Children's festival set for Easter Weekend

Simon Brouder

TRALEE will be transformed into a children's paradise next week for the annual Tír na nÓg festival, the biggest child-centred event of its kind in the country, which promises four days of family fun and entertainment.

The festival runs from Friday April 17 until Monday, April 21 and, as ever, offer a host of fun activities for the whole family.

The festival will begin on Good Friday with a special Easter arts and craft event at the Playdium from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Good Friday will also see the annual Kerry Hospice Foundation walk setting off from The Brandon Hotel at 10 a.m. and in the evening the Kingdom Greyhound stadium will host a benefit night in aid of Milltown Community Centre.

Easter Saturday sees the much anticipated Children's Fancy Dress Fun Run as well as family fun days at both Ballyseedy Garden Centre and Caball's toy shop from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 pm.

On Saturday Manor West will also be hosting two Fit Kids camps from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturday night the Greyhound stadium hosts a benefit night in aid of the Kingdom Pony Club.

Easter Sunday sees family fun days at both Ballyseedy Home and Garden Centre and the Tralee Bay Wetlands while easter Monday's line up includes a nature trail at Gortbrack Organic Farm and more family fun at Ballyseedy.

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