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Looking for family fun activities this Easter? Try Kildare Village

Get the gang together this long weekend!

With the kids off school and the rest of us enjoying a long, lazy weekend, there are plenty of great things to do with all the family over Easter.

Whether you are a foodie, outdoorsy type or a bit of a fashionista, you will be spoilt for choice at Kildare Village. We’ve rounded up our top picks to inspire your family fun activities this weekend.

Creative kids

There’s no better way to keep the kids entertained this Easter than with a creative, interactive workshop. Kildare Village have brought the team from Imaginosity, Ireland’s only interactive museum for kids, to the Village for fun, hands-on workshops throughout Easter.

Kids can get crafty with a workshop to make their very own Easter sock bunny or grow their own plant head- not only will their imaginations be captivated they’ll also come away with a masterpiece of their own.

High style

If you have a fashionista on your hands, why not make a trip to Kildare Village for a spot of shopping? With over 100 designer brands, their penchant for fashion will be well and truly satisfied.  Kildare Village is a destination when it comes to occasion dressing; you’ll find the dress or suit of your dreams among the huge range of stylish brands on offer.

If you have a summer wedding or big event coming up now is the perfect time to start your outfit planning, and if you need a helping hand Kildare Village also offers a complimentary Personal Shopping service. You’ll have the expert advice of one of their Personal Shoppers to guide you through the new season trends as well as offering tips for updating your wardrobe.

Tiny designers can apply their creative flare in the apron decorating workshop held at Dunne & Crescenzi, L’Officina at Kildare Village and of course, there’s a great range of gorgeous kids wear retailers.

Discover Ancient Ireland

While you are at Kildare Village why not take the opportunity to get outdoors with the gang and discover some of the beautiful landmarks in Ireland’s Ancient East.

Visitors flock to these impressive sites when they arrive on our shores, but sometimes it’s easy to forget just how many amazing landmarks we have in our own backyard. This Easter, make some time to discover these old-world relics with all the family.

For those in the south-east, the Kildare Heritage Centre is a good place to start. Here, you’ll be able to see an immersive multi-media exhibition centre that details the history of Kildare and the surrounding region. Nearby is St Brigid’s Cathedral, the site most associated with Ireland’s best known female saint, Brigid, with origins dating back to 1223 AD.

The Irish National Stud is a great place to visit and offers a fascinating insight into one of Ireland’s most famous equestrian landmarks. History buffs and horse lovers alike will adore the Horse Museum which is packed full of riding memorabilia, artefacts, illustrations and a multimedia display.

Take a stroll through the iconic Japanese Gardens at the Irish National Stud and discover St Fiachra’s Garden as well as beautiful floral displays, lakes, ponds and streams.

Not only is Kildare Village a shopper’s dream, with over 100 designer brands, it’s also an Easter destination for all the family.

With food tastings, kids’ workshops, cooking classes, shopping exclusives and more there really is something for everybody at Kildare Village over Easter; click here to see all the events happening over the break.


Belfast Telegraph