10 Family Staycations Over Halloween Break, 3 Nights from €349!

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Still searching for 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, you better act fast!  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 three-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.

Note some facilities may not be available in October, and swimming pools, kids clubs etc, may only be available with prior reservation. This post contains affiliate links where I receive a referral commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.



1. Treacy’s Oakwood Hotel, Clare, Family Room: €522 

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Located close to Bunratty Castle and within easy access of the Cliffs of Moher and the Wild Atlantic Way, this is a great choice for families looking to explore Clare’s gorgeous coastline.

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2. Parkavon Hotel, Killarney, Family Room: €377


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The 3-Star Parkavon Hotel is ideally perfectly located within walking distance of Killarney town centre and Killarney National Park. It also boasts a leisure centre which should keep the kids happy. This is great value for a family stay in Killarney.

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3. Maldron Hotel Sandy Road, Galway, Family Room €437

Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway

The Maldron Hotel is a family-friendly hotel located less than 15 minutes walk from Galway city. Children are treated like VIPs and have a separate check-in with a welcome gift on arrival, as well as child-friendly menus throughout the hotel. With Connemara and The Wild Atlantic Way on your doorstep, this is a great choice for families looking to explore the surrounding area. 

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4. Quilty Holiday Cottages, Clare: 3 bedroom home (6) €582 

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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: Family Room €540 


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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.

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6. Bunratty Holiday Homes, Clare, 3-bedroom house €504

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 Nights €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.

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8. Maldron Hotel Wexford- 2 Night Stay: B&B + 1 Dinner + Attraction Pass €543 

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The Maldron 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. This super deal includes breakfast each day, dinner on one evening and a family pass to one of Wexford’s top attractions.


Guests have complimentary access to the leisure centre with its 20 metre swimming pool and kids pool, and there are two outdoor playgrounds and a mini-golf course onsite. Large family rooms cater for up to to adults and 3 children with interconnecting rooms also available.

Read: Top things to do in Wexford with kids

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9. Clayton Hotel & Leisure Club, Sligo, Family Suite (5) €847

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Set on beautiful grounds overlooking Benbulben Mountain, yet within walking distance of Sligo Town centre, the 4-star Clayton Sligo ticks all boxes for a family holiday in Ireland. The leisure centre has a separate kids pool, family suites can sleep two adults and three children.

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10. Clayton Hotel Limerick: Family Room €500

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With the opportunities to explore Limerick, Kerry and Clare all on your doorstep, as well as a leisure centre with a 12 metre pool, this hotel is the perfect choice for a family staycation over the Halloween break. The Clayton Hotel Limerick is well known for its contemporary style and delicious food – don’t miss its vitality breakfast in the morning.

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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.  It is important to note that some of the facilities / activities listed may not be operating to full capacity – please check with individual hotel for clarification. I always recommend booking a room with free cancellation incase there are any changes to the listed facilities that may not suit you.


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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