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Shannon Heritage pull out all the stops with a great line up of events over Easter Bank Holiday Weekend


From the Mad Hatter’s planned invasion of King Johns Castle and our ever popular Easter Family Fun Day at Craggaunowen to Easter Fun and Games at Bunratty featuring Alice in Wonderland, Merlin, a young King Arthur and much more, there is something to keep all ages entertained.

Read on to find out more …


Mad Hatters Easter Party at King Johns Castle

Sunday April 16th 12-4pm

Join us at King John’s Castle for a fantastic line up of activities this Easter Sunday April 16th from 12pm to 4pm

 King John’s Castle is delighted to welcome the incredibly talented celebrity magician Steve Spade as our host for the Mad Hatter’s Easter Fun and Games on Easter Sunday April 16th.  

Steve is an award winning illusionist who provides breath taking magic and award winning entertainment.

Other activities for families to enjoy on the day include water zorbing, climbing wall and archery all taking place in the stunning setting of the castle courtyard.

There will be competitions for the Best Easter bonnet and best costume.


Easter Family Fun Day at Craggaunowen

Easter Sunday April 16th 1-5pm

On Easter Sunday April 16th Craggaunowen is due to come alive as it hosts its annual Easter Family Fun Day.

A fun-filled day for all the family, our special guest, the Easter Bunny, promises to give away hundreds of Easter eggs to mark the end of the Lenten period and the chocolate famine!

There will be plenty of traditional children’s games to enjoy like Hook a Duck, Connect 4, Milk The Cow & many more.

Beauty & The Beast will be making a special appearance and kids will also have the opportunity to have their faces painted! Meet our balloon modeler or try to navigate our special treasure trail.

Easter at Craggaunowen promises to be a great day for all the family.

What's really great is... Normal admission rates apply


Bunratty Castle and Folk Park Easter Fun and Games

Easter Monday 17th April 1-5pm

 Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is the place to be this Easter Monday 17th April with a line up of fantastic family friendly events scheduled guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained.

Meet the incredible world renowned celebrity magician Steve Spade who will take on the character of the "Mad Hatter" and his assistant "Alice" at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party !

Merlin and young King Arthur will enthrall with spells and illusions in the iconic and historic surrounds of Bunratty Castle.

Be entertained by stiltwalkers, fire-eaters and jugglers on the village street.

There will be magic shows, face painting, balloon modeling, Disney characters, train rides and much more to keep the kids entertained for hours on end.

To top it all off the highlight of the day will be the beloved Bunratty Castle and Folk Park Easter parade where visitors will have the opportunity to model their Easter finery with prizes for the best costume and best Easter bonnet up for grabs on the day.


Normal admission prices apply for all events with a €10 supplement for Shannon heritage Membership card holders on Easter Fun and Games at Bunratty payable at admissions on the day.

For more information call 061 360788 or email