Children's Easter activities in Kilkenny

Gillian Mooney


Gillian Mooney


Children's Easter activities in Kilkenny

Check out what activities are available for children over the Easter Holidays.

Nore Valley Park Easter egg hunt

Nore Valley Park is holding their very popular annual Easter egg hunt again over the Easter holidays. You really do have to hunt hard for these eggs, so it’s a fun challenge for the whole family. As well as the many different animals to see on the farm there will be lambs to bottle feed, rabbits to hold and you can even see chicks hatching. For an additional charge, there will also be trailer rides, crazy golf, a maze, and go-karts.

When? 8 to 14 April, except Sunday 9 April from 10 am to 4 pm.

Where? Annamult, Bennettsbridge, County Kilkenny

Cost? €7 per adult, €10 per child, under 2’s free. Includes entry to the farm and the Easter egg hunt.

Contact? 056 7727229,

Castlecomer Discovery Park Easter Activities

From 8 to 23  April, there is an Easter Trail (€10 per family) which will be based on a traditional fairy tale. Search to find clues on 14 hand-crafted Easter bunnies hidden throughout the woodland. On completion of the trail, families will receive an Easter treat. 

Where? Castlecomer Discovery Park, Castlecomer, County Kilkenny

Contact? 056 4440707.

Market Cross Easter Events

Join in the Easter eggstravaganza fun with the Cyclone game branded with Easter eggs, DJ, balloon modeling, face painting and walk about 8 ft teddy, Easter Bunny and robot.

When? Easter Saturday 15 April

Where? Market Cross Shopping Centre

Cost? Free

MacDonagh Junction Easter Events

MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre will welcome Angelina Ballerina to the Centre on Easter Monday. Angelina will delight customers young and old with a series of mini-shows at 12 pm, 1.30pm, 3 pm and 4.30pm. There will also be free face painting and the annual Easter egg hunt to win some yummy Easter eggs!

Where? MacDongagh Junction shopping centre

Cost? Free

Contact? 056 7777600

Tennis Camps

Kilkenny Tennis Club Easter camp with Billy Bolster and Sheila Nolan.

Who? Children aged 5 to 16 of all abilities, including complete beginners.

When? 10  to 14  April from 9 am to 11 am or 11.15am to 1.15am.

Where? Kilkenny Tennis Club, Archersfield, Kilkenny

Cost? €50 for members and €60 for non-members

Contact? Rena O’Connor on 086 3060449  Easter tennis camp with Brian Doyle. Pre-booking required.

Details for the second Easter tennis camp with Brian Doyle. Pre-booking required.

Who? Children aged 5 to 16 of all abilities, including complete beginners.

When? 17 to 21 April from 1.45 pm to 5 pm.

Where? Kilkenny College, Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny

Cost? €80. Family & group discounts available.

Contact? Brian Doyle on 086 8714941

Watershed camps

This Easter the Watershed are offering two separate camps; a Swimming Camp with a one-hour swimming lesson with a qualified Swimming Instructor and also a Multi Sports Camp. Pre-booking is required.

Who? Children ages 5 to 12 and for swimming, levels 1 to 5.

When? Swim camp – Week 1; Monday 10 April to Friday 14 April from 10 am to 11 am or 11.15am to 12.15pm. 

Week 2 (4 days); Tuesday 18 April to Friday 21  April from 10 am to 11 am or 11.15am to 12.15pm.

Multi sports camp – Week 1; Monday 10 th April to Friday 14 th April from 9am to 3 pm. Week 2 (4 days); Tuesday 18 th April to Friday 21 st April from 9am to 3pm.

Where? The Watershed, Loughboy

Cost? Swim camp - €45 for 5 days and €40 for 4 days. Multi sports camp - €90 for 5 days & €80 for 4 days.

Contact? 056 7734620.

Cookery Camps

Icing on the Cake

Hands on baking & cake decorating workshop for children from age 7.

When? Tuesday 11  April, 10 am to 1 pm

Where? Danesfort, Co Kilkenny

Cost? €25

Contact: Nicky Read on 086 8165587

Ryelands House Cookery School

Two-day cookery camps for children and teenagers.

When? 19 & 20  April from 10.30am to 12.30pm for ages 9 to 11 and 21 st & 22 April from 10.30am to 12.30pm for teenagers aged 12 to 15.

Where? Ryelands House Cookery School, Cuffesgrange, Co Kilkenny

Cost? €65 for 2-day camp

Contact: Anne Neary on 056 7729073/ 086 2767656,

Slice of Heaven

Kids cookery camps at the Kilkenny Cookery school for children from age 6. Pre-booking required.

When? Two-day camps on 11 & 12  April and 18  & 19 April. 10 am to 12 pm for ages 6 and over and 1 pm to 3 pm for ages 10 and over.

Where? 5-6 Regency Court, Friary Street, Kilkenny

Cost? €40 for ages 6 and over and €50 for ages 10 and over

Contact: Mary McEvoy on 087 9533870

LARC Community Childcare

Easter camp with fun Easter activities, baking, arts and crafts, and games. Lunch provided.

When? Monday 10 April to Thursday 13 April, 9.30am to 3.30pm & Tuesday 18  April to Friday 21 st April, 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Where? 54/55 Hollyoak Lawn, Clongowen

Cost? €50

Contact: 056 7764700