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15 Family Staycations Over Halloween Break, 2 Night Stays from €241!

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Thinking about some family staycations over the October mid term break? I’ve got family friendly Irish hotels and self catering apartments and houses to suit all tastes and budgets.

If you are planning some family staycations over the October mid term break, now is the time to book.  I understand that some of you are looking for cheap hotel deals, others might want a bit of luxury, and many are looking for self catering accommodation with hotel facilities. I have tried to cater for everyone and have plenty of variety below.


All family staycations are based on a two-night family stay, but if you want to stay for longer, or just want an overnight escape, simply click on the links below and edit the search dates accordingly. I selected various dates throughout the mid term below but dates can be changed to suit your requirements.  

While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, facilities and activities are subject to change. This post contains affiliate links where I receive a referral commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.



1. Kenmare Bay Lodges, Kerry: 3 Bedroom Lodge €598

Kenmare Bay Hotel

Located just a short stroll from one of Ireland’s prettiest towns is the popular Kenmare Bay Hotel and Resort. Complete with a state-of-the-art leisure centre, kids club,, playground and kids’ play room, its not surprising that it is one of Kerry’s most popular family hotels. There is a dedicated Kids’ Corner in the restaurant with games and DVD’s, so you can enjoy a quiet meal while the kids play happily. 


The three bedroom holiday homes are discreetly located in the grounds of the Hotel, and just a few minutes walk from the hotel facilities.

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2. Talbot Suites at Stonebridge, Wexford: 2-bedroom €460, 3-bedroom €600

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The luxurious Talbot Suites at Stonebridge is a super choice for families looking for large apartments in the heart of Wexford Town. There are 69 apartments on-site with fully equipped kitchen, balcony or patio and TV’s in all living areas and bedrooms. Three-bedroom apartments also boast floor-to-ceiling windows.


Guests have access to the swimming pool and Talbot Quay Leisure Centre and the bar and restaurant at the Talbot Hotel which is just 100 metres away.

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3.  Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Dublin: Family Room €388

fitzpatrick castle hotel is a great hotel for a family holiday in Dublin

Overlooking Dublin Bay, I love the location of this hotel. I enjoy walking the family friendly Killiney Hill Walk regularly. Of course you can also take a short Dart ride to Dublin city, or simply relax and enjoy the pool – this is a great choice for a coastal stay in Dublin.

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4. Quilty Holiday Cottages, Clare: 3 bedroom home (Sleeps 6) €434 

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The traditional Quilty Holiday Cottages are located on Clare’s coast and offer panoramic views on the Atlantic Ocean. Imagine walking the Cliffs of Moher, and returning to an open fire in your cottage – bliss! These three-bedroom homes sleep up to six and offer complimentary access to the indoor swimming pool and tennis courts. 

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5. Bella Vista Hotel, Cork: 2-bedroom apartment €398 


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The Bellavista Hotel offers beautiful views of Cork Harbour in the pretty town of Cobh. With a traditional Irish bar and a Chinese restaurant on site, and the popular Titanic Experience and Fota Wildlife close by, this is a great choice if you are looking to explore Cork’s top attractions and gorgeous coastline.


Note when you click on the link below you will see hotel rooms, but if you view the availability you will see apartments and holiday homes listed

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6. Bunratty Holiday Homes, Clare:  3-bedroom house €429

Family staycations in Bunratty Holiday Homes.

Set in the village of Bunratty, these spacious three-bedroomed homes have bright modern interiors, and a patio area. The village has a host of craft shops and restaurants, with Bunratty Castle and Folk Park just 200 metres away. The coast is just 15 minutes away, and the beaches at Lahinch or Kilkee are an hour’s drive away.

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7. Restored Cottage with views of Skelligs, Kerry: 3-Night Stay €349  

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This three-bedroom cottage is located in Ballinskelligs and offers stunning views of the Skellig Islands. With the Ring of Kerry and a choice of beaches close by, this is a super choice to explore the south west coast of Ireland. Note there is a three-night minimum stay here.

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8. Riverside Park Hotel Wexford- 2 Night Stay: B&B + 1 Dinner + Attraction Pass €425 

The Gruffalo Walk is one of the best things to do in Wexford with kids

The Riverside Park Hotel is a great value choice for a families looking to explore all that Wexford has to offer – there are so many things to do in Wexford with kids. We stayed overnight here during the summer and enjoyed its choice of dining options and family friendly facilities.


Guests have complimentary access to the leisure centre with swimming pool and kids pool, and there is a large playground next door to the hotel. Price includes breakfast each day, a 4-course meal for all the family on the evening of your choice, and a family activity pass to one of Wexford’s top family attractions.

Superior family rooms are also available with separate TV’s for kids, and can cater for up to 2 adults and 4 children. Price for two adults and three children in a superior room is €599.

Read: Top things to do in Wexford with kids

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9. Clayton Hotel & Leisure Club, Sligo: Large 2-bedroom Family Suite €458


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Set on expansive grounds, yet within walking distance of Sligo Town centre, the 4-star Clayton Sligo ticks all boxes for a family holiday in Ireland. We enjoyed a family staycation here recently and loved it.


The leisure centre has a separate kids pool, and there is a mini golf course, games room and sensory room on-site. The family suites are very spacious and can sleep two adults and three children. 

Family rooms are available for €418 but if you click through to show availability you will see the large family suites available from €458.

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10. Breaffy House Hotel, Mayo, Family Room: €347

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We stayed in Breaffy House Hotel on a few occasions, and love it family atmosphere and superb facilities. It is situated on 101 acres and there is a spa and swimming pool on site. It is also a great base to discover to some of Mayo’s top attractions, including Westport, Achill, Croagh Patrick and DownPatrick Head.


I fell in love with Mayo’s beaches, and if you fancy cycling, the Great Western Greenway is only a 30 minute drive away. 

Read: Top 10 things to do in Mayo

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11. Garryvoe Hotel, Cork, Family Room: €426

Garryvoe Hotel is one of the few hotels with large family rooms near the sea.

The beachfront Garryvoe Hotel is a firm favourite with families. There is a health club and swimming pool onsite, and the hotel is tastefully furnished in contemporary style, with sea views from all public areas. 

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12. 5-Star Killarney Park Hotel


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The Killarney Park Hotel is one of the few family owned and run 5 star hotels in Ireland. Located in the heart of Killarney Town with the National Park on your doorstep, you will be hard pushed to find a better located 5-star hotel in Killarney. The Killarney Park Hotel is affiliated to Leading Hotels of the World, and is the top rated hotel in Killarney on TripAdvisor.


Kids will love the 20 metre indoor pool as well as child-friendly dining options, while parents will love the luxury Spa with Elemis treatments, caldarium,  hot tub, and relaxation room.

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13. Millpark Hotel, Donegal, Family Room: €436

swimming pool at the Millpark Hotel Donegal.

Located close to Donegal town, with some of Ireland’s best beaches and the Wild Atlantic Way on your doorstep, this is a great choice for a family holiday in Ireland. There is a swimming pool, children’s pool, sauna, and state-of-the-art gym onsite, as well as a choice of dining options.

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14. Midlands Park Hotel, Laois, Family Room: €241


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We had the pleasure of staying at the Midlands Park Hotel in December and loved its family friendly facilities, modern decor and great dining options, particularly Kelly’s Steakhouse. It is located in the centre of Portlaoise and has a health and fitness club with a 22 metre pool, spa and fitness centre.


The Midlands Park Hotel is ideally located to explore the many attractions in Laois, Kildare and Kilkenny, and must be one of the best value family hotel deals in Ireland.

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15. Claregalway Hotel, Galway: Family room €268 – Sleeps up to 5

family staycations over Halloween at Claregalway Hotel

Located just 20 minutes from Galway City, within easy access to the Wild Atlantic Way, and with a leisure centre and large family rooms, this is a great value choice for family staycations over Halloween. This deal can accommodate a family of five.

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I hope this post on family staycations will help you plan a nice family trip in Ireland over the Halloween break.  These Irish hotel deals were researched across various hotel booking sites. When you make a booking you do so via a third party website. Prices are correct at the time of publishing but may change. Some of the links in this post contain affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.  Read more in my privacy policy.



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