Mid-term Break: October Getaways for the Family

This October mid-term break, take the family on a staycation they’ll remember. Here are some of the best family-friendly getaway destinations across Ireland:

Druid’s Glen Hotel and Resort, Co. Wicklow

Tucked away in Newtown Mt Kennedy, Druid’s Glen Hotel is the perfect spot to soak up Wicklow’s natural beauty in luxury. The hotel is ideal for a family stay, with plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained. Book your stay from €195 per room per night.

Druid’s Glen Hotel and Golf Resort

Some of the family-friendly facilities available at the resort include:

  • Six kilometre natural walking trail
  • Outdoor playground
  • Picnic area
  • Mini soccer pitch
  • Swimming pool

Amber Springs Hotel, Co. Wexford

Amber Springs Hotel, Co. Wexford

Book a family room at the Amber Springs Hotel in Gorey, and discover all the family fun it has to offer.

Avail of the two-night mid-term break offer from €128pps. The offer includes:

  • Accommodation in a choice of room to suit your needs 
  • Full Irish breakfast each morning served in Kelbys Bistro
  • Sumptuous three course dinner on one evening for the family
  • Beauty and massage treatments available in the hotel’s Cocoon Spa 
  • Special child sharing rates available (children under four years share on a complimentary package chosen basis)
  • Access to Amber Park activities – mini-golf, go-karting, archery 
  • Virtual Reality experience – Games room with Sony Playstation  

Knightsbrook Hotel, Co. Meath

Knightsbrook Hotel, Co. Meath

The Knightsbrook Hotel in Trim has plenty of options so you can plan your family stay your way. Starting from €199 per room, the hotel’s special offers cover all bases:

Complete Family Break (one night) – from €199

  • One night bed and breakfast
  • Two course evening meal for all guests in Rococo Restaurant

Complete Family Break (two nights) – from €379

  • Two nights bed and breakfast
  • Two course evening meal in Rococo Restaurant
  • Family pizza night in the hotel’s Terrace Lounge

Complete Family Break (three nights) – from €539

  • Three nights bed and breakfast
  • Two course evening meal in Rococo Restaurant 
  • Family pizza night
  • Family takeaway picnic

Complete Family Break (four nights) – from €799

  • Four nights bed and breakfast
  • Two course evening meal in Rococo Restaurant on two evenings
  • Family pizza night
  • Family takeaway picnic

One Night Self Catering – From €289

  • Self Catering Courtyard Homes
  • 3 Bedroom 
  • All Rooms En-Suite

Newpark Hotel, Co. Kilkenny

Book a family break at the Newpark Hotel this Halloween. The four-star hotel has much to offer in the way of family accommodation from €339 per night.

Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny

Two or Three Night Halloween Family Break

  • Two/three nights bed and breakfast with dinner on one evening (two adults and two children)
  • Adults can dine in Gulliver’s restaurant on one night
  • Children’s dinner is high tea served in the kids club (aged 4-12 years)
  • Activities at Newpark Camp with hot lunch included (kids aged 4-12 years)

Parknasilla Resort and Spa, Co. Kerry

Stay in one of Parknasilla’s self-catering lodges from €155 per night. The lodges include two bedrooms and sleep up to four people. An extra camp bed can be added for an additional cost if required. The lodges are located a three minute walk from the hotel.

During your stay, your family can enjoy:

  • Scenic walking routes
  • The hotel’s indoor swimming pool and outdoor hot tubs,
  • On-site tennis courts
  • Children’s playground
  • Fairy trail and treasure trail
  • Seven hole family fun golf and hide out

Celtic Ross Hotel, West Cork

Book a family room at the Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery, Co. Cork. Enjoy the natural beauty of west Cork and its range of activities from hiking to kayaking.

Family Railway Experience

Visit Ireland’s only model railway experience at the West Cork Model Railway Village with the hotel’s family railway experience from €139 per night. Book a two, three, four or five night experience with access to Clonakilty’s Model Village.

The village is a fully scaled handmade model of the west Cork Railway Line as it looked in the 1940s, with fully working miniature trains and buildings.


Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel, Co. Limerick

Head to Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel in Adare, Co. Limerick for a fun-packed family break. The hotel’s family rooms are ideal for families of up to five and have plenty of space for activities.

Embrace the autumnal atmosphere with the hotel’s surrounding woodlands and grounds, where a range of activities are available so you can make the most of your stay. Explore the magical Fairy Trail, visit Mary’s Organic Garden or take the kids to Woody’s Fun Club.


Diamond Coast Hotel, Co. Sligo

Diamond Coast Hotel

Enjoy a star at the seaside Diamond Coast Hotel in Enniscrone, Co. Sligo. The hotel’s family rooms can sleep families of up to eight and are kitted out to make your stay a memorable one.

The hotel and its surrounding areas have plenty of activities for families to make your trip exciting from start to finish. Some of the activities and facilities available include:

  • On-site tennis court, playground, astro pitch and basketball court, with all equipment available from reception
  • Pirates playground
  • Surfing and surf lessons in the coastal town of Enniscrone
  • Waterpoint Aqua Park
  • 18-hole pitch and putt course

Delphi Adventure Resort, Co. Galway

Head to Connemara, Co. Galway this Halloween for an adventure-filled stay at Delphi Resort. The resort is offering a two or three night family stay with included activities.

Delphi Adventure Resort

This offer starts at €233 per room per night and includes:

  • Full Irish breakfast each morning
  • One three Course Evening Meal in The 814 Restaurant on one evening of your choice
  • One 1.5 hour land-based activity for all the family
  • Free movie shown in the cinema room each evening
  • One complimentary hour for adults in Delphi Spa’s thermal suite, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna

Mount Falcon Estate, Co. Mayo

Mount Falcon Estate

Mount Falcon Estate is offering a Halloween Mid-term Self-catering Special for families from €260 per room per night. The special offer is available for a three, four or seven night stay. The deal includes a stay in a luxury self-catering lodge and access to three family activities.

Little School of Owls and Raptors – 11:30am Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday
Meet and learn all about the estate’s resident birds at the Little School of Owls and Raptors, where you’ll even have a chance to hold the falcons.

Forest Puppet Show and Storytelling with Jay Ryan – 6pm Saturday
RTÉ Junior’s Jay Ryan hosts a magical hour of storytelling and puppetry in the forest. Guests can enjoy a complimentary hot drink and are invited to dress up for the occasion.

Outdoor Exercise and Halloween Arts and Craft Workshop – 11am Saturday
A two-hour workshop with children’s fitness instructor Elaine, getting the kids outdoors and moving. The workshop will include numerous non-competitive, goal-oriented tasks. After all the fun outside they will enjoy some time to get creative and do some crafting with Elaine.

Ava Farrelly
Ava Farrelly is a travel journalist for travel2ireland, ITTN and TravelTimes. With a background in arts, culture and lifestyle, Ava has a keen eye for the most visit-worthy destinations and all their attractions.

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