Cork for families

Cork for families

The vibrant city of Cork is a fantastic place for a family break. And when it comes to a great choice of hotels Cork has plenty to pick from, many with family rooms, meaning you can save money and have the ease of all resting your weary heads together after an action-packed day out.

Fota Wildlife Park

Perfect for a family excursion in the great outdoors, Fota Wildlife Park, located to the east of the city, is Cork’s most popular tourist attraction, so make it number one on your to do list. Don’t miss the spider monkeys, gibbons and kangaroos and when you’ve seen the animals, there’s a great play area too. The venue also runs regular special events for kids, so check it out online before visiting.

Go Safari

If the weather’s not on your side (and this is always a possibility in South Western Ireland!) but the kids still need to let off steam, Go Safari, a fab soft play centre featuring a 20 metre aerial zip-wire and electric go-karts is a great option for whiling away a few hours. You can catch up over a coffee in the café while the kids go crazy.

Cork for families Blackrock Castle Cork

Blackrock Castle

If you want a day out that will please the whole family, a good old-fashioned castle is always a great option and Blackrock Castle on the banks of the River Lee is an extra special choice as after you’ve taken a tour of the spooky dungeons you can explore the Observatory – a unique attraction that will delight anyone who’s fascinated by the mysteries of the universe.

Cork is a compact, friendly city, so it’s also an ideal place for your family to have a wander and enjoy each other’s company as you see where the day takes you.

This is a promotional post with images from whimsicaljanne and Naru Kenji.

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  1. Cork is one of my favourite places in the entire world. There’s so much to do and see for all the family and my kids love it.


  2. We visited Cork before the kids were born but would to go back with them


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