Easter Ideas in Sligo

Easter Bunnies

If the kids are on their Easter Break and you are short of ideas I thought I’d do a list of suggestions. This is by no means a comprehensive list but I thought it might help.

Enniscrone Head for Enniscrone. Not only is there a beautiful beach there you can also try out Stand Up Paddling, surfing, crazy golf and a playground, Waterpoint swimming pool and so much more. If you are there over Easter weekend you might see a plane arrive!

Surfing

Go on an adventure. Sligo is the #AdventureCapital of Ireland and there is so much to do for all ages. From SUP, cycling, horse riding, kayaking, surfing and more.

eagles flying
Eagles Flying. This place is a must see for all the family. So much more than eagles, there’s also a petting zoo so you can get up close to the animals.

Go Geocaching. An outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Find Sligo ones here.

Walking

Sligo Walks. The free guided walking tours of Sligo town are on Monday 21st of March to Saturday 26th inclusive. leaving Sligo Tourist Office at 11am each morning. There are also all kinds of walks throughout the county check out this website for all the details.

Lissadell

Go to the beach. We are blessed to have so many gorgeous beaches within the county, all are well worth checking out and you get to drive along part of the Wild Atlantic Way. Mullaghmore, Streedagh and Lissadell are all very close together so well worth a visit.

Art Adventures. There are some art camps running this Easter, here are just two that I know of: ArtBeat art camp and the Children’s Yoga and Creative Art Easter. Or take a tour of the art galleries in Sligo: Hamilton Gallery, The Model and the Hyde Bridge Gallery. There’s also Sligo Museum (next to the library).

Get your skates on. Zero Gravity Skatepark is open during the Easter holidays for skating and biking. Nevermind about the weather as it’s all indoors.

Red Squirrel

Have a picnic. You have a choice of locations. My favourites are Dooney Rock (look out for the squirrels), Hazelwood Forest and Doorly Park. If you are at Doorly Park check out the playground and outdoor gym too.

Keash caves

Go climbing. The mountains are there just waiting to be climbed. If you fancy an adventurous climb there’s Benbulben, an easier climb like Knocknarea or want to explore caves check out Keshcorran.

So that’s my short enough list, I have loads more suggestions but it would have been a book! I hope this is of some help. Enjoy your Easter holidays.
 

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