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Last Minute Family Staycations At Midlands Park Hotel

Looking for a last minute family staycation that won’t break the bank? Get Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise on your radar. Located less than five minutes’ walk from Portlaoise Train Station and just an hour’s drive from Dublin and 90 minutes’ drive from Cork, the family-friendly hotel offers the perfect base from which to explore Ireland’s Ancient East, along with access to a wide range of family friendly activities nearby. 

Top of our wishlist is the four star hotel’s Step Into Summer package, including two nights’ B&B, an evening meal and a family activity pass to a local attraction, from €497.50 for two adults and two children. Accommodation is in one of Midlands Park Hotel’s spacious and comfortable family rooms which come in a range of layouts to suit up to two adults and three children (up to age 16 years). Kids are greeted with an ice cream on arrival while guests will also enjoy a full Irish or continental breakfast each morning along with a four course evening meal for all the family on one evening

The package also includes a Family Activity Pass to one of a variety of local attractions - choose from: A visit to The Japanese Gardens & Irish National Stud; a family pass to Birr Castle & Science Centre; a family pass for Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park; an hour spent bowling or enjoying soft play at the Roll ‘n Bowl entertainment centre; a boat trip on the picturesque lake at Castlecomer Discovery Park; a visit to Castleview Open Farm in Cullahill, Co. Laois; or access to the Midlands Kids’ Club for up to two children aged five to ten years (open in July and August from 5pm to 9pm). Sample local attractions include The Slieve Bloom Mountains, great for walking and cycling enthusiasts, and The Rock of Dunamase, one of Ireland’s most dramatic ruins, as well as an abundance of local greenways and woodlands.

On site, there’s guaranteed fun for all the family at the hotel’s state-of-the-art leisure centre, featuring a 22-metre swimming pool with separate kids pool, a sauna and steam room, a jacuzzi hot tub, a plunge pool and a fully-equipped gym. Adults in need of a little R&R can opt for some pamper time by pre-booking added extras like a beauty or spa treatment at the hotel’s inhouse spa, Jule Day Spa.

The Step Into Summer Two-Night Family Break at Midlands Park Hotel, available in July and August, costs from €449.50 for two adults and one child; from €497.50 for two adults and two children; and from €575.50 for two adults and three children. For those wishing to stay longer, the Midlands Park Hotel’s family breaks are also available to book for three nights. 

Midlands Park Hotel is located at Jessop Street, Portlaoise, Co Laois. For bookings call 057 867 8588 or visit

Slán go fóill.


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