Thursday 8 December 2016

Eight fun things to do with the family this Easter weekend

Published 02/04/2015 | 13:09

Pippa O' Connor was joined by twins Grace and Sarah Thompson (7) to launch Cadbury's biggest Easter celebration yet. Families can choose from the morning event or the afternoon event. All proceeds from the day are going to Barnardos and can be purchased on website, www.eastereggtrail.com
Pippa O' Connor was joined by twins Grace and Sarah Thompson (7) to launch Cadbury's biggest Easter celebration yet. Families can choose from the morning event or the afternoon event. All proceeds from the day are going to Barnardos and can be purchased on website, www.eastereggtrail.com

In need of some entertaining ideas for the long weekend? See our guide of fun events the whole family can enjoy.

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1. RTE Road To The Rising, Dublin City

This day-long event will take place on O’Connell Street on Monday 6th April.

The public will be given an option to step into history as they explore the events that led to the Easter Rising. There will be over 60 lectures, talks and panel discussions, musical performances, a vintage carousel and an Edwardian wedding.

For more, see

Indulge your sweet tooth while also helping out a worthwhile cause this Saturday 4th April at Dublin's Merrion Square.

The Cadbury Easter Egg Trail is in aid of Barnardos.100 percent of the funds from the sale of tickets go directly to Barnardos to help them in their important work with children throughout the country.

For more, see www.eastereggtrail.com

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3. Egg Hunt at Croke Park

Dublin’s Croke Park stadium will host an egg hunt this weekend. Miniature sports fanatics will also be able to put their hurling and football skills to the test in the interactive games zone, while the whole family can tour the fascinating on site museum.

For more, see www.crokepark.ie

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4. Easter Scavenger Hunt at Tayto Park, Ashbourne

On Sunday 5th April, Tayto Park will host a scavenger hunt for little ones who are up for an adventure. Animal feedings, face painting and magic shows will also be taking place.

For more, see www.taytocrisps.ie

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5. Forest Train at Avondale Park, Raheny

Easter weekend on the Forest Train in Avondale Park is all about nature, spring time and fun. Once they get on board the train which takes them deep into the magical forest, each child will be given a nature trail booklet filled with interesting things to look out for and they'll meet Ned, the resident woodsman along the way. There's an Easter egg hunt and an egg decorating session in the old barn too.

For more, see www.theforesttrain.ie

6. Easter Egg Hunt at the Irish National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig

On Friday 3rd April and Saturday 4th April, chocolate lovers in Wexford can take part in the annual Easter Egg Hunt, alongside the Easter Bunny himself.

For more, see www.inhp.ie

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7. Easter Egg Trail at Fota House, Cork

The gardens of Fota House will be transformed into the magical world of Alice in Wonderland on Friday 3rd April and Saturday 4th April.

Children will be taken down the rabbit hole, can visit the Queen’s croquet ground, take a picture at the tree of mirrors, run the caucus race and ponder which road to take at the many crossroads before stumbling upon the Mad Hatters Tea Party in the Victorian Frameyard Garden.

For more, see www.fotahouse.com

8. Butlers Chocolates Easter Experience, Dublin

Butlers Chocolates Easter Experience continues until Saturday 4th April. Children have the chance to meet the Easter Bunny, take a tour of the chocolate factory and then end their day with an Easter egg hunt.

For more, see www.butlerschocolates.com

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