We all know that packing up for a break with the kids can be stressful at times, so why not ease the burden a little by choosing to stay in family friendly accommodation?
From Hotels with babysitting services, interconnecting rooms and children’s menus, to self-catering properties with baby and toddler equipment, Discover Northern Ireland’s Families Welcome Scheme accommodation providers understand families’ needs.
Family Friendly Accommodation
Check out the list of some of the family friendly accommodation providers participating in the scheme from around Northern Ireland.
Blessingbourne Courtyard Apartments
Blessingbourne Estate is a working farm set on a beautiful country estate on the edge of Clogher Valley, just a 5 minute walk to the village of Fivemiletown where you’ll find ample shops, child friendly restaurants and a trekking centre nearby.
The Courtyard Apartments range from 3* – 5* and are a haven for both adults and children with a range of activities available on site including mountain bike trails, a pump track, tennis court, boating and cycling.
Your little ones will enjoy the costume museum, meeting the animals, riding around on the outside toys or playing in the wooden play area.
Drumlin Lane, Hillsborough
Enjoy a fun-filled family holiday at Drumlin Lane self catering in either of the beautifully finished and fully equipped 4* cottages, Hillcrest and Croob View.
Situated in the rolling countryside, less than a 5 minute drive from the historic village of Hillsborough in Co. Down, Drumlin Lane offers scenic, spacious and luxurious rural family friendly accommodation, and is less than half an hour’s drive from Belfast.
Facilities onsite include a 14′ outdoor Trampoline, Table Tennis Table, Pool Table, and lots of books, games, and DVDs to keep children and adults alike entertained. Feel free to load up the roof rack with any bikes or sporting equipment as there is an abundance of secure storage space.
High chair and travel cots are available on request and free WiFi is also provided for any rainy days!
Finn Valley Cottages
These 4* self-catering cottages overlooking Finn Valley are fantastic for a family break. Situated in County Tyrone, you are only 15 minutes from the 4* Ulster American Folk Park and a one hour drive away from the 5* Giant’s Causeway.
The cottages are fully equipped for your holiday, and there’s plenty to entertain the kids with an onsite games room with pool table, safe play area for younger children, free Wi-Fi and, more importantly for mums and dads, a grocery shopping service is available on request, if booked in advance.
The Views, Limavady
Nestled in a picturesque rural location in the Sperrins, this 5* property is ideal for a stress-free, relaxing family holiday – well, as relaxing as it can be!
The Views comfortably sleeps 8 people with plenty of activities onsite. In the purpose built games room you’ll find a snooker table, table tennis and iPod docking station, while younger children can make the most of the playroom – fully stocked with Lego, a doll’s house and board games.
You can also make the most of nearby Ulster Way walks and cycle routes, Roe Valley Country Park and blue flag beaches. 4* Long Line Surf School is also just a short drive away and the property has an onsite drying room for any welly boots, wet suits and muddy trousers at the end of the day.
Inn On The Coast
Families are also welcome at the family-run 3* Inn on the Coast in Co. Antrim. This 30-room hotel offers great family friendly accommodation and has an onsite games room where kids can amuse themselves, leaving the grown-ups time to relax and enjoy their evening.
Situated on the Causeway Coastal Route between the beautiful harbour towns of Portrush and Portstewart, this is an ideal stop-off to take in the many local attractions including the 4* Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and the medieval Dunluce Castle.
La Mon Hotel & Country Club
Set in the countryside and perfectly located just 15 minutes from Belfast, you can make the most of the peaceful setting yet still be close by to all that Belfast has to offer including the 5* Titanic Belfast, W5 and Belfast Zoo.
This 4* family friendly hotel offers plenty of onsite activities including a swimming pool and dolphin baby pool, tennis court, croquet on the lawn and putting green. There is also a seasonal supervised aptly named La MONster’s Kids Club available during Summer, Halloween, Christmas & Easter, allowing mums and dads time to relax in the luxury spa or country club (whilst missing them terribly of course!)
A La MONster Fun Pack and an Out & About Guide Of Things To Do with special discount offers will be provided on arrival, and, at the end of a busy day exploring, little ones will be treated to milk & cookies at bedtime! All available with La MONster family breaks.
Hotel facilities include spacious family bedrooms, travel cots, baby changing facilities, children’s menus and babysitting services can be arranged in advance – perfect so you can enjoy a mess free dinner in either of the Hotel’s eateries!
Arch House B&B
A warm welcome awaits you and your family at 4* Arch House Farmhouse B&B in County Fermanagh where kids will be spoilt for choice with a host of games provided on-site including table tennis, darts, trampoline, climbing frame and play house.
As Arch House is a working farm, the kids will also have a chance to see calves being born, help feed the animals or enjoy a walk around one of the various farm trails.
Arch House is located just a 10 minute drive from Enniskillen, situated close to the 4* Marble Arch Caves and within walking distance of 4* Florence Court with its beautiful gardens and walking trails.
Fermanagh Self Catering
Experience an action packed 4* family break at Fermanagh Self Catering holiday homes. Your children will be well catered for with a newly planted tennis court and a side garden complete with trampoline, swings, slide, climbing frame, sand pit, football, basketball and badminton nets and croquet.
For any rainy days, the games room is invaluable with a snooker/pool table, 32 inch TV and Wii. For the younger explorers in your family, a short forest walk through the wood onsite leads to lots of space for pitching a tent and lighting camp fires.
The walk to the lake also has fishing stands, a large enclosed sand paddling area and picnic tables if the sun is out. See if you can find the secret tree house in the wood!
For great family short break offers, visit Discover Northern Ireland.