Picking a family hotel for a break away with the kids is always a hard task, but top of many parents’ criteria when choosing is that the hotel offers a kids club. We asked Mykidstime parents where they liked staying, and we asked each recommended hotel to tell us about their Kids Club, so here is a round up of the best hotels for kids clubs in Ireland:
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#1. Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, Carlow
For a great escape with the family I can recommend the Mount Wolseley Hotel with an award winning spa and championship golf course. I stayed here with extended family for a weekend break. They stayed in the on-site self catering homes and we stayed in the hotel. Between us we had children ranging in age from 2 to 15 and we found plenty to amuse all ages.
The kids aged 4 to 12 loved the Woolie Bear Kids Club, which runs daily activities during school holidays. The club is fully supervised and the kids did art & craft, dance, golf lessons and some baking. There was even an option for them to go to the Woolie Bear Dinner, again fully supervised with movie nights and activities to suit their age.
For teens they have a Teen Zone with a games room and everyone enjoyed the complimentary access to the Leisure centre with an amazing pool. There is also an on-site playground with a zip line and older teens can enjoy a round of golf or a visit to the Spa. All in all we had a super break and would hope to return for another break away with the family.
For bookings and special family offers check out www.mountwolseley.ie or call +353 (0)59 9180100.
#2. Delphi Resort, Connemara
Set amongst some of the most beautiful landscapes in Ireland, get away and enjoy days packed with adventure, sight-seeing and special family time together at Delphi Resort. At the resort you can experience a wide range of activities, no matter how diverse your interests, age or ability. Every year they welcome families back to the resort to experience family activity holidays and to create special memories that last a lifetime.
Delphi’s unique kids’ club offers supervised, structured and fun playtime for your children. Children love adventure, but for those too small to tackle the grown-up games, the Delphi Kids’ Club offers a playtime that’ll make the day whizz past. The Kids Club runs on selected mornings and the Mini Adventure Club runs on selected afternoons. Activities vary each day. Kids movie nights are run each evening during the summer.
“A Fabulous Fun Family Break in a Luxurious Setting.” – Tripadvisor Review 2016
#3. The Connacht Hotel, Galway
The Connacht Hotel boasts one of the longest running kids clubs in Ireland, Friendly Fellows, with a packed schedule of events during weekends and school holidays guaranteed to ensure children leave with fond memories of their time spent at the hotel.
The Friendly Fellows Team have thoughtfully created activity programmes with sporting activities, group activities, art & craft, free play time, cinema and more. Kids Club is available for children 3-5 years and 6-13 years, and they have not forgotten all the “Tiny Tots”, so parents with children under the age of 3 years are more than welcome to come and visit the playroom too.
The accommodation is pretty special too, with a choice of family rooms with different bed options including the new superior family rooms with a double bed and a three sleeper bunk, interconnecting family suites with a kitchenette or self catering apartments with a full kitchen.
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#4. Hotel Westport, Mayo
The Panda Club at Hotel Westport provides adventurous fun for children aged 4 -12 years during Public Holidays/Weekends, February Mid Term, Easter, Summer, October Mid Term and after Christmas leading into the New Year. Indoor and outdoor activities run at set times each day and include Arts and Crafts, Painting, Storytelling, Musical Games, Fancy Dress, Swimming, Treasure Hunts, Fashion Show, Celebrity Look Alike Competition, Nail Art, Marshmallow Tower Building, Theme Parties, Various Pool Games (senior club only) Disco – Dance Competitions, Rice Krispie Bun Making, Puppet Show, etc As part of the Panda Club’s organised daily activity programme, children’s dinner is also served between 5.15 – 6.30pm each evening. For Summer 2018, guests of Hotel Westport will receive EXCLUSIVE discounts to their new attraction, Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park and for 2018, Hotel Westport guests will also receive next day free!
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#5. Radisson Blu Hotel, Limerick
At the four star Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Limerick, the fantastic fully supervised Global Explorers Kids Club is available to guests most weekends throughout the year (and all school holidays) and has a range of activities on offer designed to entertain and engage children of all ages in the new Base Camp kids’ room, the ideal space for children to make life-long friends with seasonal activities. From exploring and adventure on the grounds with the fairy garden to indoor entertainment, children can enjoy an unforgettable adventure, all onsite at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Limerick.
#6. Breaffy House Resort, Mayo
During school midterm breaks, Christmas and July & August at Breaffy House Resort in Castlebar, Co. Mayo you’ll find the fantastic Breaffy Buddies Kids Club (BBKC) suitable for children attending National School. Let your little treasures partake in complimentary daily activities such as Arts & Crafts and Treasure Hunts! They also have family evening entertainment.
#7. Sheraton Hotel, Athlone
At the Sheraton Athlone Hotel, their Dino the Dinosaur Kids’ Camp is jam-packed with energetic games and fun filled activities to ensure all their little VIPs are kept well entertained. The Kids Camp is run by fully trained supervisors with the option to enjoy some healthy snacks. Happy kids mean more time for mum and dad to relax and enjoy time together.
The Kids Camp offers a planned activity program packed with fun games and activities and is a great place for your children to make new friends and learn new things. The Camp Leaders ensure there are lots of things to do so all children leave with great holiday memories.
#8. Carrigaline Court Hotel, Cork
Carrigaline Court Hotel operate a complimentary CAMP ROCK Kids Club during school holidays for children aged 5 to 12 years. CAMP ROCK runs from 10am – 12.30pm each morning and includes an array of planned activities such as supervised ‘Watertastic’, games, arts and crafts and much more. They host a supervised Movie Night and themed fancy dress from 6pm each evening and children can enjoy freshly cooked party food while parents escape to the restaurant and dine in peace and tranquillity.
#9. Kenmare Bay Hotel, Kerry
At the super child-friendly Kenmare Bay Hotel, their Kids Club is available at weekends, school holidays and Bank Holiday weekends for children aged 5-12 years. They have Baking Fun during 11am-1pm then between 7-9pm they have fun, games and arts & crafts. There is also a drop-in play room in the hotel as well as an outdoor playground, children’s menu and a fun restaurant play area where kids can play while Mum and Dad enjoy dinner.
#10. Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny
The Crazy Cats Kids Club at the Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny will entertain your children for hours on end and is suitable for children aged 4 to 12 years. Fully supervised by experienced childcare staff, it runs at weekends and during school holidays with activities including arts & crafts, face painting, bouncy castle, supervised games, board games, toys and lots of interactive activities to suit children of all ages. There’s also a High Tea Option for children, with a delicious kid friendly evening meal, which is served within the kids club facilities.
#11. Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone
The Hodson Bay Hotel offers families fantastic luxury in the heart of Ireland’s Lakelands. The hotel’s award-winning Penguin Kids Camp is jam-packed with energetic games and fun filled activities to ensure all their little VIPs are kept well entertained. The Kids Camp, for ages 4-12, is run by fully trained supervisors with the option to enjoy some healthy snacks. Happy kids mean more time for mum and dad to relax and enjoy time together. During Holidays, they also have a tiny tots room which operates with ages 1 to 4 years old and Teenagers Room with Pool Table & Foosball Table over holiday periods and on Saturday evenings.
Over to you now. Have you got a recommendation for best hotel for kids that you have stayed in? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.