Wicklow and Kildare have lots to offer fans of the great outdoors, from walking, hiking and biking to horse-riding, adventure and waterbased activities.
These offers give you the chance to try out a new activity, from taking the kids on an adventure break to booking yourself on a fitness weekend away.
Irish Farm Stay & Farm Fun Activity Break
This offer is ideal for families with young children, which includes a 7 night stay where you can experience a guided tour of the Abhainn Ri Farm where there will be daily fun farm activities including feeding the small farm animals plus you can also collect free rang eggs. Included in this offer is a complimentary Abhainn Ri welcome basket on arrival.
Price: From €710 (based on 6 people sharing)
Offer Valid: Jan 2012 - August 2012
More Details/How to Book: Visit Abhainn-Ri.com for details.
5 Day Self-guided Walking Holidays
The 5 day self-guided walk with Lough Dan House covers a section of the Wicklow Way from Powerscourt Estate to Glendalough and includes some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland. You will pass through Luggala Estate where 'Braveheart', 'PS I love you', and many other famous films were made.
Package includes 5 nights B&B in Lough Dan House with evening meals and packed lunch, 5 day self-guided walking holiday including route maps and walking notes, transport to start and finish points. Return transport from Airport or city location.
Price: From €570 per person sharing.
Offer Valid: 01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012
More Details/How to Book: Visit Walking the Wicklow Way website for details.
The Hidden Wicklow Package
Stay in the 5* Druids Glen and Discover Hidden Wicklow with a Full Day Tour in a 4x4 which also includes activities such as Hill Walking, Sightseeing, Hiking & Exploring.
Offer includes 1-Night stay in a Deluxe Room for 2 Adults. Packed lunch. Full day tour in a 4x4. Full Irish Buffet breakfast for 2 adults.
Price: From €135 per person sharing.
Offer Valid: 01 Apr 2012 - 31 December 2012
More Details/How to Book: Visit Druids Glen website for details.
Enjoy a Walking Holiday with a Difference!
With a friendly donkey by your side, discover the beautiful Wicklow Mountains at a donkey’s pace and overnight at local Bed and Breakfasts and country hotels.
This package includes 7 Overnights and breakfast and one dinner voucher per person for 2 people sharing.
A well trained donkey as your walking companion, donkey panniers to take approx. 15 kilos, detailed instruction on the route you will be taking and detailed maps and information on the areas you will be visiting.
A horse and carriage trip to the lakes in Glendalough, entrance voucher to Greenan Farm Museums and Maze and a guided tour of the Avoca mines and the Mottee Stone with Avoca Tours.
Price based on 2 adults sharing.
Price: From €1,102 per person sharing.
Offer Valid: 28 Apr 2012 - 29 Sep 2012
More Details/How to Book: Visit Clissmann.com for details.
Painting Weekend Break in Co. Wicklow
Weekend Painting Breaks are planned at various dates during Summer 2012 at stunning locations throughout Co. Wicklow.
1 Day Outdoor Painting Workshop including materials and demonstrations with 2 Nights B&B including packed lunch and a 25% off voucher for Avoca Studio Gallery, €145pps.
B&B is next door to the Avoca Studio Gallery at a multi-award winning Victorian Country Home set in the beautiful vale of Avoca and just a few minutes walk to the immortal 'Meeting of the Waters'.
Price: From €145 per person sharing
Offer Valid: 01 Apr 2012 - 31 Aug 2012
More Details/How to Book: Visit Avocapaintingschool.com for details.
Fresh Air, Fabulous Food and Some Pampering
Enjoy 2 Nights B&B in the 4* BrookLodge Hotel plus 1 Dinner in La Teverna Armento.
Package also includes a packed lunch so you can follow one of our walking guides or grab one of our free bikes and get some magnificent Wicklow fresh air plus a half hour massage in the Wells Spa when you return.
Price: From €215 per person sharing midweek or €240 per person sharing weekend
Offer Valid: 01 Mar 2012 - 30 Sep 2012
More Details/How to Book: Log onto Brooklodge.com for details.
Fishing Holidays on Wicklow's Finest Waters
Enjoy 2 nights B&B at Loughdan House and 1 days fishing on Wicklow's Finest Waters, packed lunch included with days fishing.
Lough Style fly fishing rates are based on two anglers sharing (maximum per boat)
A substantial lunch to include hot and cold drinks will be provided along with life jackets and most flies.
Fishing times are flexible to suit needs. Rods and reels are available for hire; however clients must bring their own wet weather gear and boots.
Price: €220 per person
Offer Valid: 01 Mar 2012 - 31 Dec 2012
More Details/How to Book: Visit Loughdan House website for details.
Discover Ireland on a Horse Drawn Holiday
Why not take to the road with a horse pulling your home and experience the warm welcome, rich cultural heritage and natural beauty County Wicklow has to offer?
This package includes 1 week in a horse-drawn caravan with cooking and sleeping facilities on a self-drive basis and a Wicklow Holiday Pass with a discount of 2 for 1 on many of the attractions and a 10% reduction on restaurants, activities and shops that you can visit on your caravan route.
Price: From €450, based on 2 adults sharing.
Offer Valid: 25 Aug - 29 Sept 2012
More Details/How to Book: Log onto Clissmann.com for details.
Blessington Lake Boat Hire
Join us aboard the Riverboat 'Zingara' and tour Blessington Lake.
Guided tour of the Blessington Lakes with commentary on local history. Usually one hour tour but longer available by prior arrangement. Also Picnic Cruises. You can also hire boats from us for your own use for rowing or with engine.
Price: Boat Tour - €10 per adult, €5 per child.
Special Family rates - 2 adults & 2 children €25 for one hour cruise. Fishing boat hire - €65 per day
Valid: 31st December 2012
How to book: To book visit www.blessingtonlakeboathire.com or call 00353 87 3552403
Standard Stylish Racing Package
1 night bed and breakfast at Keadeen Hotel plus admission for 2 to the curragh races or 2 nights bed and breakfast for 2 plus admission for 2 for 2 days for the curragh races. Each offer includes a 10% discount at Newbridge Silverware & 10% VIP discount card for Kildare village.
Valid: 31st December
Price: €139pps (1 night b&b) €249pps (2 nights b&b)
How to book: To book visit www.keadeenhotel.ie or call 045 444136
Stay in windswept Lighthouse on Ireland’s east coast.
This 3 nights Midweek break to the Irish Landmark Trust - Wicklow Head Lighthouse. Visit includes a tour of the working lighthouse by Lightkeeper Brendan Conway. You can also Book 2 nights and get third night FREE
Price: € 621
Offer Valid: 31st December 2012
How to book: Visit www.irishlandmark.com or call 01 6704733
Explore the Splendour of Glendalough
3 nights Bed & Breakfast with 1 Dinner Midweek at The Glendalough Hotel. Included is packed lunch on two days for walkers Maps of local walking routes in your room
Price: € 195pps
Valid: 31st December (Excluding July & August)
How to book: Visit www.glendaloughhotel.com or call 0404 45391
Take a tour and find a real treasure at Maynooth!
This hiking offer includes 2Nights B&B plus 1 dinner at Maynooth Campus Conference & Accommodation. Complimentary upgrade. Late checkout. Discounted admissions to The Irish Steam Museum and the Lodge Park Walled Garden & The Irish National Stud, Japanese Gardens and St Fiachra's Garden & the Horse Museum
Price: € 210pps
Valid: 31st December 2012
How to book: To book visit www.maynoothcampus.com or call 01 7086910