Toddler friendly holidays and breaks in Ireland
Center Parcs is the perfect place for family holidays with toddlers in Ireland. Discover acres of woodland for little feet to explore, hundreds of new and exciting indoor and outdoor activities for toddlers, and a wide variety of child-friendly restaurants and menus. Capture every moment with our special photo opportunities and make Center Parcs your new family tradition.
Find your home-away-from-home in one of our specially designed open-plan family lodges and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Picture-perfect moments with your toddler on their fun family holiday
Making the most of your break with your toddler
Here are our top tips on making the most of your break with your toddler at Center Parcs.
Book early arrival to beat the queues and get into your lodge quicker
Hire a pushchair from the Cycle Centre to save room in your car
Hire a trailer from the Cycle Centre for fun rides around the resort
Select a lodge in a central area to be closer to the amenities
Pre-order groceries before you arrive and we will deliver them to your lodge ready for you to start your break
Our lodges have highchairs and cots, but remember to bring your own bed linen
Check your resort map to see the locations of the indoor and outdoor play areas
Don’t forget to bring wellies and waterproofs for wet weather
If you forget anything, ParcMarket stocks plenty of essentials including swim nappies
Let little ones run wild in our Adventure Playgrounds with something exciting for all ages to explore
Read top tips from our guests
Toddler friendly lodges
Our lodges are designed with families in mind and include everything you need for a relaxing break with a toddler. In all our lodges, you’ll find:
A cot (you’ll need to bring your own linen)
A super-sized storage cupboard for your pushchair
A spacious layout, perfect for little explorers
Stair-gates (in two-storey lodges)
Forest views so little ones can spot wildlife
Please be aware that some lodges have steps to the entrance, so check this when booking.
Activities for toddlers
You’ll find plenty of fun activities for little adventurers. Toddlers can get creative in Fun Pots with Tots, test their balance on Mini Trek or Roller Tots - or just get messy in Mucky Pups!
Baby Balance Bike Buddy
Agility, balance and coordination… it’s all here in this fun session, designed to help your little ones find their feet on our baby balance trikes. Help them enjoy their new-found independence as they take on our special course. Minimum age 10 months.
Our Baby Owls session is a great chance for you, along with little ones to enjoy meeting Pop, our very own sleepy barn owl, and some of his feathered friends in the forest. Minimum age 1 year.
Mini Musical Movers
Join your little ones in burning off some energy in this lively singing and dancing session. Ages 18 months - 5 years.
Little ones love to get stuck in to our marvellously messy play session at the Activity Den, splashing water and getting creative with the paint. Ages 18 months to 5 years
Eating out on holiday with a toddler
All of our restaurants are child-friendly. You’ll find plenty of space for multiple highchairs and pushchairs, children’s menus offering healthy and tasty dishes, and activity packs to keep little ones entertained. We also offer free Ella’s Kitchen baby food (subject to availability) as well as indoor or outdoor play areas at some of our restaurants. Be sure to pre-book your table as early evening times are popular.
If you’d prefer a relaxing evening in, order restaurant food to be delivered to your lodge.
Take your toddler for a swim
Splash into the Subtropical Swimming Paradise on a toddler-friendly break, heated to 29.5c all year round and home to children’s water play areas, splash pools and mini slides. Why not sing and splash along in our free Baby Dolphins play session? You’ll also find family changing rooms, large lockers, a buggy park and the Canopy Café and Bar serving poolside food and drink.
Top tip: hire a Family Cabana for a cosy, peaceful retreat – perfect for naptime!
Discover Subtropical Swimming Paradise
Explore the forest
The forest is a gigantic adventure playground and the ideal place to explore on a short break with toddlers. Splash through puddles, spot ducklings by the lake, look for creepy-crawlies under logs and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the forest around you. You can hire
buggy trailers from the Cycle Centre – be sure to check your resort map for the cycle routes.
Please be aware that due to the nature of the forest, not all woodland paths are suitable for pushchairs.
Discover forest breaks
“We’ve had such a fun week away as a family. Cycling through the forest, swimming, pony rides, playing on the beach and watching all the wildlife.”
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