5 reasons to spend Easter in Ireland with your family

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In need of a break this spring? Why not take advantage of the long school holidays and spend Easter in Ireland with your family? We think you will be surprised by the amount happening that side of the pond this Easter. Bring your own car, so you don’t have the added cost of renting one, and explore Dublin and the surrounding areas. Here are some of our favourite things happening this Easter in Ireland:

1. Vikings

Immerse yourself in Ireland’s Viking past at the inaugural Vikingfest in Dublinia, where Viking Dublin is brought to life in this interactive, educational and entertaining exhibition in Christchurch. If you want to continue the Viking theme over Easter in Ireland, a Viking Splash tour is a great way to orientate yourself around this small, walkable city and it is lots of fun practicing your Viking roar on unexpectant passers-by! Continue the Viking adventure exploring the Ancient East by car from the round tower at Glendalough built to protect monks from Viking raids, to the Heritage Park in Wexford and Waterford’s multiple links to the Norsemen.

2. Galway Food Festival

Head to the west coast for this culinary experience where your family can get involved in lots of fun activities. Have lunch at the extended market, go on a foraging trip for wild growing food like herbs and garlic or take a restaurant trail. There will be something for everyone in a food loving family.

3. Easter egg hunts

Happening all over the country, an Easter egg hunt is a wonderful way for younger family members to mark Easter in Ireland. There will be hunts in lots of locations in and around Dublin including Merrion Square in the city centre and [Croke Park, Ireland’s largest stadium.

4. Chocolate factories

For a more grown up sweet treat try a chocolate factory tour, there are lots of artisan chocolate producers who offer tours of their factories. You can also visit the more well-known chocolate producers too. You may have to manage little one’s expectations and explain that it won’t look like Wonka’s chocolate factory though!

5. Museums

Just like Blighty, it has been known to rain in Ireland but that doesn’t mean the fun must stop. There is a plethora of, often free, Easter activities for families happening in Museums and Art galleries across Dublin. The National History Museum, Natural History Museum and National Gallery of Ireland all have family events happening over the Easter Holidays to keep the young ones entertained while you browse around. If you are looking for something particularly interactive try Imaginosity, a museum for children where they can play and interact with the exhibits from science to theatre and construction.

With entertainment for the whole family spend Easter in Ireland this year, book Stena Line to Dublin and enjoy this fantastic country.

We look forward to welcoming you on-board.

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