Our top picks of Easter retreats across Ireland, perfect for the mid-term break to get away alone or as a family for Easter fun.

They have just celebrated their anniversary with Moran’s Hotels recently, and Bewley’s have a great Dublin Zoo offer this Easter. Book in for two adults sharing with two little ones for €99 a night and you will get a family ticket for the zoo. Log on to bewleyshotels.com or moranhotels.com. To book, lo-call 1890798999.

Lisloughrey Lodge

Take the family west this Easter, with an exceptional family break on the shores of Lough Corrib, Co. Mayo. Try a two night stay in one of Lisloughrey Lodge’s duplex suites, with breakfast each morning (€420).

Kids are more than catered to, with themed cookies, mini bathrobes and toiletries provided so they get as relaxing and special a break as their parents. What’s more, there are also kids’ club activities throughout the mid-term.

For further details, log on to www.lisloughreylodge.com or call +353 94 954 5400

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa

Melt Away in the Luxury of Chocolate and Orange at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa this Easter. Immerse yourself in the indulgent luxury of chocolate and orange with the Easter Sensation Package at Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa.

Bathe in bliss in the heated seawater therapy pool before spoiling yourself with the Easter Chocolate and Orange wrap -to help melt away stress and promote a sense of wellbeing within. Guests will be invited to top off the tasty treatment with a complimentary sumptuous hot chocolate and sweet treat in the Lounge.

Designed to give you the relaxation and indulgence you deserve after a month of deprivation, the Easter Sensation Package includes a one night stay for two at the award winning hotel in a deluxe ocean view room, Full Irish Buffet Breakfast set amidst the breathtaking panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean in The Gulfstream Restaurant.

From only €125 per person midweek or €145 on weekends, the Easter Sensation Package is available from March 14th until April 30th and is the perfect way to unwind this Easter. For more information visit www.inchydoneyisland.com.

The Bridge House Hotel

For a longer stay, try Tullamore’s Bridge House Hotel. Qualified staff run kids camp activities throughout the mid-term break, including use of the extensive leisure facilities, arts and crafts and movie hours. Grown-ups can unwind in the pool, pamper in the spa and check out all the nearby amenities.

A family of five can enjoy three nights B&B, with access to the kids camp and one evening meal for €349. For further details see www.bridgehousehoteltullamore.ie or call +353 57 9325600.

Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel Killiney

From just €185pps enjoy a two night stay with full Irish breakfast and dinner on one evening and receive a third nights stay free of charge at Killiney’s Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in north Dublin. Their Easter Break package is available from March 25th to Sunday 7th April.

With lots of activities to keep the children amused including the traditional Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny on Easter Sunday, families can enjoy an action packed break. The nearby Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre has also just reopened after renovation with brand new technology and tours.

The Easter break package is subject to availability. To make a booking call on (01) 2305556 or email: reservations@fitzpatricks.com.

Dublin's Dylan Hotel

Enjoy the unique, stylish and bespoke design of the Dylan Hotel. For those who want a fashionable night away in Dublin, the Breakfast on Us package at Dylan from €179 is a great choice. After a relaxing overnight stay in one of Dylan’s distinctive rooms, indulge in a complimentary full Irish breakfast before heading on your way.

This Easter, pamper yourself and spend some quality time with the ones you love, with the perfect package Easter at Dylan, from €179. This package includes complimentary valet parking and a box of handmade chocolates on arrival. Keep up to date with events around using the free Wi-Fi available at the Dylan, or simply relax in the comfort of this luxurious five star hotel and enjoy one of Dylan’s signature chocolate cocktails created especially for Easter.

For more information on Dylan log onto www.dylan.ie.

Castlemartyr Resort

If you’re looking for something a little luxurious, the 5* Castlemartyr Resort in East Cork provides a healthy balance between Easter entertainment and indulgent opulence. This 17th century classic manor house, fitted with a luxurious contemporary style.

From 22nd March to 7th April, a 2 night break at Castlemartyr includes full Irish breakfast each morning, as well as dinner for the family in the Bell Tower Restaurant on one evening of your choice, and costs from €235 per night, based on a deluxe room for 2 adults & 1 child sharing.

For more details see www.castlemartyrresort.ie or call + 353 21 4219000

Downton calling - Kimokea Country Manor

If you want history and heritage, find comfort in the beautiful Kilmokea Country Manor in Campile, Co. Wexford. Peacocks, antique decoration and tennis provide the visuals for this luxurious retreat. Kids can while away their break playing pool/snooker, testing their tennis skills or monkeying around down the playground. With an adjoining orchard and hens grazing lazily outside, you can tell the food is excellent inside.

Stay for two nights or more and kids go free in their parents’ room (max. two children per double room). A cosy double, with bed and breakfast costs €360 altogether, or €410 for the upgraded Superior double. Check out www.hiddenireland.com for details of this and other great Hidden Ireland properties.

The Croke Park Hotel

Little ones are given special treatment from the minute they walk through the door at The Croke Park Hotel with their Kidz Only Check-In Desk. Kids receive a welcome pack and a delicious smoothie on arrival. The fun continues throughout the stay with the Kidz Club Room, open and supervised from 1pm to 8pm with a selection of kids’ games and activities, movies and cartoons.

The party animals in the group can join the Adventure Party which takes place daily between 4pm and 5pm and is perfect for all children between 2 years and 12 years old. At night, the Hotel’s very own storyteller reads some well- known classics which are sure to send the little ones off to bed with a smile!

The Easter activity is perfectly rounded off with a very egg-citing Sunday Easter Egg Hunt for children of all sizes!

The Croke Park Hotel Easter Package is available from Thursday March 28th to April 7th, 2013 for just €129 per night including an overnight accommodation for 2 adults and 2 children sharing with full Irish breakfast, late checkout, and complimentary car parking. To book simply log on to www.doylecollection.com or call +353 (0) 1 871 4444.

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