Make the most of midterm break with these spectacular stays
Between the Easter long weekend and two weeks off school for the smallies, it’s the perfect time for a spring getaway. These hotels around the country are running packages and deals to make your break a memorable one.
Enjoy a two-night escape with full Irish breakfast each morning, a delicious four-course evening meal for the grown ups on one evening, in either The Candle Room Restaurant or The Royal Bar & Bistro. Plus, the Easter Bunny just might make an appearance. This package applies for two adults and up to two children under 12 years of age sharing a family room, and starts at €395.
An Easter break getaway in Riverside Park includes a four-course meal for the whole family, a full Irish breakfast on both mornings and a family activity pass to one of five family attractions. Whether you choose a wildlife park or bowling, a fun family day out is all but guaranteed. Keep an eye out from the chocolate treats in the room upon arrival. Stay for two nights from €635.
The Cork International Hotel has joined forces with Leahy’s Open Farm in Cork as they launch their special Easter family package. To celebrate, the hotels’ Family Concierge team has compiled an exciting schedule of activities from Easter bunny visits, to Easter egg hunts and bunny bowling to Easter crafts. Stay for two nights, indulge in a speciality afternoon tea, dinner, and breakfast as well as a trip to Leahy’s Farm from €209 per night. Rate is based on a family of four.
Hop on over to the Limerick Strand Hotel for the ultimate Easter experience. The two-night package includes family room accommodation (2 adults & 2 kids under 12 yrs) with breakfast both mornings. In addition, the hotel will run a series of Easter themed activities from arts and crafts to an egg hunt. Hotel guests have complimentary access to Energize Health Centre, including a 20-metre swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi. The two-night break cost €179 per room per night. To make a reservation call 061 421800 or firstname.lastname@example.org, for more details visit strandlimerick.ie.
Spend a night in the luxury five-star InterContinental in Ballsbridge with their indulgent overnight package that includes champagne and chocolate eggs in the room, and breakfast the next morning. And to make Easter even more magical for the children, you will get a family pass to Airfield Estate, an urban farm where kids can experience farm activities, discover the farm’s animals and the gardens. To relax after a day’s activities, head to the hotel’s 14-metre indoor heated pool, spa and gym. Available from €480 per night.
This spring, the resort has introduced an exciting range of outdoor activities for every generation, including couples and small groups as well as creating a new Easter version of its popular outdoor fairy trail ‘Enchantment’. Overnight stays start from just £159 (€190 approx.) per room and outdoor activities are available from £5 (€6 approx.) per person for the Easter Trail, £20 (€24 approx.) per person for stand-up paddle boards (1-hour 30 mins), and £25 (€30 approx.) per person for water bikes (45 minutes). Family packages are available, and safety equipment is provided for all activities.
Inject your Easter getaway with both luxury and adventure at Fota Island Resort, as the renowned hotel are offering a package including tickets to the nearby wildlife park. Rest up in the comfort of the resort’s rooms before heading on a safari right around the corner on the island. It makes for the ideal base for exploring East Cork or Cork city, too. Starting at €385 for a family room, enjoy an overnight stay in the family room with breakfast.