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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!

Mount Juliet Hotel
 Mount Juliet Hotel
Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny,

Phone: 056 777 3000
5 & 7 Night Family Getaways
Enjoy some Self Catering and B&B breaks in the luxury Rose Garden Lodges. Packages include Free Little Rascals Kid's Club as well as 10% discount in the hotels restaurants & bars. Properties offer the comfort of home in a spectacular and luxurious countryside setting Find out more about all our family breaks
The Gibson Hotel
 The gibson Hotel
Point Village, Dublin

Phone: 01 681 5000
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.
Viking Splash Liffey tours are easily accessible from our convenient city centre location.
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Clayton Hotel
 Clayton Hotel
Ballybrit, Co. Galway,

Phone: 091 721900
Galway Christmas Market:
Enjoy our luxurious accommodation with full Irish breakfast on both mornings. Offer also includes: 1 €10 taxi voucher and 1 hot chocolate drink voucher. Also included is free Wi-Fi and avail of full use of the Clayton Hotels Leisure Centre facilities which includes a 20m Swimming Pool, a welcome pack and free parking. Prices start from €45 per person per night Find out more about these deals
Bracken Court Hotel
 Bracken Court Hotel
Bridge Street, Balbriggan, , Dublin

Phone: 01 841 3333
Family Fun Exclusive Packages for 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
Hotel Westport
 Hotel Westport
Newport Road, Westport, Mayo

Phone: 1850 536373 / 098 25122
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.
Santa's Grotto: 2 adults and 2 children (under 12yrs), one standard family room, 1 night B&B and a visit to Santa's Grotto
Find out more about these great deals!
Fota Island Resort
 Fota Island Resort
Fota Island, Co. Cork,

Phone: 021 4883700
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
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Talbot Hotels Wexford, Carlow & Cork

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
Radisson Blu Cork
 Radisson Blu Cork
Ditchley House, Little Island, Cork

Phone: 021 4297000
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
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Mount Wolseley Hotel
Mount Wolseley Hotel
Tullow, Co. Carlow,

Phone: 059 9180100
Enjoy precious time with your Family at Mount Wolseley Hotel Spa & Golf Resort to include 2 nights Accommodation, Full Irish Breakfast and 1 Evening Meal (Table d'hote menu) in Frederick's Restaurant for Adults, and Mad Hatters Tea Party for Children (max 2) on 1 evening also.
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Druids Glen Resort
 Druids Glen Resort
Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow,

Phone: (01) 2870847
December Family Packages Join us this December 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 €155 per night. Find out more about this great deal
Sykes Cottages
 Sykes Cottages
Throughout Ireland,

Phone: 0044 1244 356695
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 K Club
 The K Club
Straffan, Co. Kildare, Kildare

Phone: 01 6017 200
Christmas Celebrations - Three Nights Bed & Full Irish Breakfast, Four Course Evening Meal in The River Room Restaurant on Christmas Eve, Carol Singing with Mulled Wine & Mince Pies on Christmas Eve, Traditional Christmas Meal on Christmas Day, Entertainment Each Evening. Superior Rooms from €850.00 per adult sharing.
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Castleknock Hotel & Country Club
 Castleknock Hotel & Country Club
Porterstown Road, Castleknock,, Dublin

Phone: 01 6406300
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.
Shearwater Hotel
Shearwater Hotel
Marina Point, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway,

Phone: 090 9630400
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
City North Hotel
 City North Hotel
Gormanston, Meath

Phone: 01 6906666
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
Christmas Wonderland: On the evening of your arrival, The children will be taken to our Christmas Grotto, where they will meet Mrs Claus and her Elves. Dinner will be served that evening in Grill 21, where the children can choose to sit at the table with Mrs Claus. Children under 3 are free and will receive a token present from Santa. Starting from €199. 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, 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, 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

      Whatever the time of year, you and your children will enjoy the rest, relaxation and fun that a family break brings. And at, 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, is sure to help you plan your next family break!