An ultimate guide to Easter getaways in Northern Ireland

An ultimate guide to Easter getaways in Northern Ireland

With the Easter holidays firmly on the horizon, families looking for unique ways to spend quality time together are hatching plans for the perfect break.

Easter Sunday falls on 31st March this year and, with schools out for more than a week, it’s the ideal time to hop to it and make giants memories to last a lifetime.

In Northern Ireland, you’re always just a small step from a giant adventure. So, to help you plan your perfect Easter holiday, Discover NI has put together a few egg-citing ideas.

Be amazed in County Armagh

  • Experience the wonders of the Universe and touch one of the largest meteroites atArmagh Observatory and Planetarium. Walk in the footsteps of ancient warriors and join Drippy the Dragon on the great dragon egg hunt at Navan Centre & Fort or, seek out fairies, spells and music in Slieve Gullion Forest Park. After a busy day egg-sploring, relax and enjoy the style, comfort and panoramic views found at Armagh City Hotel.

Dive in to County Down

  • Make a splash this Easter and prepare to get wet at Lets Go Hydro Resort & Spa at Knockbracken Reservoir. Explore Castle Ward, its secret shore nature trail and the Georgian farmyard that doubled as Winterfell in the TV phenomenon Game of Thrones® or, put your survival skills to the test atFinnebrogue Woods. Rest and recharge in an enchanting underground cottage at Fairy River Glamping.

Find fun in County Fermanagh

Trek the trails of County Tyrone

  • Have a cracking time as you climb the Hill of the O’Neill and Ranfurly House and immerse yourself in pivotal events that shaped the history of this island. Trek to Harry Avery’s 632 year-old castle and get your heart racing as you tackle the exhilarating and technical mountain bike trails at Blessingbourne Estate. Slow down and step back in time at the charming, self-catering thatched cottageRosehill House.

Live it up in County Londonderry

  • Every bunny will enjoy a hop along the Maiden city’s 400 year old Walls and a visit to the Tower Museum. Set sail on Northern Ireland’s longest riverboat – the M. V. Kingfisher – and explore the Best of the Bann or step into the inspirational Seamus Heany HomePlace. Rest your weary head at one of the city’s coolest boutique spots - The Shipquay Hotel.

Enjoy an adventure in County Antrim

For more fantastic experiences in Northern Ireland that are perfect for your Easter getaway, visit

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