Family in the forest

5 Reasons Why the Redcastle Hotel is the Perfect Family Destination

Monday, 16 July 2018
Summer arrives and it is almost automatic: staying at home is no longer an option. We feel the need to change the scenery and share a few days out with our loved ones.

If you also suffer from this common 'virus', do not worry, because it is cured with a getaway with your family and the Redcastle Hotel is the ultimate family destination. 

Redcastle Summer

Located in beautiful Inishowen, in Donegal, and surrounded by spectacular scenery, the Redcastle Hotel is just the perfect spot for a dreamy family escape. With special offers for families running throughout the year, summer is a particularly great time to visit the hotel. Weather is indeed better (or milder, this is Ireland after all) and days are longer, which allows families to enjoy more hours of fun!

This summer the hotel has not just one, but two great family offers for people traveling with children. One of the most successful packages is the Redcastle Summers, which includes two nights with bed & breakfast, one evening meal and access to the Kids’ Club from €398 - price based on 2 adults and 2 children aged 5-12 years.

Kids’ Club

The Redcastle Hotel runs a fantastic family friendly Kids’ Club Sunday to Thursday during July and August (as well as other holiday seasons such as Easter and Halloween). It is included in the Redcastle Summers offer - or you can also choose to pay as you go. Kids are entertained with arts and craft activities in the morning and the Redcastle Cinema within the hotel in the evenings, while parents enjoy some relaxing time alone. 

Fun continues in the room, because all our Family Suites contain a DVD player and a selection of DVDs – plus more available from reception. The hotel also has a fantastic babysitting service available. Please contact the Front Desk team at to arrange this service.

Kids Stay Free

Yes, you have read it correctly! Children under 12 can avail of this amazing offer that includes free bed and breakfast, access to the leisure facilities and Leisureland Pass for one child (must be accompanied by two paying adult guests). This deal is available between 19th-23rd August and 26th-30th August. To book, please contact and quote “Kids Free”.

Out and About

Forgive us for insisting on the beautiful scenery surrounding the hotel, but it is indeed breath-taking. On the one side, Lough Foyle, providing panoramic views all across the Restaurant and Deck area. On the other, an unrivalled natural parkland, including our private 9 hole golf course.  

And what better way to enjoy Lough Foyle than by immersing yourself in it? Inish Adventures offer a range of water activities for the whole family, such as kayaking and paddling departing from Moville (a short minute drive from the hotel). Culdaff based Inishowen Boating runs boat trips, focused on sightseeing and dolphin spotting.

If you don’t want to get too wet, there’s plenty to do on dry land! A hike is always a great option (did we say it is stunning here?) or a walk on the beach in Moville sounds like a terrific plan. Horse-riding, pottery lessons and much more are some other activities on offer. If you want to know more, our Front Desk team and our lovely concierge Gerry will be happy to provide further information.

Rain or shine, Leisureland is a sure bet for entertainment. The fun park is located right beside the hotel and it is one of Ireland’s leading indoor centres. Catering for children of all ages, they offer a safe and secure environment loaded with fun.

Kids also love spending time at the pool at the Redcastle Hotel Leisure Centre – while parents tend to prefer the Spa treatments. Children’s pool times have been extended for July and August to 10-1pm and 3:30pm-7pm.

The Perfect Meal

One has to gear up properly for all that activity, and surely the best way to do that is kick starting the day with a great breakfast. We might be biased, but the breakfast at the Redcastle Hotel could be one of the best ones you have ever had. Buffet style, it offers a wide range of delicious options that go from the traditional Irish to healthier choices. Imagine yourself enjoying breakfast in the company of the most important persons in your life with the Foyle as a backdrop. It is an unforgettable experience.

The food at The Redcastle Hotel is to-die-for. The Edge restaurant has recently been awarded a second AA Rosette for culinary excellence, becoming the only Restaurant in Inishowen with two rosettes. However, the best reviews come from their guests; many have said they had never had food as good! Adults will love The Edge Restaurant’s new Spring/Summer Menu, but kids deserve their own selection of healthy food and drink options too. That is why we have a great Young Diners Menu available for kids and toddlers to enjoy. 

The Redcastle Hotel has options for children and adults to enjoy; relaxed activities and something a little more adventurous; a breath-taking view and amazing food. It’s, simply, the ideal destination for the perfect family getaway.

Special Offers

We have a range of special offers that will suit all of our guests. From relaxing spa and delicious dining to midweek stays and outdoor experiences, you are certain to find the ultimate treat for yourself or a loved one at the beautiful Redcastle Hotel and Spa in Donegal.