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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, Easter Northern Ireland

Mark your calendars and plan ahead for your long Easter weekend! These are the two bank holidays:

  • Good Friday - 29th March 2024
  • Easter Monday - 1st April 2024

Things to do this Easter in Northern Ireland

You'll find lots of egg-citing Easter events in Northern Ireland. Whether you're a local or planning a visit, this guide highlights the best family fun 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

Follow the Easter Bunny on a fun egg hunt at Ballyburren in Ballynahinch for hidden treasures and surprises. 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 alpacas, it's a fun day out for all.

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

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

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2. The enchanted trail at Clandeboye Estate

Alice in Wonderland Easter Event Northern Ireland

Experience a 1.5 mile enchanted forest trail at Clandeboye Estate inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Enjoy whimsical props and art along the way as children embark on a quest to find character names hidden among the carrots. Children receive an illustrated certificate of completion and a delicious chocolate treat as a reward!

Date: Saturday 30th March - Tuesday 2nd April.

Price: Adults £12, Children £15, Family £45. Use our special discount code 'SAVE10' at checkout for 10% off!

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3. Pottery painting at Eden Pottery

Easter themed sponges at Eden Pottery, Easter Northern Ireland

Unleash your creative side with some pottery painting at Eden Pottery, the perfect easter activity for over the school holidays. Choose your favourite pottery piece to design and use their wide selection of Spring themed sponges.

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

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

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4. Gruffalo and Stickman guided walk at Colin Glen

Children next to the Gruffalo at Colin Glenn, Easter Northern Ireland

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

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

Let's Go Hydro is hopping with excitement for their egg hunt and funday! There will be 10,000 eggs and some golden eggs hidden around the area, with a special prize up for grabs for whoever discovers them. A great family day out over the Easter holidays.

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

Price: Adult £12, Children £15.

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6. 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 for their first Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt, taking place in Hillsborough Castle. You will also be able to make your own kite throughout the day on Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd April.

Date: Saturday 3rd - Sunday 7th April.

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

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7. Hunt for eggs with the Kinedale Donkeys

Two donkeys at an Easter event in Northern Ireland

Kinedale Donkeys in Ballynahinch is hosting a memorable Easter themed weekend. Look forward to an egg hunt with donkeys, bonnet-making, and Easter crafts. 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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8. Explore the Ulster Folk Museum

Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Easter Northern Ireland

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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9. Easter egg trail 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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10. Meet the Easter bunny at Jungle NI’s Easter trail

Easter basket with eggs, Easter Northern Ireland

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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Easter 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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