Glamping in Carrick on Shannon, July & August 2016

Having had a camping trip in the Summer of 2014, we’ve decided to do it again, only this time make it a little less work and try out some Glamping, and this trip has proven so popular we’re doing it twice! Fully furnished Teepee’s and Bell Tents are waiting for you, with one per family so there’s plenty of room for you to spread out and relax.


Set on a timber deck, each spacious Bell Tent and Teepee have comfortable beds with cosy duvets, bedding, extra blankets for evenings by the campfire, storage and seating for everyone. But if rustic camping is more your thing, you can bring your own tent for a reduced rate and still enjoy all the activities and meals with the group.


So arrive at your leisure on either Sunday July 24th or Sunday August 21st, to this stunning riverside location just outside the bustling town of Carrick on Shannon and settle into your private tent. We’ll spend the first evening getting to know each other properly.

A delicious BBQ meal of burgers, chicken, sausages, vegetable kabobs are all served with breads, salads and crisps, after which we’ll have a singsong around the campfire and toast marshmallows for dessert.


On the first morning go into Lough Key for the day, and with activities to suit children of all ages, there’s plenty to keep everyone occupied for hours.


The Adventure Play Kingdom is a dynamic, colourful and safe environment in an enclosed  and stimulating play area with towers, slides, climbing frames, roundabouts, swings and puzzles.


For the older children, there’s the Lough Key Experience, with a Tree Canopy Walk is an unique experience that immerses you in the history, flora and fauna of this beautiful natural Park.Tree-Canopy-1-1024x1018Discover how the landscape was shaped, learn about the long gone Rockingham House and everything about the wildlife thriving in the surrounding forest and lakes.


For a small supplement, you might like to try something completely different and experience the Boda Borg. Also known as the Crystal Maze Experience, this is suitable for anyone aged 7yrs and older.

1/5/2014 Lough Key Forest Park. Boda Borg Photos by Brian Farrell

Unique to Ireland, Boda Borg will keep you busy for hours in 15 Quests which contain up to 47 individual challenges. This of course leads to discovering skills you may not know you had as you make your way through the tasks with trial and error, solving one to make your way to the next.

9/7/2014 Lough Key Forest Park restaurant. Photo Brian FarrellOnce you’ve all had a morning of activities and fun, it’s time for lunch! Join us in the Lakeside Cafe where we have organised a light lunch for everyone. With potato wedges, selection of fresh sandwiches & wraps, paninis, pizza slices and garlic bread, there’s plenty to go around.

3/6/2013 NO REPRODUCTION FEE. Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Photo Brian Farrell

Now you’ve explored Lough Key and everything it has to offer, it’s time to head back to the comfort of our Teepee’s and Bell Tents before we have a night out for ourselves.


That evening we’ve arranged some supervised Movie & Pizza time for the children. They’ll be looked after by the professional site staff and fed some fresh pizza & mi-wadi as they watch a movie on the big screen. While the children are having their evening entertainment, the adults can head into town for a sit-down meal together.


With return transport included it’s an evening of relaxation knowing the children are well entertained and taken care of back at camp, and we’ll head back in on the bus after dinner.


On the second day of the little holiday, it’s a free day to do with as you please. Take advantage of the many onsite activities, such as a Bike Treasure Hunt for €15 per adult and €10 per child in the surrounding trails. You can also hire a boat for €20 per adult and €10 per child, or have even more fun on the water with some Stand Up Paddle Boarding for €25 per adult and €15 per child.


After a leisurely day of activities and sight-seeing, we have a lovely relaxing evening planned for everyone. We have a Dragon Boat Cruise to take the group up the river to a stunning river-side pub with an outdoor playground for a night out with a difference. Walk across the bridge into town for a bite to eat, or bring a picnic to have by the river, the choice is yours.


On the last day of the trip it’s another free day, with plenty of opportunities to take advantage of the onsite activities, including the Mudflats adjacent to the site which are perfect for a day of fishing. You can also head into Carrick on Shannon and have a wander through the streets, have a cuppa on the riverside and do a little shopping for your last day of the holiday, visit Strokestown House or Argina Mining Experience no more than 20 minutes away.

Tonight we’ll finish the holiday on a high with a final BBQ. The same delicious fresh food will be served around a campfire, with marshmallows and a proper sing song to get the juices flowing.

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So join us for four nights of Glamping on July 24th or August 21st in Carrick on Shannon, one bell tent or teepee per family, fully furnished and all bedding provided, 1st night BBQ & Campfire with Marshmallow Toasting, 2nd day to Lough Key with lunch, 2nd evening Kids Movie & Pizza night with adults evening meal in town centre restaurant, including return transport, 3rd evening Chinese Dragon Boat to Riverside Pub with playground, 4th and final evening BBQ & Campfire with Marshmallow Toasting.

Price per family:

1 adult & 1 child – €340 or Bring Your Own Tent – €260

1 adult & 2 children – €410 or Bring Your Own Tent – €315

1 adult & 3 children – €480 or Bring Your Own Tent – €385