This year is flying past – where has the time gone? Easter is now just around the corner and with school holidays coming up, you may be looking for fun activities for the whole family to enjoy this chocolatey season. Here are a few great ideas from our fabulous Recommended Partners!

Easter Egg Hunt and more at Ardmore Open Farm & Mini Zoo

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When: Saturday March 31 1pm

Ardmore Open Farm & Mini Zoo are offering visitors a day of crafty fun with facepainting and egg painting. Paint your whiskers on and be the Easter Bunny for the day!

When: Sunday April 1 1:30pm

Would it even be Easter without an Easter egg hunt? Gather up the kids and head to Ardmore Open Farm & Mini Zoo, where you can enjoy all the wildlife park has to offer, as well as the beloved Easter Egg Hunt!

Booking is advisable as limited spaces are available. Phone 024 87600 to make your booking.

Easter Camp at Brightlights Studios

summer-img2When: Tuesday March 27 – Friday March 30 10am – 2:30pm daily

Where: Carrigaline Educate Together

For who: Boys and girls, aged 4-13yrs

Cost: €75/child (all subsequent siblings are €60/child)

Brightlights Studios have a unique Easter Camp with an exciting programme on offer. The camp is designed for children who want to explore fun and friendships, while immersing themselves in acting, singing and dancing, along with a mixture of fun camp games, team-building activities, quizzes, arts and crafts and much more.

Brightlights Studios Easter Camp promises to be a fantastic week, focusing on developing talent, while building confidence, self-esteem, friendships and happy memories to last a lifetime!

There are two breaks a day and it is essential that children bring a packed lunch and lots of drinks to keep hydrated throughout the busy day. Children and teenagers will be placed in groups of similar age and ability. Please arrive in comfortable clothing and footwear. Dance wear is preferable but not essential.

Family Fun Workshops at Jessica Loves…

Screen-Shot-2018-03-20-at-20.18.50Jessica Loves Gift Shop & Studio‘s workshops are designed to bring out the creative side in you in a fun and friendly atmosphere! “The hope is to inspire you all to take on those DIY Projects and #reloveyourhomes.” Now, you can get creative as a family!

When: Saturday March 31 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Cost: €15/parent + 1 child; €25/parent + 2 children

The Family Fun Workshops were created with busy parents in mind, who might be struggling with ideas, time or energy to provide craft activities for children at home. So, avoid that stress and mess and book in for a one-hour craft session to help your child paint a fairy door, Easter Bunny or flower pot and start crafting memories together!

And guess what? Paint, aprons, juice and treats are all supplied; just bring your kids!

Email jessicalovesstudio@gmail.com to book your space.

Easter Chocolate from Lusso Handmade Edible Luxuries

Easter = lots of chocolate, right? Well, Lusso Handmade Edible Luxuries has the most delectable Easter eggs and bunnies on offer. And customisation is free!

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Easter Time at Leahy’s Open Farm

eggcatching_smallWhen: Saturday March 31 – Monday April 2

Cost: €9.50/person and under twos go free

Leahy’s Open Farm are kicking off their Easter weekend with an Easter Extravaganza, which runs continuously throughout the weekend! It’s a fun weekend for young and old.

Over the three days (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) the Easter Bunny drops eggs continuously throughout the farm, so no matter what time you start your hunt, there will be eggs everywhere!

bunnyOn arrival, every child will get a questionnaire and a map of the farm. Everybody who completes the questionnaire will be entered into a draw for a free return trip to Leahy’s Open Farm!

Heroes are determined by how they throw their eggs

Again, this year Leahy’s Open Farm are holding an Egg Throwing Competition. Teams of two will be challenged to throw a raw egg as far as they can between them. The team with the greatest distance will win a prize! Each egg will cost €1.

Plus, they have some activities for the parents to get involved in, which will be in aid of our charity partners for the event Bumbleance!

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“Petting time and barrell train rides will be going on throughout the day also and our diggers will be running too!”

There is no need to book tickets in advance, just pay on the door on the day!

Eggciting Easter escapes to Trabolgan

“Our Easter break will be another jam-packed time full of your favourite entertainment here at Trabolgan.  Have fun with the Trabolgan TeamStars as they star in their brand new shows for the 2018 season.  Meet all your favourite characters, enjoy a game a bingo, have fun at Karaoke or dance the night away at our fun disco - all free to resident guests!”

NEWWEB-EASTER-02A wide range of activities for Busy Bees!

As well as great savings, Trabolgan offers plenty of activities that children of all ages will love. “We have created a wide range of activities for children that are entertaining, educational, but above all, fun!  So, you can sit back and relax, safe in the knowledge that your little ones are safe, secure and having a ball!”

Call their reservations team today on 021 466 1551, email reservations@trabolgan.com or book online.

Family fun at Funderland

Where: Creamfields, Tramore Road, Cork

When: March 23 – April 8 12pm – 10pm daily

Funderland is possibly the largest travelling Amusement Park event in Europe, featuring rollercoasters and as many as 15 different thrilling attractions carefully selected from among the top attractions in Europe.

There are always a host of attractions that are sure to appease even the most seasoned thrill-seekers who dare to be suspended upside down, turned over or whisked through the air. “We don’t neglect our younger thrill-seekers either. We always have an extensive selection of juvenile attractions for young children to enjoy.”

It has become one of the most eagerly anticipated entertainment events at Easter in Cork each year and has grown to match the demands and tastes of the patrons.

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