Travel News: Haven Ayr expansion, free child places and Cork wellbeing weekend

Discover a world

of holiday choices

Holiday World will once again open its doors at Belfast's Titanic Exhibition Centre next weekend, showcasing exhibitors from home and abroad. BBC One's Flog It presenter Paul Martin will open the three-day event. Among the new names checking in for a first visit to Belfast will be China's National Tourist Office, the Great Lakes region of the USA, the Madeira Promotion Bureau and the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board. There will also be a 50+ Village, the Caravan and Motorhome Show and the Honeymoon and Weddings Destinations Pavilion. Friday January 18, 1pm-6pm; January 18 and 19, 11am-5.30pm. See

Expansion to Scottish

Haven holiday park

A short ferry and car journey away, Haven's Craig Tara holiday park in Ayr is popular with Irish visitors and this summer will see exciting new developments at the park. The multi-million-pound Lighthouse Harbour Adventure Village will include interactive climbing walls, play area, crazy golf, aerial ropes courses, a sports bar and Haven's longest zipline while there's a new Play Village for families with younger children. Save up to 25 per cent on all breaks throughout 2019 if you book by February 18, and up to 50 per cent off touring and camping holidays.

Cork resort hosts

wellness weekend

Check into the five-star Castlemartyr Resort in Cork for the hotel's very first Wellness Weekend, February 1-3. It includes a motivational talk with TV broadcaster and former All-Ireland camogie star Anna Geary, a sunrise swim on Garryvoe Beach and a morning Pilates class with Milena Byrne. The Wellness Weekend package costs €309 per person sharing and includes two nights bed and breakfast in a deluxe bedroom, two evening meals, healthy snacks and smoothies all weekend.

Free child places

for Summer 2019

January is the month we all look towards booking some summer sun and Tui have a number of child free places on their package holidays. A seven-night self-catering stay at the three-star Silver Springs in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria, is from £1019 (two adults and one child). Or a school holiday break of seven nights self-catering at the Globales Tamaimo Tropical, Puerto De Santiago, Tenerife, from £1,129 (two adults and one child).

:: All prices and availability correct at the time of issue.

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