Yes! It’s finally springtime, the days are getting brighter, the natural world around us is coming to life and Easter is on its way. We have been very busy here at Emma Slowe Entertainment recently with our usual birthday parties and, of course, not to forget St. Patrick’s Day.
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Stepaside was great fun and you can see some footage of the day here. But, while it’s nice to reminisce on some of the fun we’ve had recently, there’s lots more to be had in the coming weeks, with Easter just around the corner.
Whether you celebrate Easter itself or use it as an opportunity to celebrate the arrival of spring, everyone is looking forward to a long weekend and the children are certainly on the countdown to their school holidays. Two whole weeks of freedom is bliss for the children, but when parents and guardians have to work, it poses the question of what to do.
Luckily, there are a great many Easter camps being run all over Dublin which allow the children to get involved in structured activities for a large part of the day, while their parents are at work. Remember, there are camps that are tailored to children with specific interests, such as science, art or even baking and there are also multi-activity camps which usually involve a mixture of activities and sports.
If you are lucky enough to have some annual leave due around the Easter break, you may have time to take some day trips with the children. Many OPW sites such as country houses and parks run Easter-themed activities at this time of the year.
You could also take in a petting farm, a great idea at this time of the year as you will probably get to see some of the new-born animals which is a delight for children and adults alike. Powerscourt Estate will play host to the animals of Stonebrook Farm over the Easter weekend, which could be a lovely chance to get out in the fresh air and enjoy some of the delights of nature.
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council are organising a Mad Hatters Tea Party inspired by the classic children’s story, Alice in Wonderland, in Deer Park, Mount Merrion on Easter Sunday, the 21st April. There will be lots of fun to be had – and the event is free!
If your children are more into the sports scene, why not visit Croke Park who will be holding tours of the stadium and the GAA museum with a seasonal Easter egg hunt thrown in, over the Easter weekend.
Easter is a wonderful time to spend some quality time with the family. If you want to stay put at home it might be a good time to introduce the youngsters to gardening for the first time, take the family dog out for a walk in a local park or even host an Easter party to get everyone together at this special time of year.
Whether you’re staying put or are eager to get out and enjoy some of the planned activities in your area, we hope you have a wonderful Easter time. We’ll be busy spreading the fun over the Easter weekend, along with our good friend, the Easter bunny, so be sure to stop and say hello if you see us! The Easter bunny is available to visit venues around Dublin over the Easter period. Contact us for more information and to check availability.