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30th Jul 2022

10 hotels and resorts in Ireland with great activities for teenagers

Melissa Carton

Perfect for a staycation.

With travel back on the cards again we’re all busy researching and booking holidays.

While a lot of hotels and resorts cater to younger children with kids clubs and playgrounds it can be a bit trickier to find things to keep older kids entertained.

Not to worry though, we’ve got you sorted.

We asked around and these were the top ten hotels and resorts we were recommended by other Irish parents that have great activities for teens.

1. Amber Springs Hotel

Facilities include go-karting, mini golf, football pitch, archery, VR (Virtual Reality) Games room and cinema.

To find out more or book click here.

2. Druids Glen Resort – Wicklow

Located adjacent to the 1st Tee at Druids Heath, a mere stroll from the front of the hotel, is the Resort Driving Range and practice ground.

There is also a football pitch, swimming pool and films shown daily.

For more information or to book click here.

3. Hodson Bay Hotel – Athlone

Located right beside a massive inflatable water park, you’ll be a big hit with your kids if you book here.

For more information or to book click here.

4. Salthill Hotel – Galway

Activities in the area include Galway Atlantaquaria, The Planet – Leisure World Galway, Seapoint Leisure Arcade and paddle boarding school Paddle on the Prom.

For more information or to book click here.

5. Centre Parcs – Longford

Activities include Aerial Adventure, Aerial Tree Trekking, Aqua Jetting, Field Archery, Kayak Hire and much more.

For more information or to book click here.

6. Delphi Resort – Galway

Delphi Adventure Centre in Leenane provides a range of land and water activities in Connemara and Mayo including surfing in Louisburgh, zip lining in the 200 acre Delphi forest, kayaking on the Killary Fjord, plus many more!

For more information or to book click here.

7. Gleneagle Hotel – Kerry

There is so much on offer – have fun with the animals at Kennedy’s Animal Pet Farm and Playground; discover ancient stalagmites and stalactites at Crag Cave and go back in time at Muckross Traditional Farms!

No trip would be complete without a boat ride past Ross Castle on the famous MV Pride of The Lakes or a jaunting car ride to Muckross House and Gardens or for the truly adventurous a horse trek up the Gap of Dunloe!

To find out more or to book click here.

8. Mount Falcon Estate – Mayo

Activities include bike hire, falconry, fishing and clay pigeon shooting.

For more information or to book click here.

9. The Diamond Coast

Activities include surfing, Water Point Aqua Park, Pitch & Putt, Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUPing) Kayaking, Bike Rentals and Horse Riding.

For more information or to book click here.

10. Ferrycarrig Hotel – Wexford

This is one of my personal favourite places to stay in Ireland, especially if you have children.

Activities include, International Outdoor Adventure Centre and Gravity Extreme Adventure.

For more information or to book a stay click here.