Eggs-ellent time ahead at Tralee's Tír na nÓg

Sliabh a' Mhadra NS pupils gather in their school for the Annual Sponsored Walk on Saturday
Sliabh a' Mhadra NS pupils gather in their school for the Annual Sponsored Walk on Saturday

Tralee is preparing for a crackin' time this weekend as the annual Tír na nÓg Children's Festival prepares to return to the town this weekend in what is sure to be an egg-citing few days for children and parents alike.

The festival, which is set to run from Friday April 14 right through Sunday April 16, will see a multitude of family-friendly events taking place over the weekend. including egg hunts, Teddy Bears Picnic, Easter- themed camps, Puppet Shows and sightings of the elusive Easter Bunny have been planned to entertain children of all ages at various venues in Tralee until Easter Monday 17 April.

With the weather set to hopefully stay on the sunny side up this weekend, there will be plenty for all to see and do. Key event locations this year include Tralee Town Park, Tralee Bay Wetlands, The Ashe Hotel, Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, Kerry County Museum, The Playdium, Crag Cave, Aqua Dome, Kingdom Greyhound Stadium, Siamsa Tíre Theatre, and Caball's Toymaster.

Students from the IT Tralee are the brains behind three of the festival's events after they hatched a plan to help raise some much needed funds for charity. Starting on Friday April 14, the first of these events will see The Playdium hosting a fun day from 11am to 1pm which will include face painting, a magic show a raffle, and an Easter egg to take home for each child, with tickets for this event set to cost €6.

Their second event is the annual Kids Fancy Dress Fun Run in Tralee Town Park on Easter Saturday 15 April from 1pm to 3pm where kids can enjoy face painting, music and fun with the Disney characters from Kingdom Party Pals.

Registration forms for this second event can be picked up in Tralee Chamber Alliance and costs just €5 per entry. Each child will also receive an Easter egg, a medal and certificate for completing the Fun Run.

The students' third and final event will be an eggs-quisite children's tea party in the Ashe Hotel on Sundat April 16 where children can enjoy fun and games, face painting or nail painting, and a tea party with Alice and all her friends.

Tickets for this event are €5 and can be purchased from Tralee Chamber Alliance, The Ashe Hotel or online at Eventbrite.

For more information on some of the festivals activities are happening where over the weekend, you can contact the team over at Tralee Chamber Alliance on 066-7121472.