Host Families in Down

Find a perfect Host Family in Down for your Child's Holiday Stay

Find Host Family

Top Host Families in Down

These are our top rated host families in Down. They will provide the perfect homestay in Down, Ireland for your child. They have amazing profiles and are eager to answer any questions!

Great things to do in Down

These are some of the best activities for young people to do in Down!

Castle Ward
Castle Ward

Discover the enchanting Castle Ward estate, a National Trust property with free access to its scenic grounds. Stroll through beautiful gardens, woodland trails, and along the shores of Strangford Lough. This historic site also offers captivating views and is famous for its dual architectural styles, Gothic and Classical, in one remarkable building.

St. Patrick's Centre
St. Patrick's Centre

Explore the legacy of St. Patrick for free at the St. Patrick's Centre in Downpatrick. This visitor center offers informative exhibits on the life and teachings of Ireland's patron saint, providing a glimpse into the region's rich cultural history.

Mount Stewart
Mount Stewart

Enjoy complimentary access to the gardens at Mount Stewart, another National Trust property. Wander through stunning landscapes, including formal gardens, woodlands, and lake views. The vibrant flora and fauna, along with the charming setting, make for a delightful and cost-free outdoor experience.

Earn €1,100 as a Host Family in Down

Become a host family in Down and earn €1,100 hosting a single student for two weeks. We are available 14/7 exited to help you with everything from signing up to getting paid. We empower you, our host families, to decide who and when they host. You can talk to young people eager to travel before they book to ensure they are perfect fit to your family.

Start hosting

Your questions, answered

Summer camps in Ireland take place primarily in July and August, although there are some camps available in June.
Living with a host family in Ireland is possible all year round. If you choose to travel during the school year, it is advised to combine your trip with a school stay with Famworld. If your stay takes place during the summer months, we advise enrolling in summer camps in Ireland.
To book your stay with a host family in Ireland, simply follow this link. You will choose the host family and activities before booking.
We have a network of over 1,200 host families in Ireland, ranging everywhere from our Dublin host families to our Cork host families. We make it a priority to visit all of our families prior to them hosting a student, in order to make sure that they are up to the Famworld standard as well as ensuring they complete and pass the Police vetting procedure. Please review our triple vetting process here .
Either your host family in Ireland or a member of the Famworld team will be there to meet and greet you when you arrive.
Summer camps in Ireland are uniquely designed to allow your child to discover Irish life and connect with similarly aged Irish children, all while living with a host family in Ireland. These activities coupled with their day-to-day life with a host family in Ireland, will lead to your child’s English language greatly improving.
A language immersion stay is designed to immerse your child into Irish life and culture with a host family in Ireland as their personal guide. They will spend their days with the family doing normal day-to-day activities, attending local sporting events and going on family day trips etc. The aim is to significantly improve your child’s conversational English through a lived experience with their host family in Ireland, and for them to have fun in the process.
If you are interested in a boarding school stay please visit Hebe Education</a >
If you are interested in a boarding school stay please visit Hebe Education</a >
Yes, it is possible to get English lessons while staying with a host family in Ireland. A qualified English teacher will come to your host family’s home to provide one-to-one tuition. There is an extra charge for this service.
Summer camps in Ireland are primarily targeted at Irish children, and the first language of over 90% of those attending these camps is English. This ensures that your child will be immersed in English for the duration of their stay, allowing them plenty of opportunities to practice and improve their conversational English. Outside of camp hours, they will be with their chosen host family in Ireland where they will converse in English continually.

Searching for a host family in Ireland?

Look no further! From Dublin host families to Donegal host families, our Famworld host families span the length and breadth of the country.