5 Family Friendly Midterm Hotel Breaks

Posted on 15 Feb 2024 in Hotel Deals Ireland

Unforgettable Easter Family Hotel Breaks

As the Easter school midterm approaches, families across Ireland are gearing up for a well-deserved hotel break filled with fun and relaxation. With a plethora of family-friendly hotels scattered across the country, there's no shortage of options for your Easter getaway. From thrilling activities to cozy accommodations, these hotels offer everything you need for an unforgettable family vacation. Let's explore the top five hotels to consider for your Easter break:

(All prices based off a stay on 2 night stay on April 2nd & 3rd for 2 adults and 2 children)

The Inn at Dromoland - Co Clare

Situated amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Co Clare, The Inn at Dromoland offers a perfect blend of luxury and family-friendly amenities. With spacious rooms and a range of activities, including a hotel activity centre, leisure centre, and playground, there's something to keep every member of the family entertained. Co Clare offers an abundance of hotels but few are as popular for families as The Inn at Dromoland. The hotel is also within driving distance to major tourist attractions like the Cliffs of Moher and natural attractions like the Burren, Lahinch Beach and Kilkee Cliffs. Book from €209 per night.

The Inn at Dromoland

Why Book Here?

  • Family-friendly amenities including a leisure centre, hotel activity center, playground.
  • Convenient location near popular attractions like the Cliffs of Moher and Bunratty Castle.
  • Comfortable accommodations with stunning views of the Irish countryside.
  • Family prep room for those travelling with babies.

Things to Do:

  • Enjoy the hotel's activity centre and leisure centre.
  • Let the kids burn off energy at the on-site playground.
  • 40min drive to one of the country’s favourite beach towns – Lahinch

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Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley - Dublin

Located on the edge of Dublin, with easy access to the M50. Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley is the perfect base for exploring Ireland's vibrant capital city or indeed the neighbouring Kildare and is one of the most popular hotels in Dublin for family getaways. With spacious family rooms and a host of nearby attractions that can be enjoyed by both children and “bigger children” including Jumpzone, Awesome Walls, and Fort Lucan, there’s plenty of chances for fun before returning to the hotel for some relaxation.  Book from €150 per night.

Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley

Why Book Here?

  • Convenient location close to Dublin's city and easily accessible by car or train.
  • Near a host of family attractions as well as Phoenix Park and Dublin Zoo.
  • Easy access to nearby attractions and activities.

Things to Do:

  • Experience the thrill of trampolining at Jumpzone.
  • Scale new heights at Awesome Walls indoor climbing centre.
  • Let the kids explore the adventure playground at Fort Lucan.
  • Visit St. Catherine’s Park during their Sunday Market, explore the large playground, maze, resident highland cows and historical remains.

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Park Hotel Dungarvan - Waterford

The Park Hotel Dungarvan is another of our popular family friendly destinations in the Southeast. The Waterford hotel ticks the box for many either looking to explore the county - with the likes of the Waterford Greenway, Coumshingaun Lough, Copper Coast Drive and Clonea Beach all nearby. The hotel also boasts a leisure centre with pool and a kids club during school holidays as well as 5 acres of gardens to explore. A great base to enjoy the Sunny South East from. Book a stay from €170 per night.

The Park Hotel Dungarvan

Why Book Here?

  • Scenic Location: Situated along the stunning Waterford coastline, the Park Hotel Dungarvan provides a serene backdrop for your Easter break.
  • Family-Friendly Amenities: From spacious rooms to on-site dining options, the hotel caters to families, ensuring a hassle-free stay.
  • Nearby Attractions: Explore nearby attractions such as the Waterford Greenway, where families can enjoy scenic bike rides and leisurely walks amidst breath-taking landscapes.

Things to Do:

  • Waterford Greenway: Embark on a family-friendly cycling or walking adventure along Ireland's longest off-road trail, offering stunning views of the countryside and coastline.
  • Dungarvan Castle: Immerse yourself in history with a visit to Dungarvan Castle, a 12th-century fortress overlooking the picturesque Dungarvan Harbour.
  • Copper Coast Drive: Visit this unique coastal area between Tramore and Dungarvan which is also includes a UNESCO European Geopark.

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Clanard Court Hotel - Athy, Kildare

In the town of Athy, Kildare sits the modern and elegant 4 star Clanard Court Hotel. The stylish design and comforable interior makes this hotel popular amongst both couples seeking a romantic break and families in search of fun. The hotel offers a very unique experience with its resident Alpacas, while it also boasts an onsite leisure centre and pool. Its location make it ideal for visiting the likes of the National Stud and Japanese Garden, Newbridge Silverware Museum, exploring the Grand Canal or making a shopping trip to Kildare Village Outlets. This hotel is the perfect choice for a memorable Easter getaway for all types of guests. Book from just €140 per night.

Clanard Court Hotel

Why Book Here?

  • Family-Friendly Atmosphere: The Clanard Court Hotel prides itself on its family-friendly atmosphere, providing a welcoming environment for guests of all ages.
  • Convenient Location: Situated in the heart of Athy, the hotel offers easy access to local attractions and activities, ensuring there's always something to do.
  • On-Site Facilities: From leisure facilities to dining options, the hotel has everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay with your family.

Things to Do:

  • Athy Heritage Centre-Museum: Discover the rich history of Athy and its surroundings with a visit to the Athy Heritage Centre-Museum, featuring interactive exhibits and displays.
  • Kilkea Castle: Explore the majestic Kilkea Castle, located just a short drive from the hotel, and immerse yourself in medieval history with guided tours and a chance to grab a bite to eat.
  • National Stud and Japanese Garden: Take a tour around the home of equine activities in Ireland.

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Clayton Hotel Silver Springs - Cork

Set on the banks of the River Lee, Clayton Hotel Silver Springs in Cork offers stunning views and a range of family-friendly amenities. The hotel is a 30min drive to one of the country’s most endeared family holiday destinations, Trabolgan. Book a day visit and let loose with their onsite karting, falconry, Archery, Zip line and much much more. Book from €169 per night.

Clayton Hotel Silver Springs Cork

Why Book Here?

  • Scenic location on the banks of the River Lee.
  • Family-friendly amenities including spacious rooms and on-site dining options.
  • Easy access to nearby attractions and activities.
  • Nearby leisure centre

Things to Do:

  • Enjoy a day of fun and adventure at Trabolgan.
  • Visit Fota Island Wildlife
  • Explore Cork City
  • Visit English Market
  • Take a ferry to Spike Island

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With so many fantastic family-friendly hotels to choose from, planning your Easter break in Ireland has never been easier. Whether you're looking for adventure in Dublin, relaxation in Galway, or exploration in Kilkenny, these top five hotels have everything you need for an unforgettable family vacation. Book your stay today and make this Easter one to remember!

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