Things to do this weekend in Ireland | April 6 - 8

A selection of things to do around Ireland this weekend

Funderland, Cork

The tradition continues until Sunday at Creamfields on the Tramore Road​ ​where​ ​Funderland has been entertaining​ ​the city​ ​at Easter since 1995​. ​Enjoy​ ​​thrills and spills ​with the whole family ​as there are fun attractions ​​that suit ​all ​age​s​ and level​s​ of adventure. 

Castlecomer Discovery Park​

​T​he ever popular Easter Woodland Hunt ​continues all weekend with a themed woodland trail ​taking families around ​the 80 acres of woodlands and lakes, bringing you through the magical elf and fairy village as you hunt for clues. ​For those more adventurous, you can try the Junior Woodland Adventure Course, the ​Tree Top Walk, the Octagon and Ireland's longest Zipline!

Sunrise Hike of Galtymore

Ever wanted to summit a mountain at sunrise? Looking for an inspiring way to celebrate Spring 2018?

Join Wild Goat Adventures for a sunrise summit of one of Ireland's highest mountains, Galtymore, on the border of Limerick and Tipperary. From this vantage point you will have beautiful views over the rolling green fields for which Ireland is so famous!

Meeting at 2:45am this Sunday morning for a dawn summit and return to a hot breakfast in the carpark afterwards at 9am.

Foylehov Activity Centre

The Foylehov Activity Centre has lots of fun things to do with your family and friends over the holidays including hovercraft flying, powerturn off-road buggies, laser tag, archery, footgolf and more.

​There is a special offer available until April 6th where, with each paying adult, a kids goes free or a youth goes for half price.

Why not try something a bit different among the stunning scenery of the Causeway Coastal Route.

National Museums of Ireland

CAUTION! Fragile - Irish Glass Tradition In Transition. Explore glass swords, bells and musical instruments on display in this diverse and family-friendly exhibition at 1pm on Friday in National Museum of Decorative Arts and History.

Easter at Westport House, Mayo

Westport House ​has opened their doors ​for lots of family fun​ over the Easter holidays​!​ ​The Pirate Adventure Park will open from 11:00am to 18:00pm​ ​until Sunday​ ​and the House is open every day too.

National Wax Museum Plus, Dublin

The National Wax Museum Plus is an exciting interactive visitor attraction located in the heart of Dublin's city centre in their new location on Westmoreland Street.

It offers a museum experience unlike any other, whether you are young or old, a culture vulture or fun seeker and, over the Easter holidays, children who find all the hidden Easter bunnies can collect a free egg!

Tom Duffy's Circus​

​Following the success of last year's nerve-wracking show, Tom Duffy's circus return this month with shows in ​​Longford, Carrick-on-Shannon and Cavan over Easter..

Easter Camp at The Dome, Carlow

​The ​DOME Family Entertainment Centre is Carlow's only bowling venue, children’s play centre, games arcade and kids party venue rolled into one​. They have arranged supervised fun including Arts & Crafts, Congo Quest on Thursday 5th April & Friday 6th from 11am - 3pm.

Dublin Bay Cruises | Kids Go Free​

​T​o celebrate the Easter ​school ​holidays, ​Dublin Bay Cruises have an offer not to be missed​ - all children travel free ​until April 2nd​ when booked online.​​ ​Why not plan a for a fun​-​filled day on Dublin Bay​ over Easter?​

Easter Activities at Airfield Estate

Enjoy a self-guided tour around Airfield Estate, where the woodland walk in is decorated with a series of oversized eggs that have lots of information and fun facts. 

Siamsa Tíre

The Lambert Puppet Theatre brings the Three Little Pigs to Tralee on Thursday and Friday afternoon.

Mummy pig is so proud of her little piglets, encouraging them to dream big and follow their hearts. Like all little ones, it’s not long before they’re all grown up and have to make a life for themselves. In this interactive solo puppet production, experience the three little pigs’ adventures and their encounter with a very hungry Big Bad Wolf. There is also a free puppet-making workshop on Friday at 2pm that is suitable for ages seven and over.

Lime Tree Theatre

Bosco’s garden is coming to the Lime Tree Theatre on Saturday afternoon, with the story of Hansel and Gretel and a story all about Bosco and his friends. Exciting theatre for children and adults alike, a wonderful sense of nostalgia. Not to be missed!

National Botanic Gardens

Join author and Botanic Gardens Head Guide Glynn Anderson on Sunday for a guided bird walk, uncovering the rich bird life of the Gardens at Kilmacurragh. On a lucky day you may be fortunate enough to spot a red kite. If you have them, be sure to bring your binoculars for a closer look! 

In Glasnevin, there is Sunday Kids Drop by Activities where you can sow seeds, make seed bombs, design bug hotels and re-use everyday items to create your own piece of eco art. Available slots at 11.00am, 11.30am, 3.00pm & 3.30pm. 

The Rathlin Experience

Rathlin Island, 5.5 miles off the coast of Ireland is steeped in history and folklore and it is the perfect spot for a family day out. This tour runs every Sunday, starting this weekend, and is the perfect way to explore this special island. 

National Gallery of Ireland

The special family tour designed for children continnues on Sunday from 12:30-13:15. The aim is to make the artworks fun and engaging for kids. Drop by a little earlier to explore your families creative side with a free art-making workshop from 11:30.

Town Hall Theatre, Westport

Little Red Riding Hood & Silly Billy Wolf meet in Westport on Sunday. Children with have great fun joining in on the action, singing songs, playing games and meeting some amazing characters in this original show.

Find out why Granny is the coolest Granny in the world, play games with Granny’s Crazy Cat! Meet the Lumberjack Bear and watch Granny give Little Red Riding Hood the surprise of her life!

Hunt Museum

Drop in Arts & Crafts continue this month in the Hunt Museum in Limerick on Sunday from 15:00.

Children from three can create crafts based on a specific theme which are linked to objects in our collection, as well as enjoy a small tour where they learn about the objects. This month's theme is Artists and the seasons in The Hunt. Parents must take part in sessions. No booking required.

Watertop Open Farm

Watertop opened for the season last weekend. With a range of activities including pony trekking, boating, farm tours, pony rides, pedal karts, quad train, assault course and a new indoor activity barn with a giant inflatable slide, climbing wall and indoor activities, it is the perfect spot for a fun, family day out.

Kids Comedy Magic Show

A fun family show currently touring Ireland will be in Castlebar on Friday evening and Gort on Sunday afternoon. The show will features magic, comedy, juggling, plate spinning, mini disco, dancing, prizes and a free raffle and adults go FREE!

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