17 Things To Do With The Family Over The Easter Break Around Northern Ireland

Things To Do With The Family Over The Easter Break Around Northern Ireland

It’s the Easter holidays and sometimes one of the hardest things to do is figure out what to do with the family.

Here are 17 things you can do with the family over the Easter holidays and beyond this April:

  1. Belfast Easter Egg Hunt

April 7th – 20th, Belfast

This hour-long trail will allow attendees to explore Belfast City Centre in Belfast’s biggest Easter egg hunt. If you hunt down the eggs and answer the riddles correctly you could be in with a chance for a day out with family. If you share your picture with the hashtag #BelfastEggHunt you could win a city centre gift card worth £50. Remember to sign up via the link below and you could be the next big winner.

This event is free in entirety.

For more information go to >> https://belfastone.co.uk/


  1. Easter Egg Hunts at Castle Ward

April 8th – 19th, Castle Ward, Downpatrick

A family activity in nature awaits you this Easter. Explore the beautiful trails of Castle Ward to try and find the the hidden chocolate egg. 

Entry is £3 and available at the site.

For more information go to >> www.nationaltrust.org.uk 


  1. Wonderland Wood Trail at Antrim Gardens

April 8th – 29th, Antrim Gardens, Randalstown

Solve the clues and you’ll be led along the right path to assist Clara on her way to open the treasure box. It’s even said it’s magical, so book today to walk along the Wonderland Woodland Trail.

Adult tickets are £2 while a child ticket is £3, although there is a family ticket discount.

Book now at >> https://antrim.ticketsolve.com/shows/873607500


  1. Easter Eggstravaganza

April 15th, Share Discovery Village, Enniskillen

Get ready for an activity filled day ay Share Discovery Village and sign up for any of their land and water activities on offer, followed by an evening of family fun at Arts Arena with live music and a kids disco. 

Tickets are £15 per child and £5 per adult.

For more information and bookings go to >> https://www.sharevillage.org/easter-weekend 


  1. Easter Egg Hunt at Crom

April 15th – 19th, The Crom Estate, Co Fermanagh

A nature trail for the whole family to explore with a trail map and at the end a grand finale chocolate easter egg. The natural world offers respite and there’s an activity sheet to record your journey.

£3 per child.

For more information go to >> https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/crom/features/easter-egg-hunts-at-crom 


  1. Gruffalo Walk and Easter Egg Hunt

April 16th, Colin Glen, Belfast

As Ireland’s only Gruffalo Trail this themed Easter triumph is sure to bring your children into action with chocolate treats, a hunt for the Gruffalo characters in the wood and storytelling. You get to take home your very own certificate, Easter egg and Julia Donaldson book.

An adult ticket is £3.50 and a child ticket is £10.50.

Book now at: https://www.colinglen.org/product/easter-gruffalo-and-easter-egg-hunt/ 


  1. Easter Eggspress

April 16th, Belfast Lanyon Place

Hop on board as the historic steam train heads to Whitehead. The Easter bunny may even pay a visit with a treat in hand. Upon arrival at the platform you’ll be welcomed with music and children’s entertainment.

Tickets are £25.

For more information go to >> https://visitbelfast.com/event/easter-egg


  1. The Jungle 

April 16th – 19th, Jungle NI, Magherafelt

Travel through the forest as you aim to complete your quest, but you have riddles and clues to answer first. There are a variety of nibbles available including sausages, hot chocolate with marshmallows and birch water from their very own birch trees.

An adult ticket is £8 and a child ticket is £12.

For more information go to >> https://www.thejungleni.com/event/easter-egg-hunt/


  1. River Bann Tours

April 17th – 18th, Toome or Newferry

Beginning at Toome Canal this Easter boat trip will be sure to excite, as both adults and children traverse the water. A 45 minute tour with stunning scenery is perfect for a family day out.

Tickets are £12.50.

Book now at >> https://bit.ly/3KO2exw 


  1. Magical Easter Creations

April 18th – 19th, Carnfunnock Country Park

This Easter get ready for face painting, whether it’s a tiger or even a bunny, Facetastic can do it all. There are even temporary tattoos alongside a trail through the maze before handing in your map to the Visitor Centre where you’ll receive your prize.

Entry is £3 and additional charges may be introduced for face painting.

For more information go to >> https://www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/things-to-do/parks/carnfunnock-country-park/welcome-to-carnfunnock-country-park/events-at-carnfunnock


  1. Playball Easter Camp 2022

April 18th – 22nd, Ardnavalley Outdoor Activity Centre

Easter playball classes will incorporate various activities including crafting, artistic creation, STEM and even an afternoon party game. Most importantly, there will be an Easter egg hunt.

Tickets are £25 per day.

Book now at >> https://bit.ly/3M1Fuue 


  1. Easter Petting Zoo

April 19th, The MAC, Belfast

You can snuggle, feed and stroke your farmyard favourites as there are lambs, chicks and more. 

Tickets are £2 and each session lasts 15 minutes.

For more information go to >> https://themaclive.com/event/easter-petting-zoo2


  1. Easter Camps

April 19th – 22nd, various locations in Co. Antrim

  • Tuesday 19 April: Crumlin Leisure Centre
  • Wednesday 20 April: Valley Leisure Centre  
  • Thursday 21 April: Antrim Forum
  • Friday 22 April: Six Mile Leisure Centre

Get active this Easter with a range of sports activities including athletics, football, dance and much more. Everyone is welcome but make sure to remember to bring water as it’s sure to be an active day. 6-12 year olds are invited to this Easter activity which is sure to lead to fond memories. The Leisure centres vary depending on the available dates.

Ticket prices are  £7.50 per day.

Book now at >> https://antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/leisure-centres/activities/easter-camps/


  1. Junior Easter Bake Off

April 20th, Castle Mall, Antrim

With goodie bags galore this event is perfect for 8+ and all ingredients, recipes and equipment is included. There’s even a prize for the bake off champion.

Tickets are available at £5.

For more information go to >> https://allevents.in/antrim/junior-easter-bake-off-castle-mall-antrim/10000303765840807


  1. GOGA Easter Family Tri-Golf

April 20th, Carrickfergus – 21st, People’s Park, Ballymena

A day of sportsmanship and fun awaits as Tri-Golf incorporates engagement and allows young golfers the chance to hit their target. Available to players at all abilities this will be a fun family lesson to remember. Groups of four are most welcome.

This event is free but registration is required.

To register contact Niall at nirwin@liveactiveni.co.uk


  1. Easter Celebrations at Cultra

April 21st – 23rd, Ulster Folk Museum, Cultra

Experience traditional music alongside the crafting activities which includes basket making and weaving. There is even a farm with pigs, chickens and goats on Discovery Farm. 

Adult tickets are £9.90 while a child ticket is £6.05.

Book now at >> https://www.tickettailor.com/events/nmni


  1. Easter at Craigavon Golf & Ski

April 15th – 30th, Craigavon Golf & Ski

Tubing, footgolf and a hot lunch are available at this Easter celebration. With family fun for all this is a must see event.

Tickets are £6 per child.

For more information go to >> https://getactiveabc.com/events/easter-at-craigavon-golf-ski/


Additional editing by Alex Feher and Lyndsey Hodgkinson

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