If you're worried about keeping the kids entertained over the Easter hols, then make it a treat for everyone and check out these lovely relaxing breaks away. There is lots of entertainment for the kids, and you'll get to see beautiful parts of the country.
1. BALLYNAHINCH CASTLE HOTEL, GALWAY
The break: Enjoy a two night stay in the Victorian mansion that is Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, which to little ones will seem just like a fairytale castle in the woods.
Best for: A family break with activities in the great outdoors, like fishing, nature walks and meeting the resident chickens, ponies and pigs.
The details: Two nights B&B and one evening meal | €580 for two adults and two children under 12 in one room
2. KNOCKRANNY HOUSE HOTEL, MAYO
The break: The West and Wheels package includes two nights accommodation at the four star Knockranny House Hotel and explore the wonders of the 42km Great Western Greenway.
Best for: Couples who want to escape the mountains of chocolate this Easter or friends who want an active break.
The details:Two nights B&B in a classic room and one dinner plus bike and helmet hire on one day | From €218pp sharing for Easter Weekend, or €178pp midweek
3. INCHYDONEY ISLAND LODGE & SPA, CORK
The break: Two nights at gorgeous Inchydoney in the heart of beautiful West Cork.
Best for: Families that want to make the most of the two beautiful Blue Flag beaches adjacent to the hotel, or the great kids facilities at the hotel like a Netflix room and seawater pool if the weather isn’t great.
The details: Two nights B&B and an afternoon cooking with the chef experience and Easter Egg Hunt for the kids | €460 for two adults and two children in a family room
4. FAITHLEGG HOUSE HOTEL, WATERFORD
The break: A fun-filled family break in the sunny South East is a great opportunity to get some fresh air and spend some quality time together.
Best for: Outdoorsy families who want to spend time on the coast.
The details: Two nights B&B and one evening meal in the Roseville Rooms Restaurant | €209 per adult sharing with children aged 4-12 at a rate of €20 per night
5. LOUGH ERNE RESORT, FERMANAGH
The break: Work up an appetite exploring the sprawling grounds of Lough Erne Resort before enjoying a delicious three course meal for the family and relaxing in the luxurious hotel.
Best for: Families looking for a special break.
The details: Two nights B&B in a two bedroom lodge plus a three course evening meal at The Loughside Grill and Bar | €395 per night for two adults and two children under 12 sharing
6. THE ROSE HOTEL, TRALEE
The break: Splash around in the Aquadome before the kids run around Playdium and enjoy Easter activities at the lovely Rose Hotel in Tralee.
Best for: Families with kids with a lot of energy to burn off.
The details: Accommodation and passes to the Aquadome and Playdium | From €304 for two adults and two children.
7. DUNBOYNE CASTLE HOTEL & SPA
The break: Take the family to see what Dublin Zoo has to offer after a relaxing night at the child-friendly Dunboyne Castle Hotel with the Escape to The Jungle package.
Best for: Animal-loving families who want to be well rested before a day at the zoo.
The details: One night accommodation in a deluxe family room with full Irish breakfast plus entry to Dublin Zoo the next day | From €230 for two adults and two children
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