From Egg Hunts to Viking Weekends much to do this Easter Weekend

It’s the Easter holidays and this perfect time for the family to get together, and this Easter weekend there are a number of events occurring throughout the long weekend to satisfy everyone. From festive Easter egg hunts and Easter related events for the kids to enjoy, to partaking in a number of family friendly activities and attractions opening up for the summer or to more grownup centred long weekend breaks, there is much to do during the well deserved Easter break.

For families

For children of all ages Easter brings to mind one thing, Easter eggs, the Easter bunny and the related egg hunt. Special Easter themed egg hunts taking place in all manner of family friendly venues up and down the country are now a popular Easter themed family event and offer a fun filled dayout for all the family. Feed your childrens imagination with a well timed egg hunt and a dayout partaking in all manner of fun filled Easter egg related events and high jinks taking place in a number of key locations around the country this Easter weekend. Look out for the many exciting egg hunts and family friendly events in the countrys main venues among them state gardens, open farms, manor homes, hotels and country estates.

As well as the special Easter themed programme of events available in locations nationwide, the Easter bank holiday could be the ideal time for the family to checkout the many family friendly attractions available throughout Ireland. From taking the family on an educational trip to the many museums, galleries and popular visitor attractions to a weekend outdoor break to some of the many stunning outdoor scenic areas taking advantage of the current spell of good spring weather. The long weekend offers many different holiday pursuits for the whole family to enjoy.

For grownups

Of course the Easter holidays isn’t just limited to family friendly holidays, for the grownups there is plenty of opportunities to sit back, relax and let off much needed steam on a number of short break options and exciting events happening nationwide over the weekend. Whilst many of the Easter related programmes of events are setup for children and with families in mind, there are still many alternative Easter packages in hotels and locations for grownups. And if Easter related events isn’t your thing, yet you wish to see and do something different this weekend, you could head down to the villages of Killaloe & Ballina on the Co Clare/co.Tipperary border by the river Shannon, the former seat of Brian Boru’s Kingship in Ireland (1001-1014AD) for their Welcome to the Vikings Weekend (April 19-20). One of the many events happening nationwide throughout the year to coincide and celebrate the millennium anniversary of the great Irish High King Brian Boru, the Vikings Weekend over the Easter weekend has a good programme of events with the highlight being the Guinness World Record attempt at hosting the most Vikings in one place (so if in the area bring along your costume and horns!).

The Easter Weekend also opens up a wealth of summertime attractions and activities as it finally kicks off the summer season. Expect to see many seasonal attractions and venues oh so popular in the summer months in many popular scenic and tourist friendly regions across Ireland, re-opening their doors after a long winter and spring hiatus this weekend.


So whether you are looking for a family friendly event for the whole family to enjoy, or want to enjoy a few days off with a preview of the summers offerings then checkout the many events happening nationwide this Easter weekend.

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