden Centre, an open air Cafe and shop so why not pop along for a visit