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Fun Places for Family Breaks

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Fun Places for Family Breaks

Easter is just around the corner and we’re finally seeing signs that spring is actually here so what better way to shake off the winter blues than take the family away for a well-deserved break. We’ve picked out some of the best.

Holiday Inn, Killarney

Holiday Inn is in a great central location in the heart of Killarney with easy access to the town centre and is an ideal base for a family break as it offers real value for money. Killarney is one of the most popular visitor destinations in Ireland and is ideal for a family getaway. You’re surrounded by gorgeous scenery with lots of local attractions such as the famous ring of Kerry and the stunning Torc waterfall just waiting to be explored. There’s also lots to for the children too with the Muckross pet farm being a big hit with the kiddies. They’ll be able to meet all kinds of animals like puppies, rabbits and ponies with a play area too. You’re only a short stroll away from the INEC which offers a great variety of shows and entertainment all year round.

Limerick Strand Hotel

The four star Strand Hotel is situated on the banks of the river Shannon in Limerick City. The spacious and stylish rooms have amazing views of the river Shannon flowing through Limerick.  The strand hotel is really family friendly, they even have a special kiddie’s pool in the leisure centre to keep the children entertained. There are excellent dining options in the Terrace Bar and River Restaurant as well as a beauty spa and hairdressers on site so for some pampering. Limerick City is bustling with things to do such as exploring King John’s castle or taking a trip to the Milk Market where you’ll find lots of locally produced foods and crafts or even a tour of the legendary home of Munster rugby Thomond Park.

 Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel, Dublin

Dublin’s newly refurbished Academy Plaza Hotel has an enviable location in Dublin city, just off O’Connell Street, and is right in the heart if the city centre. Many of Dublin’s most popular visitor attractions are just a short walk away such as Trinity College, St. Stephen’s Green, Temple Bar, the GPO and The Guinness Storehouse and are all worth a visit. You’ll also find yourself in the heart of the city centre’s shopping district with all of the top high street stores on Henry Street and Grafton Street for sheer retail therapy!

Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan

Monaghan’s Four Seasons Hotel is a family run property with a wonderful family friendly atmosphere, making it perfect for a getaway with the family this Easter. The hotel boasts extensive leisure facilities including an 18 metre swimming pool, Jacuzzi and outdoor hot tub for the parents plus a kiddies pool and play area for the children. The hotel is also in an excellent location, in between Dublin and Belfast both just over an hour’s drive away and perfect for a family day out. Or if you’d prefer to stay local, you’ll find lots if fun activities in Monaghan. Irish country quads is just a 30 minute drive away and offers activities suitable for all the family such as quad biking, shuffleboard, pigeon clay shooting and archery.

Granville Hotel, Waterford

Waterford’s four star Granville Hotel is our final pick of Hotels for a family break this Easter. It’s in an excellent location overlooking the marina and the waterfront and in the heart of Waterford’s business and shopping district. Waterford is Ireland’s oldest city and has a unique feel of ancient and modern with cobbled backstreets and medieval city walls. Waterford also has great visitor attractions such as the Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre as well as a vibrant collection of bars, restaurants and boutique stores and high street favourites.

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