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Autumn 2016

This autumn, break away from the day-to-day norm and take a child-friendly trip with your little adventurers to one of these awesome must-stay enchanting escapes…

A regional hub for fishing, links golf, heritage and great food

Awarded Ireland’s Best Manor House Hotel in 2015 this multi award-winning estate includes a Manor House with luxury family lodges and the renowned ‘Kitchen’ restaurant (with produce grown in the estate’s kitchen garden).

A regional hub for fishing, links golf, heritage and great food, estate activities include, falconry, golf driving range, clay pigeon shooting and archery, a leisure club with 17m indoor-heated swimming pool and spa, 3km of bike trails, year-round fishing on the trout-filled lake, and seasonal fishing for wild Atlantic salmon on two miles of private river bank on the prolific river Moy.

The estate is three miles from Ballina towards the village of Foxford, famous for its working woollen mills and visitor centre. With easy access to the popular Wild Atlantic Way route, Mount Falcon Estate is an ideal family getaway location when holidaying in Ireland, with ease of access to Mayo’s and Sligo’s coastlines, the Estate hosts the best of family facilities and activities, keeping the kids occupied while adults can enjoy the relaxation and exclusivity of a luxury resort. Log on to to book the perfect venue for creating magical holiday memories with your family.

Family activities to fill your day

Great National Hotel Ballina is a contemporary four-star hotel, located just a few minutes drive from Ballina Town, making exploring easy. Staff take great pleasure in delivering attentive personal service that is always outstanding but never intrusive. Sit back and relax in McShanes Bar & Bistro offering seasonal menus with a selection of dishes that range from the familiar to the innovative, using locally sourced produce, visit the newly-refurbished leisure centre or pamper yourself at The Beauty Spot Spa.
Dotted along the Wild Atlantic Way, Great National Hotel Ballina offers a range of local attractions whatever your interests. Choose from golf, walking and cycling, fishing, heritage and family activities to fill your day, all located within a short distance of the hotel.
Jump on your broomsticks and join the Great National Hotel Ballina for a spooktacular family break including a family pass to Samhain Abhainn, Ballina’s Halloween Festival. Get ready to be enlightened and frightened where the mysteries of ghosts and ghouls, spooks and spirits come to life at The Samhain Abhainn Halloween Festival.

The perfect place for you to enjoy your mid-term break

The K Club, Ireland’s First 5 AA Red Star resort is the perfect place for you and your family to enjoy your mid-term break away. Located in the heart of the idyllic Irish countryside in the charming village of Straffan, Co. Kildare, The K Club offers lots of great activities and facilities for little people and their mums and dads.

With 550 acres on the estate there are plenty of places to explore, children can hop on a bicycle and take a cycle around the safe internal laneways, hold their own falcon or bird of prey, enjoy tennis or play in the playground in the walled garden.

Of course The K Club is very well known for golf and features two championship golf courses. Residents can avail of special green fee rates and can also enjoy golf clinics and use of the practice areas. Following renovations in 2015, The K Club also offers interconnecting family rooms with cots and baby facilities available for parents travelling with small children.

Enjoy a spooky two-night break with full Irish breakfast and a four-course evening meal in The River Room Restaurant on one evening with children under six years of age eating for free*. Experience the range of family activities such as fishing, archery, bike riding, swimming, golf lessons and horse riding.

For more details or to make a booking call + Tel: +353 (1) 6017200, email or log on to *offer subject to T&Cs

The perfect location for your next break away

The four-star Westgrove Hotel is nestled in the County Kildare Village of Clane just 40 minutes from Dublin and a mere ten minutes from the M4 at Maynooth and the M7 at Naas.

Easily accessible to all local Kildare amenities such as Punchestown, the Curragh, The Irish National Stud, Mondello, Castletown House, Kildare Village, Newbridge Silverware and Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park to name but a few. Boasting 96 well-appointed bedrooms, including deluxe rooms, executive apartments and an array of suites, there is also a choice of dining options, making the Westgrove the perfect location for your next break away.

Groovies Kids Club runs daily during school holidays and is the perfect way to keep the little VIPs entertained while Mum and Dad can enjoy some rest and relaxation at Spa Haven or enjoy the hotel’s superb leisure club with 20m swimming pool with kiddie’s pool.

The hotel is running some fabulous Halloween family offers. See or contact the reservations department who will be more than happy to individually tailor a package to suit your particular requirements. Email or call Tel: +353 45 98 99 00

Family packages from €89 per adult sharing

Bring the family to Tayto Park or Funtasia Waterpark this Halloween mid-term break and enjoy four-star luxury at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk. Enjoy one, two or three nights of family fun with bed, breakfast and a choice of family passes to Tayto Park, Funtasia Waterpark Drogheda or The Trampoline Airbound Park.
One-night packages start from just €89 per adult sharing which includes two adults and two children under 12 sharing a family room. That’s a total price of €178 per family as the children under 12 stay and have breakfast for free! The one-night offer also includes a choice of tickets for a family of four to Tayto Park or Funtasia Waterpark in Drogheda.
Opt for a two-night package and the family can visit both Tayto Park and Funtasia Drogheda, a perfect way to entertain the children, both are located within easy reach of the hotel. Locally there’s a Trampoline Airbound Park, Carlingford Adventure Centre complete with Sky Park, movie theatre and lots more to choose from.
With families, tired after all their activities, return to the hotel, utilise your €10 discount voucher in Fourteen Below Hotel bar on an evening of your choice. Finish off the day with one of the children's movies, all in the comfort of your family room! They even throw in the popcorn on arrival.
Halloween mid-term break at the Crowne Plaza Dundalk is full of action and adventure for all the family.
For more information on fun-filled family packages contact reservations on Tel +353 42 939 4922 or email

Breathtaking views and award-winning facilities

Nestled on the edge of ancient woodlands, The Roe Park Resort, Limavady, blends the warmth and charm of a traditional country house hotel with the luxury of a modern 4-star golf and spa resort.

Situated just 20 minutes from Benone Beach and close to the Giant’s Causeway, the resort’s proximity to the sights and sounds of the beautiful North Coast area make it the perfect destination for a family-friendly escape.

The Roe Park Resort offers guests a wide range of award-winning facilities. Fairways Health Club offers a chance to unwind and relax in the sauna and Jacuzzi, or the whole family can make a splash in the indoor heated pool. Right next door, the resort’s decadent spa, recently named the ‘Best in Northern Ireland’ by the UK Good Spa Guide Awards, provides luxury treatments and custom packages for some well-deserved pampering.

The resort was recently named ‘Best Golf Resort in Ulster’ by the Golfers Guide to Ireland. The 18-hole parkland course offers breathtaking views of the picturesque Roe Valley. For golfers looking to enhance their game the Roe Park Golf Training Academy offers private or group lessons with PGA accredited professionals and the latest features in golf tuition technology.

The resort has two superb restaurants. The Coach House Brasserie is open daily from 10am to 10pm and offers an extensive menu suitable for the entire family. Meanwhile, Greens Restaurant is the ideal setting for a special family occasion or romantic meal for two. Both restaurants are Taste of Ulster accredited and use produce from some of the North Coast’s best local suppliers.

For more information on the Roe Park Resort or to make a reservation, please call Tel: 028 777 22222.

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