Castlelyons family among first visitors to arrive at Center Parcs Longford

The O’Donovan family from Castlelyons were among the first visitors to the Center Parcs Longford Forest which officially opened its gates to the nation on Monday morning last welcoming hundreds of families who were set to experience the forest resort for its first short break. 

The family of five were among those to have the holiday of a lifetime at the new park which includs Ireland’s largest water park, over 100 indoor and outdoor activities, beautiful lodge accommodation and lots more.

Set amongst 400 acres of beautiful woodland, Center Parcs Longford Forest will accommodate up to 2,500 guests during each short break.

The forest resort is home to 466 high quality self-catering lodges and 30 apartments, offers more than 100 indoor and outdoor activities to suit all ages, abilities and interests, and boasts the Subtropical Swimming Paradise, which is open daily from 9.30am – 9pm and promises to provide families with hours of fun as unlimited entry is included in the cost of the short-break.

Mike, Ella, Cian, Jack and Margaret O’Donovan from Castlelyons, were one of the first families to visit the newly opened Centre Parcs facility in Longford. (Picture: Clare Frances Photography)

Center Parcs Longford Forest features a wide range of delicious dining options and shops, not to mention the innovative Aqua Sana Spa for those in need of some ‘me’ time.

With a car-free environment and bicycles welcome, the weather-proof forest resort has been designed specifically with Irish families (and the Irish weather!) in mind.

Open 365 days a year, Center Parcs Longford Forest adds an entirely new offering to Ireland’s domestic tourism market, offering Irish families unique quality time in a breath-taking setting, and one which is officially available to families now.