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Family Breaks around Ireland during the School Holidays


Below you will find great family friendly hotels all around the country for your family break or click on the links to find family breaks in Leinster, Connaught, Munster and Ulster. Don't forget to check out our Family Breaks Abroad section for some great sunny locations for your family holiday!

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 Hotel Westport, Mayo
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.
B&B family offers from €99 for 2 adults and 2 children.
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Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown
A shoppers haven …Located in close proximity to renowned Blanchardstown Shopping Centre and retail parks, Liffey Valley shopping centre, the National Aquatic Centre Waterpark and of course Fairyhouse Racecourse is just a short trot away.
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Waterside House Hotel
Nestled on the shores of Donabate beach, The Waterside House Hotel is a hidden gem on the sands of the North County Dublin coastline. It is surrounded by breath taking sea views of Ireland’s Eye, Howth Head and Lambay Island, with each landmark feeling as if it’s on the doorstep.View more info.
Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort
Christmas 2 nights - The adults can enjoy a four course dinner in Hugo’s Restaurant while the children can participate in the Kids High Tea Club which includes dinner and supervised activities from 5pm – 9pm. Linger over a sumptuous breakfast each morning, served until 11am.and then relax in our 2 AA Rosette Award winning Restaurant - Hugo's. From €440 Total Price
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 The K Club, Kildare
The K Club in Co. Kildare is a family friendly Resort offering luxury family holiday package breaks in Ireland for parents with children of all ages. Nestled in 550 acres of rolling countryside and manicured gardens, The K Club is located just 30 minutes from Dublin City Centre.
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 Trabolgan Holiday Village, Cork
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.All our Forest Oak Accommodation has been completely refurbished.  See our newly renovated 9 hole fun crazy golf course and meet our BRAND NEW Woodland character Wez the Weasel.
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 Sykes Cottages, Nationwide
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 with around 800 self-catering holiday cottages throughout Ireland.
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 City North Hotel, Meath
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!
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 Clayton Hotel, Galway
Family Break Offer:
Enjoy our luxurious accommodation with full Irish breakfast on both mornings and one dinner for 2 adults and 2 kids under 10. Offers include use of Clayton Hotels Galway Leisure Centre facilities and Free Clayton Kids Club for 4-12 year olds (subject to minimum numbers). Kids under the age of 8 years old when dining in the restaurant with parents go free. Prices from €209 pp.
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 The gibson Hotel, Dublin
Sit back, relax and take the edge off this spring in the gibson. With this unique offer you don’t even need to go outside. We will feed you, send you the cinema and give you compliments. Enjoy this exciting break in Dublin’s coolest hotel, from €219.
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Radisson Blu, Limerick
Located on the borders of Counties Clare and Limerick, the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Limerick, offers luxury accommodation near Shannon Airport and the heart of the thriving City Centre of Limerick. .
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 Bracken Court Hotel, Dublin
Family Fun Exclusive Packages for Schooldays.ie to Funtasia, Dublin Zoo or Tayto Park - 1 & 2 nights Bed & Full Irish Breakfast and passes to Tayto Park, Funtasia or Dublin Zoo for a Family of 4
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Shearwater Hotel, Galway
This 4 star Ballinasloe hotel is fully equipped with a Spa & Leisure Centre. With easy access from Athlone, Galway and Dublin it is one of the most conveniently located hotels in Galway. Kids are well looked after with a wide range of fun activities and games guaranteed to keep children entertained for hours.
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Talbot Hotels
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.
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 Radisson Blu, Cork
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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Delphi Resort, Galway
2 Night Delphi Adventure Break
2 Night Family Stay in Delphi's 4* Hotel. Full Irish Breakfast each morning. 1 Full day of adventure activities. Complimentary 1hr access to the spa's Thermal Suite for the adults – Hydrotherapy pool, steam room & sauna. From €187 per person.
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 Castleknock Hotel
Castleknock Hotel and Country Club, a part of FBD hotels and resorts is a 4 star hotel close to Dublin city. Named AA Hotel of the Year 2014, the hotel is set in an idyllic country setting but perfectly located just 15 minutes away from Dublin City just off the M50 and beside the Phoenix Park and Dublin Zoo. 
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 Pillo Hotel, Meath
Dublin Zoo Package: Enjoy B&B and entrance passes to Dublin Zoo From €179. One Night Tayto Park Package: One night B&B with entrance tickets to Tayto Park from €191. One Night Funtasia Waterpark Package 1 night B&B with entrance tickets to Funtasia Waterpark from €187.
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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!