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Family Seaside Breaks near Dublin

Pack your Bucket & Spade and join us for a fun packed

Family Seaside Break in Dublin this Summer


From just €560

Three nights Bed & Breakfast

Chillout with Pizza & Ice Cream on your arrival night

Family Picnic for a Day at the Beach

Discover our neighbourhood with 20% off

Malahide Castle, Casino Railway Museum and Newbridge House

Book a swim in our 21m indoor swimming pool


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At the Grand Hotel, Malahide we understand that for you to enjoy your break the most important thing is that your child is happy, safe and entertained.

Known for its warmer microclimate, Malahide has everything from sandy beaches to fairy trails with butterfly gardens and Italian style artisan ice-cream shops all on the Grand Hotel’s doorstep, making our neighbourhood the ideal destination for a Family Seaside Break.

What better way to discover Malahide then with a ride on Toot’s, Malahide Road Train. Running from Malahide Dart Station through the village, up to the beach and ending at Malahide Castle. Accompanied by a lively commentary, rest your feet and relax with this hop on/hop off train ride

Just minutes away is Malahide’s sandy beach, stretching for 2km from the estuary to neighbouring Portmarnock beach. Ideal for building sandcastles, playing in the dunes and the perfect location to enjoy your Family Picnic prepared by our chef’s.

Take a family stroll from the hotel through the village to the magnificent medieval Malahide Castle with 260 acres of lawns and gardens. Spend the afternoon meandering down the winding pathways of the enchanted Fairy Trail. Get up close and personal with rare species in the Butterfly House, and let loose in the state-of-the-art playground, and lots more...! 

For inquisitive little minds, en route from the Castle why not try a bit of trainspotting at the recently opened Casino Model Railway Museum. Get up close and interactive with the exquisite hand-crafted iconic model railway collection crafted by Cyril Fry, now housed in the beautifully restored Casino cottage.

Fancy venturing a little further? Just 10km drive or a short train ride away is the a real hidden gem of North County Dublin in Newbridge House & Farm. Step back in time and enjoy art, furniture and stories of times past in Ireland’s only intact Georgian mansion and estate with a guided tour. Outside, meet the animals on the interactive Farmyard Discovery Trail, explore the many walks across the Demense, visit the deer park, and if energy levels allow, hit the playground…

Remember our guests can enjoy 20% off Malahide Castle, Newbridge House & Farm and the Casino Model Railway Museum on presentation of your Hotel key card.

Don’t fancy braving the Irish Sea, why not take the family for a splash in our indoor 21 meter Swimming Poolwith toddlers pool and supervised by qualified Lifeguards. Speak with our team or Click here to book The Arena Health & Leisure Club

It’s no surprise that with North County Dublin known as the horticultural garden of Ireland, providing such amazing local produce, that Malahide should be renowned as the gourmet capital of the East Coast. Offering an array of restaurants, pubs, delicatessens, take-away's and cafes noted for the quality and variety of cuisine. With new and exciting spaces opening all the time, Malahide is a culinary hot spot and a top foodie destination in Ireland. The Matt Ryan Bar and Coast Restaurant at the Grand Hotel are at the heart of this gourmet capital. There is something tasty on offer in Malahide for every time and every occasion, from homemade Ice Creams to take-away's on the beach and gourmet dinners.

Malahide restaurants have something for everyone.

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Complimentary Car Parking
Complimentary Wifi
Greater Selection of Room type
Complimentary Use of Leisure Club