• Wexford Heritage Park

    Heritage Park

  • Hook Lighthouse

  • Family Activities

  • Dunbrody famine ship

    Dunbrody Famine Ship

  • johnstown castle wexford

    Johnstown Castle

  

Our 8 Top Favourites

  • Hook Lighthouse
  • Irish National Heritage Park
  • Blackwater Open farm
  • Johnstown Castle
  • Loftus Hall
  • Wells House and Gardens
  • John F. Kennedy Arboretum and Kennedy Homestead
  • Dunbrody Famine Ship

Family Attractions in Wexford

Maldron Hotel Wexford offers outstanding access to some of Wexford’s top family attractions. From beaches and apple picking to a tour of the famous JFK Arboretum, there is always something to keep your family entertained in the sunny south east! Maldron Hotel Wexford is conveniently located on the outskirts of Wexford town and is only minutes’ drive from the famous South Eastern Coastal Drive. With the launch of Irelands Ancient East, it has never been a better time to visit Wexford and explore all the county has to offer.

Irish National Heritage Park

Begin an unforgettable journey through Ireland’s past at the award-winning heritage centre. Explore reconstructed historical sites depicting life in Ancient Ireland, located on the picturesque surroundings on the River Slaney. In the park, which stretches over 35 acres of woodland, wetland and high ground, you will visit the houses, farms, places of worship and burial our long-vanished ancestors. With 16 separate sites dotted through the landscape, the Irish National Heritage Park offers a unique perspective on the past.

Johnstown Castle Gardens & Irish Agricultural Museum

The spectacular ornamental grounds and gardens surrounding the 19th-century castle were designed by Daniel Robertson who is famous for the gardens at Powerscourt in Co. Wicklow. Stroll through the gardens with over 200 varieties of trees and shrubs. Relax by the castle lakeside with its gothic towers, waterfalls and statues. Whatever the weather, enjoy the Agricultural Museum which is housed in the former estate farm buildings offering lots to see and do for all ages.

Dunbrody Famine Ship

Dunbrody Famine Ship is one of the premier tourist attractions in the South East of Ireland. Centred on an authentic reproduction of a 1840s emigrant vessel, it provides a world class interpretation of the famine emigrant experience. Incorporating a guided tour, costumed performers and themed exhibitions, this attraction provides a unique insight into what Irish people faced in a desperate situation.

Hook Lighthouse

The present structure of Hook Lighthouse is estimated to be 800 years old and is the oldest intact operational lighthouse in the world. Hook Lighthouse offers guided tours all year round and is one of the top attractions along Ireland Ancient East. During the guided tour, you will have the opportunity to climb the 115 steps to the spectacular views from the lighthouse balcony.

Loftus Hall

Visit Loftus Hall and take a tour of this abandoned haunted house with a dark and troubled history. The house remains in its abandoned state since the departure of its previous owner. The interactive tour will take you through the house and help you explore the legend behind Loftus Hall.

Curracloe & Rosslare Beaches

A trip to the Sunny South East would not be complete without visiting some of the most beautiful coastline and beaches in the country. Curracloe Beach is famous worldwide and has featured in many blockbuster movies including Saving Private Ryan and Brooklyn. Rosslare Beach and Harbour is a great starting point for exploring the village of Rosslare. Water sports are available at both locations.

Wexford Wildfowl Reserve/ Wexford Sloblands

The Wexford Sloblands provides an ideal environment to a large proportion of Irelands plants, birds and wild mammal species. Located in the north of Wexford Harbour, the Sloblands covers an area of over 1000 hectares. There are many excellent vantage points to observe the birds and other fauna during your visit.

Leisure Max

Wexford Indoor adventure centre with a huge choice of indoor and outdoor activities including tenpin bowling, body zorbing, archery, sumo, 5 a side pitch, zip line, climbing wall and many more.

Kia Ora Mini Farm

Kia Ora Mini Farm is a family run open farm in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Children can interact with, hold and feed animals including exotic animals such as emus, alpacas, potbellied pigs and parrots. Children can learn all there is to know about animals.

Wells House and Gardens

Waiting to be explored is Wells House and Gardens, a great Victorian House and Gardens in the heart of Wexford. Wells House has something for all generations to enjoy including woodlands walks, Victorian terrace gardens, adventure playgrounds as well as a living Victorian house tour.

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Common Questions

  • Location & Parking

    Is there car parking at the hotel?

    Yes, we provide complimentary car parking as well as on-site coach parking for hotel residents and guests. Paid parking is available for guests not using the hotel facilities at a charge of €5 per day. Vehicles are parked at their own risk in the hotel carpark. Please contact the hotel directly on +353 (0)53 917 2000 for terms and conditions.

    How far am I from Wexford town centre?

    Maldron Hotel Wexford is approximately a 5-minute drive from Wexford town.

    How far am I from the main shopping areas?

    Maldron Hotel Wexford is approximately a 5-minute drive from the main shopping area of Wexford town where you will find many chain stores as well as local boutiques for all your shopping needs.

    Are there transport links to the ferry port nearby?

    Yes, we can arrange a private taxi transfer at an additional charge on your behalf or there is a public transport service from Wexford Town to the ferry port.

    How far is the hotel from Rosslare Ferryport?

    The hotel is located only a 20m drive from Rosslare Ferryport.

  • Hotel Services

    What time is check-in?

    Guests can check-in daily from 4 pm. Early check-in may be available subject to availability. Please contact reservations on +353 (0)53 917 2000 to check availability.

    Can I get an early check-in?

    Earlier check-in is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed until the day of arrival. Please contact the hotel directly on +353 (0)53 917 2000 if you need to arrange an early check-in.  Guaranteed check-in is from 4 pm on your day of arrival.

    How late can I check into the hotel?

    Guest must check-in before 11 pm. Please phone ahead if you will be arriving at the hotel later than this.

    What time is check-out?

    Guest must depart by 12 pm unless a late check-out has been arranged. This is subject to a supplement charge and availability. Please contact reservations on +353 (0)53 917 2000 to check availability.

    Is there somewhere I can leave my bag if I arrive early, or need to collect it after I check out?

    Yes, you can leave your luggage with the reception until your room is ready or you are ready to depart.

    Is there a laundry service available?

    Yes, have your laundry with us before 10 am and you’ll have it back the next day. Please note that charges do apply.

    Is there entertainment at the weekends?

    Yes, we provide different entertainment options in our bar and lounge every weekend and more frequently during the holiday season.

    What do I do if I left some items behind in the hotel?

    If you have left any items behind following your stay, please contact the hotel team directly on +353 (0)53 917 2000 and we will endeavour to return the items to you in the post.

    What is Make It Maldron and how do I sign up?

    Book directly on the Maldron Hotel Wexford website and receive €10 off each booking each night as a thank you (excludes sale and promotional special offers). Sign up today by visiting our ‘Make It Maldron’ page and join in 3 simple steps to ensure your discount is applied to all future online bookings.

  • Rooms

    Does the hotel have Wi-Fi?

    Yes, complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and in all bedrooms.

    Are pets allowed at the hotel?

    No pets are not allowed in the hotel, with the exception of guide dogs.

    Are there hairdryers in the bedrooms?

    Yes, all our bedrooms are equipped with hairdryers.

    Is there a safe in my room?

    No, we do not provide safes in our bedrooms. However, safety deposit boxes are available for guest use at the reception.

    Is there a fridge in the room?

    A minority of our family bedrooms have fridges. If you require a fridge during your stay, please inform us at reservations stage as fridges are subject to availability.

    Are there ironing facilities in the room?

    Yes, all our bedrooms have an iron and an ironing board in the bedrooms for guest use.

    Do you have interconnecting rooms?

    Yes, we do have interconnecting rooms. Please enquire directly with the hotel to confirm availability.

    Can I get a cot/camp bed for my child?

    Yes, we supply cots and camp beds free of charge. Please note that these must be mentioned at the time of booking and are subject to availability.

    Are there smoking rooms in the hotel?

    No, we operate a smoke-free policy in Maldron Hotel Wexford and therefore we do not have smoking rooms. Please note that a failure to adhere to this policy will result in an additional cleaning charge.

    Do you supply travel adapters?

    Yes, they are available to purchase in the hotel.

  • Dining

    How much is breakfast if not included in my room rate?

    Our Grain & Grill restaurant serves a full vitality breakfast for €14.00 per adult and €7.00 per child. Breakfast is served midweek from 7.00 am – 10.00 am, and at weekends and bank holidays from 7.30am – 10.30am.

    Is Grain & Grill restaurant open every night for dinner?

    Yes, Grain & Grill Restaurant is open for dinner 7 nights a week offering a full dinner menu.

    Do you serve food in the Grain & Grill bar and lounge?

    Yes, we serve a full bar food menu from 12.00 noon – 9.30 pm 7 days a week.

  • Booking

    Can I cancel my booking?

    Yes, Maldron Hotel Wexford offers free cancellation up to 48hrs before the arrival date of your booking. Some special offers and key dates outlined in the terms and conditions may specify a special cancellation policy applicable to that offer/date. These terms will be outlined in the terms and conditions.

    What is the cancellation policy?

    Maldron Hotel Wexford offers free cancellation by 2pm (local hotel time) 48 hours prior to the day of arrival. In the event of a no-show or cancellation within this time period, the hotel will charge the first night rate to the credit card used as a guarantee or in the event of a deposit being paid, this will be non-refundable. Please contact the hotel directly for cancellation policies on pre-pay, 3rd party and group bookings on +353 (0)53 917 2000.

    What age are children for the purpose of hotel packages?

    Under 12’s are considered to be children.

    How do I make a group booking?

    For best available group rates please contact the hotel directly via phone on +353 (0)53 917 2000.

    Do I need a credit card to make a booking?

    To make a booking, a valid credit or debit card is required to guarantee your reservation.

    Will my credit/debit card be charged on booking?

    Bookings require a credit card for guarantee only unless in cases where this is otherwise stated. For some special offers and specific dates, full payment is required at time of booking but these terms will be outlined in the special offer terms and conditions of the booking. You will be required to authorise your credit card upon check-in but this is for security purposes only and you can choose your preferred payment option on departure. Please note pre-authorisation cannot be done on debit cards and payment will be required on check-in if a credit card is not available.

  • Facilities

    What are the opening hours of the leisure facilities?

    Club Vitae opens from 7am – 9pm Monday to Friday and from 9am – 7pm at weekends. Please note children are permitted to use the facilities until 7pm on weekdays and 6pm on weekends. The Club Vitae facilities include a 20m swimming pool, separate kids pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room as well as a fully equipped gym. Body and Soul treatment rooms are open 7 days a week.

    Does the hotel offer family facilities?

    Yes, we offer an outdoor play area, mini golf, games room (during summer months) and we operate a Crafty Kids Club for all school holidays. Please confirm Kids Camps timetable with the hotel. Minimum numbers are required to run the kids camp and pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

    Is the hotel accessible?

    Yes, we are proud to be verified as offering very good levels of accessibility throughout our hotel. Please click the button below for full details or contact us if you would like any additional information.

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