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FAMILY THEATRE SHOW: TROUBLE IN THE KINGDOM OF ENCHANTASIA by Ofegus
Theatre Company, Smock Alley Theatre, Exchange Street Lower,
Dublin 8.  4th - 12th April @ 2.30pm
Daily AND 4- 6, 10 & 11th April @ 6.30pm.   Age 4-84!
Don’t miss this tale of magic, adventure and breathtaking daring-do that  everyone will enjoy. The Crown
Princess has vanished! On her throne sits her cousin, Prince Archibald. His decisions are impacting badly
upon the Kingdom, his rulings are unjust and causing great turmoil and unhappiness. Anyone daring to
oppose him is thrown into the Dungeons of Darkly Drear!  What evil plot is afoot? Can Tristan, a young
Knight of the Royal Guard, find the Princess and restore order to the land before it is too late!
Tickets: €12.50/10 Book now to avoid disappointment!  Call the Box Office on 01-670014 or book online
at:
smockalley.com Special Offer ticket: Family of 5 for €50
ofegus theatre
WATERWAYS IRELAND DOCKLANDS SUMMER FESTIVAL, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin.  
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th May, 2015.  This is an international event, featuring wakeboarding
displays by some of the most talented wakeboarders in the world. There will be a huge array of markets
and a whole host of entertainment, including a golf water challenge, canal barge tours, raft races, duck
races, world class street performers and more. Kayaks are also available, so why not try kayaking on the
inner canal dock? This festival has something for all the family to enjoy and
its free!  More Details
Docklands Summer Festival
Hunt for Easter Eggs in Croke Park! GAA Museum, Croke Park, Dublin 3. Wednesday 1st –
Monday 6th April 2015
(except Friday 3rd April),11.30 and 1.30pm,  kids aged 4-8 years.  Join the staff
of the GAA Museum on a special guided tour of Croke Park Stadium in the run-up to Easter....follow the
clues and find the tokens to collect your Easter Eggs! The tours will take a look behind the scenes at
Croke Park and will include a visit to the Players Lounge, dressing rooms, warm-up area and pitch-side as
well as a trip to the top tier to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the stadium.  They will also visit the all-new GAA
Museum where they can test their hurling and football skills in the museum's interactive games zone or
visit the museum exhibits. Further details and on-line booking, click
HERE.
Dublin Walking Festival,3-5 April 2015, various times and Dublin Mountain Locations. From a full
moon walk overlooking the lights of Dublin city, to plenty of scenic walks which take in the beauty of our
countryside, bring the whole family out on an adventure on Easter Weekend and book the activities you
want to take on at the Dublin Walking Festival. This walking festival is for everyone the young, old, novice
and experienced using great trails that will suit many abilities and also family friendly routes for young
children. Click
HERE for more details..
Mad Hatters Tea Party, Deerpark, Mount Merrion.  Sunday 5th April 1-5pm. This crack team of egg
laying rabbits will deliver their Easter eggs and trail clues to the Mad Hatters Tea Party early on Easter
Sunday and your job is to follow the Easter Trail clues, claim your egg and join in the Tea Party.  The
“Easter Make and Do” team will be there to help guests make their own Mad Hat. All the tea party’s
favourite ingredients will be there including the teacup ride, giant chess, croquet and the “Hatwalk” fashion
show for your maddest hats.  All your favourite Tea Party characters will be there on the day including
Alice, the White Rabbit and a madder than ever Mad Hatter. Cost is FREE!  
More details.
Dublinia, Christchurch.  A great family day out and one of Dublin’s top visitor attractions with three
exciting exhibitions; Viking Dublin, Medieval Dublin and History Hunters Exhibition.  An exciting, fun and
contemporary way for all ages to learn and experience Old Dublin's sights, sounds, and smells!  Open
every day from 10am to 5pm with guided tour at 2.30pm daily.  Can
book online or drop in. October to
February Daily: 10am–5.30pm (Last entry 4.30pm)  March to September Daily: 10am–6.30pm (Last entry
5.30pm), .  
More details.
Belvedere House Golden Ticket Easter Egg Hunts Belvedere House, Mullingar, Co Westmeath
(less than a one hour drive from Dublin),
Easter Sunday & Monday (5th & 6th April) 12-3pm   
Thousands of eggs hundreds of Golden Tickets with special prizes including 10 Belvedere Summer
Passes for families.  Meet the Belvedere Easter Bunny at the largest Easter Egg Hunt in Ireland.   160
acres of parkland and ancient whispering woodland full of goodies to be discovered.  
More details
Imaginosity, Sandyford.  Dublin's Children's Museum is a child-centred creative, educational &
interactive space for children under 9-years of age and their families. It is a space for adults and children
to engage in creative play. Exhibits are educationally designed to inspire life-long learning through play,
igniting imaginations on the journey from curiosity to discovery. Explore their website and find out more...
www.imaginosity.ie
Imaginosity
Wild Rosanna Estate Egg Hunts Ashford,Co Wicklow (within a 45 minute drive from Dublin), Easter
Saturday & Sunday (4th & 5th April) 11-1pm
  This year Wild Rosanna Estate is hosting a series of
Easter Egg Hunts for families in the Wild Wicklow countryside. Time to get eggcited! Come and see a
newborn Easter Lamb! Test your orienteering skills while hunting for Easter Eggs in the Wild Rosanna
forest. Climb a tree to reach an Easter Egg or race & win some in the Easter Egg Horse Race! Get those
kids eggshausted!
More details
ON THE FIRST Wednesday of every month, various heritage sites managed by the Office of Public
Works that normally charge admission throw their doors open for free. So it won’t cost you anything to
bring the family to the State Apartments in Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin; Charles Fort in
Kinsale, Co Cork; Athenry Castle in Co Galway; Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre (Newgrange and Knowth)
and Trim Castle in Co Meath and the Rock of Cashel in Co Tipperary – to name just a few.
Starts: 01/04 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie   Various Locations
Malahide Castle, Malahide, Co Dublin.  Enter the magical and mythical botanical walled garden at
Malahide Castle for this years Easter Event on Saturday 4th April.  Use the mythical map to find your way
around the garden, collect the clues on your 'Quest for the Dragons Egg'.  You'll meet some magical
characters on your way...watch out though some are there to help... others are there to hinder!  When
you've completed the quest you'll be duly rewarded!  An eggciting day out for the Family, the event
includes a Magical Science Show in the Project Room! Dress up for spot prizes for best costumes.  
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Details
THE ARK, Temple Bar  28 March - 2 May (includes Easter holidays)The Ark presents "Once
Upon a Picture
".  Every artwork has a story to tell in this free exhibition for ages 4+.  Alongside the
exhibition will be a programme of visual arts and story-related events to enjoy, with storytelling
performances, talks and workshops for all ages (performances and workshops are ticketed – Prices from
€5).  
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28 March - 25 April (includes Easter holidays)  The Enchanted Treasure Chest Workshop.  
Participants are encouraged to use their imagination to create a make-believe land filled with magical
things. You and your toddler will work together to make your own (simple) characters and props that live in
the magical land using coloured papers, fabric, stickers, feathers and more.  
More Details.
Dublin Zoo, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8.  Easter Egg-Stravanganza, Sunday 5th and Monday 6th April,
11am.
 You're invited to take part in the annual Easter Treasure Trail, which will keep visitors of all ages
entertained as clues will be hidden all around the Zoo. The Easter bunny will be the star guest at the
Bunny Hop disco, which will take place on the Great Lawn. There will also be festive keeper talks along
with arts and crafts.  Children's Spring workshops, 8th & 9th April, 10am.  
More details.
Airfield, Overend Way, Dundrum, Dublin 14 Co Dublin.  Easter Activities are in abundance daily at
Airfield  Wed 1st April - Wed 8th April.  Fantastic Children's workshops, tours, events, activities and of
course their Egg-plorers hunt to unearth clever clues that lead you to a choc-tastic surprise on Sat 4th
and Sun 5th April, 12-3pm!  
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Ardgillan Castle, Balbriggan, Co Dublin.  Less than 45 minutes drive from Dublin to be at Ardgillan
Castle's Annual Easter Egg Hunt,
Monday 6th April, 3pm. No booking necessary to join in the eggciting
fun for all the family at Ardgillan Castle.  
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Family Nature Egg-stravaganza event in Tymon Park, Dublin.  Thursday 2nd April 12-2pm.    
Come egg-splore Spring with at Tymon Park: a day of family fun and egg-citing activities. Make your own
bird’s nest with natural materials and see if it passes the egg-drop challenge.  Join in for some natural
navigation as we forage through nature, searching for Easter eggs hidden by the elusive Easter bunny.
Decorate your own eggs to bring home. Children (suitable 4-10 years) must be accompanied by an adult.
Bring an egg box or basket to hold your eggs and please dress for the weather- we’ll be outside, drizzle or
shine! Cost per child: 3 euro. For Booking, please contact 0831916252, or e-mail; ecopresintern@gmail.
com
The Irish National Stud, Kildare.  Have a great family day out at the Irish National Stud, the Japanese
Gardens,  Fiachra's Garden and the Horse Museum. A number of daily activities are planned for
Easter
(3rd - 12th April inclusive)
including pony rides and face painting (11-12.30pm and 2-3.30pm), and a
fantastic nature trail (2pm daily).  Take a 35 minute tour of the stud, visit the museum and stroll through St.
Fiachra’s Garden, which has 4 acres of woodland & lakeside walks.  The World famous Japanese
Gardens, tell the story of the Life of Man, from the Cradle to the Grave.  The paddocks are close by so
you may see foals running freely with their Mothers.
 In fact the Irish National Stud has just welcomed
over 100 new born foals so far  and another 100 expected - a great time to of year to visit!
 Dine
in the restaurant or bring your own picnic and sit among nature at its best.  Family ticket up to 4 children is
€29.50, under 5's are free.  
More details.
Visit the Easter Bunny at the Chocolate Warehouse, Wallkinstown, Dublin 12.  From Friday
20th March to Saturday 4th April, various days and times.
 Enjoy the wonderful experience of visiting
the Easter Bunny who will personally give you your special Easter egg.  You will then make your own
Easter bow to put onto your Easter Egg box. After that your name is personalised onto your chocolate
egg. Now you have your own special Easter egg! Next, view the mini chocolate factory. Then enter into
The Chocolate Warehouse Easter shop. Its full of Easter eggs, Chocolate rabbits, chocolate novelties,
chocolates, chocolate cars, chocolate footballs, hampers, teddies and goodies galore.
Come and enjoy the Easter experience at The Chocolate Warehouse. For all ages young and young at
heart.  For more details about dates, times and the tour, please click
HERE
DUBLIN PORT RIVER FESTIVAL, North Wall Quay, Dublin.  
June Bank Holiday weekend, Saturday 30th May to Monday 1st June 2015.  
There will be a wide array of activities throughout the duration of the festival, including the arrival of ten tall
ships and schooners which will berth at North Wall Quay for the weekend.  As well as the ships there will
be amusements, tug boat dancing, kayaking and more, so there is something for all the family to enjoy!
This year the festival is pirate themed, so have fun dressing up and there will be prizes for the best fancy
dress costumes.  
This festival has something for all the family and it's free!    More Details
National Wax Museum Plus, Temple Bar. The National Wax Museum Plus is one of Dublin's top
visitor attractions and offers a museum experience unlike any other. The National Wax Museum Plus is the
ultimate entertainment experience for kids and adults alike. Wax Hands is a brand new attraction to give
your child a chance to have a copy of their own handed moulded in Wax to take home and keep! And
make sure you take the kids to the new puppet theatre attraction which has arrived in the Children's World
section.
Easter is also coming to the National Wax Museum -  the Easter Bunny has been very
busy hiding eggs all over the museum! It’s up to you to come and try to find the eggs, but quick!
They’ll soon be all gone! The Easter festivities from  Saturday 28th of March until Easter Sunday
5th of April.
  More details
The National Wax Museum Plus
FARMLEIGH, EASTERTIME, Phoenix Park, Castleknock, Dublin 15.   Easter Sunday 5th April
and Easter Monday 6th April 2015.
  So much going on at Farmleigh this Easter for all the family.
Activities include puppet shows, birds of prey, children storytelling, music, waster art children's workshops
and of course an easter egg hunt, quiz and challenge! There will also be the Farmleigh food and craft
markets and plant fair. For more details regarding times of events over Easter, click HERE.
More Family Events Coming Soon ...........
 

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