There’s no denying that some of the best memories are made on family breaks. Whether you’re travelling abroad or having a ‘stay-cation’ (i.e. holiday at home), time together with your loved ones is never wasted. With school holidays in Ireland just around the corner, finding fun-filled activities to keep both kids and parents entertained can be tricky. Luckily, Ireland is packed with child-friendly accommodation and outdoor adventures for the whole family to enjoy.

Fun Around Every Corner:

Looking for something different to do for your summer break this year? Why not plan your school holidays around visiting the various theme parks in Ireland – it’s an excellent excuse to load up the family car for an exciting road trip to some of the country’s best parks, sports grounds, and entertainment facilities.

Map out a route that takes you close to County Meath and spend a few days at the Castle Arch Hotel, so that you can fully enjoy all three of these theme parks which are located less an hour’s drive away.

+ Astropark - Do you or your kids fancy yourselves as football fanatics? With several astro turf fields available and activities like Bubble Football and inflatable obstacle courses, this venue boasts some serious fun and games for the whole family.

+ Funtasia - Children and parents alike can really let loose at this water park in Drogheda. With more than 200 water-themed rides as well as crazy golf and super-speed slides, kids of all ages can get the adrenaline pumping. Grown-ups won’t want to miss the luxury adults-only section with its fully licensed casino.

+ Tayto Theme Park - Designed for tiny tots, big kids and even mum and dad, Tayto Park has a great selection of action-packed rides, exciting educational opportunities, an on-site zoo and wild water experiences. And that’s not all – there’s also a 5D cinema, a factory tour and rides reserved only for the youngest of their guests.

Does this sound like your idea of a perfect family break? Make the most of your school holidays in Ireland by combining exciting theme park outings with luxury family accommodation and consider basing yourself at the Castle Arch Hotel, with its elegant rooms, easy access to all nearby attractions and exclusive family packages that include passes to Tayto Theme Park or Funtasia.