Summer Family Breaks

Posted on 18 Apr 2024 in Summer Hotel Breaks

Plan The Best Summer Family Break Now

April might seem a little early to be thinking of summer getaway breaks, but as the saying goes “The early bird, catches the worm”. The closer you wait to the summer to book the more limited the availability. The annual influx of tourists from June onwards often sees hotel rooms being snapped up quickly. Book your stay now gives you the best choice of deals, at the best prices and also gives you plenty of time to plan. Don’t forget SuperValu Getaway Breaks also allows you to transfer you book free of charge if needed.

This month’s blog takes a glance at some of the best family hotel deals this summer around the country. With a selection of beach ready coastal escapes, exhilarating adventure centre experiences and even boating holidays with SuperValu Getaway Breaks has a huge selection of perfect hotels for families.

Go West!

Westport Woods Hotel, Westport, Mayo

Westport Woods Hotel right on the edge of Westport has long been a favourite for families and couples of all ages. Its location means you are avoiding the hustle and bustle of Westport but close enough that you can easily stroll into town to soak up its summer energy. The hotel offers great dining options, leisure centre and spa facilities as well additional activities like horse riding, while the hotel is near Westport House – one of the towns biggest attractions offering a mix of interactive games, adventure park, dining and history (including a tribute to the Pirate Grace O’Malley). The Great Western Greenway is also a must for any visitor to Westport, whether you choose to walk or cycle it one of the best and safest ways to explore the county.

Westport Woods Hotel

Why Book Here?

  • Great Location
  • Walking Distance to Town
  • Leisure and Spa Facilities

Things to Do?

  • Visit Westport House
  • Explore the Great Western Greenway
  • Go Surfing at Carrowmore Beach

Book a stay in Westport Wood Hotel Here.

Wildlands, Galway

Staying along the Wild Atlantic Way, Wildlands in Galway is one of the newest additions to SuperValu Getaway Breaks. Adventure, dining and comfortable accommodation all in one place. If you, or your little ones, are fans of outdoor adventure, not ones to shy away from adventure, heights, water activities or simply new experiences, then Wildlands is just the place. It offers a selection of cabin sizes and can host up to 4 adults and 4 children. Onsite activities for older children range from zip lining to climbing walls, paddle boarding to bush craft ideal, while there is also junior adventure areas, mini towns and play centres for smaller children. It is located just outside Moycullen approximately 15mins drive into Galway City centre.

 Wildlands Adventure Centre

Why Book Here?

  • Ideal of Children of all ages
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults and 4 children
  • Host of onsite activities

Things to Do?

  • Ziplining
  • Paddle boarding
  • Visit Galway City

Book a stay in Wildlands Here.

A Dublin Castle Stay

Fitzpatrick’s Castle Hotel, Killiney, Co Dublin

A castle hotel in Dublin, close to a beaches, parks, accessible to the Dart with a swimming pool and gym and child friendly, such a thing does exist. Fitzpatrick’s Castle Hotel is a famed family owned and family run hotel in one of the most picturesque locations on Dublin’s southside. Easy access to Dublin city or further south to Bray on probably the best train journey in the country looking out on the Irish Sea. The hotel also recently installed a Padel court for enthusiasts and those who are just curious.

Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel

Why Book Here?

  • Luxury Castle Hotel
  • Easy access to Dublin city or Wicklow by Dart
  • Selection of onsite and nearby dining options

Things to Do?

  • Visit Killiney Beach
  • Check out the spectacular view from Killiney Hill
  • Get coaching lessons in Padel

Book a stay in Fitzpatrick’s Castle Hotel Here.

Making Waves!

Emerald Star, Portumna/Carrick-On-Shannon

If you’re looking for something completely different, this may be for you. For a limited time we are partnering with boating holiday specialists Emerald Star who are offering SuperValu customers fantastic discounts on boat rental on Lough Derg. With a choice of 4 boats ranging from their Premier to Budget selection you can get 30% off when you book before May 8th. Depart from Portumna in Galway or Carrick-on-Shannon for an adventure of a lifetime.

Boat Rental Lough Erne

Why Book Here?

  • 30% Discount
  • New destination everyday
  • Unique Experience

Things to Do?

  • Visit Lough Key Adventure Park
  • Explore Carrick-on-Shannon
  • Fishing on the Shannon

Book a Boat with Emerald Star

A Customer Favourite

Maldron Hotel Portlaoise, Laois

Few hotels are as conveniently located for visitors from all around Ireland than the Maldron Hotel Portlaoise. Located on the edge of town just off the M7 motorway, you’re a 5 minute drive into Portlaoise town. This is one of our most popular hotels throughout the year and always gets a thumbs up from those travelling with children. An onsite swimming pool and kids club are great for keeping children busy, while the hotels beauty rooms offers a chance for parents to feel refresh. Its close to the Roll’n Bowl activity centre, Togher Woods, and the magical historic Rock of Dunamase. The Maldron Hotel Portlaoise is one of our most modestly priced hotels year-round and always popular for even 1-night stays.

Maldron Hotel Portlaoise

Why Book Here?

  • Highly competitive prices
  • Great location
  • Leisure Centre

Things to Do?

  • Rock of Dunamase
  • Roll’N Bowl Centre
  • Nearby woodlands

Book a stay in Maldron Hotel Portlaoise Here.


Don't forget you can also check out our huge list of sun destinations across the Gran Canaries, Mediterranean and Mainland Europe. For great sun holiday ideas view last months blog here.

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