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Heritage Week at Birr Castle

April 15th – 18th

 Monday 15th to Thursday 18th April

NATURE DETECTIVES EASTER CAMP 

We are now taking bookings for our Nature Detectives Easter Camp. Do you have a child aged between 8 – 12 that loves learning about wildlife? This 4 day camp is designed to encourage their curiosity and understanding of the world around them. They will learn about tracking and nature awareness, explore the worlds of mini beasts, birds, amphibians, mammals and plants. They will be armed with pond dipping nets, butterfly nets, pooters, magnifying glasses and trail cams as they explore Birr Castle Demesne in all its glory. Make sure to bring your packed lunch each day and be prepared for all weather conditions. €80 per child 15 – 18 April inclusive.

Contact Birr Castle reception on 057 9120336 to book your place.
Pre-booking is essential as places are strictly limited.

Time: 10:00 – 15:00

Tickets: Children €80

April 21st

21 April
Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday

Easter Egg Hunt 21 April from 12.00 to 15.00
Birr Castle Gardens & Science Centre is the place for you this Easter break. On Easter Sunday 21 April, we will have an “Easter Egg Hunt”.  During your Easter trail you will meet with The Easter Bunny who will be joined by Henny Penny, Larry the Lamb, Quackers the Duck and the Mad Hatter.  Once you complete the trail you can pick up your Easter Egg from the Mad Hatter…all going well! Pre-booking will be required for the Easter Egg Hunt, limited space available.

Face painting 21 April
Complimentary face painting available between 12.00 and 15.00.

Treehouse Adventure Playground
The Treehouse and our Adventure playground are opened from 09:00 each day.

Bookings for this event will open soon!

2019 Schedule of Upcoming Events

We are constantly updating our events schedule for 2019 and below is a guideline to what is coming up:

In the meantime it’s best to  follow us on our Facebook page to keep up to-date with our events. Or sign up for our email newsletter here.

March

15 to 18 March – St. Patrick’s Weekend Snake Trail

April

13 to 28 April – Easter Quest with Treats

15 to 18 April – Easter Camp (Age 8 – 12) (Pre-booking essential)

21 April – Easter Egg Hunt

23, 24 & 25 April – Science Workshops (Pre-booking essential)

May

05 May – Dog show and Family fun day

06 May – Foraging walk with light lunch (Age 16+) (Pre-booking essential)

Castle Tours will take place each morning Monday to Saturday. (Pre-booking essential)

June

Bio-Diversity Week Activities

Castle Tours will take place each morning Monday to Saturday. (Pre-booking essential)

July

Summer Camps (Pre-booking essential)

20 July – Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Celebrations with Midlands Astronomy.. details to follow!

Castle Tours will take place each morning Monday to Saturday. (Pre-booking essential)

August

02 to 09 August – Birr Vintage Week

Heritage Week – Extended Castle Tours and we hope with a touch of Fashion

Castle Tours will take place each morning Monday to Saturday. (Pre-booking essential)

September

Autumn – kicks starts with the wonderful change of colour on the landscape. Fingers crossed we will be looking to the sky again this September to see some amazing colour take off from the Demesne!

October

Space Week – schools activities mid-week with family event over the weekend.

Halloween activities – daily activities for all the family to enjoy.

November

Halloween activities – daily activities for all the family to enjoy.

Science Week as with Space Week
Maths Week as above

December

TBC