Families

Family Friendly Ballyfin

Ballyfin is ideal for multi-generational groups and families. You will have a fun-filled magical holiday with a host of activities to enjoy. Ballyfin house has 15 bedrooms accommodating 29 guests. Additional accommodation can also be found in Ballyfin Gate Lodge, with three beautifully appointed bedrooms which can accommodate 5 guests. The Gate Lodge is perfect for the children’s nanny or for use as additional accommodation.

We welcome children of all ages when the house is reserved by one group for exclusive use. For individual reservations we welcome children over the age of 9 years.

“ This is the BEST experience I have ever had. It was BEAUTIFUL. I will always remember Ballyfin and everyone here and THANKS for making my dream come true to feel like a princess. It is a fairy-tale ending”. Kit – age 10 years

FAMILY ACCOMMODATION

Most of our rooms can accommodate one extra bed comfortably in the room. Our suites and some of our state rooms can accommodate two extra beds. Alternatively if you require separate rooms close together, we have several options available:-

  • Our Tapestry and Morrison rooms are suitable as interconnecting rooms with an outer door shared by the two rooms.
  • The Little Library and Lady Sarah Pole rooms are on a separate floor sharing a private corridor.
  • The Sir Christopher Coote Suite and Maryborough rooms also share a private corridor.

LOOKING AFTER YOUR LITTLE ONES

  • Mini bathrobes and slippers
  • ‘Ballyfin Bear” awaits your arrival
  • Children’s DVD’s
  • Selection of fun board games
  • Fun filled playroom
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Junior wellington boots to explore the Demesne
  • Children’s bicycles and helmets
  • Kids life jackets for the boats
  • Children’s dietary requirements catered
  • Children’s meals at a time that suits your family
  • Baby sitters available

SOME ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES TO ENJOY

Ballyfin Demesne’s 600 acres of parkland and grounds is perfect for your children to explore and enjoy taking part in all the activities.

  • Bikes for all the family
  • Boating and fishing on the lake
  • Pony treks & Riding lessons (extra charge applies)
  • Pony & trap (extra charge applies)
  • Kite flying
  • Archery lessons (extra charge applies)
  • GAA Games
  • Bird Watching
  • Falconry (extra charge applies)
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Swimming lessons (extra charge applies)
  • Treasure hunt
  • Croquet
  • Picnic (teddy bear picnic for the younger ones)
  • Feed the chickens and collect eggs
  • Climb to the top of the Tower and look through the telescope
  • Storytelling in the Grotto
  • Nature ramble through the gardens
  • Tennis
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Art tour of Ballyfin House and workbook
  • Children’s Playroom – qualified nanny can be provided (extra charge applies)
  • Dress in period costumes for dinner