by Social Printer
It’s that time of year again where the kids are off school and the Easter break is well and truly upon us. Whether you embrace it with open arms or resist with clenched fists, the choice is entirely yours.
Parents are juggling their time between childminders, play dates, extra car seats, dangerous levels of chocolate and at the same time trying to be creative keeping boredom at bay. God forbid if the kids had nothing to do. It’s stressful to say the least. You may be wondering what all this has got to do with us at Gp Digital and the Print World. In actual fact not a lot!
The truth of the matter is that sometimes stepping away from the mindset of work and letting our proverbial hair down is music to the soul. We need to peel back the layers and discover ourselves again (have a bit of fun). Work aside we are people with interests, hobbies and relationships. Being people again and not just part of a business keeps us focused on what’s important. If we are happy within our ‘play’ environment it generally spills over into the work place adding to efficiency and higher levels of productivity (Work life balance chat over).
The main purpose of this post is not to analyse but to prioritise. We all need a break especially coming out of a wild and stormy wet winter like we just had. Easter is sometimes a marker that triggers (in our own heads anyway) a seasonal reset. Spring, lambs, eggs (of the chocolate nature of course), trips away are but some of the things that are associated with new beginnings at this time of year.
So is there anything to do in Dublin this Easter with the kids? Lets take a look at whats on offer. What will keep the kids entertained and more importantly keep you from losing your mind over the coming weeks. Whether you are based on the Northside or Southside of the city, it shouldn’t matter. Almost everything you need is within a short distance of our beloved ‘M50’.
The Battle of Clontarf Festival
For those of you with little Vikings to cater for, this should satisfy their appetites. St. Anne’s Park & Rose Gardens, Raheny hosts the Viking village with it’s interactive displays and real life look into the crafts and skills of the Viking people.
Viking Splash Tour
Keeping with the Viking theme the Splash Tour is a spectacle not to be missed. This guided tour takes in the main sights of Dublin city over land and water. You will be entertained by Viking guides with their informative and engaging commentary.
The Mad Hatters Tea Party
This Easter extravaganza will surely entertain the whole family. The venue is Deerpark, Mount Merrion on Sunday April 20th, 1pm to 5pm. There will be plenty of prizes and giveaways along the Easter trail, along with a Tea Cup ride, giant chess and of course Alice and weird and wonderful friends.
Easter Egg Trail – Croke Park
With chocolate being the common denominator throughout our listings we move swiftly onto Cadbury Ireland’s Easter Egg trail hosted in the GAA Museum. The trail takes in a tour of the Stadium and all its areas of interest. Children will search for clues along the way, find tokens and exchange them for Chocolate Eggs. Family discounts available.
La Piece de Résisance – The National Print Museum
Now we couldn’t leave out the National Print Museum in Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road. This is an historical tour through the world of print. The littlest of the family may have to persevere for awhile but the older ones including adults will certainly love this hidden gem in Dublin 4.
These are just a handful of events and attractions that are running in Dublin over the next few weeks and beyond. As your ‘Social Printer’ we feel obliged to make suggestions that will help you with your decision making during the holidays. As we mentioned before underneath our masks of print lie parents, aunties, uncles and more importantly people. Have fun out there this Easter, careful of the calories and don’t forget to send us those lovely print projects when the dust settles.
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