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13th Apr 2019

Easter break: 3 fun and kid-friendly activities to bring the kids to these next two weeks

Trine Jensen-Burke

The Easter break is officially on.

And while time off with the family might be all sorts of lovely (it really is), as parents we all know things can quickly take a turn, and the kids start climbing the walls at home, torturing both each other and you.

That is when you need some tricks uo your sleeve. AKA some cool places to go that’ll entertain the kids for a few hours, and make them nice and tired for when you return home. If that isn’t a parenting win, sure we don’t know what is.

If you are anywhere near Dublin, Meath and Wicklow, we think these three all sounds like great days out:

1. Tayto Park

Tayto Park has a host of egg-citing activities planned for the Easter holidays!

Visit Tayto Park on Easter Sunday, April 21st for the ultimate egg hunt with the whole family to help Mr Tayto break the secret code and find the stash of chocolate eggs. Starting in the zoo, make your way around Tayto Park’s Easter hunt trail solving clues and secret messages until the mystery is unlocked!

After the egg hunt has been solved, why not get involved in Easter themed arts and crafts and enjoy complimentary face painting throughout the park. For the younger ones, head to the Eagles Nest and enjoy The Grand Carousel, The Lady Bird Loop and The Nissan Driving School among other attractions all the while keeping an eye out for fairies in the woods!

Older kids and adults looking for their next adrenaline rush can immerse themselves in a host of exhilarating activities too. Ride the Cú Chúlainn Coaster or take a splash on Ireland’s largest flume attraction, The Viking Voyage at the Park, or why not try your hand at rock climbing before taking a tour around the legendary Tayto crisp factory. Thrill seekers will enjoy the hair-raising Power Surge, Endeavour and Air Race.

Tayto Park also offers an exceptional and diverse animal collection which features many conservation dependent species. The zoo is home to a variety of animals, including big-cats, meerkats, monkeys and birds of prey.

In a first for Tayto Park, returning customers in 2019 will receive 25% off their second visit.

For more information and to book tickets, head to Tayto Park

2. Cool Planet

This Easter at Cool Planet, the hunt for renewable energy is on!

Immerse yourself in the story of our changing climate in Ireland’s first interactive climate change experience. Through immersion, gaming, competition and more, discover what is making our climate change, the science behind it and how you can help create a healthy future for you and the planet. Cool Planet is located in Powerscourt House, Wicklow.

Kids will love this Easter workshop where their challenge is to design and make their very own solar-powered Bunny-BOT. Your creative innovators will have great fun seeing how these jittery-jumpy bunnies generate electricity from light – energy transfer (younger kids) and engineering design (older kids)!

And whose BOT will win the bunny-dash at the end of the workshop for an Easter treat? Book your places now to find out!

The 1hr15 workshops run twice daily from Monday 15th – Friday 26th April inclusive, at 11am and 1pm. Suitable for children aged between 7 and 14.

Cost: €20 per child, including all materials – kids bring their bunny-BOT away with them. Places are strictly limited; book online at

+ Add a tour of the ground-breaking Cool Planet Experience 1.30hr before, or after the workshop – €5.50 (child), €9.50 (adult), €27 (family)

For more information and to book tickets, head to Cool Planet Experience


3. Dublin Zoo

This Easter bank holiday weekend, families are invited to experience a host of Easter-themed activities at Dublin Zoo, including an exciting Easter trail, games, face-painting and more!

The events will run from 12pm until 4pm on Easter Sunday and Monday and promise to be fun-filled days for the entire family. Little ones can enjoy festive face-painting and will delight in the Easter-themed trail around the Zoo from 12-4pm, while the whole family can enjoy a live DJ throughout the day. With carnival style games and an Easter bunny on site, this is sure to be an unmissable family day out!

Dublin Zoo will be open all Easter weekend including Good Friday and Easter Monday from 9:30am-6pm.

For more information and to book tickets, head to Dublin Zoo