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Are you looking for an ideal family staycation destination in Ireland this summer? Look no further than the beautiful town of Waterford. With history, culture and beauty on your doorstep, there is nowhere in Ireland we’d rather be. For your ideal staycation accommodation for your family, Viking Hotel in Waterford has it all. We offer spacious family rooms, a top-quality restaurant and rooms rates that cannot be beaten. Here are some of the highlights of Waterford not to miss on your family break.

The Great Outdoors

Take advantage of the natural social distance of some of Waterford’s beautiful woodlands and green space on your family break. From challenging walking and hiking treks to family-friendly parks and playgrounds, Waterford has something for everyone. For an active family break, bring or rent bikes and cycle the gorgeous Waterford Greenway on your staycation this year. Viking Hotel has very easy access to the Waterford Greenway, a family-friendly cycling route with scenic stops and places to eat and drink along the way. You could also enjoy a Waterford Cycling Tour so you can see the best of Waterford city and its surrounding areas by bike.

Rainy Day Fun

If the weather isn’t on your side (which it often isn’t in Ireland!) you’ll need to have a backup plan in case of rain. Luckily as well as some gorgeous outdoor activities, Waterford also has plenty of indoor fun for kids of all ages. Take the entire family to the excellent Pirates Adventure centre for soft play, indoor mini-golf with a very special glow in the dark section, and child-friendly 10-pin bowling and all of the activities have a colourful pirate theme. We also have a regular cinema, and Storm Cinema which caters especially to children. Don’t forget, our restaurant The Wooden Pestle has an excellent children’s menu and we can cater to any dietary requirement or fussy eater!

Activate Waterford

Activate Waterford is the county’s newest and most exciting centre to allow your little ones to be active and have great fun. This indoor family activity centre incorporates a children’s soft play area, bowling, climbing, bouldering, a state-of-the-art cinema and lots more. This locally owned business provides a fun, safe and friendly place for people of all ages to enjoy. They run mid-term and summer camps for children and parents are welcome to enjoy a hot meal or a cool drink in their on-site café. It’s a fun, active day out for the whole family. Best of all they’ll tire themselves out so much you’re guaranteed a quiet night!


To get the best of both worlds, both city and seaside, take a day trip to the gorgeous town of Tramore to see the best of Irelands Coast. Tramore is only 15-minutes’ drive from the Viking Hotel and has so much family-friendly fun, you won’t want to leave! You can enjoy mini-golf, amusement rides and soft play with something to suit all ages and abilities. If the weather is good (even if it’s not!) head to Tramore Beach for a walk, a picnic or a dip In the Irish Sea. Tramore has something for everyone. Grab a bite to eat in our restaurant, The Wooden Pestle, and enjoy a drink made especially for you in our bar to unwind after a busy day of exploring.

Our Best Family Hotel Deal

This summer make sure to get the best value for money on your staycation in Waterford. Our family fun package includes an overnight stay in a family room, family breakfast the following morning, kids get a surprise welcome pack on arrival, free parking and complimentary high-speed wi-fi throughout the hotel. Don’t forget if you’re here for an active break or to explore the gorgeous Waterford Greenway, we also offer free bike storage at the hotel. If you find our rates any cheaper on any other website, we will beat their price by €5. We offer a fully flexible rate with free cancellation and a complimentary drink for the grown ups on arrival as a thank you for booking with us directly.

Don’t forget, to take advantage of our extra special family fun package you’ll need to book using our website or through our staff directly. The deal is not available anywhere else! We look forward to welcoming you and your family to explore Irelands Ancient East.

Three girls swimming in waterford during their stay at the Viking Hotel
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