If you want family friendly hotel in a central location with a great variety of things to do right on the doorstep then look no further than the Bracken Court Hotel!   Our great value Family Breaks have something for everyone in the family to enjoy.   Balbriggan is a coastal town so the beach & harbour are just minutes walk from the hotel and our location is the perfect one to access everything that North County Dublin and Meath has to offer.   Balbriggan has great bus and rail transport links and is situated just off the M1 Motorway - the Gateway to the North.   Our specially designed Family Packages are just the ticket for any family break.   Scroll down to find out about some of the most popular visitor attractions in the surrounding area. 

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Ardgillan Castle

Just a 5 minute drive from the Bracken Court hotel is Argillan Castle and Demense, comprising of 194 acres of parkland.  Visit the Castle, the children's playground, the gardens or their Tearooms.  For more information on what seasonal activities they have on, check out their website.  

Tayto Park

Just 30 minutes from the Bracken Court Hotel is the fantastic Tayto Park.  There is fun for all the family with complimentary Face Painting and Balloon Modelling, Live Shows and Animal Feeding times... Pony trekking will also be available in the Park. Why not take advantage of our Tayto Park Family Package?  

Funtasia (Bettystown & Drogheda)

Just 20 minutes drive from the Bracken Court Hotel is the ultimate treat for your little ones... Choose from the Funtasia Entertainment Centre in Bettystown or the Funtasia Waterpark in Drogheda.  Our Reception Team will be delighted to help you with directions and opening times.  Further information about the parks is available at www.funtasia.ie.

Dublin Zoo

Just 30 minutes drive from the Bracken Court Hotel is the most popular family attraction in Ireland - Dublin Zoo!  Dublin Zoo is Ireland's most popular family attraction.   It’s a place to learn about wild animals, especially those which are endangered. As one of the world’s oldest, yet most popular zoos, this 28-hectare park in the heart of Dublin is home to some 400 animals in safe environment where education and conservation combine for an exciting and unforgettable experience!   We have great value Dublin Zoo Family packages for all the family to enjoy.

Skerries Mills

Only a 10 minute drive from the Bracken Court Hotel you will find Skerries Mills where you can experience the workings of a 12th century windmill. Visitors will see how wind and water energies were harnessed by our ancestors.   The Mill complex also houses the Watermill Café and the Craft Shop.

Newgrange Farm

If the weather is fine, why not treat the whole family to a visit to Newgrange Farm? Just 25 minutes drive from the hotel, Newgrange Farm is a 333 acre farm situated in the beautiful and historic Boyne Valley and surrounds the famous National Monument of Newgrange. This is a genuine family owned and run working farm / educational facility, where adults and children can try the "hands on" experience of bottle feeding, feeding, holding, petting, and seeing all the usual farm animals and poultry, and much, much more. Our Reception Team will be happy to help you with directions and opening times.

Flynn Park

For families with older children, a visit to Balbriggan would not be complete without a visit to the Flynn Park Adventure Centre.  With a wide range of activities including Zipline, Aerial Trekking, Archery and much much more, this is one spot not to be missed.  Our Reception Team will be happy to advise you on opening times and special packages that are available to guests of the Bracken Court Hotel.  More information on the activities available can be found by visiting their website. Please be advised that the minimum age for the centre is 7 years old.

Dublin Falconry

Dublin Falconry is located a 5 minute drive from the Hotel at Courtlough Shooting Grounds. At Dublin Falconry let this be your first encounter of gracing the wild with a trained hawk on your fist.
Be astonished as the raptor sweeps from tree to tree and back to your outstretched gloved hand on command. Make sure to bring a camera - the photos you will talk about for a long time! For more information visit www.dublinfalconry.com