Camping Tralee, August 2014

Deirdre wrote:

'Just after arriving home after a fantastic weekend, Rose B. thank you so much for organising such a brilliant weekend. We really enjoyed all the activities and eating places you booked. Shauna, Rose and all of Caoimhe's new friends hope ye arrived home safe and enjoyed the trip as much as we did. Helen, Dave, Aisling and all of Caoimhe's little friends hope ye enjoy the remainder of your holiday. Helen & Conan see you in Dublin before to long, can't wait to go on another trip.
Dee & Caoimhe x'

Rose L. wrote:

'Hi everyone from camping Tralee it was lovely to meet you all. We had a great weekend got over my fear of camping in Ireland would definitely do it again and being part of the group made it really enjoyable hope to see ye again.
Rose, Daniel and Jessica '

 

Read on to see what they got up to….

Well we’ve only gone and done it, we’re going camping!

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We’ve chosen a fantastic campsite in Tralee, and created a package to include some group activities and meals for everyone. You will need to bring all your own camping equipment, as we will be renting the pitch for the tents, but not the tents themselves. If you have any questions about what kind of things you should bring for your camping trip, we’ve tried to answer them all on our Tralee Camping List here, but please don’t hesitate to ask.

We have booked a space in Kingdom Woodlands Touring Caravan & Camping Park in Tralee, from Friday August 22nd for 7 nights, until Friday August 29th, and you have the option of joining us for just a few nights of your choice, or staying for the whole week.

To begin with, we all arrive at our leisure to Tralee on Friday 22nd, and set up camp. Some will need a little assistance, but that’s why we’re all traveling as a group, so no-one has to handle it all on their own.

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The campsite has women’s & men’s showering blocks with hot showers, changing area and hairdryers. There is a campers kitchen with a fridge, freezer, kettle, toaster, microwave, sinks and preparation areas and also an All Weather BBQ area with picnic tables, so now we can BBQ even if it’s raining. The TV Lounge has a big screen TV & DVD Player, a small book exchange and free Wi-Fi access. The kids will love the games room complete with pool tables & air hockey and the playground with swings, climbing frames, slides & wooden hut for the younger ones. There is also a Lego area for kids of all ages which is very popular.

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They have a small shop onsite for the essentials, bread, water, butter, ice cream etc, within a few minutes walk/cycle is Lidl & Tesco and there are plenty of picnic tables with an indoor dining area if the weather turns bad. They also have a self -service laundry with several washing & drying machines and an iron & ironing board if you run out of clean clothes. There is a separate wheelchair accessible toilet & designated shower area along with 3 wheelchair hard stands that are extra wide and close to the facilities, the whole park is wheelchair friendly. The owners live on site themselves and are very security conscious – there is a barrier system in place to access the park which only operates up until midnight. Dogs are accepted onsite once they are cleaned up after, kept on a lead and not walked by children around the park. There is a walkway from the entrance along the River which is ideal for walking your dog.

So there’s loads to do without even leaving the campsite, but we’ve arranged a loose itinerary for everyone to enjoy the local amenities and attractions as a group. To start things off on Friday night we have arranged a group meal in a local pub, within walking distance of the campsite, so we can all get to know each other properly.

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On Saturday we will head to Kerry’s largest indoor play centre, The Playdium for a few hours. They have climbing frames, Large Kid’s Soft Play Centre, Climbing Frames, Plastic Ball Pools, Indoor Slides, Formula Fun Kiddie’s Go-Karting, Tiny Tot’s Play Area, Café … and a few surprises guaranteed to keep the kids happy and entertained in a safe and secure play environment.

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Saturday evening we have a fun night out planned, in the form of a night at the dogs! We will get a private bus to the track, the gates open at 6.30pm, and we’ll have a sit down meal with plenty of fun betting on the races from the table, and the bus will then bring us safely back to the campsite after the last race.

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On Sunday it’s a free day to enjoy the area, and we have plenty of suggestions for you. We can all head off to Dingle and meet the dolphin, take a boat trip along the coast, or visit local attractions such as Crag Cave, Kerry County Museum or Fenit Pier & Beach. A BBQ would be lovely tonight, but nothing is set in stone and we’ll see how the mood takes us. Some of the group who arrived for two nights only will be departing today, so don’t forget to exchange contact details with everyone.

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Monday is the first of two days at the fantastic Aqua Dome, one of Irelands largest indoor waterworlds, it offers tropical temperatures all year round and is a great day out for all the family, no matter what the weather. Just a few of the facilities in this amazing waterworld are the ‘Swim with the Current’, Outdoor Falling Rapids, Whirlpool Spas, Surf the Waves, Spa Pools, Childrens Pools, and the list just goes on and on. There is an onsite café, Games Zone, and outdoor remote control trucks and boats, so just loads of things for adults and kids alike.

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On Tuesday we’ll head for a day out, at Tralee Wetlands Centre. It is equipped with not only scenic views from the 20metre Viewing and Observation Tower but also with full visitor facilities, including the Lakeside Café and Bistro, an Interactive Wildlife Exhibition, Guided Nature Boat Tours, Bird Hides, and for the more energetic, the light Watersports and Activity Lake. Tonight is another sit down meal in a local bar or restaurant, so no-one has to worry about cooking after the big day out.

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Wednesday we get to go back to the Aquadome, and do everything we didn’t get around to the first time. Then Thursday is our last day and night, and we should explore everything left to be found in and around Tralee. Thursday night we’ll have our last sit down meal together in a local restaurant as a group, and swap information to make sure we do again soon. Then Friday morning it’s time to pack up and leave, say our goodbyes and head home.

Included in Tralee Camping Trip:
• Weekend or Week pitch rental at www.kingdomcamping.com
• Friday, Tuesday & Thursday evening meals
• Saturday Dog Track with transport, dinner, entry, race card and table betting
• Monday & Wednesday entrance to Aqua Dome
• Tuesday day out to Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre

Prices:

Friday x 2 nights:

1 adult & 1 child – €160; 1 adult & 2 children – €190; 1 adult & 3 children – €220

Friday x 7 nights:

1 adult & 1 child – €375; 1 adult & 2 children – €455; 1 adult & 3 children – €545

 

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Booking procedures:

Provisionally book your room now by sending us your full name and contact details, including your address, email address and contact phone number. Please include your child’s name(s) and age(s). You will then be issued a unique reservation number, which you should use on confirming your booking. Provisional reservations will be held until deposit due date, at which time they will be cancelled without notice.

To confirm your room, €100 non-refundable booking deposit required by Friday July 11th, and can be paid directly into a Permanent TSB bank account, or by card via Paypal, find details below. Include your unique reservation number in the narrative of this deposit or payment, in order for us to allocate the payments to your booking.

Payment of the balance IN FULL is then due by Friday July 25th. Failure to make final payments may result in cancellation of booking and forfeiture of booking deposit.
Any special requests for accommodation or food requirements should be supplied before confirmation of your booking, to One Parent Holidays.ie.