There’s nothing better than spending some quality time with the family and finding the right hotel for your trip can make a huge difference.
Luckily, there are a host of family-friendly hotels around the country that cater really well to this market and are always happy to go the extra mile to make sure that both young and old are kept happy.
Here are just a few…
Nobody likes being cooped up in a car during a holiday break so the beauty of Druid’s Glen is that you have everything you need on-site. Those looking for some outdoor activities can hit up the golf course, while the indulgent spa has a host of treats on offer using the Payot skincare range (one of our favourites!).
The resort is in such a tranquil setting and there are tons of special additions for families from free bicycles to an indoor playroom, daily movie screenings and an outdoor playground.
There’s a reason it was voted Family Friendly Hotel of the Year 2014 by the Georgina Campbell Guide!
This beautiful hotel is a great choice as it runs shuttle buses to the nearby Wildlife Park, which is guaranteed to be a hit with the whole family. The swimming pool at the hotel has designated times for children every morning and evening, as well as special kids camps during key occasions throughout the year.
There’s also a fab on-site spa so that parents can enjoy a little pampering, in addition to lodges and self-catering options that are perfect for larger families.
If you have younger children, it’s hard to beat the McWilliam Park Hotel in Mayo due to the little touches that they add to their family packages.
From a free kids activity club to in-room refrigeration to keep those baby bottles chilled, these added details really take the stress of travelling with children. They get extra bonus points for the availability of kids movies, a babysitting service and those spacious rooms.
If you’re hoping to check out Dublin Zoo on your trip, the Citywest Hotel is a good spot to base yourself as it has been consistently voted among the most family-friendly facilities in the country.
It offers special larger rooms for families, as well as adjoining rooms that are ideal for older kids, with a games room, swimming pool, golf course and leisure centre to keep everyone entertained. The Hibernian Bistro Restaurant also has a specialised Kids Menu to avoid any difficult decisions at dinner time!
There’s no reason you can’t enjoy a family holiday in luxury and it doesn’t get much more luxurious that the five-star Mount Juliet resort.
The Rose Garden lodges are a great self-catering option, giving a little more privacy than a regular hotel, and there are a host of activities available on site that are great for older teenagers like fishing, archery, falconry and equestrian.