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6 family events to check out over the Easter break - from egg hunts to life-size teddies

Here’s our pick of what’s on for mini Easter bunnies this long weekend.

Sisters Ciara and Emily Burns at the 2017 Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt in aid of Barnardos.
Sisters Ciara and Emily Burns at the 2017 Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt in aid of Barnardos.
Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland


Cadbury Egg Hunt in aid of Barnardos: Once again Barnardos is partnering with Cadbury to host an egg hunt with a difference. There’ll be egg hunts all weekend at Merrion Square, with every entrant guaranteed an egg at the end!

Suits: The whole family.  Time: March 30th and 31st, 10.30am and 2pm. Tickets: €5 per person or €20 per family. Find out more here.

Easter At Dublinia: Discover your inner Viking at Dublinia this weekend, where real life Viking ships will moor at Wood Quay and re-enactors will demonstrate Viking games.

Suits: 4 +. Time: all weekend. Tickets: €6 (child), €9.50 (adult). Find out more here.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party: Go down the rabbit hole at the free Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Deerpark this Sunday as part of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown’s Easter Celebrations. There’ll be an egg hunt of course, as well as lots of activities including a teacup ride, inflatable slides, face painting and loads more.

Suits: The whole family. Time: 1pm-5pm. Tickets: Free. Find out more here.

Puppets In The Park: Head to the Phoenix Park Visitor’s Centre on Easter Sunday, for a very special puppet show by Moon and Sixpence Theatre Company. The company is Ireland’s best-known travelling marionette theatre.

Suits: The whole family. Time: 1.30pm. Tickets: Free. Find out more here.

28235670_1799897506696474_4545944699129063054_o Fun at Wells House & Gardens Source: Facebook/Wells House


Electric Zoo: We all need a hug sometimes and the Electric Zoo at Wells House & Gardens has life-size cuddly toys on hand for lots of squidges this Easter Monday, along with a family barbecue.

Suits: The whole family. Time: 1pm-4pm. Tickets: Free but parking charge applies. Find out more here.


Easter Trails At Fota: Ideal for young families, the 12th Annual Spring Easter Trail at Fota House & Gardens can be done in your own time, with lots of rest stops along the way. Find woodland treasures and finish to claim your own egg, provided by Cadbury.

Suits: The whole family. Time: All weekend. Tickets: €8 per child, adults go free – booking is advised. Find out more here.

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