Categories: things to do

If you’re in need of some inspiration to keep you and your family entertained this Easter, here’s some Northern Ireland travel-inspired things to do.  

Make an Easter roast dinner

Check out this Glens of Antrim recipe video and follow along with Chef Gary of Tartine at Distillers Arms to cook up a delicious meal!

Make a hamper 

Make your own Easter hamper filled with lots of local goodies and treats. You’ll help to support local businesses too. You’ll find some ideas on what to use here.

Party Apart 

Grab a few friends to celebrate virtually with one of Taste & Tour’s ‘Party Apart’ boxes. A night of fun!

Get tickets to a virtual event

Although some events may not be happening as planned at the moment, many are going online!  Check out what is happening, here.

DIY Spa Experience

Whilst the Finn Lough team patiently wait to welcome you back to their lakeside resort in County Fermanagh, they have put together a little detox soak which you can enjoy at home, courtesy of some kitchen cupboard items! Click here to find out what you need.

Paint or draw your favourite place to visit in Northern Ireland 

Get creative and look back through your camera roll for inspo, or take a look at our online #MyGiantAdventure gallery.

Roll Easter Eggs in your Garden

We love this Easter tradition! Have some fun with your family as you paint and roll your eggs in your back garden.

Make your own pizzas!

Why not embrace your inner chef and make homemade pizza? There are a number of restaurants offering pizza-making kits. In Northern Ireland, French Village, Pizza Punks, The Vault in Banbridge, and Little Wing are offering this DIY kit.

Easter Cocktail Hamper

Gift this lovely hamper (or treat yourself) to Mourne Dew Distillery's Easter Cocktail Hamper. The hamper includes all the ingredients and an Easter Egg and Granny Farrell's Fudge.

Listen to The Ultimate Northern Ireland playlist

The housework just got a lot more fun! Rock out whilst washing up with our Northern Ireland-inspired playlist on Spotify.

Garden Bird Watching

Keep an eye out over Easter to see what birds you can spy in your garden. You might see a remarkable red kite soaring in the sky! Click here to find out what they look like!

Read some books by local authors

Ever read the Chronicles of Narnia?  Or Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre?  Now is your chance. Borrow an e-book or Audiobook from Libraries NI.

Build your next itinerary – you can always dream!

Start planning for your next short break, and save your ideas for later, using our new itinerary builder.

Order a takeaway/delivery from a local restaurant

Give yourself a break from cooking and help support local businesses by ordering some nice food. We have gathered a list of restaurants offering this service- check it out!

Random Acts of Kindness

This year we are helping to spread some kindness throughout our tourism and hospitality industry by inviting you to leave a positive review of a recent tourism experience in Northern Ireland you’ve had. You can do this by emailing digital@tourismni.com or submit your review here.

Share your most memorable moments 

We love to see your awesome snaps of Northern Ireland. Share your best photos from previous staycations or day trips in Northern Ireland. Upload a photo, video (or even a Tik Tok!) with #MyGiantAdventure. Scroll through our online gallery for some inspiration! Or why not upload your best photos here?

Write a Northern Ireland bucket list with all the top places you will visit after lockdown

Ours is getting longer every day! Write down all the things you want to do and the places you can’t wait to visit when it’s safe to travel.  Get some ideas here.

Love our environment

Help care for our local environment. Tidy up your garden, pick up litter when you’re out for exercise, or even start a little herb garden on your kitchen windowsill.  

Watch some of NI’s most famous film & TV shows

Are you one of those people yet to watch Game of Thrones®? Or are you embarrassed to admit you’ve never seen Line of Duty?  Now is the time to catch up! Make a cup of tea and settle down to these shows filmed in Northern Ireland.

Write a short story about the last staycation you had in Northern Ireland

Get your creative juices flowing by writing about your last staycation, or some of those older staycations from your childhood that you can’t wait to relive once more. 

We hope we’ve helped you plan your weekend! And hopefully in the not too distant future, you’ll be able to join us on for a staycation. We look forward to welcoming you. 

Let us know what you get up to this weekend by sharing your experiences online and joining the conversation with #MyGiantAdventure.