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Travel News: Co Kildare, Rome, Malta and New York pride

At The K Club the little ones can be kept busy with their daily kids club

:: Easter treats at The K Club

The Easter holidays are the perfect excuse to round up the family for an adventure. Easter at The K Club in Co Kildare includes a four-course dining experience in the Byerley Turk restaurant on one evening for the whole family, with complimentary use of the K Cubs Kids Club, a visit from the Easter Bunny and an Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday.

It also includes a family ticket to their choice of outing – Base Entertainment for bowling, laser tag or soft play, or the National Stud and Japanese Gardens. Available from April 12 to 26, prices per night from €275. Kclub.ie.

:: New York City celebrate pride throughout 2019

New York is the destination for WorldPride and throughout this year, the city will celebrate LGBTQ rights with a host of cultural activities. Stonewall 50 Exhibitions from May to September at Manhattan's New York Historical Society and a year-long exhibition at The Jewish Museum, highlight the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in June, a pivotal moment in LGBTQ history.

During May and June pride parades and festivals will be held throughout New York's boroughs. For all things LGBTQ in NYC, visit nycgo.com/lgbtq.

:: Visit Malta for a musical May treat

Sunshine and music merge in Malta in late spring with a number of music festivals for all tastes. The Malta International Music Festival will take place in Valletta between April 29 and May 10, offers a rich programme of chamber concerts and orchestral concerts.

From May 2 to 5, the AMP Lost & Found Festival turns Malta into an electronic paradise, whilst fans of reggae, ska and dub won't want to miss the One Drop Reggae Festival from May 3 to 5. You can fly to Malta direct from Belfast or Dublin with Ryanair. Maltaireland.com.

:: Discover the Camino to Rome

Dating back to the Middle Ages, Via Francigena or the Camino to Rome, is an ancient pilgrimage to the historic city of Rome. One of the most visually stunning routes is across the Alps. This 151km walk, for experienced hikers, begins along the shore of Lake Geneva, Chateau de Chillon and the UNESCO-listed vineyards of Lavaux; then as you climb up to the Alps and the Great St. Bernard's Pass you finally head into Italy and the Aosta Valley.

The nine night tour is priced from €1015. Francigenaways.com.

:: All prices and availability correct at the time of issue.

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