With the kids now back in school after a long summer, it’s time to start planning your next ‘great escape’. The Halloween midterm is always an opportune time to recharge the batteries and spend some valuable time with your mini ghouls and goblins. The K Club in Straffan, County Kildare’s Five AA Red-Star hotel, has added even more treats to its Halloween deal.
The Halloween Midterm break package includes two nights’ bed and breakfast and dinner on one evening in the Byerley Turk Restaurant and is priced from €290 per adult sharing. Children under six sharing with their parents stay and eat for free. This fantastic package also includes a family ticket to any of the following family attractions; Dublin Zoo, Tayto Park or the nearby Lullymore Heritage Park, which is hosting its seasonal Terror Train ride. *(Family ticket is for 2 adults and 2 children)
To add to all the spooky fun, there will be a complimentary fun ‘Bat Talk and Walk’ on Saturday, October 28th in the hotel. The talk will be both educational and entertaining for adults and children alike with a bat expert explaining what types of bats are currently resident in Ireland, what they like to eat and where they can be found. After the talk, children will be given a bat sonar listening devices before heading out in fancy dress costume to spot bats on the expansive grounds.
The complimentary kids club, K Cubs offers lots of interactive and fun activities for children including arts and crafts, face painting and duck races on the River Liffey which flows through the estate. K Cubs will have lots of themed Halloween activities going on every day including learning how to make your own scary mask and playing traditional Halloween games such as Bobbing for Apples and Pin the Tail on the Donkey. The kids club will run every day during the midterm break and this year will also open nightly from 7.00pm until 10.00pm which means parents can enjoy dinner together while the children are being entertained.
The K Club has both family and interconnecting rooms available and with 550 acres on the estate there is plenty of places to explore. Children can hop on a bicycle to take a cycle around the safe internal laneways, hold their own falcon or bird of prey, enjoy tennis or play in the playground in the walled garden. The K Club is also very well known for golf and features two championship golf courses, The Ryder Cup Course and the Smurfit Course. Residents can avail of special green fee rates and can also enjoy the daily golf clinic and use of the practice areas.
There is also a swimming pool and resort spa, complete with outdoor hot tub, aromatic herb garden, a wellness suite and deep relaxation room. Daily fishing demonstrations will be held with the resident ghillie and if you are lucky enough to land a fish from the River Liffey bring it into chef who will happily turn it into your very own catch of the day! Complimentary wine cellar tours and art and history talks will run every day over the holiday and offer residents the chance to see one of Europe’s most fascinating wine and art collections.
The K Club has long been recognised as one of the best hotels in the country and is a recipient of many accolades including Best Five Star Hotel, Best Family Friendly Hotel and has won numerous golf and spa awards. So, if you want to give your family the five -star treatment this Halloween check out www.kclub.ie or call +353 (0) 1 6017200.
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About The K Club
The K Club is a luxury, international resort located on the banks of The River Liffey in Straffan, Co. Kildare, Ireland. Just 30 minutes from Dublin city centre, the resort enjoys a tranquil, rural location but is within easy reach of the capital and Dublin Airport. The resort incorporates a Five AA Red Star Hotel and two world class golf courses, designed by Arnold Palmer and situated on either sides of the river. The K Club famously staged The Ryder Cup in 2006 as well as 13 European Opens, The Golf Channel’s ‘Big Break’, reality golf TV show and the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. Other facilities include the Arnold Palmer and the Smurfit Clubhouses as well as a resort spa, swimming pool, gym and several restaurants and bars. Activities on offer include falconry, fly fishing, horse riding, archery and all weather tennis. There are lots of conference rooms and meeting spaces available throughout the resort which can cater for large groups up to 500 people. With over 550 acres of mature parkland and formal gardens, The K Club is widely recognised as one of the most stunning resorts in Europe.
The property is owned by Irish business magnate, Sir. Michael Smurfit who completed a €20 million renovation project and extension in August 2015. A brand new bedroom wing, The Liffey Wing has been added housing 70 new bedrooms bringing the number of bedrooms now to 140. Other recent renovations include the addition of The Media Puzzle Lounge and the Inis Mor Conference Room. The original house at The K Club was built by the famous Barton wine making family in 1832 and to this day, a strong wine heritage runs through all of the restaurants at the resort. The wine cellar at The K Club is located deep within the recess of the original house and is home to some of the most spectacular wines in Europe.
The hotel is a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts and is a member of Virtuoso and American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts. The property is a winner of several accolades including The AA Hotel of The Year 2011, The Best Luxury Country House awarded by the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2013, CNN Top Ten Golf Resort, Conde Nast European Resort of the Year 2005, and The Number One Parkland Course in Ireland 2014 – voted by the readers of Golfing Weekly. The resort is a recipient of hundreds of accolades, testament to the resort’s attention to detail, service and it’s uncompromising five-star standards.
Over the years the property has hosted the who’s who of the golfing, entertainment, film, sport and political worlds. For more details on The K Club call + 353 (0) 1 6017200 or log on to www.kclub.ie