Much-Awaited “Sub-Tropical” Paradise in Longford is Open for Bookings

Irish residents have patiently waited for the launch of Longford’s newest holiday destination, and perhaps what could become the most sought-after resort on the Emerald Isle.

The new Centre Parcs development is finally taking booking for 2019 and promises a “sub-tropical” waterpark, endless activities and resort-fun like no other on the Island of Ireland.


The resort which is located in Ballymahon, County Longford, will be set on an impressive 400 acres of woodland.

The construction of the holiday village ensures over 750 temporary building jobs, yet while the new Centre Parcs is set to be open by Summer 2019, it is only accepting bookings from November 2019 onwards, to ensure completion.


466 woodland lodges will exist on-site, as well as hotel-style accommodation adapted lodges for those with disabilities and dog-friendly sites. Exclusive lodges complete with a sauna, hot tub and daily housekeeping ensure that every need is met, while more classic, minimal lodge-stays give a truer family holiday experience.

The accommodation on offer at Centre Parcs is predominantly self-catering, but guests can book “grocery packs” in advance to be delivered to their lodge. There will also be 10 restaurants in the village ensuring variety across the board.


If one thing is for sure, activities will be the central driving force of a holiday at this new resort. In fact, there are up to 100 indoor and outdoor activities to suit all ages and weather conditions!

Treetop adventures which see little explorers take to the sky on an aerial adventure will be a big winner, we reckon. Other activities include typical adventure-centre sports such as kayaking, archery, soccer and tennis.

Creative activities such as cupcake making, broomstick making and pizzas making parties exist by the bucketload and indoor activities such as family quizzes, yoga and indoor climbing are on hand, too, ensuring guests will be kept busy from morning to night.

Ireland’s Largest Water Park

The biggest draw to this soon-to-be-leading-resort in Ireland has got to be its water park. The indoor waterpark which will be called the “Subtropical Swimming Paradise”, will be open year-round and heated to a balmy 29.5 degrees Celsius.

A stay at Centre Parc includes unlimited use of this water world and state of the art rides including tidal pools, swirling rapids, slides, wave pools and play areas for the little ones are bound to make this holiday the one to remember.


Bars, cafés and restaurants will dot the landscape at Centre Parcs in Longford. With shops to cover your every need – from fashion boutiques and supermarkets to supply stores and sweet shops – there will be no reason to leave this holiday haven.

Every type of cuisine form American diner food to exotic Indian will be on hand, too, and don’t be fooled: romantic dinners and fine dining will be just as prevalent as family-friendly hangouts.

Break Duration

There is a range of holiday stays to suit just about everyone. From midweek escapes to school holiday breaks, seven-night retreats and special occasions getaways, too.

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