Easter is just around the corner, and we’ve got cracking line-up of fun-filled events for the all the family right across Northern Ireland, egg hunts, fun-days, concerts and more. Plan out your holidays with our guide the top events taking place this Easter.
Easter at Titanic Belfast
There’s a packed programme of events this Easter at Titanic Belfast including birthday celebrations on the 31st of March. On Saturday, March 30, we will kick-start our Easter and 1st Birthday celebrations with dance displays and singing performances in the afternoon. Each day between March 30 and April 5, professional face painters will be here, and children will be able to take part in Easter-themed arts and crafts. Titanic Belfast will celebrate its first birthday on March 31, reflecting on a momentous opening year in which the World’s Largest Titanic Visitor Experience welcomed more than 700,000 visitors from over 128 countries. Titanic Belfast will be hosting a programme of extra special events on March 31, with activities including street performers, talents from the T13 Skate Park, and the dazzling Silk Aerial Acrobats, who will be suspended 70ft above the giant Atrium.
Bangor Easter Parade
Why not come to Bangor this Easter Monday for a day packed full with family fun at the annual Easter Parade and Funday where Bangor’s seafront will have something to appeal to everyone from 10.00 – 6.00 pm. This year, 2013, is a very special year for Bangor as 400 years ago the town was first issued its charter by King James I and to mark this occasion, the spectacular parade will have a Bangor 400 theme and everyone is encouraged to join in the fun by coming along in fancy dress.
To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Charter and our city`s history, Belfast City Hall will host a variety of family friendly events and activities over the Easter holidays. You`ll be spoilt for choice with a packed programme of free activities. Enjoy exhibitions, tours, films, talks, drama, storytelling, dance, puppetry and much more.
Easter Fair at Castle Ward
The Easter fun continues at Castle Ward with the annual Easter Fair, including children’s activities, local crafts and food, and horse and carriage rides (weather dependant). Easter egg trails and mega Easter egg hunt both days. 12 noon-6pm
Ulster American Folk Park Easter Celebrations
Hop along to the museum this Easter for some traditional outdoor fun from March 30th – April 1st. Roll up your sleeves and help feed the baby chicks or try your hand at churning butter. Chat to frontier trappers and traders from the 1700s or have a go at basket weaving, spinning or rope making. Take your place on the starting line for the egg and spoon race or lead a partner by the hand for a spring-time hoe-doe in the Pennsylvania Barn.
Easter ‘EGG’travaganza at Downhill Demesne
Kids, young and old, looking to get outdoors to celebrate Easter should come along to Lion’s Gate, Downhill Demesne and celebrate Easter with the National Trust and Cadbury on Sunday 31 March and Monday 1 April 2013 from 11am to 4pm. Kids can play detective by hunting high and low for clues around the beautiful surroundings of Mussenden Temple and Downhill Demesne that will lead them to a delicious Cadbury treat!
Easter fun in Fermanagh
Enjoy a great day out as you follow the trail around the grounds of Florencecourt to find the chocolate treasure. Or pop over to Castle Coole for some treats on Easter Sunday. Whilst over at Crom Estate you can see Crom from a different perspective with a cruise around the lough in Crom’s 100 year old traditional craft.
Easter Egg-centricities at Springhill
Take a trip to Springhill for two fun-packed days of eggs-cellent Easter fun. Enjoy a Cadbury’s egg trail, face painting, craft activities and fun for all the family.
Easter Chick Trail
From 10.30am-3pm on April 2nd take the kids along to the beautful Rowallane Garden and explore the nooks and crannies around the garden while following clues to get an Easter surprise. Fun for everyone!
Easter Extravaganza at Belfast Zoo
Celebrate Easter at Belfast Zoo with our animal characters during the school break, follow the Easter egg trail around the zoo and visit your favourite animals at feeding time as they get their Easter treats!
That’s just a small taster of what’s happening over the bank holiday weekend – find out what’s on here:
And with so much happening in Northern Ireland over Easter why not turn a great day out into a mini-break with short breaks starting from £49 per room.