Easter Adventures

Spring is in the air, which means it’s time for the Easter Holidays. If you’re looking for activities to keep your children entertained over the break we’ve got you covered! From egg hunts to art workshops and trips to the farm, there is something for everyone.

Airfield

Take a trip to Airfield Estate – Dublin’s only working Urban Farm this Easter, easily accessible by car or the Luas. Throughout the Easter holidays, they will run a new scavenger hunt designed to help you discover treasures you may not have noticed before! Pick up a trail sheet on arrival, and drop your findings at the welcome table on your way home to receive a special sticker.

Visit the lambs on the farm and enjoy the beautiful gardens and nature in all its glory. Then stop by the coffee shop for a treat (or maybe even some hot chocolate—it’s Easter after all!).

Luggwoods

Set in the scenic Dublin Mountains only a 25 minute drive from Hali Cherrywood, Luggwoods Forest is a special place where your children’s imaginations can run free. During the Easter holidays, the team have transformed the trails into a Magical Easter trail where you can solve puzzles along the way and win chocolate eggs as a reward! There are fairy tale characters to lend a helping hand along the way, and you can finish your visit with a stop in the petting farm, and meet the Easter Bunny of course.
Advance booking is advised, the Easter Spring Trail runs across Easter Weekend, April 6-10.

Dublin Zoo

If your family loves animals, then a trip to Dublin Zoo over the Easter break is the way to go! They are open daily from 9.30 to 18.00 and are even running a series of fun, educational one-day workshops over the Easter break. Suitable for children aged 6 -12 years, they will take place in April on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13. Booking is essential.

Hugh Lane Gallery

The Hugh Lane Gallery, located on Parnell Square in Dublin City Centre, houses one of Ireland’s most exciting collections of modern and contemporary Irish and international art.
The passionate team have designed workshops for children of all ages to discover the joy of art. Artist Ashleigh Downey will lead ‘The Magic of Colour’ on April 8 which invites children aged 1-3 to use their curiosity and creativity, as they explore the magic of colour and explore the wondrous relationship between colour and light.
Children ages 6 and up are invited to ‘Sunday Sketching’ workshops which are free and run until June from 15.00-16.00. They will take a break on Sunday April 8, but will resume on April 15.

Emerald Park

Emerald Park, formally Tayto park has just reopened with a host of new attractions for the whole family. Ireland’s only theme park, they have rides for all ages, a dedicated junior zone and even a zoo! Be sure to check out their unique zoo experiences!

World of Raptors 🦅
13.00 and 14.30 Saturday and Sunday
11.30 and 13.30 Monday – Friday

Lemur Woods 🪵
12.00-16.00

Petting Farm 🐐
12.00-16.00

Zoo Talks 🐾
12.30 Meerkats
13.00 Ring-tailed lemurs
13.30 Amur leopard – SPOT Freya 🐆 one of our newest arrivals
15.00 Sulawesi crested macaques
15.30 Amur tiger – keep an eye out for Bira 🐅 one of their newest arrivals

Killruddery House and Gardens

Take the 13 minute drive from Hali to Killruddery House and Gardens where you can discover their Easter treasure trail in aid of the DSPCA.
Children big and small will be given the opportunity to eggs-plore the beautiful grounds of Killruddery with a very special Easter themed treasure trail and family event. There will be a raffle where you can purchase tickets in The Orangery (winners will be announced at a later date), Spring Stories in The Orangery, a goodie bag (per family), baby animals to visit, traditional garden games and much more! With a card which will be stamped at each location, look forward to eggs-cellent lawn games, questions and clues on our Easter treasure trail.
The funds raised from this event will go directly to support the DSPCA

Glenroe Farm

Discover three days of great craic, egg-citement and fun for the whole family. The team at Glenroe Farm will have egg races throughout the day, entertainment, farm animals and pets including baby lambs, rabbits, chicks, and more.
Each child between the ages of 3-12 will get a ticket to take part in an egg race while on the farm.
Egg races happen throughout the day with the first race at about 10:30 and the last race at about 16.00. Entertainment from Kids Club Ireland will take place in the Picnic Shed at 12:00, 13.45 and 15.00.
After the egg races you can visit the large outdoor playground and undercover play area, take a stroll in the Fairy Garden, visit the coffee shop or relax in the many picnic areas.

Where ever you spend this Easter break, be sure to share your adventures with us on social media @livewithhali.

Easter Adventures

Spring is in the air, which means it’s time for the Easter Holidays. If you’re looking for activities to keep your children entertained over the break we’ve got you covered! From egg hunts to art workshops and trips to the farm, there is something for everyone.

Airfield

Take a trip to Airfield Estate – Dublin’s only working Urban Farm this Easter, easily accessible by car or the Luas. Throughout the Easter holidays, they will run a new scavenger hunt designed to help you discover treasures you may not have noticed before! Pick up a trail sheet on arrival, and drop your findings at the welcome table on your way home to receive a special sticker.

Visit the lambs on the farm and enjoy the beautiful gardens and nature in all its glory. Then stop by the coffee shop for a treat (or maybe even some hot chocolate—it’s Easter after all!).

Luggwoods

Set in the scenic Dublin Mountains only a 25 minute drive from Hali Cherrywood, Luggwoods Forest is a special place where your children’s imaginations can run free. During the Easter holidays, the team have transformed the trails into a Magical Easter trail where you can solve puzzles along the way and win chocolate eggs as a reward! There are fairy tale characters to lend a helping hand along the way, and you can finish your visit with a stop in the petting farm, and meet the Easter Bunny of course.
Advance booking is advised, the Easter Spring Trail runs across Easter Weekend, April 6-10.

Dublin Zoo

If your family loves animals, then a trip to Dublin Zoo over the Easter break is the way to go! They are open daily from 9.30 to 18.00 and are even running a series of fun, educational one-day workshops over the Easter break. Suitable for children aged 6 -12 years, they will take place in April on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13. Booking is essential.

Hugh Lane Gallery

The Hugh Lane Gallery, located on Parnell Square in Dublin City Centre, houses one of Ireland’s most exciting collections of modern and contemporary Irish and international art.
The passionate team have designed workshops for children of all ages to discover the joy of art. Artist Ashleigh Downey will lead ‘The Magic of Colour’ on April 8 which invites children aged 1-3 to use their curiosity and creativity, as they explore the magic of colour and explore the wondrous relationship between colour and light.
Children ages 6 and up are invited to ‘Sunday Sketching’ workshops which are free and run until June from 15.00-16.00. They will take a break on Sunday April 8, but will resume on April 15.

Emerald Park

Emerald Park, formally Tayto park has just reopened with a host of new attractions for the whole family. Ireland’s only theme park, they have rides for all ages, a dedicated junior zone and even a zoo! Be sure to check out their unique zoo experiences!

World of Raptors 🦅
13.00 and 14.30 Saturday and Sunday
11.30 and 13.30 Monday – Friday

Lemur Woods 🪵
12.00-16.00

Petting Farm 🐐
12.00-16.00

Zoo Talks 🐾
12.30 Meerkats
13.00 Ring-tailed lemurs
13.30 Amur leopard – SPOT Freya 🐆 one of our newest arrivals
15.00 Sulawesi crested macaques
15.30 Amur tiger – keep an eye out for Bira 🐅 one of their newest arrivals

Killruddery House and Gardens

Take the 13 minute drive from Hali to Killruddery House and Gardens where you can discover their Easter treasure trail in aid of the DSPCA.
Children big and small will be given the opportunity to eggs-plore the beautiful grounds of Killruddery with a very special Easter themed treasure trail and family event. There will be a raffle where you can purchase tickets in The Orangery (winners will be announced at a later date), Spring Stories in The Orangery, a goodie bag (per family), baby animals to visit, traditional garden games and much more! With a card which will be stamped at each location, look forward to eggs-cellent lawn games, questions and clues on our Easter treasure trail.
The funds raised from this event will go directly to support the DSPCA

Glenroe Farm

Discover three days of great craic, egg-citement and fun for the whole family. The team at Glenroe Farm will have egg races throughout the day, entertainment, farm animals and pets including baby lambs, rabbits, chicks, and more.
Each child between the ages of 3-12 will get a ticket to take part in an egg race while on the farm.
Egg races happen throughout the day with the first race at about 10:30 and the last race at about 16.00. Entertainment from Kids Club Ireland will take place in the Picnic Shed at 12:00, 13.45 and 15.00.
After the egg races you can visit the large outdoor playground and undercover play area, take a stroll in the Fairy Garden, visit the coffee shop or relax in the many picnic areas.

Where ever you spend this Easter break, be sure to share your adventures with us on social media @livewithhali.