Enjoy some quality time with the kids with a jam-packed adventure closer to home. Join me to see why this stunning resort in Carlow should be the next destination for your family holiday!

There’s nothing better than that big summer getaway, but they’re not always exactly stress-free. The mad rush getting the family through the airport in time, the heaving crowds on the beaches and the full restaurants – sometimes you just need a bit more of the actual relaxation! Lucky for us there are countless opportunities close to home that offer just that.

Situated just a short hop from Dublin, Kilkenny and Waterford, the Mount Wolseley resort is a 4* slice of countryside bliss. Set in acres of beautifully maintained gardens, the emphasis is really on luxury, with extra special touches such as marble flooring at almost every turn. But what might sound more like an adults-only hotel at first is, in fact, the perfect place for a getaway with the kids!

Little guests of all ages are welcome here, and with some brilliant family offers for the school hols in July and August there’s never been a better time to visit. I’ll be taking a closer look at what fantastic amenities await to keep the children (and parents) happy!

For the kids

From infants to teens, the hotel’s wide range of amenities will be sure to keep kids of all age groups happy. During the summer months, their Children’s Activity Club has a jam-packed itinerary running from the 1st of July until the 31st of August suitable for kids from the ages of 4 to 12. Arts and crafts classes, junior gardening and even baking will be running all through the week, finishing off with a cracking junior disco on Saturday evenings. All classes and activities are supervised, so your wee ‘uns will be in good care with the fabulous staff.

Looking to keep the kids active? Go for a splash in the children’s pool over in the leisure centre or get exploring the outdoor playground complete with its own zip line. Keep your eyes peeled for the little fairy houses in the trees!

For the adults

Older guests will also have plenty to look forward to here. The Wolseley Spa offers a range of indulgent treatments Whether you opt for a classic Swedish massage or a bumper 2-hour pamper session, you’ll be left feeling like you’re on cloud nine. What’s more, there’s complimentary access to the thermal suite with treatments over €50. Let the stress melt away in the steam room or thermal pool, enjoy some light refreshments in the relaxation suite, or savour some relaxed moments in the Sabia Med indoor beach, one of only three in the entire country.
Want to stay a bit more active?

The leisure centre also has plenty to offer for adults, with a fully-kitted out gym as well as an indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Meanwhile, on the grounds of the hotel, you’ll also find a stunning 18-hole Championship golf course set amongst beautiful woodland. It was named Leinster’s Golf Resort of the Year in 2018 and is considered to be one of Ireland’s premier parkland courses. Didn’t have room to pack your gear in car? No problem – the staff will be able to recommend the perfect equipment for you to hire.

Book your family holiday at the Mount Wolseley Hotel, Golf & Spa Resort

If this is all sounding like your cup of tea, be sure to take a look at their website for their exclusive summer family holiday offers for both 2 or 3-night stays. Not only can you look forward to a stay in their spacious rooms, but there are also loads of extras as part of the offer, including:

  • full Irish breakfast each morning
  • 4-course dinner for the adults & Woolie Bear dinner for the kids
  • entry to the Kids Club
  • use of leisure facilities for both adults and kids (incl. kids’ play spaces)

With loads of dates in July and August to choose from and prices starting from just €412 per family, these deals will be a great little getaway to look forward to.

For more information about the summer holiday offers, simply hit the button below to be taken to their booking website, where you’ll be free to customise your dates as you see fit – there are loads of dates in both July and August to pick from!

Book your family holiday here

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Photo: Mount Wolseley
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