An award-winning leisure centre, a choice of dining options, and a family pass to one of many nearby attractions – family breaks at the Midlands Park Hotel offer superb value this summer.
If you have been following me for a while, you will have heard me repeatedly say how there are great value family breaks in Ireland if you opt for the midlands instead of the coast. Well the award-winning Midlands Park Hotel is a testament to that – their family breaks are still available in July and August, and they offer superb value!
From only €369, you and your family can enjoy a two-night break with breakfast each day, a four-course meal on the evening of your choice, full access to the award-winning health and fitness club, and a family activity pass to one of five family attractions nearby!
This price is based on a family of four staying for two nights on selected dates in July and August. Limited larger family rooms are also available that sleep up to five, priced from only €399 for a two-night stay. The Midlands Park Hotel’s special offer family breaks are also available for three, four and five nights, should you decide to stay a little longer.See all offers here
So why choose a family break at the Midlands Park Hotel?
As well as offering superb value, the Midlands Park Hotel has earned itself the reputation of being one of the best hotels in Laois. It’s stylish decor is both modern and elegant, there are a host of amenities onsite, and its location is ideal for exploring Laois, Kilkenny and Kildare. The reviews from previous guests are excellent, in fact the hotel is a TripAdvisor Travellers Choice winner this year. In case you still need convincing I have highlighted some of the key facilities below:
1. There is an award-winning Leisure Centre onsite:
The Midlands Park Hotel’s state-of-the-art Leisure Centre boasts a 22 metre swimming pool with hydrotherapy features, such as an Over Head Curtain, Volcano Jets, Umbrella and Martini Seat. There is separate kiddies pool, as well as a sauna, steam room, two jacuzzi hot tubs, and a fully equipped fitness suite.
2. There is a choice of dining options available:
There is a great choice of dining options available at the Midlands Park Hotel, including the award-winning Kelly’s Steakhouse, the casual Charter Bar & Eatery, and Triog Restaurant – all of which offer extensive children’s menus. Their family breaks include a 4-course meal at either Charter Bar & Eatery or Triog Restaurant, or an allowance towards dinner at Kelly’s Steakhouse.
I suggest availing of the evening meal that is included in your stay, and then booking Kelly’s Steakhouse for the following evening! Kelly’s Steakhouse is one of the best restaurants in Portlaoise and serves only the finest cuts of meat in contemporary surroundings. As well as succulent steaks, you will find Ranch Burgers, Fajitas and lots more.
3. There are lots of family-friendly attractions close by.
This super deal also includes a family activity pass to one of the many nearby attractions. Choose from a visit to the Japanese Gardens and Irish National Stud, a family pass to Birr Castle, Lullymore Heritage Park, or an hour’s bowling for up to six people at the Roll and Bowl Centre in Portlaoise.
There are many other family-friendly attractions close by, including Kildare Maze, Emo Court & Gardens, and Castlecomer Discovery Park, which is home to Ireland’s longest zip line and a host of other amenities – we visited last year and had a blast!
If you prefer to explore the local countryside, why not rent bikes and cycle along the ancient towpath at the Grand Canal and River Barrow, or relax on a barge with Barrowline Cruisers ? Laois’ top attraction, The Rock of Dunamase is a must visit, and offers stunning views of the countryside.
A supervised kids club** is usually available at the Midlands Park Hotel during school holidays, and will resume once restrictions ease. It offers a host of fun activities including drama, treasure hunts, high tea and movies.
4. There is a choice of family rooms available:
Whether you prefer to have separate beds for each child, a separate camp bed, or a double sofa bed, this can be arranged directly with The Midlands Park Hotel. There is a number of rooms that can sleep up to two adults and three children, under 10 years. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, mineral water, complimentary WiFi and 24-room service.
5. Adults are well catered for too!
As well as the superb facilities available in the Leisure Centre, the Midlands Park Hotel is also home to Jules Spa. After relaxing in the jacuzzi hot tub, why not treat yourself to one of the many beauty treatments available in their Therapy Suite. And if you fancy some retail therapy too, enjoy some designer shopping at Kildare Village – it is only a half hour drive away!
Prices for family breaks at the Midlands Park Hotel:
Prices for two-night summer stays from:
- €334 for 2 adults and 1 child
- €369 for 2 adults and 2 children
- €399 for 2 adults and 3 children
Prices for three-night summer stays from:
- €454 for 2 adults and 1 child
- €484 for 2 adults and 2 children
- €514 for 2 adults and 3 children
• Two or three-night stay in spacious family rooms
• 4-Course meal for all the family on the evening of your choice in The Triog Restaurant or Charter Bar & Eatery, or an allowance towards Kelly’s Steakhouse
• Full Irish breakfast each morning
• Ice cream treat for the kids
• Full access to the award-winning Health & Fitness Club
• Family Activity Pass to one of the following: Japanese Gardens and Irish National Stud, Birr Castle, Lullymore Heritage Park, an hours bowling for 6 at Roll and Bowl Centre in Portlaoise, or Midlands Park Kids Club**
I hope this post on family breaks at the Midlands Park Hotel will inspire you to book a trip away soon. This post was sponsored by the Midlands Park Hotel.