As pupils look forward to the Easter Holidays, parents are scrambling trying to figure out how to entertain their children while schools out. Luckily over the Easter period there are loads of activities in Fermanagh for the young and old to enjoy!
Festive entertainment will be on offer in Enniskillen town centre this Saturday, 31st March. Easter themed events, organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and taking place from 12 noon to 4 pm, will include an Easter Egg Hunt, street entertainment, face painters and the Easter bunny.
The Easter Egg Hunt will bring participants through the town centres to find Easter Eggs located in shop windows of 12 retailers. Everyone who returns to base with their completed Easter Egg Hunt activity sheet will receive a sweet treat while all completed entries will be placed in a draw to win an Easter Egg hamper.
Easter Egg Hunt maps and activity sheets will be available on the day from the gazebo in the town centre (beside the Townhall, Enniskillen and Danske Bank, Omagh). They are also available to collect from The Ardhowen and the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen and the Strule Arts Centre, Omagh and Omagh Leisure Complex or to download from the Council website at fermanaghomagh.com.
Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Stephen McCann, said: “The Easter activity will bring a real sense of fun to Enniskillen town centre this holiday period. We hope that people enjoy all the activities on offer and make a day of it; enjoying all that Enniskillen and Omagh town centres have to offer with their shops, eateries and places of interest.”
SHARE Discovery Village plays hosts to a Teddy Bears’ Picnic on board The Inishcruiser from 31st March – 1st April. Grab your favourite teddy bear and look out his best outfit, because this Easter we invite you and your teddy to the Ultimate Teddy Bear’s Picnic. Departing from SHARE this picnic cruise will venture along Upper Lough Erne. On board all baby bears will enjoy a delicious picnic spread (don’t worry, there is food for mummy and daddy bear as well) and will take part in fun party games including Balloon Modelling and Teddy Bear Games. On these dates, SHARE will also host their annual family friendly Easter Egg-travaganza event. Each day there will be two sessions, one at 10:30am and one at 2:30pm. Each session includes lots of activities with plenty of goodies.Activities for your little easter bunnies to take part in are: Face Painting, Easter Crafts and Egg Hunt
Games and Challenges, Balloon Modelling and Bouncy Castle. All perfect for all the family as there will also be lots of Easter treats for them to indulge in.
On April 2nd and 3rd, Celebrate Easter at one of Europe’s finest showcaves at the Easter E
gg-Stravaganza at the Marble Arch Caves. There is a range of activities available and this promises to be an egg-cellent days fun for all. Take part in the Easter themed scavenger hunt; make your own fossil egg and much more! Activities are free and normal Admission to the cave tour applies and booking is essential for Cave tour.
An afternoon of free family fun and entertainment will take place in Forthill Park, Enniskillen on Easter Monday, 2nd April.
Picnic in the Park, which is organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, will include an Easter egg trail; real Easter chicks and rare breed hens. There will also be face painting; balloon modelling and music from the beautiful bandstand located in the centre of the park.
Easter Cot Trip lets you see a different side to Crom estate this Easter from the water as you cruise around in Crom’s 100 year old traditional craft. Taking place on Monday, April 2nd this trip costs £4 for adults and £2 for children plus the normal admission rates. Weather dependent.
The National Trust are running Cadbury Egg Hunts at all three places (Crom, Florencecourt and Castlecoole) from Saturday March 30th to 2nd April from 11am daily. Stop in with the volunteers and staff to pick up your trail sheet, then head out around the grounds to find the answers and solve the clue. All the trails should bring you back to where you started where you can pick up your Cadbury chocolate prize!
Enjoy an Easter Family Day Out at Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre on Easter Monday with Bloomfield’s Tour of Pottery, Children’s Painting Workshop and an Afternoon Treat.
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