Workers are putting the finishing touches to the resort in advance of the opening

Official opening date announced for Center Parcs

Center Parcs Longford Forest has announced that the resort will officially open on Monday July 29, in time for short summer breaks.

The much-anticipated opening date for the €233 million tourist destination was announced yesterday (Wednesday). With fewer than 50 days until guests begin to arrive, final preparations are now being made to the forest resort, just outside Ballymahon.

Set amongst 400 acres of beautiful woodland, the resort includes 466 self-catering lodges and 30 apartments. In total, the forest resort will cater for up to 2,500 guests during each short break.

There are three types of lodges for families to choose from – Woodland, Executive and Exclusive. Each of the fully equipped lodges is designed with families in mind and offers the ultimate in comfort and quality.

Center Parcs can be enjoyed 365 days of the year, whatever the weather. With more than 100 indoor and outdoor activities to choose from, there is plenty to keep the family entertained, from nature activities and new adventures for little ones through to activities designed to be enjoyed together.

The jewel in the crown of the resort is the Subtropical Swimming Paradise, which is set to be Ireland’s largest indoor water park and is heated to a tropical 29.5C all year round.

For those looking for relaxation and luxury, Aqua Sana Spa will offer the ultimate escape, with 21 hot, cold, herbal and meditative experiences across four zones: Nordic Forest, Hot Springs, Volcanic Forest and Treetop.

Bookings for the first breaks can now be made on