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Family Activiites

Portlaoise town is only an hour from Dublin and has many activities to keep little people busy. The Portlaoise Heritage Hotel is walking distance from the train station; many of the following activities are also within walking distance of the hotel.

The midlands of Ireland have an abundance of things to do and see for a fun-filled family holiday. We have young vibrant cities such as Athlone & Portlaoise and lots of other interesting locations such as Birr, Mullingar, Tullamore & Ballinasloe which offer a wealth of activities and facilities for family breaks.

To get away from the big cities and take the time to visit the midlands of Ireland’s many heritage sites and stay at the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel. The hotel is one of the finest family hotel destinations in the Ireland and soak in the history & beauty of the surrounding area.

For those rainy days your family can relax in the Heritage Health and Fitness Club, which is the ultimate in luxury sheer relaxation.

Family Activities

Storm Cinema

Lightening Bug Kids Club is brilliant fun. Let Lightening Bug brighten up your Saturdays and Sundays from 11am with prizes, games and lots of fun! Film begins at 11.30am - admission is just €2.50. Click Here for more information.

Dunamaise Arts Centre

Throughout the year Dunamaise Arts Centre offers a number of film, book readings and musical options suitable for children.

The Heritage Hotel has a long standing relationship with the Dunamaise Arts Centre and is within walking distance of the hotel. Visit for more details

Roll N Bowl

Conveniently located, Roll n Bowl offers a number of activities for old and young alike. Come visit Roll n Bowl for a great range of activities:

- Bowling - Cosmic ten pin bowling

- Kids Parties - The best children's parties around

- Laser Quest - One of the best centres in Ireland

- Soft Play Centre - Play centre over 4 levels

- Teddy Bear Factory - Make your own teddy bear

Visit for more information.

For those who like countryside activities the following activities are available in the local area.

Slieve Bloom Mountains

Explore the Slieve Bloom Mountains by foot bicycle, horse or car. The Slieve Bloom Mountains are a Hill walker’s paradise. The quiet country roads around the Slieve Bloom Mountains are perfect for cyclists, with 3 roads crossing over the mountains offering a more strenuous challenge

Guided walks are available and recommended to explore this beautiful area.

Stradbally Equestrian Centre

Provides horse riders with an idyllic setting to enjoy and take part in the many equine activities on offer. The centre is renowned for its high standards of equine tuition and care. Visit for more information.

Family Breaks

For the perfect family break in Ireland, whether it’s fun filled action packed vacations or special quiet time with your loved ones; they are equally important. If its horse riding, cycling, boating, walking, world-class golf or swimming you’re looking for you will find it in Ireland. Special family breaks are available all year both midweek and weekend here at the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel.