With Easter just around the corner, we’re looking forward to a four-day weekend in Dublin filled with exciting Easter fun for friends, couples and families. There are Easter events ranging from a day at the zoo to exploring more of Dublin’s Easter History over 100 years after the Easter Rising. Easter is a busy time in Dublin, so we’d recommend booking your ideal serviced apartment accommodation in the heart of Dublin’s South Side as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
If this is your first visit to Dublin Zoo, you are in for a treat. Since it opened in 1831, the zoo has played a huge part in Dublin’s history, culture and the conservation of many rare species both native and exotic. Visit over 100 species of animals and creatures from across the globe and learn more about their care and how Dublin Zoo’s breeding programme helps keep the rarest species alive for generations to come. Visit the playgrounds, a reptile house, a petting farm, cafes, coffee shops, education centres and so much more in Dublin Zoo, giving yourself a full day to explore. They are sure to have Easter themed events taking place over the weekend so keep an eye on their website for details.
Dublin Zoo is located in one of the most impressive and largest green spaces in the city, Phoenix Park. As well as the zoo, take some time to visit the impressive Farmleigh House, admire the Wellington Monument and visit Aras An Uachtarain–Irelands mini White House where the President of Ireland, his wife and his two dogs live. Enjoy a family picnic, a sports day, or a relaxing break reading your favourite book in the sun this Easter Break.
Mad Hatters Tea Party in Mount Merrion Park
From one vast park to another on the opposite side of the city. This Easter Mount Merrion Park are delighted to welcome a Mad Hatters Tea Party where all is not quite as it seems. On Easter Sunday 21st April, from 1 pm to 5 pm in Deerpark, join Alice, the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit for an afternoon of fun. Enjoy lots of kids’ activities, a tea cup ride, giant chess, croquet, a hat walk, balloons, an Easter egg hunt, and a host of surprises all from family-friendly picnic tables! Dress up as your favourite character for a chance to win prizes and Keep an eye out for the guest of honour, the Easter Bunny! This free family event in Dublin is unticketed.
Remember The Easter Rising On Easter Monday, April 24, 1916,a group of Irish nationalists proclaimed the establishment of the Irish Republic and staged a rebellion against the British government in Ireland. This heroic act was the beginning of the end of British rule in Ireland and is commemorated every year with two ceremonies, one at Áras an Uachtaráin and one at the GPO in O’Connell Street. Celebrate this Easter learning more about these brave men &women and their heroic acts in the GPO museum or with a visit to the fantastic Kilmainham Goal. You could also book a private 1916 walking tour hosted by a local to give you a true insight into the events of this historic day.
EPIC–The Irish Emigration Museum
Have you been to EPIC in Dublin yet? If you have an interest in family history, genealogy, Irish history and heritage or an all-round entertaining day out for all ages, EPIC should be on your Dublin bucket list. Voted Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction two years running, EPIC is a modern museum situated in Dublin’s Docklands. The experience is much more than a museum, telling the story of some of the 10 million Irish people who left the island and their impact on the rest of the world. There are over 20 interactive exhibitions to choose from with motion sensor games, touch screens and living stories bringing these fascinating stories to life. Learn more about how Irish people shaped the world or look up your Irish roots in EPIC, a must-do while enjoying Easter in Dublin.
After a long day exploring the best of Dublin this Easter, retire to the comfort and luxury of PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments on Dublin’s Leeson Street. We offer a home from home experience so you can explore Dublin like a local. Enjoy our lowest rates and special offers exclusively when you book directly on our website. We look forward to welcoming you to Dublin for a spring break you won’t forget.