Saturday 31 January 2015

Mid-term break getaways


Take the family on an adrenaline-pumping adventure they will never forget at The Delphi Mountain Resort, Connemara, Co Galway.
If you’re a fun-filled family who likes action in the great outdoors, there will never be a dull moment on a Weekend Adventure package with Delphi in the wilds of Connemara. Bring the family to the west of Ireland where you can be at one with nature and experience the best of Irish holidays! With kayaking, hill walking and rock climbing and archery, there is something for everyone at Delphi Mountain Resort. See your kids catch their first wave surfing at Cross Beach, scale the mountains with crag climbing or test your balance on the high ropes course. From just €999, the package includes a five night stay in a stunning four star hotel room that can sleep up to four people, with three adrenaline pumping activity sessions and dinner on two evenings for all the family during your stay. For more information or to find more great rates and packages to suit you call +353 95 42208 or visit Package valid from 28TH October - 6th November.
Forget the tricks and just enjoy the treats at the Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny - from €159 for a three night break
The Newpark Hotel in the historic city of Kilkenny is the perfect spot for a great value family getaway! Treat the Family this October Mid-term with three nights stylish accommodation and full Irish breakfast each morning plus dinner on the evening of your choice. Mum and dad can also fight over who gets to use a €25…read more voucher during your stay in Escape - the hotel’s AVEDA Spa where you will also have access to the gym, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, relaxation room and beautiful outdoor infinity pool. Meanwhile the kids will be more than entertained making friends in the free of charge Crazy Cats Kids Club open daily from 11am-1pm and 7pm-10.30pm. With a daily newspaper and free car parking also included plus the sights of Kilkenny just a 10 minute walk away, you’ll be sure to keep everyone happy. The Trick or Treat three night package starts from just €159 per person sharing. For more information log onto or call 056 7760500.
Keep the kids occupied during October Midterm with a five-night stay at Parknasilla Resort and Spa, Sneem, Co Kerry.
Making plans for the kids during October half-term can be tricky, so give them a five-night treat from only €999 for a family of four at a family lodge in the Halloween-themed Parknasilla. Your little horrors will be met with special Halloween treat bags on arrival before they can go off and have a scream watching scary movies and pumpkin carving - meaning that you still get to spend some quality time with your significant other, while the significant others are off having the time of their little lives! Located on the magnificent Ring of Kerry, Parknasilla Resort has at its heart the famously historic hotel, as well as an indulgent spa, spacious apartments and a 12 hole golf course set in 500 acres of rolling green Kerry countryside, surrounded by balmy sub-tropical vegetation and with an enticing array of outdoor activities. There is something for all the family including tennis, swimming, pétanque, croquet, archery, fishing, treasure hunts, miles of walks or a round of golf. For more information visit or call +353 (0)64 667 5600
Treat the family to a truly enjoyable mid-term break at The Twelve
Make it a midterm to remember by taking the family to The Twelve Hotel in Bearna, Co. Galway. Two adults and two children can enjoy a two nights stay in a family suite with a full cooked to order breakfast each morning. On your first morning enjoy a delicious breakfast before the kids visit The Twelve’s on-site bakery and learn the art of cookie making! That evening, the kids will be looked after under the watchful eye of the hotel's experienced babysitter while enjoying a movie, popcorn and pizza. Meanwhile Mum and Dad can enjoy a mouth-watering 5 course Wine Tasting dinner in the award-winning West restaurant featuring five individually selected wines to suit each of the delicious courses. Why leave man's best friend at home - bring your dog with you to The Twelve Hotel! Package is available from €590. For more information contact The Twelve on +353 (0)91 597000 or visit
Great value and great fun at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa in Cork
Looking for a great value break where you're surrounded by fun-tastic things for the whole family this Mid-Term? The Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Little Island, Cork is offering family rooms (which can hold up to six guests) for just €179 per night with a Super Buffet Breakfast each morning and dinner on the evening of your choice! Enjoy unlimited use of the stylish hotel's Hydrotherapy pool and facilities in the Retreat Fitness Centre. While mum and dad relax in the hotel the children's play area will keep the kids occupied and, when you're ready to head out, the wealth of nearby attractions including Cork city centre, and Fota Wildlife Park will be sure to leave you spoiled for choice. Offer is subject to availability and applies to a minimum two night stay. For more information call +353 (0)21 429 7000 or visit
Indulge in award-winning cuisine and take children under 10 for free at Knockranny House Hotel, Westport, Co Mayo this mid-term. Knockranny House Hotel, Westport, Co Mayo is delighted to have won not one, but two awards at this year's Food & Wine Awards. Head Chef Seamus Commons was celebrated as the Best Chef in Connaught while the hotel's La Fougère Restaurant was declared the best restaurant in the province. This midterm they are offering you the chance to experience their incredible food, enchanting atmosphere and friendly service that won over this year's judges. From €159 per person sharing you can spend two nights at the award winning hotel with breakfast on both mornings and an evening indulging in the food the critics have been raving whilst gazing out at views of Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay in La Fougère Restaurant. During the midterm week, children under 10 years old will also be able to stay on a bed & breakfast basis absolutely free! For more information visit or call +353 98 28600.
Teachers can take a well-earned break at Farnham Estate, Co Cavan
While the kids head out on family mid-term breaks, it's important to remember that teachers need some chill out time too! The Radisson Blu Farnham Estate has the ideal midterm package for all stressed-out educators. Escape to the stunning Farnham Estate in Cavan for a few days of undisturbed bliss which will include two nights stylish accommodation, a Super Buffet Breakfast each morning and dinner on the evening of your choice in the hotel's Botanica restaurant. You will also have unlimited access to the Health Spa which was recently voted Ireland's Best Hotel Spa in the 2011 Irish Tatler Spa Awards. The sensuous spa includes the Water Mint Thermal Suite with steam room, sauna, foot spas, salt grotto and experience showers, as well as the Infinity Hydrotherapy Pool (which extends outdoors and is not open to children!), 19 treatment rooms, super comfy relaxation and chill out areas and a large spa restaurant serving healthy and wholesome food.
If that's not enough to relax you after a hectic term, you can also stride out into the fresh air as you enjoy the 7km of private walking and biking trails through the estate's ancient woodlands. A two night package costs from €149 per person sharing or add a third night for an extra €10 per person! Visit or telephone reservations on 049 4377700. Valid Sunday to Thursday, subject to availability.
Keep your little horrors happy at the Bridge House Hotel Halloween Camp
From Monday 31st October to Friday 4th November you and your 'little horrors' can enjoy a stay at the homely Bridge House Hotel in Tullamore with an array of activities in their Halloween Kids Camp to keep the children out of trouble. Choose any three nights to stay in a spacious family room from just €349. The Kids Camp is suitable for children aged between 6 and 12 with fun-filled games and activities with lunch included. The package also includes unlimited use of the award winning leisure facilities including the state of the art gym, outdoor hydrotherapy pool and indoor 20m pool! Prices start from €349 based on two adults and two children under 12 sharing. Ideally located at the heart of Tullamore town, less than 90 minutes from Dublin, Galway and Limerick, the Bridge House Hotel is the perfect location for a family break with plenty to see and do. For more information visit or call +353 57 932 5600.
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Escape to the Old Ground Hotel in Ennis for a truly Autumn Experience
Head west this mid-term and enjoy an Old Ground Hotel Autumn Experience in the heart of the historic town of Ennis, Co Clare. The charming hotel that will envelop you in cosy autumnal hideaway currently has a package that is hard to beat on value. You will enjoy: Three nights accommodation in one of the four star hotel's Deluxe Bedrooms, A full Irish breakfast each morning, Dinner in one of the hotel's fantastic restaurants on the evening of your choice, A mini facial or back massage at nearby Madeline's Day Spa & Beauty Clinic, And chocolates on arrival.
All this is available from just €169 per person sharing, subject to availability, terms and conditions apply. For more information contact the Old Ground Hotel on +353 65 682 8127 or visit

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