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local activities for kids

LOCAL FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Aside from the wide range of Resort Activities, the East Cork region and Ireland's 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 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.

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.

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.

MIDLETON FARMER’S MARKET

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.

CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory

The whole family will enjoy a trip to the CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, with fun exhibitions such as Cosmos at the Castle, Castle and Gunnery Tours, the interactive theatre Comet Chaser, and the BCO Labs.

The West Cork Model Railway Village

The West Cork Model Railway Village is a fun and memorable way to spend your visit to Clonakilty and West Cork. The village is a fully-scaled handmade model of the old West Cork Railway Line, with fully functioning trains and the towns they served, making it a delightful afternoon getting to know how the towns looked and operated in the 1940’s.

COBH'S ROAD TRAIN

Hop aboard Cobh's Road Train and experience the breath-taking panoramic view of Cobh town, while learning about the local history and stories. Kids especially will love this hour-long informative and fun trip.

Cuskinny Court

A family-owned, 200 year old estate, Cuskinny Court specialises in group activities and provides a wide range of eco adventures, educational and outdoor experiences - making the centre a fantastic fun family day out.

CONCESSIONS AND LOCAL EVENTS & FACILITIES

We have guest concessions available for various local Cork attractions including Fota Wildlife Park. Our team at the front desk and the concierge will have information for every need.

 

For more information regarding activities available in the wider Cork area, we welcome you to visit the Pure Cork website here