Ireland’s Ancient East makes a great vacation – or staycation – for the whole family. Here are our favourites of the best family hotels in Wexford.
With the capital just over an hour away, County Wexford is a popular weekend getaway for Dubliners and visitors to the city. From ancient ruins, castles, world-class gardens and picture-perfect beaches, the Irish South-East has it all.
And what’s more, Wexford is a real hotspot for family retreats. If you travel with kids, there’s a great variety of accommodation options to choose from, ranging from homely B&B to luxury spa hotel with kids club and award-winning holiday oasis with its own disco for the little ones.
Have a look at the best family hotels in Wexford below and enjoy your family break!
10. Archway’s Bed & Breakfast, Rosslare – a family-friendly home away from home
If you are looking for a family home rather than a fancy hotel, Archway’s Bed & Breakfast might be just right up your alley.
The property has standard and superior rooms with an option for additional beds for kids (contact them upon arrival to sort out details). The lounge aka living room is where you can stretch your legs after a day out with the family. There’s even a piano, so be prepared for some singalongs.
Hire bikes at the reception and enjoy home-cooked family meals at night.
Price: from €95
Address: Rosslare Road (N25, Tagoat), Co. Wexford, Ireland
9. Whitford House Hotel, Wexford – with swimming lessons for kids and a jacuzzi for parents
One of the most family friendly hotels in Wexford, Whitford House just outside Wexford town offers both rooms with breakfast and dinner options and self-catering facilities.
Their leisure centre has a 20-metre pool and a jacuzzi as well as a splash pool for kids and their Club Whitford Swim School offers private courses for all ages.
Rosslare’s beaches are just a 20-minute drive away. And if you are looking for some family-friendly outdoor action, there’s also hiking trails and horse riding nearby.
Price: from €99
Address: New Line Road, Wexford, Ireland
8. Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford – a central hotel with a pool and beaches nearby
Clayton Whites Hotel keeps getting high scores in rankings of the best family hotels in Wexford and its popularity comes with no surprise: The modern hotel has stylish family rooms with one double and two single beds as well as interconnecting rooms, ensuring the whole party has a comfy stay.
There’s a 20-metre swimming pool plus a kids pool on-site and three Blue Flag beaches just a 15-minute drive away. Young guests arriving in summer will be greeted with a small surprise upon arrival.
Nearby family-friendly attractions include the Blackwater Open Farm, the Pirates Cove Adventure Centre and the National Irish Heritage Park.
Prices: from €109
Address: Abbey St, Ferrybank South, Wexford, Ireland
7. Talbot Hotel Wexford, Wexford – for a luxury family vacation with a kids club and babysitters
Overlooking the River Slaney, four-star Talbot Hotel is just a two-minute walk from the city centre, making it a great option for family hotel breaks in Wexford.
Besides their roughly 100 luxury hotel rooms (including large family rooms!), they also have some self-catering facilities in the Talbot Suites down the road, suitable for families that are looking for slightly more independence.
All guests have access to their indoor pool as well as the Talbot Tiger Kids Club, boasting a full programme during school holidays. Babysitters are available upon request.
Prices: from €129
Address: The Quay, Whitewell, Wexford, Y35 FP9P, Ireland
6. Brandon House Hotel, New Ross – a spa hotel with plenty of activities for the little ones
Conveniently located between Wexford and Waterford, Brandon House Hotel makes a great base for exploring everything the county has to offer.
Guests traveling with children can choose between classic and superior ground floor family rooms sleeping up to two adults and two kids.
The hotel has its own kids club and offers special packages for major holidays including family-friendly activities. Tired after a day of sightseeing and exploring? Relax in their spa, featuring a steam room, sauna, jacuzzi and outdoor plunge pool.
Price: from €94
Address: Southknock, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Y34 KR62, Ireland
5. Treacys Hotel, Enniscorthy – for one of the best family hotels in Wexford
This four-star hotel in the county’s second largest city is one of the most popular and best family hotels in Wexford.
Their brand-new family rooms have plenty of space for two adults and up to three kids. Guests enjoy complimentary access to the Waterfront Leisure Centre just opposite the hotel with its 20-metre swimming pool, kids pool and wave machine.
There’s a kids club running throughout school holidays and if you dine at one of the two on-site restaurants, ask for their special menu for young guests.
Price: from €100
Address: Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland
4. The Ferrycarrig Hotel, Ferrycarrig – where kids get entertained by an in-house clown
Overlooking the River Slaney Estuary and just a short walk from the Irish National Heritage Park, this hotel comes with great facilities for families with kids as well as stunning river views.
There’s a 20-metre pool and a kids pool, a hot tub, a gym and a supervised kids club for guests from four to ten with its very own clown called Giggles.
The in-house Reeds Restaurant serves Irish and international dishes as well as kids favourites, a great option to end your family day in Wexford in style. Ferrycarrig is just a seven-minute drive from Wexford town, making it a great base to explore the county.
Price: from €110
Address: Ferrycarrig, Wexford, Ireland
3. Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy – for a family-friendly and fun package vacation
Overlooking the River Slaney, this property has 100 rooms from standard to spacious family suites, two restaurants on-site and an indoor heated swimming pool as well as a children’s pool.
Staying two or more nights? Check out their Summer Family Fun package including a family room, full Irish breakfast, a four-course dinner, entrance to one of the area’s most popular attractions such as the Irish National Heritage Park or the Pirates Cove in Courtown and ice-cream for the kids on arrival.
The hotel is right in the centre of Enniscorthy, so guests can start their sightseeing trip at their doorstep.
Price: from €79
Address: The Promenade, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Y21 T2F4, Ireland
2. Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey – for an activity-packed family vacation
Amber Springs Hotel has 30 designated family rooms (from standard to suite) and tons of activities for young guests, making it one of the all-time best family hotels in Wexford.
The hotel’s in-house kids club hosts a daily program during school holidays covering everything from swimming to football, costume making, mini-golf and treasure hunts. Their most popular event is the talent show on Saturdays where the little ones take the stage to sing, dance or show their magic tricks.
Gorey itself is a small and charming market town especially popular with Dubliners looking for a quick and easy weekend break.
Price: from €209
Address: Wexford Rd, Knockmullen, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Y25 FY07, Ireland
1. Kelly’s Resort and Spa, Rosslare – a family retreat with its own kids club, dinner and disco
This award-winning, family-run hotel has been around for nearly 100 years and is our winner of the best family hotels in Wexford.
Kelly’s Resort offers family rooms for two adults and up to four children and runs its own children animation club called “Pirates Club” offering activities such as painting, dressing up, movie nights, storytelling and musical games. There’s also a supervised playroom “Starfish Club” for the youngest.
Longing for a romantic date night? Kelly’s Resort has a special children’s dinner at 5pm, followed by a supervised kids disco to entertain the kids, while Mum and Dad can enjoy their candlelight dinner in peace.
Prices: Family rates available upon request
Address: Strand Rd, Doogans Warren, Rosslare, Co. Wexford, Y53 Y83V, Ireland