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Family autumn Breaks at Fota Island Resort

Unforgettable memories 

Fota Island Resort provides a place to bring together your loved ones in the beautiful East Cork Countryside. Enjoy a fun-filled family autumn break away at Fota Island Resort. You will receive the warmest of welcomes in the most luxurious surroundings with a wide range of activities for the whole family.

Treat your senses to a luxurious retreat and immerse yourself in the true beauty of Your Private Island. At Fota Island Resort it’s all about choice. Whether you are considering a fine dining option in the Fota Restaurant or a more casual dining experience in the Amber Lounge or The Clubhouse, Fota Island Resort can cater for your every need. Experience the magnificent Fota Island Resort Championship golf courses. Play through the gorgeous woodlands and vistas across three traditional yet challenging courses or sharpen your game with some practice at our Golf Academy.

Activities at Fota Island Resort include Golf, Adventure Centre, Fairy Trails and so much more!

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Local Family Activities

Aside from the wide range of resort activities, the East Cork region and Ireland Ancient East is a hub of family attractions, rich history and some culinary treats too. 

Below are just a selection of the great family attractions that can be enjoyed:

Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park is one of Europe’s most progressive wildlife parks with over 90 species from five continents, with many of the species free to roam the park. 

Spike Island

Discover Ireland’s Captain’s and Convicts, Rebels and Rioters, Sinners and Saints at Spike Island. The Island is located off the coast of Cobh in Cork Harbour and has over 1300 years of Irish history.

Jameson Whiskey Distillery

The Jameson Experience at the Old Distillery is where you can learn how Irish Whiskey is crafted and be in with a chance to become a qualified 'Irish Whiskey Taster'.

Titanic Experience Cobh

The Titanic Experience is located in the heart of Cobh Town. Your personal tour guide will take you on a virtual journey; you will experience life aboard Titanic and learn a little about the conditions on board for third and first class passengers.

Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens

The guided house tour will take you on a journey through the grand décor of the principle rooms and behind the scenes to the exquisite boudoir and charming Victorian nursery.

Farmer’s Market, Shopping and Boat Tour

Every Saturday morning in Midleton town centre holds one of the most popular Farmers Markets in the region. The market sells a range of fresh locally produced homemade cakes, breads, gourmet snacks and woodfire pizza.

Ballymaloe House and Gardens

Ballymaloe Cookery School is one of the world’s most prestigious cookery schools, and the only one to be situated on its own 100 acre organic farm.

Plan your summer break

To book your family hotel break in Cork, contact our reservations team who will be happy to assist you in planning your stay:

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