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Center Parcs Ireland will make a splash in Longford next year. The new ski resort, which opens its doors in the summer of 2019, is intended to transform family tours, as plans for Ireland's first evertropic swimming paradise have been revealed.

The subtropical swimming paradise becomes Ireland's largest water park and promises to offer Irish families a piece of paradise in the heart of the island. Warmed to 29.5oC year round and nestled among lush tropical plants, the 3,500m2 subtropical swimming paradise will provide endless hours fun for the whole family.

To mark the revelation of Ireland's largest water park, Center Parcs collaborated with internationally famous Lego artists, mom and son duo Jessica and Faolán Farrell from Rathangan, Co. Kildare, to create a show-stopping Lego replica of Subtropical Swimming Paradise. The affordable 2 meter x 1.5 meter Lego model, which took 105 days to build with 55,667 Lego bricks, shows everything that the bathing paradise will offer Irish families when it opens their doors in 2019.

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The guests of the subtropical swimming pool will be able to take a dip in the big family wave pool, deal with the Wild Water Rapids, splash in the children's water playground or relax in the cool bubbles. The indoor water park comes complete with 350m exciting rides and flumes that suits all ages (and the waves!). Coming to Center Parcs Longford Forest is the Tropical Cyclone, a family change with a gravity-defying drop; Typhonen, a two-seater ride with drops, swings and speeds up to 45km / ph; and Twister an exciting family body slide.

Those who are keen to stay dry and want to take a break from splashes and slides will be delighted to hear that the subtropical swimming pool will also offer the opportunity for a private family cabana, equipped with a TV, refreshments and sun loungers. Further refreshments will also be available at the Canopy Café & Bar, a welcome pit stop for those looking for an energy search.

A break at Center Parcs includes unlimited free entrance to the subtropical swimming paradise that is open from 10:00 to 21:00 every day!

Reservations are now open!

Tempted? Well, to coincide with the Subtropical Swimming Paradise reveals, Center Parcs Ireland today has confirmed the exciting news that families can now book their first weekend or midnight reservation at Center Parcs Longford Forest. Reservations are opened today for breaks starting 4 November 2019 and onwards. The construction is going well, but to ensure that all short bookings can be received, Center Parcs Ireland will issue the August, September and before November 4, 2019 booking date until the beginning of 2019 when the construction is further developed. Center Parcs Longford Forest is still due to open in summer 2019. Reservations for November 4 can be made online at

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The Irish resort of € 233 million, located within 400 hectares of woodland, will contain 466 high-quality lodges specially designed with families in mind, seating up to 2,500 guests in a safe, peaceful and car-free environment. Center Parcs Ireland will offer a range of indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy Aerial Adventure and Laser Combat for Cupcake Decorating and Willow Weaving. With up to 100 activities to choose from, there is something to suit all ages, interests and abilities. Complete with a lake for water sports and a range of restaurants and shops, Center Parcs Ireland is not to be missed.

Jessica Farrell, internationally renowned Lego Artist, commented: "Like many people, my love of Lego began when I was only four years old, the only difference is that I have retained that love to create things in adulthood. When I was called by Center Parcs to collaborate on something so exciting, and to do that with my own son, Faolán, I jumped on the chance. 55,667 bricks and 840 hours later, we are proud to reveal and bring to life the Subtropical Swimming Paradise that opens at Longford Forest Resort 2019.

"The family community is in the heart of Center Parcs, I experienced this first hand with my family on a new trip to one of the resorts in the UK. Faolán and I worked hard to ensure that this match was conveyed to the model through the Lego figure scenarios.

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Martin Dalby, Center Parcs CEO, commented: "It is incredibly exciting to reveal our plans today for Subtropical Swimming Paradise, the heart of all Center Parcs resort. We are convinced that Center Parcs Longford Forest will revolutionize the shortfris market for Irish families – where otherwise you can enjoy unlimited access to the country's largest water park and over 100 indoor and outdoor activities, right outside the door?

"I'm also pleased to have reached another important milestone in the Center Parcs Longford Forest trip, the launch of our new website, which now gives Irish families the chance to book a short break with us. From today we have been on sale with raster from November 4, 2019 onwards, and I guarantee that there is no better place to spend the cold winter days than in our amazing subtropical swimming paradise! We are still very much about to open next summer and we expect to release earlier arrival date in the new year. "

Prices for family holidays at Center Parcs Longford Forest Resort start from € 529 for a weekend trip (Friday – Monday) and € 379 for a weekend (Monday – Friday). To be among the first to guarantee a short break at Center Parcs Longford Forest Resort, just log in to the Center Parcs Ireland website and choose from a range of short breaks starting 4 November 2019.

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