5 family friendly hotels around Ireland perfect for a mid-term break 5 years ago

5 family friendly hotels around Ireland perfect for a mid-term break

I don't know how it happened, but mid-term is coming up.

In fact, it is literally around the corner. And I, for one, did not feel that one sneak up on me this year. I mean; I feel like I was just packing my bags for summer holidays a few days ago.

And yet here we are, only two more weeks to go until the kids are off from school for a week, and suddenly the question arises: What the heck are we going to do for the break?

Well, how does a gorgeous hotel break sound? Something which ticks all the boxes for mums, dads and kids? And that doesn't require you navigating busy airports or long  journeys at all. Sounds right up your street? Yup, us too. Which is why we have rounded up five gorgeous and family friendly hotels across Ireland for you – just in time for the half term:

1. Titanic Hotel Belfast, Co. Antrim

The stunning, new €32 million Titanic Hotel recently opened its doors to the world, situated as the name would suggest, right next door to Titanic Belfast, which, coincidentally, was recently voted the #1 tourist attraction in the world.

The 119-room luxury hotel incorporates the former Harland & Wolff Drawing Offices and Headquarters, making it feel like you are literally living in the middle of history.

Belfast, of course, has plenty of fun to offer for the whole family too, from the W5 Science and Discovery Scenter at the Odessey, to Belfast Zoo – or the dinosaur bones at the the Ulster Museum, we bet a few days away in this amazing city will thrill you all.

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2. Amber Springs Hotel, Co. Wexford

If you are looking for a break that involves as much fun for the kids as it does for you, look no further than Amber Springs in Gorey, Co. Wexford.

The huge family rooms sleep up to five, and we are willing to bet your kids will love the mini-golf, pet farm, football, a ride-on train and go-karting alongside a playground and indoor pool – all part of the hotel's extensive grounds.

Oh, and did we mention there is a kids' club? Indoor playzone? Or how does a teens' games room with Xboxes and air hockey sound? And foodies will fall in love too, with the hotel's 'farm-to-fork' philosophy when it comes to food. And then there is the spa, of course...

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3. Mount Juliet, Co. Kilkenny

Just even saying the name Mount Juliet fills us with visions of swankiness and glorious relaxation. But did you know this iconic Kilkenny hotel is also the perfect destination to escape to this autumn with your littles in tow?

From its Baby Concierge (everything from blenders to sterilisers and food warmers are on the menu) to its Little Rascals Club and teen offerings like tennis, pony club, fitness sessions and putting competitions, no-one is going to feel bored for a second while staying here – meaning all the more time for mum to put her feet up and relax.

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4. Kelly's Resort & Spa, Co. Wexford

As one of Ireland's most beloved family resorts, Kelly's will always live up to expectations for everyone. With it stunning location on five miles of sandy beach, the four-star Kilkenny resort has plenty to offer, from complementary afternoon tea, kids' clubs, special kids' dinner with nightly entertainment, a playground, crazy golf and two wonderful pools.

This always popular hotel always books up fast, though, so move quickly.

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5. Castleknock Hotel, Dublin

If you would love to explore the capital this mid-term break, we can't think of a better place to do it from than the Castleknock Hotel.

This lovely hotel is situated right next to the gorgeous Phoenix Park, where, of course, Dublin Zoo is located, and getting into the city centre a quick taxi ride away.  Oh, and did we mention there is a swimming pool and kids' pool, a spa, golf course and playground on site?