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Clandeblog 10 things to do this Easter 2024 in Northern Ireland

Looking for things to do in Northern Ireland this Easter 2024? We’ve created a list of some fun family easter events taking place.

When is Easter 2024 in Northern Ireland?

Spring at Clandeboye Lodge with blooming yellow daffodils

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

  • Good Friday - 29th March 2024

  • Easter Monday - 1st April 2024

Things to do this Easter in Northern Ireland

There are lots of egg-citing events and fun things to do this Easter 2024 in Northern Ireland. Whether you're a local or planning a visit, this guide highlights the best Easter activities across Northern Ireland. From egg hunts to arts and crafts, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

1. Easter egg hunt with Easter bunny & alpacas

Three alpacas at Ballyburren's easter event in Northern Ireland

Let the Easter Bunny lead you on a magical trail hunt for eggs and hidden treasures at Ballyburren in Ballynahinch. After the hunt, enjoy crafting and storytelling at the Bunny's home and warm up with a coffee and treats. With face painting and friendly Easter alpacas, it's a fun event for all!

Date: Friday 29th March - Tuesday 2nd April.

Price: Adults £5, Children £20, Family £50.

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2. Easter-themed pottery painting at Eden Pottery

Easter themed sponges 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 Easter and Spring themed sponges.

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

Price: £25-28 depending on your pottery piece.

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3. Gruffalo and Stickman guided walk at Colin Glen

Children next to the Gruffalo at Colin Glenn

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 Saturday.

Price: From £10.50. Under 2s go free.

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

Children on an Easter egg hunt at Let's Go Hydro

Let's Go Hydro is hopping with excitement this Easter! There will be 10,000 easter 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 and take part in lots of family-friendly activities. It's sure to be an eggciting family day out!

Date: Saturday 23rd March - Tuesday 2nd April.

Price: Adult £12, Children £15.

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5. Hillsborough Castle’s Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt

Children on an easter hunt at Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland

Hop on down to Northern Ireland’s royal residence this Easter for their first Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt in Hillsborough Castle's stunning gardens, and enjoy some springtime family magic. Kite making takes place throughout the day on Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd April and is included in admission.

Date: Saturday 3rd - Sunday 7th April.

Price: Adults £10, Children £5 (Members go free).

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6. Hunt for eggs with the Kinedale Donkeys

Two donkeys at an Easter event in Northern Ireland

Kinedale Donkeys in Ballynahinch is hosting a memorable and unique Easter event. Look forward to an egg hunt with donkeys, bonnet-making, and crafting Easter decorations. The day also features meet-and-greets with adorable baby animals like chickens, ducks, bunnies, and goats.

Date: Friday 29th & Saturday 30th March.

Price: Adults £5.50, Children 12.50.

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7. Explore the Ulster Folk Museum

Ulster Folk & Transport 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: Open Tuesdays - Sundays.

Price: Adults £11.50, Children £7.00

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8. Easter egg hunt at National Trust’s Castle Ward

Children on an Easter egg hunt in Northern Ireland

Take part in an Easter Egg Hunt at Castle Ward - a delightful 820-acre walled demesne with its 18th century combination house which was featured in Game of Thrones as Winterfell. Take part in ten circus-inspired activities that are hidden along the journey! Once you have explored the trail and picked up your chocolate egg, head into the theatre for Easter crafts, fancy dress, food stalls, live music and storytelling sessions.

Date: Saturday 23rd March - Sunday 7th April.

Price: Normal admission plus £3 per trail.

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

Easter basket with eggs

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: Friday 29th March - Monday 1st April.

Price: Adults £10, Children £16.50.

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10. Overnight stay at Clandeboye Lodge

Family on an Easter break walking through the grounds of 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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