Things to do this weekend in Ireland | April 12 - 14

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Wax Museum

A lot more than just wax statues, the museum is full of fun, interactive exhibits that will keep active children entertained.  A perfect way to spend a couple of hours out of the rain this summer, just avoid the Chamber of Horrors if you want to sleep that night! Save 15% with tickets bought on YourDaysOut.

Croke Park Junior Explorers

Go behind-the-scenes and learn fun facts about the GAA and Croke Park.

During the Stadium Tour, visit the team dressing rooms, warm-up area and run out pitch side through the players’ tunnel, while in the GAA Museum, use the special Junior Explorer Passport to follow clues and discover some of the museum’s most famous exhibits, including the original Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy Cups. 

Jawsome Sharks | Sea Life Bray

Take a dive into the deep this spring and become the newest recruits of the Jawsome Rangers and fulfil the mission of finding the missing shark teeth. Guests will be tasked with helping Professor Finn locate the large Play-Doh model shark teeth in the tanks.

Family Drop In | National Art Gallery

Every Sunday, families are welcomed to the National Art Gallery with a free creative workshop at 11:30 and a family friendly tour at 12:30. Drop-in and stay for as long (or as little!) as you wish. Suitable for children of all ages.

Spring Festival | Slieve Aughty Centre

Running every day over Easter in Loughrea with loads of fun activities, including the Enchanted Forest, pony rides, playground, go karts, nature hut, arts and crafts room, and the Easter Bunny has left clues to win a treat!

Go Kids Go

Start the Easter holidays in style with a fun afternoon in Go Kids Go indoor play centre. On Friday, you can also enjoy a deal with admission and a meal for only €10. Tired and fed with no washing up. Perfect!

Funderland Cork

Funderland has opened for Easter at the old Creamfields site on the Tramore Road with the usual array of thrilling attractions for a fun, family day out. They will run daily until April 28th.

Tullamore Tradfest

The  first ever Tullamore TradFest takes place this weekend with live concerts, sessions, workshops and lots of family fun.

Easter Kids Drop-By Activities | National Botanic Gardens

Visit the National Botanic Gardens on Sunday  for fun spring-time garden activities in the dedicated Children’s Erasmus Education Garden!  This Sunday they will be planting broad beans. Go along at 11am, 11.30am, 3.00pm, or 3.30pm. Free of charge. 

Ballydehob Music Festival

Running throughout the weekend, the 13th Ballydehob Traditional Music Festival offers a bumper weekend of Irish traditional music, headlined by one of Ireland’s finest traditional groups ‘Goitse’, as well as local sessions and workshops.

Feis Shligigh

This is the final weekend of competition and features English Verse Speaking at the Sligo Southern Hotel and concludes with Drama in The Model, Sligo from Sunday to Wednesday.

Easter Workshop | Ballina Arts Centre

A fun-filled Easter arts workshop for children with Elsa O Reilly this morning. The workshop will explore a variety of crafts with an Easter theme and, as always, create something to take home. 

Clifden Music Festival

The 10th Festival takes place this weekend with a host of top quality musicians, signers and dancers with pub music sessions, opening concert, outdoor gig rig on the Saturday night, music and singing workshops, youth sessions and lots more.

War of the Buttons | Belltable

Welcome to a tale of squabbles, scuffles…and buttons! The show moves to Limerick on Saturday after a performance in An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk on Friday. George grows grapes. Bessie grows cabbages. One loves the sun. One loves the rain. A petty squabble grows and grows and grows into… the war of the buttons! An energetic mix of music, puppetry, clowning, movement and sign language.

The Gingerbread Man | Wexford Opera House

Miriam Lambert Puppeteer Presents The Gingerbread Man performs two shows in Wexford on Saturday afternoon. In this rendition of the age-old tale Miriam Lambert, using herself as a humanette, bakes the gingerbread. The freshly baked biscuit runs, eluding the hungry grasp of everyone - until he meets a very clever fox!

Rathwood Easter Train

Enjoy a fun-filled train ride through Rathwood forest with surprises along the way and treats at the end. Starting this Saturday and running daily throughout Easter.

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