Planning a family holiday to Ireland? Why not glamping? Camping with a twist, glamping offers you and your family a more luxurious way to experience the great outdoors.
Ireland has a lot to offer, and it is not just Irish Whiskey and Guinness. One thing that I had not realised before visiting Ireland was the amazing glamping sites that Ireland boasts. These amazing locations are almost too good to be true, and sometimes you will even feel like you are living in a dream world.
You and your family will love the serenity of the Irish countryside. Go on pony treks, take lovely walks along the coast, and much more relaxing activities. You’ll have a great time together.
Ireland has seen a massive rise in popularity for Glamping over the past few years. This handy list of 5 hand-picked locations around Ireland is bound to help you find the perfect place to stay with your family for a fun-filled Irish holiday.
5 Best Family-Friendly Glamping Sites In Ireland
Glamping sites in Ireland are perfect for family holidays. A real camping experience, but with a much higher comfort level. Your kids will love the novelty and the fun of staying in a tent, even if it has a few extra added luxuries.
1. River Valley Holiday Park, Wicklow
River Valley Holiday Park is the perfect family-friendly glamping site, with a huge range of accommodation options. It is great for families with kids with loads of fun activities. for families. They are also pet-friendly with plenty of walking areas on site.
The main campsite has tent pitches and caravan spaces for regular use and a great choice of glamping accommodation, including Treehouses, Maxilodges, Microlodges and Kukoo Hut. They provide a safe and comfortable alternative to camping and can accommodate up to 2 adults and 2-3 children.
The site offers plenty of fun activities, including tennis, archery, golf, football, pedal go karts, kids playground, crazy golf. Off-site you can try out other fun activities, such as surfing or horse back riding.
River Valley Holiday Park offers an ideal getaway with a mix of excitement, relaxation and fun for the whole family. So don’t hesitate – just come along!
Guest review: “We stayed here a number of times, including the family area and the secret garden. Toilets and facilities are excellent and they cater for children brilliantly. A great pub with great food and lots of walks and cycling routes nearby.”
2. Pod Umna Village, Galway
If you’re looking for a unique family glamping experience in Ireland, Pod Umna Village, located in the heart of Portumna town, is the perfect place to go. Pod Umna offers various types of glamping accommodation including pods, shepherd’s hut, family cabins and more.
Their pods are very comfortable and sleep up to 5 people. They are fully insulated and come with mattresses, power, heating, and outside deck area with BBQ and table and chairs.
On-site you can find toilets, hot showers, laundry room, kitchen, dining room, meeting rooms, play room and different workshops. The site offers meals on-site as part of group packages and there’s plenty of great restaurants and cafés nearby.
The surrounding area is ideal for a number of outdoor activities. In fact whether you are looking to explore the outdoors or you are planning an event where you want your children to have fun and enjoy themselves then tPod Umna Village is the place to go.
Guest review: “Lovely little spot. Intimate site. We stayed in a cabin. It was spotless . The facilities and kitchen again were very clean and everything you need is available. Great hosts. Very inclusive and goes around to mix with all guests. The kids loved the magic show. Looking forward to returning soon.”
3. Wildflower Glamping, Cavan
Wildflower Glamping site, located in the countryside close to Cavan Town, on the top of the hill offering amazing views. This small glamping site offers a wide range of glamping accommodation, including yurts, bell tents, huts and caravans.
All of them are very cosy and come with beds and stove. On-site you will find luxury toilets, kitchen shed, the campfire area and the ‘Lookout’ room where you can enjoy no matter the weather.
The site is open for families and couples during the months of July and August. Outside of those months, they accept group bookings for events like team building and hen parties.
Guest review: “We stayed with Wildflower Glamping and it was a fantastic rustic break away.We needed just peace and quiet for the weekend and we got it in spades with Wildflower. The welcome was great and the facilities were spotless and very well laid out. We went into Cavan on both nights and had a very good dining experience both nights. It’s a great weekend getaway.”
4. Chléire Haven, Cape Clear Island, Cork
A holiday in a family glamping haven, on the stunning Cape Clear Island is perfect for any family seeking a true escape from the hustle and bustle. Chléire Haven has some family glamping accommodations units available, that includes yurts and bell tents.
Equipped with cosy beds, kitchen, wood burning stove and all you need for unforgettable holidays in this stunning location. Outdoor activities include snorkelling, kayaking, sea and rock fishing, diving, whale and dolphin watching trips and other sea adventures.
Guest review: “Fabulous yurts, all the amenities needed are included, fantastic service, Lyndy and Finbarr couldn’t do more for us. Breathtaking views and fantastic walks, highly recommended for a family adventure, will be going back next year during the Summer months!”
5. Mayo Glamping, Mayo
Glamp in luxury bell tents, rustic Scandinavian-style cabins or hobbit huts, all in a beautiful setting. Mayo Glamping is one of the best places to come and spend a relaxing family vacation.
All accommodation units feature cosy beds, linen, heating and outdoor fire pits. Continental breakfast is included in your stay and you can use cooking facilities on-site.
There’s a children’s playground, board games, movie room, outdoor wood fired hot tub and sauna on your disposal. Nearby you can find plenty of outdoor activities for both adults and kids.
Guest review: “Highly recommend Mayo Glamping for everyone. A group of 8 adults and 5 children (ages 5-9), we stayed for one night. It is a wonderful scenic spot and Stephen the owner and his father Gerry have done an amazing job. The accommodation was perfect; clean, warm, comfortable and a Special mention for the Game of Thrones themed WC!”
Family-Friendly Glamping Sites in Ireland
Don’t spend another dull holiday with your family. Fill it with some fun and excitement at one of these family glamping sites in Ireland.
Can you think of any other top family-friendly glamping sites that I haven’t included in the list? Let me know in the comments.