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Get ready for an action-packed Easter weekend This Easter, create some family memories with an outing or three, from racing festivals to walking.

There's more to Easter than chocolate eggs, and to prove it, here are some of our suggestions for making the most of the weekend.


Pack a picnic Make the most of the arrival of spring with an outing in the great outdoors.

With no shortage of perfect picnic spots, why not spread a rug for an al fresco feast?

Here are some suggestions to whet your appetite.


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  • Scenic view over Lough Eske
  • Hotel beside the beach
Find the perfect break this month Celebrate the return of spring with a fun family holiday. Whether it's a trip to the seaside or a weekend in the city, you're sure to find the right special offer.

From B&Bs to self-catering options, make this break one that you'll remember.


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  • Ride the wild countryside on a four legged friend
  • Surf your way to a fun and healthy new skill
  • Trace your ancestors to the four corners of Ireland
Up for a fresh challenge? Learn something new while having fun. Explore Ireland by combining a holiday with an exciting new skill.

From surfing to pottery making, horse riding to cooking, there are a myriad of terrific courses to dive into, so don't miss out.


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Embrace the return of spring with some great family fun. With plenty of indoor water parks and leisure centres across Ireland, there's no excuse to stay at home when the rain starts.

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Rainy day activities

Amble around an aquariumIt's full of water - but you won't get wet. Enjoy the national aquarium in Galway.

Go deep undergroundAilwee Caves and Birds of Prey Centre is a fantastic - and dry - family day out.

Jump in a bogMonsoon conditions are best for getting muddy at Causey Farm near Navan.

Check out the ArkAvoid the floods and get the whole family interacting with art, theatre and science.

Tame some scaly beastsSee and handle over 120 amazing snakes and lizards at Kilkenny's Reptile Village Zoo.

Get bowled overCavan's Astra Bowl has six full-length bowling lanes, pool tables, jukebox and cafe.

Potter about KinsaleWatch your budding artists blossom on the courses at Kinsale Pottery & Arts Centre.

Steam into ClareExperience train travel "1892 style" on the restored West Clare Railway.


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Check out our hand-picked locations for fantastic family holidays.

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Family festivals in April

Ramp up the family fun with a great weekend outing this April.

From food festivals to arts and crafts, there's plenty to enjoy.


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