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Family Breaks around Ireland during the School Holidays


Below you will find great family breaks all around the country or click on the links for regional family breaks. Don't forget to check out our Family Breaks Abroad section for some great sunny locations!






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City North Hotel
 City North Hotel
Gormanston, Meath

Phone: 01 6906666
www.citynorthhotel.com
CityNorth Hotel has a full range of facilities for families, with an outdoor playground, indoor playroom, spa & fitness suite, we've something for all the family.
Check out our specials which can include passes to the Enchanted Kingdom, Dublin Zoo, Tayto Park & Funtasia! Find out more
Pillo Hotel
 Pillo Hotel
The Rath, Ashbourne, Co Meath

Phone: 01 835 0800
www.pillohotelashbourne.com
Dublin Zoo Package: Enjoy B&B and entrance passes to Dublin Zoo From €154. One Night Tayto Park Package: One night B&B with entrance tickets to Tayto Park from €171. One Night Funtasia Waterpark Package 1 night B&B with entrance tickets to Funtasia Waterpark from €177. Find out more about these deals
Talbot Hotels Wexford, Carlow & Cork

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www.talbothotels.ie
Planning a Family Break Getaway, Check out some great family offers from the Talbot Hotel Wexford, the Talbot Hotel Carlow and the Midleton Park Hotel Cork. Find out about great deals from The Talbot Hotels
Trabolgan Holiday Village
 Trabolgan Holiday Village
Whitegate, Midleton, Cork

Phone: 353 (0)21 4661551
www.trabolgan.com
Trabolgan Holiday Village in East Cork is the ideal location for your family holiday or short getaway break. Come see what's new and exciting at Trabolgan for the 2016 season.  All our Forest Oak Accommodation across the park has been completely refurbished.  See our newly renovated 9 hole fun crazy golf course and meet our BRAND NEW Woodland character Wez the Weasel. Find out more about our Offers here
Fota Island Resort
 Fota Island Resort
Fota Island, Co. Cork,

Phone: 021 4883700
www.fotaisland.ie
Family Packages:1BB1D - Room and breakfast with dinner / 2BB1D -  2 nights Room & Breakfast with dinner on the 1st Night / STAYPLAY -  Room & Breakfast, 2 Rounds of Golf pp, Two-Course Meal in Spike Bar / WILDLIFE - Room & Breakfast with tickets to wildlife park
Find out more about these deals
Hotel Westport
 Hotel Westport
Newport Road, Westport, Mayo

Phone: 1850 536373 / 098 25122
www.hotelwestport.ie
Nestled in 7 acres of private woodland and just a short river walk into the centre of Westport town. With families in mind Hotel Westport offers a variety of family accommodation.
February Mid Termo: 2 adults and children (under 12yrs), one standard family room, 2 night B&B and a dinner on one evening.
Find out more about these great deals!
Sykes Cottages
 Sykes Cottages
Throughout Ireland,

Phone: 0044 1244 356695
www.sykescottages.co.uk
Looking for self-catering accommodation in Ireland? Somewhere where you can discover the country’s rich history, or bask in its beautiful rural landscapes? For your chance to experience the real Ireland, book a holiday cottage from Sykes Cottages. We’ve around 800 self-catering holiday cottages throughout Ireland, providing the perfect base for a homely retreat. Find out more about these deals
The Gibson Hotel
 The gibson Hotel
Point Village, Dublin

Phone: 01 681 5000
www.thegibsonhotel.ie
Treat the family with a trip to one of Dublin’s most popular visitor attractions, Dublin ZOO! Opened in 1831, Dublin Zoo is one of the world's oldest zoo’s and home to over 400 animals. Full Irish breakfast for all the family. Family pass to Dublin Zoo for 2 adults and 2 children. Use of our Relaxation Area for only €165. View more offers here.
Mount Juliet Hotel
 Mount Juliet Hotel
Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny,

Phone: 056 777 3000
www.mountjuliet.ie
Two nights in a Rose Garden Lodge based on two adults and two children sharing under 16 years, starting from €658 per family on a B&B basis, with lunch and dinner included for the kids at our Mount Juliet Juniors Club. Mount Juliet Juniors running from the 12th through 21st February and from the 18th March through 3rd April. Find out more about all our family breaks
Radisson Blu Cork
 Radisson Blu Cork
Ditchley House, Little Island, Cork

Phone: 021 4297000
www.radissonblu.ie
Believe in Better Family Stay:
Stay and Save 20% Off two Night Stays - Two interconnecting rooms suitable for 2 adults & up to 4 children or a family room suitable for 2 adults & 2 children under 12
Find out more...
Bracken Court Hotel
 Bracken Court Hotel
Bridge Street, Balbriggan, , Dublin

Phone: 01 841 3333
www.brackencourt.ie
Family Fun Exclusive Packages for Schooldays.ie to Funtasia, Dublin Zoo or Tayto Park - 1 & 2 nights Bed & Full Irish Breakfast and comp passes to Tayto Park, Funtasia or Dublin Zoo for a Family of 4
Find out more about our Family Breaks
Druids Glen Resort
 Druids Glen Resort
Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow,

Phone: (01) 2870847
www.druidsglenresort.com
Midterm Family Packages Join us over the February midterm break for a fantastic stay at the Resort where there is so much to choose from for all the family. Included in this offer is overnight accommodation for 2 adults and 2 children sharing in our generously proportioned Family Twin Guestroom with two queen sized beds and full Irish breakfast the following morning. Offer is subject to availability. Rates from €195 per night. Find out more about this great deal
Clayton Hotel Galway
 Clayton Hotel Galway
Ballybrit, Co. Galway,

Phone: 091 721900
www.claytonhotelgalway.ie
Mid Term Break Offer:
Enjoy our luxurious accommodation with full Irish breakfast on both mornings and one dinner for 2 adults and 2 children under 10. Offers include full use of the Clayton Hotels Galway Leisure Centre facilities and Free Clayton Kids Club for 4-12 year olds (subject to minimum numbers) is included. Prices start from €129 per person. Find out more about these deals
Castleknock Hotel & Country Club
 Castleknock Hotel & Country Club
Porterstown Road, Castleknock,, Dublin

Phone: 01 6406300
www.castleknockhotel.com
Castleknock Hotel and Country Club, a part of FBD hotels and resorts is a 4 star hotel close to Dublin city. It is a fantastic Dublin family hotel, which has been named AA Hotel of the Year 2014. Why? Well, the hotel is set in an idyllic country setting but perfectly located just 15 minutes away from Dublin City. In addition, the hotel is just off the M50 and beside the Phoenix Park and Dublin Zoo. More info here.
The K Club
 The K Club
Straffan, Co. Kildare, Kildare

Phone: 01 6017 200
www.kclub.ie
School’s Out Mid-Term Break - Treat your family to a 4 Night K Club Experience this Mid-Term Break. Enjoy Bed & Full Irish Breakfast each morning, with a four course Table D’hote Dining Experience on one evening in the River Room Restaurant. Experience a host of family activities such as Fishing, Archery, Bike Riding, Swimming, Golf Lessons & Horse Riding. Enjoy 4 nights for the price of 3 from €380 per adult sharing.
Find out more
Shearwater Hotel
Shearwater Hotel
Marina Point, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway,

Phone: 090 9630400
www.shearwaterhotel.com
This 4 star Ballinasloe hotel is fully equipped with a Spa & Leisure Centre. There is easy access from Athlone, Galway and Dublin making it one of the most conveniently located hotels in Galway. The kids are well looked after with a wide range of fun activities and games which are guaranteed to keep children entertained for hours. Activities include Art Attack, Mini Olympics, Make & Bake and Talent Show. Find out more about these deals
























      Planning a family break?

      Family breaks are a great way to relax and reconnect with your loved ones. We all know how easy it is to get bogged down with day-to-day life and there's no better way to refresh and have some fun with the kids than to get away from it all on a family break.

      At SchoolDays.ie, we've brought together a great selection of family breaks throughout Ireland and all at great prices. Specifically designed to coincide with the school holidays and mid-term breaks, our selection of offers ranges from stays at gorgeous countryside hotels to beachfront B&Bs.

      We also have information on a selection of kids camps and summer camps, giving you the chance to relax without having to worrying about the kids.


      Places to go on your family break

      Where you go on your family break depends on your interests and how much time you have. The time of year might also have an influence on your choice of destination.

      At SchoolDays.ie, we have information on family break packages in locations all over Ireland and you can choose from self-catering holidays to all-inclusive excursions with access to gorgeous swimming pools and luxurious spas.

      If you're looking to spend some time on the coast, take a family break in seaside town. You'll find plenty of family-friendly activities, from exploring the seashore and soaking up a bit of sun, to trying some water sports and even visiting some historical sites.

      A family break further inland can also be a great way to spend the school holidays. If you like to spend time outdoors, you may enjoy leisurely walks through the countryside, exploring the sites of the villages or even getting in a bit of shopping.


      When's the best time to go on a family break?

      Irish schools have a number of breaks throughout the year, all of which provide great opportunities to take a family holiday. To help you schedule your next family break, we've put together a basic guide on when the school holidays happen. You can also check our school calendar for specific school holiday dates. Be sure to double-check the dates with your school, though, as they can sometimes vary.

      The summer holiday runs throughout July and August for primary schools, with the addition of June for secondary schools.

      The first school mid-term break is the October school holiday - often referred to as the Halloween school holiday - and it is usually the last week of October.

      The Christmas school holiday lasts between 17 and 21 days and usually goes from the last school day before the 23rd of December to the first weekday after the 6th of January.

      The second school mid-term break lasts from two to five days for primary schools and one week for secondary schools. It's generally taken in the middle of February.

      The Easter school holiday lasts for 10 school days (16 days inclusive) and begins a week before Easter. It finishes the second Monday after Easter.

      Of course, there are also the nine bank holidays and a number of in-service days, all of which provide a long weekend that could be ideal for a short family break.

      Check our school calendar for more specific dates for the current school year.


      Find a family break with SchoolDays.ie

      Whatever the time of year, you and your children will enjoy the rest, relaxation and fun that a family break brings. And at SchoolDays.ie, we've helped make planning your family holiday even easier. Our selection of family breaks brings together some excellent options, all at great value.

      So whether you're looking for an Easter family break, a Halloween family break, or a family break at Christmas, whatever the school holiday, SchoolDays.ie is sure to help you plan your next family break!