It already feels like Christmas was half a year ago and the kids have only just returned to school. Don’t let the first midterm break of the year creep up on you. Start planning a trip to Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort for a stress-free midterm you’ll remember for all the right reasons. We offer a choice between our luxurious, stylish hotel rooms and our beautiful self-catering lodges to suit families of all shapes and sizes. Here are just some of the highlights of choosing a staycation in Wicklow for your family holiday this year.
Activities in Wicklow
It’s difficult to entertain children at home when they’re surrounded by home comforts so how are you going to keep them occupied when you’re on a family holiday? Don’t worry, Tulfarris and the surrounding areas are the perfect places to enjoy quality time together with lots of fun activities for people of all ages and abilities. Check out our family fun itineraries for inspiration and to help plan a perfect family staycation in Wicklow. If you’re feeling adventurous, take yourselves to Clara Lara for a fantastic adventurous day out for all of the family, away from the world of screens. It’s an outdoor playground where both kids and adults can run around, explore, use their imaginations and not notice the afternoon go by. There are obstacle courses, playgrounds, amphicats, radio-controlled boats, junior go-karts, mini-golf, rowboats and much more. It’s the ultimate escape to the wilderness.
If swimming is your thing but you prefer the comfort of a heated pool, head to Splash Valley Aqua Park. They have 30 obstacles arranged around a small, manmade lake in their 1,800-square-metre park. Think bouncing platforms, inflatable climbing frames, zippy slides, a seated swing, and lots of wobbly walkways! They have something suitable for all ages and with a variety of visit options (campers, day visitors and one-hour passes) you’ll entertain your family for as long as you like. If you love the idea of adventure but want to stay dry, why not head for a walk and a family picnic. Enjoy a walk around Blessington Lakes and the Poulaphouca Reservoir which covers an impressive 5000 acres of water. Enjoy the Blessington Greenway which links the town and another must-see, Russborough House and follow the walkway along the shores of the lakes through forest and woodlands. For an extra special treat, contact Blessington Lake Boat Hire and arrange a short jaunt on the lake from Ballyknockan.
Dining in Tulfarris Hotel
After a long day in the water or exploring the area, you’ll want to enjoy a hearty delicious meal in the comfort of your hotel. At Tulfarris Hotel our newly refurbished, AA Rosette winning Fia Rua Restaurant is sure to impress. We use only the finest organic and local suppliers who provide our sumptuous meats to the freshest vegetables. For a more casual dining experience, try Elk Bar serving delicious bar food and some delicious tipples for the grown-ups. We have options for big and small appetites and cater to any dietary requirements if you give us a little notice.
Family Accommodation in Wicklow.
Tulfarris offers a choice of accommodation options. Our stylish bedrooms are spacious and stylish, ideal for families or groups. We have dedicated a number of our rooms to families allowing more space and privacy. Our deluxe interconnecting rooms consist of a 6ft double bed and 1 single bed, connected to another bedroom with 2 single beds. The door can be closed if either party need peace too!
Our second option for families are our self-catering lodges. Our secluded three-bedroom self-catering lodges are located a 2-minute walk from the main hotel and are perfect for larger or extended families. Each lodge offers a fully equipped kitchen, lounge area, 2 double rooms and 1 single room (all of which are ensuite). Ideal for groups who like to keep catering and entertainment costs down.
If you’re looking forward to a staycation in Wicklow this midterm break, book your accommodation in Tulfarris soon to avoid disappointment over this busy season. Our best available rates and special offers are only available when you book directly on our website or with one of our friendly reservations team.