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9 Apr


‘Wednesday for Parents’ returns to one of our most popular types of posts this week – what’s on over the school holidays! Hopefully there’ll be lovely weather over the two weeks so we’ve included a nice mixture of indoor and outdoor activities.

  • The Mermaid Theatre in Bray has a number of events for children over the Easter break. They’re screening (the original) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Sunday 13th April at 2pm. Tickets cost €5 and can be booked here. Then, on the 15th and 16th April, the Mermaid welcome spellbinding Children’s Theatre at 3pm & 7pm. Their show ‘Human Child’ combines live music, puppetry and a magnificent set. Tickets €10 (adult) and €8 (child) Family Ticket:4 for €30 and you can book them here.
  • There are a number of Easter Egg hunts around – Kilruddery have one on Easter Sunday. They cost €12.50 plus admission for the egg hunt pack.
  • Another interesting egg hunt takes place in the Croke Park GAA museum. It involves a tour of the museum and a hunt for tokens to redeem against an Easter egg. Tickets cost €8.50 for children and €12.50 for adults. You can find more info here.
  • Easter at the Ark focuses on the millenium celebrations of the Battle of Clontarf. There’s lots of really cool events on to commemorate it, including designing shields and stage combat! You can read more about it here.
  • Imaginosity always have a number of great events on – you can check them out here. We highly recommend the free websites on how to save the planet and the shows with Jungle Dave. Read more about them here.
  • One local event from Imaginosity deserves a mention – they’ve teamed up with Powerscourt to create a Scientific Story Adventure. It looks amazing! Tickets for adults are €8.50 and for children over three are €5, but there are family tickets available. Check it out here.
  • The Museums in the city are a fantastic family day out for free! They have a number of special events commemorating Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf. Details are here.
  • Our friends from the National Stud deserve a special mention – they’ve been incredibly helpful over the last few weeks as 5th and 6th class study ‘War Horse’ (did you see our Twitter Q&A?) They’re offering free pony rides over the Easter holidays – check out the details here. Ticket prices can be found here.
  • We couldn’t have an Easter events post and leave out Glenroe farm – I remember taking part in their egg hunts myself! You can find details here.
  • Family Fun is a website that recommends family days out around the country – they’ve an exhaustive list of everything that’s on! Check them out here.

As always, you can find all previous ‘Wednesday for Parents’ posts here. We’d love to update our post with your tips – let us know what you recommend!


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