It’s coming up again soon, and this year we’re heading back to the Sunny South East! A popular destination for One Parent Holidays, this time we’re staying in a lovely Hotel & Leisure Centre Ideally located on the outskirts of Wexford town, less than a 2-hour drive from Dublin and only 20 minutes from Rosslare ferry port.
Arrive on December 30th for two or three nights, and let the New Years celebrations begin! Check into your very comfortable bedroom and begin to relax, because this hotel boasts large, spacious, newly refurbished bedrooms with a modern and warm design. Facilities include flat screen TV, High Speed Wifi, Hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board.
One pass per child per day for the onsite Kids Club is included in your stay, so register them for the evening activities running from 7pm to 10pm, with Movie Time, Musical Games and Kids Fit Zone, while you relax in the bar or lobby and get to know the other parents.
You can also spend some time relaxing in the pool, or maybe having a gentle work-out tin the fully equipped gym. The fitness club boasts a 20m swimming pool, separate kids pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room as well as a fully equipped state of the art gym.
Maybe aim to celebrate NYE properly, and spend some time pampering yourself in Body & Soul Treatment Rooms. Two treatment rooms are located in Club Vitae, offering a wide variety of massages, facials, make up applications and tanning options as well as manicure and pedicure treatments. Hairdressing options now also on offer for colour, cut and upstyling.
Whether you decide to stay for two or all three nights, there is plenty to keep everyone busy without ever leaving the hotel, but if you do, there are some great days out in and around Wexford Town. The Heritage Centre is just down the road, where you can begin an unforgettable journey through Irelands past at the award winning heritage centre. Explore reconstructed historical sites depicting life in Ancient Ireland, located on the picturesque surroundings on the River Slaney. In the park, which stretches over 35 acres of woodland, wetland and high ground, you will visit the houses, farms, places of worship and burial our long-vanished ancestors. With 16 separate sites dotted through the landscape, the Irish National Heritage Park offers a unique perspective on the past.
Hook Lighthouse is an absolute must-see if you’re looking for an amazing day out. The present structure of Hook Lighthouse is estimated to be 800 years old and is the oldest intact operational lighthouse in the world. Hook Lighthouse offers guided tours all year round and is one of the top attractions along Ireland Ancient East. During the guided tour, you will have the opportunity to climb the 115 steps to the spectacular views from the lighthouse balcony, while surrounding the lighthouse is a beautiful rocky coastline, perfect for a bit of rock-pool exploration.
On the way to Hook Lighthouse is another amazing and unique building. Visit Loftus Hall and take a tour of this abandoned haunted house with a dark and troubled history. The house remains in its abandoned state since the departure of its previous owner. The interactive tour will take you through the house and help you explore the legend behind Loftus Hall, and just walking around the amazing property will fill you with awe when you know the story surrounding it.
Then of course, there’s the beautiful Curracloe and Rosslare Beaches, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve and Sloblands, Wells House & Gardens and Johnstown Castle Gardens if the weather allows, while Leisure Max offers some indoor fun at Wexford Indoor adventure centre with a huge choice of indoor and outdoor activities including tenpin bowling, body zorbing, archery, sumo, 5 a side pitch, zip line, climbing wall and many more.
So now you have a very long list of things to do with the kids during your stay, it’s time to talk about New Years Eve itself. Kids Club runs from 7pm to 10pm, so if yours want to join in make sure you register them in time. The evening meal is planned for 6pm, so the group will enjoy a lovely celebratory meal together, then the children can head up to Kids Club for a few hours while the parents retire to the bar to get ready for the evening entertainment. There will be live music from 10pm, so you can all relax for the night before doing the countdown together.
So join us on December 30th for two or three nights B&B, including one evening meal on New Years Eve, full use of the onsite leisure centre, daily Kids Club from 7pm to 10pm, prices per family as follows: