Whether you’re looking for something entertaining, invigorating, educational or just plain fun, these family staycations have it all
If your children are a little older or fascinated by the Titanic (the history or the movie), this is the staycation for you. The Titanic Package at the renowned Stormont Hotel offers tickets for a family of four to the recently refurbished Titanic Belfast along with overnight accommodation and breakfast at the Stormont Hotel. With new rare memorabilia and cutting-edge immersive technology, the Titanic Belfast brings the fateful journey of the iconic ship to life like never before.
After your insightful tour, you can retreat to the tranquil surroundings of the Stormont Hotel for a relaxing night in a brand-new family room, followed by a full Irish breakfast in the morning. Prices start at approx. €254 for two adults and two children.
Families come in all shapes and sizes so if there are just two of you, why not take advantage of this fantastic overnight stay at The Ross Hotel in Killarney?
Say Cheeeese! is a fun and engaging experience for two from €149 per person sharing that includes overnight accommodation, a local cheeseboard and bottle of organic wine served in The Lane, complimentary polaroid cameras to use for the duration of your stay – complete with a list of Killarney’s most Instagrammable locations. The following morning you’ll have a full Irish breakfast and late check out, ‘till 1pm and a parting gift of The Ross Box, filled with fun goodies to keep the good times going on your way home.
Is there a budding paleontologist in your life? Or are they just going through a dinosaur phase? Either way, Jurassic Newpark is a brilliant day out for the whole family where you’ll come face-to-face with the mightiest beasts that ever lived.
There’s a Fairy Trail, a Go-Kart track, Jurassic Bounce, a Prehistoric Playground, and kids can even learn about the park’s animals from a talking tree called Leafy! Set on 25 acres of landscaped gardens and parkland, Newpark Hotel is already a resort-like destination with so many on-site attractions meaning you and the family don’t have to leave the hotel unless you want to.
Wildlands, the adventure park for all ages located in Moycullen in Galway, has a jam-packed summer planned for guests! Wildlands at Weekends will bring a range of street entertainment to the park including stilt walkers, acrobats, face painters and live music at scheduled times on Saturdays across the summer. Things kick off with local Irish traditional band “Mísc” on Saturday July 1st.
For those booking into one of the beautiful log cabins, Wildlands now offers a complimentary pass for a brand-new activity ‘digital orienteering,’ as well as continuing to get free access to outdoor playgrounds, woodland fairy trails and junior orienteering. A big hit for families who have stayed in the cabins has been the board games left by the Wildlands team with stories being shared of very competitive games of Uno and Scrabble!
Experience a staycation your family will never forget at The Lodge in the fabulous Ashford Castle, overlooking Lough Corrib in Co Mayo. The new family package includes a range of activities for all ages on land, lake and the lodge. From €488 per night, you can enjoy a two-night midweek stay in a Quay Suite for two adults and two children (12 years and under) and an evening meal at Wilde’s restaurant. And the best part is, kids under 12 dine for free when with parents or guardians.
You’ll take an afternoon family cruise across the beautiful Lough Corrib, enjoy full Irish breakfasts each morning, there’s a treasure hunt for children available through the estate grounds and you can also go for morning walks with the Ashford Estate’s resident hounds.
If you’re thinking of making a trip to the North with older children, be sure to put Lough Erne Resort on your list! This summer, the luxury hotel will be offering guests Paddle Boarding, Archery, and Heritage Walking Tours from 16 June.
In addition, guests can avail of the complimentary yoga sessions to guests every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday starting on 20 June. Situated amid 600 acres of glorious countryside surrounded by tranquil lakes, Lough Erne Resort is the ultimate location to relax, rewind and reinvigorate with award-winning food, a host of Thai Spa therapies and two Championship golf courses.