The main thing we adore about a staycation is just how easy it is. All you need to do is chuck the suitcases in the car, pop on a family-friendly playlist and make sure the tank is full of petrol. Oh and don’t forget about the kids, we do not want a Home Alone situation on our hands!
One place that has never let us down is Trabolgan. Our family has been visiting the East Cork location for generations and generations, which makes it feel like a home away from home. The holiday village is Ireland’s favourite family holiday destination located on over 140 acres beside the sea in the beautiful East Cork. Open seasonally from March to October Trabolgan promises amazing family holidays and short breaks at amazing value prices. With a range of self-catering accommodation to choose from and a host of onsite activities and entertainment Trabolgan has everything you need for a spectacular family holiday- All under one roof!
Trabolgan is a sanctuary for us mums because the kids never get bored when we’re there. They don’t nag us about going anywhere or watching the TV because there is a never-ending amount of entertainment on site.
We’re talking free daily and nightly entertainment such as live tribute acts, karaoke, family wrestling, family friendly shows, family bingo and meet and greets or live shows from children's favourite characters PJ Masks™, Peppa Pig™ and George™, Ben and Holly™ or the Trabolgan Woodland characters Florrie the Fox™, Bonnie the Bunny™, Wez the Weasel™ and Billy the Badger™.
Oh and did we mention it is all free?
Whether you’re staying in one of the intimate one-bedroomed houses or one of the large holiday homes, families can avail of a whole host of entertainment and activities included for FREE in the cost of your value break such as access to the Indoor Subtropical Pool Paradise, the Kiddies Pool, the Spa Bath, Sauna, Gym and even the splendid 18 Hour Par 3 Cliff top Golf Course with spectacular views of the East Cork coastline
And if that isn’t enough to keep the family entertained then why not check out the tennis courts, basketball courts, badminton courts, volleyball courts or the astro turf pitch. Or pop by the children's Indoor and Outdoor Play Areas with the smaller kiddos who will adore the slides, tunnels, ball ponds, rope bridges, swings, slides and climbing frames.
For a little extra there is a range of incredible Adventure Sport Activities available at Trabolgan that you can choose from- Go Karting, climbing, zip wire, abseiling, combat laser, archery, water walkerz, footgolf, bungee trampolines, mini karts, mini trampolines and brand new for 2020 the Trabolgan High Ropes Centre.
If you want to unwind and embrace the great outdoors then you must visit the licenced indoor Bird of Prey Centre is a must- where you will see birds of prey from around the world. It offers the chance to learn about birds of prey and raises awareness of indigenous species and the environmental issues they face. You’ll see falcons, hawks and owls – including the world’s largest type of owl and one of the smallest.
Given that there are 101 wonderful things you can do at Trabolgan, you’re bound to work up an appetite so treat the gang to a mouth-watering family meal at Sally O’Hara’s family restaurant, for food on the go Big Al’s@Casey’s has you covered, dine alfresco in the spacious covered plaza, enjoy delicious shakes and ice creams from the Shake bar, grab a homemade pizza from the pizzeria, enjoy a great value lunch in Cotters bar or for all tea and coffee lovers sit back and relax with a freshly brewed coffee in the Sports Hall Coffee Shop or Costa Coffee outlet in the main centre.
Trabolgan really is the place to be. For prices see www.trabolgan.com.