Things to do in Ireland this weekend in Ireland | April 26 - 28

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Funderland Cork

Funderland has opened for Easter at the old Creamfields site on the Tramore Road with the usual array of thrilling attractions for a fun, family day out. They will run daily until April 28th.

Red Mountain Open Farm

Red Mountain Open Farm is open for Easter until Sunday 28th of April daily, with plenty of activities in their large open barns so regardless of the weather, you’re guaranteed to have a good time! Save 62% on family tickets with a limited offer deal on YourDaysOut.

Wax Museum

A lot more than just wax statues, the museum is full of fun, interactive exhibits that will keep active children entertained.  A perfect way to spend a couple of hours out of the rain this summer, just avoid the Chamber of Horrors if you want to sleep that night! Save 15% with tickets bought on YourDaysOut.

Jawsome Sharks | Sea Life Bray

Take a dive into the deep this spring and become the newest recruits of the Jawsome Rangers and fulfil the mission of finding the missing shark teeth. Guests will be tasked with helping Professor Finn locate the large Play-Doh model shark teeth in the tanks.

Spring Festival | Slieve Aughty Centre

Running every day over Easter in Loughrea with loads of fun activities, including the Enchanted Forest, pony rides, playground, go karts, nature hut, arts and crafts room, and the Easter Bunny has left clues to win a treat!

The Ark Workshop

Everyone loves playing Xs and Os! This fun filled workshop on Saturday morning is for every child who likes to work with clay and loves board games,, children aged 5-7 can invent their own clay game pieces and make a unique game board using mixed media. Monsters vs heroes, ladybird’s vs spiders or suns vs moons! What’s it going to be!  Arrive early and visit the Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered! exhibition featuring different board games from around the world.

Riverbank Arts Centre | Science Workshop

A fun workshop on Saturday as part of STEAM by the Future Makers Collective focusing on exploring vision and perception with optical devices, lenses and exploring animal and insect vision. The workshop for 7-9 year olds is on from 10:30-12:00 with 10-13 year olds from 13:00-15:00.

Everyman Cork | So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs?

Go on an exciting pre-historic adventure as Dr. Ben Garrod talks you through the deadliest predators that ever roamed the planet in an interactive, educational and highly entertaining show that pits unwitting parents against their all-knowing kids.

Hawk's Well Theatre | Bluegrass Babies

Musicians Leon Mooney and Leslie Jones will delight and enchant babies, parents and grandparents alike on Sunday with a rich musical experience that introduces children to to a gentle selection of music.

West Waterford Festival of Food

The West Waterford Festival of Food returns to Dungarvan and the surrounding area in west Waterford this weekend with a full programme of events and activities including lunch, dinner, talks, blind tastings, food trails, workshops and lots of children's activities.

Carnegie Arts Centre | Bedtime Stories

An hilarious new play, Bedtime Stories - As Told By Our Dad Who Messed Them Up will entertain the whole family in Kenmare this Saturday evening.

It's Dad's turn to tell the bedtime stories, but he doesn't remember the details very well. You may think you know your fairy tales, but not the way Dad tells them.

National Botanic Gardens

Visit the National Botanic Gardens this Sunday for the last of their Easter Drop-By activities. Go along at 11am, 11.30am, 3.00pm, or 3.30pm for some fun spring time garden activities, plant some lovely leeks to bring home with you. Meet at the Children's Education Garden and it is of charge.

Irish Heritage Park | Tour Guide for a Day

Does your child have the gift of the gab? This fun workshop on Saturday will teach the essentials to being a great tour guide, then you can return and listen to them give their first ever tour! Suitable for children 8 to 13, the course runs from 10am to 4pm and includes a family pass.

Powerscourt Estate | Tulip Festival

Running until May 6th, Powerscourt Gardens has 14,000 beautiful flowers on display with different tulip varieties, layout and colour for you to enjoy. There is no additional charge for the festival, just the garden admission ticket.

Kilfenora Traditional Music Festival

The 11th annual traditional music festival takes place this weekend with great concerts, céilís, CD launches, Trad for Teens workshop, pub sessions. The Kilfenora Céilí Band host a free céilí in the Square on Sunday afternoon, and Frankie Gavin’s Roaring Twenties Irish Orchestra headline the main concert on Saturday night.

The Source Arts Centre | Egg & Spoon

This Friday morning in Thurles, children up to five will be introduced to the magic of interactive theatre as they run through the rain and the falling leaves and sleep under the snow until the sun wakes us up for the butterfly party.

Croke Park Junior Explorers

Go behind-the-scenes and learn fun facts about the GAA and Croke Park.

During the Stadium Tour, visit the team dressing rooms, warm-up area and run out pitch side through the players’ tunnel, while in the GAA Museum, use the special Junior Explorer Passport to follow clues and discover some of the museum’s most famous exhibits, including the original Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy Cups. 

Family Drop In | National Art Gallery

Every Sunday, families are welcomed to the National Art Gallery with a free creative workshop at 11:30 and a family friendly tour at 12:30. Drop-in and stay for as long (or as little!) as you wish. Suitable for children of all ages.

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