slieve aughty riding centre

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
Loughrea
Co. Galway
Tel :+353 (0) 90 97 45246
Email : info@slieveaughtycentre.com
Web : www.slieveaughtycentre.com

belvedere house gardens

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.

belvedere house

Belvedere House
Mullingar
Co. Westmeath
Phone : +353 (0)44 9349060
Email : info@belvedere-house.ie
Web address : www.belvedere-house.ie

 

 

butlers easter egg hunt

Butlers Chocolate Experience Dublin

EASTER CHOCOLATE EXPERIENCE

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

ULTIMATE CHOCOLATE EXPERIENCE :

  • 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
Tel :
Email : chocolate@butlers.ie
Web : www.butlerschocolates.com

About

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

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 www.cadbury.ie/easter

cadbury easter

DISNEY ON ICE presents SILVER ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

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.”

DISNEY ON ICE presents SILVER ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

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)
Book On Line: www.ticketmaster.ie

 

dublin zoo

Easter at Dublin Zoo

Easter Egg-Stravaganza at Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo is excited to announce an egg-cellent line up of fun-filled activities on Easter Sunday and Monday, from 12pm – 4pm.

The annual Easter Trail will be taking place and is sure to keep visitors of all ages entertained as clues will be hidden around the Zoo. The Easter bunny will be the star guest at the Bunny Hop disco, which will take place on the Great Lawn. There will also be fun Easter games and special keeper talks, so there is certainly something for everyone this Easter Sunday and Easter Monday at Dublin Zoo.

dublin zoo

Keep up with all the latest Dublin Zoo events at www.dublinzoo.ie or www.facebook.com/dublinzoo. 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: Sunday, 27th March, Monday 28th, March

Time:    12pm – 4pm

More Info: www.DublinZoo.ie / Facebook.com/DublinZoo / Follow @DublinZoo on Twitter

dublin zoo

 

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
Email : info@dublinzoo.ie
Web : www.dublinzoo.ie

easter at glendeer

Easter at Glendeer Pet Farm Roscommon

Easter Egg hunts on Easter Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th at 3pm each day.

The Easter egg hunts are always great eggcitment as kids go wild hunting and searching for all the chocolate treasures that can be found scattered around the farm. The hunts are on for the three days of the Eater Weekend, Easter Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th at 3pm each day at 3pm.

glendeer

Glendeer Pet Farm is conveniently located west of Athlone, take exit 13 off M6, & follow the signs for Drum (only 4kms off motorway). It is a fun, interactive experience for all the family. People can feed, pet & even hold some of the animals, which include deer, pot belly pigs, llamas, alpache, emu, goats, donkeys, sheep, jersey cow, two cheeky monkeys, tortoise, Honey the raccoon & much more. Not to mention the new babies that are arriving everyday, including kid goats, baby llama, rabbits, lambs & puppies. You might even get to hear Rio the parrot’s new words if he’s not too shy!

The 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 eggs.

glendder

While visiting the farm you can also stretch your legs along the unspoiled nature walk where old horse drawn farm machinery can be viewed. The children will get a bag of food each to feed the animals & after they can play on the slide, swings, seesaws and very popular glider swing, while adults enjoy fresh coffee/tea and home-made treats.

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 donkey who can spot a picnic bag a mile away & will try to join you, if they don’t the hens will!

glendeer

A visit to Glendeer Pet Farm won’t disappoint, there have been a lot of changes over the last year due to funding from the Leader Partnership Committee, so not only has the farm had a facelift but some NEW amenities have been added to entertain kids of all ages from the maze and obstacle course for the older kids to the NEW ball pool and toddler area for the small ones, you will find it hard to get away. With these new improvements the farm is now even more suitable for any weather conditions.

glendeer

 

Curryroe
Drum
Athlone
Co Roscommon
Phone : +353 (0)90 6437147
Email : info@glendeer.com
Web address : www.glendeerpetfarm.ie

 

go kids go playcentre

Easter at Go Kids Go Playcentre Dublin

Go Kids Go is a bright and spacious play centre located in Coolmine Industrial Estate Dublin 15. It’s a modern and clean fun play environment for kids and is recommended by DayOut users.

Check out Easter fun at Go Kids Go

Special Offer: Come along on Good Friday 25th March for FREE chips and Juice with all admissions. Meet and Greet the Easter Bunny on Saturday and Sunday from 1pm – 5pm for fun and games. Open 10am – 6pm all weekend.

Happy Easter to all our customers and friends!

Why not try LaserZone  @ Go Kids Go! is a family entertainment venue combining the classic games of hide-and-seek and tag with a high tech twist. Our multi-level arenas have specialty lighting, swirling fog and energetic music to add to the excitement for up to 30 or more players in each game.

Coolmine Industrial Estate
Dublin 15
Tel : 01 6405500
Web : http://www.gokidsgo.ie

 

easter at kia ora mini farm

Easter at Kia Ora Mini Farm Wexford

Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday

easter-eventsThe Easter Bunny will be at Kia Ora Mini Farm all day to ensure each child receives chocolate, while Fireman Sam will also be making appearances throughout the day. There will be Wacky races such as sack races, bean bag, backward races and egg and spoon for prizes. Feed the lambs and cuddle the puppies.

On Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday they will have free glitter tattoos and will be running a colouring competition over the bank holiday weekend.

Winner will be chosen after close of business on Easter Monday. Prize is a family pass (2 adults and 2 children) to Kia Ora Mini Farm.

Courteencurragh
Gorey
Co. Wexford
Phone : 053 9421166 / 086-8788424Email : kiaoraminifarm@gmail.com

Easter Madness at Kia Ora Mini Farm – Wexford

Kia Ora Mini Farm is located between the shopping town Gorey and the beachside tourist town of Courtown Harbour. We are only 15 minutes from Arklow and the Bridgewater Shopping Centre and Cinema.

We are located just 2 minutes away from the new Gorey Cinema on the Courtown Road, Gorey.

 

From Gorey Town – Follow the signs for Courtown Harbour past Tescos on your right, past Marlfield House Hotel also on your right hand side and Gorey Cinema on your left and we are the next turn off to the left. Finger sign posted from here.

From Wexford – Take Junction 23 from the Gorey bypass, Take the 3rd exit from the first roundabout, the 2nd exit from the second roundabout and the 1st exit on the third roundabout (basically remember 3-2-1) (You will go under a bridge) and we are the next turn off to the right, the farm will be finger signposted from here

 

Web address : www.kiaoraminifarm.com

easter bunny at Kilmeaden station waterford

Kilmeadan Station Waterford

Meet the Easter Bunny at Kilmeadan Station Waterford

Easter Schedule 2015
Remaining closed to allow Waterford Council proceed with preparatory work for the Deise Greenway (Opening 2016)

 

The company operates a Friend’s Membership Programme. You can travel free for the season, by becoming a friend of the railway. Family membership is €60.00. This allows a family of two adults and up to four children to travel free for the season from April to September as often as you like. You will receive a 20% discount for guests travelling with you and 10% off special event such as the Spooky Express and Santa Express. You will also be supporting a voluntary community project with charitable status. To take full advantage of membership join today.

For more information about the services at the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway, becoming a volunteer or Friend’s Membership contact Maria or Romina at Kilmeadan Station.

Kilmeadan Station
Kilmeadan
Co Waterford
Tel : 051 384058
Email : info@wsvrailway.ie
Web : www.wsvrailway.ie