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5 Family Friendly Breaks On Ireland’s Stunning Lakelands

The stunning countryside, and gorgeously quaint quayside towns like Killaloe and Ballina, make the lakelands one of Ireland's most loved holiday destinations.

Perfect for fun filled, action packed weekends away with all the family. From cruising along the water, to walking, cycling, horse riding and much more. Explore Lough Derg, Lough Ree, the Shannon and Lough Erne and you and your family won't be disappointed.

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Here are some of the best family friendly places to stay along the lakelands, to make the most of your break:

1. Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone

 

The home of Ireland's biggest Waterpark on the banks of Lough Ree. This stunning hotel, just 5km from Athlone, offers a swimming pool & spa facility, Percys Kids Camp, Viking cruises, cycling trails and Lough Kee Forest Park all close by. One of our absolute favourite hotels in Ireland, this is the perfect location for a family friendly break. Family breaks from €415

Visit hodsonbayhotel.com for more details.

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2. River Shannon Cruise

A little bit different from your traditional hotel stay, the River Shannon cruise will add something a little different to your break away! With boats sleeping up to 12, this is a great way to gather friends or family and have an adventure together this summer. River Shannon Cruises offer the widest selection of cruises in Ireland. It’s easy to book, with their search engine showing you all the cruisers available from the River Shannon and Lough Erne.

Visit discovertheshannon.com for more details.

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3. The Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre, Killaloe

On the banks of the River Shannon overlooking killaloe and ballina, this family friendly hotel has a leisure centre with swimming pool, hot tub, water slide and supervised crèche. Voted best value in the area, the lakeside hotel & leisure centre offers the perfect lakeshore accommodation for families. 2 night B&b + dinner and an activity from €130 pps

Visit lakesidehotel.ie for more details.

4. Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Course, Athlone

 

This gorgeous 4 Star hotel with a Championship Golf Course is only 8km from Athlone town. Overlooking Rough Ree, this relaxed yet polished hotel offers leisure facilities, a lakeview restaurant, deluxe bedrooms and of course, golf! Family rooms are available with all the facilities you can expect from a 4 star, including breakfast from €150 per night.

Visit glassongolfhotel.ie for more details.

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5. Caravan Park, Fermanagh Lakelands, Enniskillen

Cross the border and go international while still enjoying the beautiful lakelands this island has to offer. On the shores of Lough Erne in Fermanagh, Castle Archdale Caravan Park is a 20 acre haven where you can share your holiday with family, friends and even bring your pets! With forest walks, play parks, watersports and cafes, you’ll have fun all day long. In the evening, relax in the luxury on-site caravans, or your own mobile home or tent.

Visit castlearchdale.com for more details.

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Editor of eumom.ie, Mairéad Cahalan is a creator of content, a lover of music, red wine and coffee, and a part-time wedding singer! Find her on Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud and LinkedIn.

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