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Create your summertime family moments in 2025

Family Summer holidays at Center Parcs



  • Exterior image of the Subtropical Swimming Paradise next to the lake at Longford.

Longford Forest

Nestled in 400 acres of beautiful historic forest just five kilometres from Ballymahon, Longford Forest is our first resort in Ireland. You’ll find plenty of activitiesrestaurants and accommodation options tucked away amongst the trees, offering everything you need for a perfect short break.

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Family summer breaks in Ireland

Escape to the forest for your summer break and experience family time as it should be. Whether you’re trying new activities together, dining al fresco on your patio or having adventures as you explore the forest, everything at Center Parcs is designed to bring families together and help you make memories that will last a lifetime.

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Lodges for your perfect summer holiday

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2025 Summer school holiday breaks

Reconnect from Friday 27 June until Friday 29 August 2025 and enjoy some well-deserved family time on your school holiday break.

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2025 Early summer breaks

Spend precious time with your little ones on an early Ireland summer holiday from Friday 30 May to Monday 23 June 2025.

  • Soak up the sun and build sandcastles together on the sandy beach
  • Splash into exciting toddler play areas in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise
  • Get creative with activities made for little ones, such as Mucky Pups or Crazy Science
  • Explore the summertime forest, creating picture-perfect moments for the memory book

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Unforgettable experiences for your summer holiday

Make the most of every moment of your summer break by booking activities at an additional cost. With over 100 indoor, outdoor and watersports activities, there’s something for everyone.


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Splash into your summer break

Discover endless adventures in our indoor and outdoor water park, the Subtropical Swimming Paradise.
  • Take on exhilarating rides and slides or surf the waves in the wave pool
  • Ride the Wild Water Rapids, a family favourite
  • Discover themed play areas for young children
  • Hire a Family Cabana, your private family oasis
  • Make a splash in our water-based activities

Subtropical Swimming Paradise

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All-day al fresco dining

Whether you need a quick pit stop before your next adventure or a hearty and delicious evening meal, you’ll find plenty of restaurants ready to welcome you. Many of them have open-air terraces perfect for a summertime holiday, and you’ll also find play areas for little ones. If you’d prefer to enjoy restaurant food in the comfort of your lodge, you can order delivery instead. 
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Bring your four-legged best friend

Your dog deserves to be part of your family holiday too, so why not bring them along on a dog-friendly break? Dog-friendly lodges book up quickly, so book in advance for best availability. You and your dog can:
  • Explore up to 400 acres of summertime forest
  • Play in our designated dog exercise areas
  • Enjoy spacious open-plan living space, specially designed for dogs

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Your picture-perfect summer break

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"Swinging into holiday mode… The girls are having the best time at Center Parcs. We have lucked out with the weather, and it is like being abroad. Lots of swimming, scooters, park playing, pottery painting, crazy golf and learning to ride a bike and we are only two days in. It’s been so great watching them explore and having time together"

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