When you have young children, finding the perfect children's holiday destination is absolutely key, and Center Parcs is the best place to enjoy an Ireland holiday or weekend break the whole family will enjoy! With acres of magical woodland to enjoy, plenty of new and exciting activities to try, and stunning family accommodation to settle in to, you’ll never want to leave.
The perfect lodges for holidays with children
You’ll find a wide range of accommodation nestled in the forests of Center Parcs, offering your family the privacy and space you need. All surrounded by acres of stunning forest, you’ll be able to relax in nature. Whether you’re staying in a Woodland Lodge, Waterside Lodge, Treehouse, or any of our other lodges, you can expect spacious, open-plan living and all the home comforts you could wish for.
Finding somewhere to eat out with pre-school children can often be a mine-field when you don’t know if you’ll be looked after or made to feel uncomfortable. Here at Center Parcs, we are completely child-friendly, welcoming families of all sizes to our restaurants.
At most of our dining spots, you’ll find special children’s menus, crayons and disposable activity sheets to keep little ones occupied at the table.
For an evening in, use our delivery service to order from one of our restaurants online during your break for delicious food straight to your door.
Center Parcs is every child’s dream with acres of magical woodland to explore, a private lake and beach perfect for building sandcastles, and plenty of friendly wildlife such as ducks, rabbits, deer, and more to be spotted! You’ll also find a variety of exciting and educational indoor and outdoor activities geared towards young children which you must pre-book on our website in advance.
There are plenty of ways to keep active at Center Parcs. Why not pre-book some cycles at the Cycle Centre for the whole family? You’ll find everything you need, including trailers, child seats, balance bikes and stabilisers available for the little ones. Or take a hike through the forest, finishing off with some time at the lake (just make sure to bring a bucket and spade for the beach!)
Pre-book a timed slot at the Subtropical Swimming Paradise and spend your time splashing in the pool. Heated to a balmy 29.5C, it feels like like summer all year long. With water play areas for young children, you’ll find plenty of fun slides, spray fountains and giant tipping buckets to keep them entertained.
All of our locations offer plenty of entertaining and skill-building activities for curious pre-schoolers. Based both indoor and outdoors, your children will be kept busy and happy come rain or shine.
Top activities for pre-school age children
Den Building and Decorating(3 years+) - Get the whole family involved and use your creativity to create your own woodland den out of leaves, twigs and fern. You can then decorate your masterpiece with feathers, ribbon and much more.
Crazy Science- Try all sorts of fun and crazy experiments in this session - make a volcano erupt, create real-life slime, climb into a giant bubble and more!
Archery – Little Outlaws (3 to 5 years) – Calling all budding Robin Hoods to learn bow and arrow skills, using precision and accuracy to shoot at a target.
Off-Road Explorers(3 to 7 years) – Watch your little adventurers navigate their way around a track in a miniature 4x4, collecting puzzle pieces as they go.
Wildlife Walk(4 years+) – Explore the magical woodland with our experienced Rangers as they take you through the forest to learn about our friendly animals and beautiful wildlife.