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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!

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.
The K Club
 The K Club
Straffan, Co. Kildare, Kildare

Phone: 01 6017 200
Halloween Family Fun at The K Club - Meet The Ghouls & Goblins at The K Club this Halloween! Enjoy a spooky Two Night or Three night Break with Full Irish Breakfast & a Four Course Evening Meal in The River Room Restaurant - children under 6 years of age eat for free.
Find out more
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 Dublin Zoo, Tayto Park & Funtasia! Find out more
Clayton Hotel
 Clayton Hotel
Ballybrit, Co. Galway,

Phone: 091 721900
Halloween Family Getaways:
Enjoy 2 nights B&B breaks with dinner on one evening in the 4* Clayton Hotel.
Packages include Free Clayton Kids Club for the kids, a welcome pack, free parking and free access to the Clayton Hotel Leisure Club. Find out more about these deals
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 700 self-catering holiday cottages throughout Ireland, providing the perfect base for a homely retreat. Find out more about these 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
Find out more about these deals
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 and up to 4 children from €175 per night  Or a family room suitable for 2 adults and 2 children under 12 from €149 per night
Find out more...
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
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
Shearwater Hotel
Shearwater Hotel
Marina Point, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway,

Phone: 090 9630400
Summer Family Getaways:
Enjoy 1 or 2 nights B&B stay with free kids meal and Kids Club in the 4* Shearwater Hotel.
Some packages include dinner for two adults on second night and/or free entry to Glendeer Pet Farm. Find out more about these deals
Hotel Westport
 Hotel Westport
Newport Road, Westport, Mayo

Phone: 1850 536373 / 098 25122
Halloween Festival: 2/3 nights bed and breakfast, standard family room, 4 course evening dinner for adults PLUS Panda Club for kids
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!
Druids Glen Resort
 Druids Glen Resort
Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow,

Phone: (01) 2870847
October Family Packages Two or Three nights’ accommodation for 2 adults and 2 children in a generously proportioned Family Twin Guestroom with two Queen sized beds, full Irish breakfast each morning, a Table d'Hote Dinner for two adults on one evening in Hugo's Restaurant and access to the Kids High Tea Club on one evening for two children. Find out more about this great deal
Pillo Hotel
 Pillo Hotel
The Rath, Ashbourne, Co Meath

Phone: 01 835 0800
Halloween Family Fun: Enjoy overnight accommodation with breakfast in a deluxe family room and entertainment activities like the Hallowenn Family Fun Quiz and much more. From €129.
House of Horrors at Tayto Park: OverNight Bed and Breakfast and Entrance Tickets to Tayto Park. Find out more about these deals
Dundrum House Hotel
 Dundrum House Hotel
Dundrum, Cashel, Tipperary

Phone: 062 71116
Halloween Family 2 night break
Enjoy two nights bed and full Irish breakfast in a spacious family room for a family of 2 adults and 2 children, as well as a complimentary voucher for admission to see the iconic Rock of Cashel. Also enjoy our Leisure Club with a 21m pool and kids pool, as well as our onsite unsupervised playroom which is available for use. 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
The Gibson Hotel
 The gibson Hotel
Point Village, Dublin

Phone: 01 681 5000
Get to know Dublin’s fair city with the gibson great escape summer special. From only €130 per room per night kids stay for free and enjoy a free breakfast when sharing a room with 2 adults. Make the most the summer holidays and Dublin’s most popular tourist and family attractions. Dublin Zoo and the Viking Splash Liffey tours are easily accessible from our convenient city centre location.
Find out more
Trabolgan Holiday Village
 Trabolgan Holiday Village
Whitegate, Midleton, Cork

Phone: 353 (0)21 4661551
Trabolgan Holiday Village in East Cork is the ideal location for your family holiday or short getaway break. There are a whole host of activities included in your holiday package so book your getaway at Trabolgan TODAY! Find out more about our Offers here

      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!