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Clandeblog 10 things to do this Easter 2023 in Northern Ireland

Looking for things to do in Northern Ireland this Easter 2023? We’ve created a list of some fun family easter events taking place.

When is Easter 2023 in Northern Ireland?

Mark your calendars and plan ahead for your long Easter weekend! There are two bank holidays this Easter.

  • Good Friday - 7th April 2023

  • Easter Monday - 10th April 2023

Things to do this Easter in Northern Ireland

There are lots of egg-citing events and fun things to do this Easter 2023 in Northern Ireland. From family Easter egg hunts and egg rolling to arts and crafts, there is something for everyone!

1. Family easter egg hunt at National Trust’s Mount Stewart

Get ready for an Easter adventure at Mount Stewart! Embark on an exciting Easter trail and celebrate the arrival of Spring in the gardens. You’ll also take home a special chocolate Easter egg treat.

Date: 1st April - 15th April 2023

Price: Normal admission plus £3 per trail

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2. Easter-themed pottery painting at Eden Pottery

Unleash your creative side with some pottery painting at Eden Pottery this Easter! Choose your favourite pottery piece to design and use their wide selection of sponges. Why not let Easter spark inspiration for your masterpiece?

Date: Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm.

Price: £15-£16 depending on your pottery piece

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3. Gruffalo and Stickman guided walk at Colin Glen

Explore the enchanting world of Julia Donaldson's beloved Gruffalo and Stickman stories on an incredible guided trail. Bring your little ones to Colin Glen, where they'll search for their favourite characters in the woods. Hear these classic tales come alive with wide-eyed wonder as you wander among nature.

Date: Every weekend

Price: From £10.50. Under 2s go free.

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4. Easter egg hunt and egg rolling at Let’s Go Hydro

Let's Go Hydro is hopping with excitement this Easter! There will be 10,000 Cadbury eggs and a few select golden eggs hidden around the area, with a special prize up for grabs to whoever discovers them! Plus, meet the Easter bunny, take part in egg rolling and get to know all sorts of farmyard friends. It'll be one eggciting family day out!

Date: 1st - 10th April 2023

Price: Adult £12, Children £15

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5. Spot rabbits at Hillsborough Castle’s Great Rabbit Runaround

Hop on down to Northern Ireland’s royal residence this Easter to enjoy the Great Rabbit Runaround! Explore the tulip-filled gardens as you discover fun facts, complete the challenges, and find out about Easter and spring traditions along the way with the help of their resident bunny rabbits. After all that exploring, you’ll be rewarded with a chocolate lolly!

Date: 5th - 11th April 2023

Price: Adults £10, Children £5

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6. Easter weekend Belfast vegan walking food tour

Celebrate Easter with a flavourful journey through the streets of Belfast! The Vegan Table Tour is a combined vegan food and walking tour of Belfast. Enjoy fascinating stories about Northern Ireland's vibrant people, industry and culture, while eating & drinking your way through a plant-based menu.

Date: 15th April 2023

Price: £65

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7. Explore the Ulster Folk Museum

Journey back in time at the Ulster Folk Museum where you can enjoy discover a traditional 1900s Easter. Learn about the origins of the Easter Egg, take part in traditional games and enjoy some Easter craft demonstrations. You might even see newborn lambs frolicking in the fields!

Date: 9th April - 11th April, 10 - 5pm

Price: Adults £11.50, Children £7.00

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8. Family Easter adventure trail at National Trust’s Castle Ward

Take part in an Easter adventure trail at Castle Ward - a delightful 820-acre walled demesne with its 18th century combination house which was featured in Game of Thrones as Winterfell. This fun family-friendly Easter trail celebrates the arrival of spring and you’ll also take home a chocolate Easter egg treat.

Date: 1st - 17th April 2023

Price: Normal admission plus £3 per trail

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9. Meet the Easter bunny at Jungle NI’s Easter trail

This Easter, step into a world of enchantment at Jungle NI’s Easter trail. Follow the magical trail through the forest, where fairies and elves bring magic to life. At the end of the trail, meet the Easter Bunny for an Easter egg and photo opportunity!

Date: 7th - 11th April 2023

Price: Adults £8, Children £14.50

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10. Overnight stay at Clandeboye Lodge

Why not spend your Easter break at Clandeboye Lodge? The hotel is conveniently located just 15 minutes away from Belfast city centre and serves as an excellent base for Easter events in the area. Clandeboye Lodge offers a choice of rooms, including exclusive suites and luxury rooms, as well as comfortable family rooms. Take advantage of special offers or visit the Coq & Bull brasserie, where you can enjoy lunch, dinner and drinks.

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