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 know many 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.
1. Charleville Park Hotel, Cork, Family Room: €296
If you are looking for great value family staycations over the Halloween break, this will be hard to beat! The Charleville Park Hotel is located 40 minutes from Cork and 30 minutes from Limerick, so you have the option to explore both counties as well as the wonderful Wild Atlantic Way.
There is a leisure club with 25-metre pool on site, as well as a restaurant and bar serving drinks and snacks. Rated as Excellent on TripAdvisor, this is the ideal hotel for families looking to explore Cork’s top attractions.
2. Ballyseede Castle, Tralee, Kerry: The Lodge Family Room B&B, €410
All kids want to stay in a castle, right? Kerry’s only authentic castle hotel is surrounded by 30 acres of private gardens and woodland and is steeped in history. Ballyseede Castle is also known for its traditional Irish cuisine and fine dining, as well as its much loved resident, an Irish Wolfhound.
The Lodge family room has two double beds and offers great value for a family castle stay in Ireland. You are also ideally placed to explore the Ring of Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way.
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3. Quilty Holiday Cottages, Clare: 3 bedroom home (Sleeps 6) €560
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! These three-bedroom homes sleep up to six and offer complimentary access to the indoor swimming pool and tennis courts.
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4. Bunratty Holiday Homes, Clare: 3-bedroom house €527
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.
5. Clayton Hotel & Leisure Club, Sligo: 2-bedroom Family Room €398
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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.
6. Millpark Hotel, Donegal, Family Room: €468
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.
7. Kenmare Bay Lodges, Kerry: 2 Bedroom Lodge, €598
The Kenmare Bay holiday homes are always highly sought after, not only because of their ideal location, but they offer free access to the Leisure Centre and hotel facilities. They have availability in three-bedroom lodges, which are perfect for large families or group getaways.
Price for a two-night stay in a 2-bedroom lodge is €598 on various dates throughout the mid term break. I have selected the 1st of November, but if you prefer to change dates or stay longer, simply edit the dates via the link below.
8. Ocean Sands Hotel, Enniscrone, Family Room €270
The Ocean Sands Hotel is located in the heart of Enniscrone, overlooking one of Ireland’s best beaches, the location couldn’t be better. Children will love Waterpoint Aqua Park too, which is only a few minutes walk away. Price for a two-night stay on the 1st of November is only €270 per family.
9. Staycity Apartments Dublin City: 1 bedroom apartment €558
Staycity Aparthotels offer all the benefits of self-catering with the advantages of a restaurant, 24-hour reception and free WiFi. You can expect hotel room facilities such as air conditioning, flat screen TV, hair dryer and toiletries, as well as a fully equipped kitchenette with microwave and dishwasher.
Located in the heart of the capital, this is a great choice for a family stay in Dublin city.
10. Holiday Inn Belfast, Family Room: €342
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The Holiday Inn Belfast is located in the heart of Belfast and is a great value option for a family stay in Belfast. Belfast is brimming with family attractions including indoor skydiving at Vertigo,
Ireland’s award-winning Science and Discovery Centre W5, and make sure you take a spin to Colin Glen Forest Park to enjoy their Gruffalo Trail, ziplines and alpine coaster.
11. Helm Apartments, Westport, Mayo, 2-bedroom Apt: €380
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If you have been following me for a while you will know I fell in love with Mayo’s stunning coastline a few years ago, and this two-bedroom apartment is ideally located to explore it.
Located right in the heart of Westport, The Helm overlooks the harbour and has a restaurant and bar, with complimentary breakfast included in your stay. This is great value for self-catering breaks in Ireland in one of the Wild Atlantic Way’s most vibrant towns.
12. The Lakeside Hotel and Leisure Centre, Clare, Family Room B&B: €504
The Lakeside Hotel is arguably one of the best family hotels in Ireland, mainly due to its leisure centre which boasts a 40 metre waterslide and its spacious family rooms, which come with a mini fridge.
It is located on the banks of the river Shannon, so you can also avail of Stand Up Paddle boarding, kayaking, mountain biking and lots more activities in the nearby University of Limerick Adventure Centre.
The possibilities for day trips are endless, with Bunratty Folk Park, the Cliffs of Moher, a choice of beaches, and a local chocolate factory, all close by.
13. Riverside Park Hotel, Wexford: Family Room €338
The Riverside Park Hotel is a great value choice for a families looking to explore all that Wexford has to offer. 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. Superior family rooms are also available with separate TV’s for kids, and can cater for up to 2 adults and 4 children.
14. Garryvoe Beach Homes, Cork: 1 Bedroom Luxury Beach Home €414
The Garryvoe Beach Homes are newly built homes with modern interiors, stunning views and a private garden to take advantage of them.
As the name suggests they are situated just two minutes walk from the Blue Flag Garryvoe Beach, however you can also avail of the leisure centre and swimming pool at the nearby Garryvoe Hotel, for a nominal daily charge.
15. Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel: Family Room, €398
The Kilkenny Ormonde is practically a landmark in Kilkenny City, and is located just minutes away from the Medieval Mile. Its brasserie and lively bar attract locals as well as visitors, and it is the only city hotel in Kilkenny that has a leisure centre and spa.
A kids club usually operates during school holidays, making it a firm favourite for family staycations over the October mid term break.
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.
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