Join us for a breath of fresh air this Easter at one of Cork’s most idyllic locations, on Friday 19th and Sat 20th April.

The magnificent Arboretum is the setting for Dorothy’s Trail, which will bring the history and beauty of Fota alive for everyone.  Amongst the trees and wildlife, follow the woodland path, leading you to your very own Easter treat!

Our self-guided Easter Trail follows in the footsteps of the young Dorothy Bell, Fota’s former owner, as she explores her imagination in the gardens. At the finish, claim your yummy chocolate egg, kindly sponsored by Cadbury’s. Come along for an EGG-citing day out for all the family, suitable for all ages!

Once your little ones have enjoyed their experience, why not make a day of it and enjoy the stunning gardens with a picnic, or enjoy some delicious food at Bakestone Café?! Featuring food tents  and vintage swing boats and carousel from the 1950s and a fantastic 1970s ice-cream van.

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Tickets are €8 per child, adults go FREE!

Trail runs Friday and Saturday of Easter weekend, from 10am to 4pm daily, walk-ins welcome!

By enjoying our Easter trail, visitors are directly contributing to the ongoing restoration and conservation of Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens which is owned and managed by the Irish Heritage Trust charity. The amazing Arboretum is cared for by our friends in the Office of Public Works.

Book your tickets now, join us for Easter, and be part of something special.


Our beautiful spring bunny photograph is courtesy of regular Fota visitor Chris Martin – our sincere thanks to Chris for his fantastic shots!