Days Trips Less Than An Hour From Cork

Explore the many attractions Cork has on offer and all within an hour road trip from Clayton Hotel Silver Springs. There are so many outdoor attractions to discover on your staycation to Cork, you may have to come back over and over again to experience them all.

Clayton Hotel Silver Springs is the perfect base for your memorable Summer Holiday or Break in Cork, offering guests ample onsite complimentary car parking and an Electric Vehicle Charging Point for convenience.

Fota Wild Life Park

Approx. 14 Minute drive from Clayton Hotel Silver Springs

family day out to see the animals at Fota Wildlife Park


Fota Wild Life Park is a great day out in Cork, the 100-acre wildlife park is one of the leading tourist attractions in Ireland. It is home to thousands of animals and where possible animals are allowed to roam freely, allowing you to get up close and personal to some of the animals.

Be sure to check out our adopted Cheetah “Lightening Bolt” during your visit. It is part of our commitment towards conservation efforts & doing our part in taking care of the animals at this wonderful leading conservation attraction in Cork.

Adventure Park at Kartworld

Approx. 15 Minute drive from Clayton Hotel Silver Springs

Ready for more adventure, Kartworld offers so many fun activities all in one place and is the only place of its kind in Europe. The adventure park offers all-year-round entertainment with paintball, laser clay shooting, archery, human bubble football, plus two karting tracks.

Cobh & Spike Island

Approx. 20 Minute drive from Clayton Hotel Silver Springs

spike island cork

The seaside town of Cobh, is a historical town whether you are interested in the Irish emigration story or the connection of the town with the journey of the ill-fated Titanic – check out the Cobh Heritage Centre and the Titanic Experience in Cobh.

While in Cobh, you can then go on a ferry ride across the harbour to Europe’s leading tourist attraction Spike Island. The island once was the world’s largest prison, but today you can explore its museums and exhibitions, its picturesque walks, and enjoy a coffee in their café.

The Jameson Experience Midleton

Approx. 20 Minute drive from Clayton Hotel Silver Springs

Fancy tasting one of Irelands best whiskey, then head to the home of Irish whiskey at Jameson Experience in Midleton town. You can follow the distillery trail through maltings, corn stores, still houses, warehouses, and kilns and get to taste a tipple of the famous whiskey.


Approx. 30 Minute drive from Clayton Hotel Silver Springs

Take a trip to the candy-colored town of Kinsale to experience this stunning setting by the sea and of course, feast on its renowned cuisine. Explore the many galleries and craft shops and choose a gift so you can take home with you a piece of Kinsale.  The star-shaped Charles Fort in Kinsale is one of the largest military forts in the county and is one of major historical significance in Cork and to one check out while in Kinsale.

Zipit Farran Woods

Approx. 30 Minute drive from Clayton Hotel Silver Springs

If you’re looking for activities in Cork, Zipit is sure to give hours of fun and adventure for young and old thrill-seekers alike (suitable for children over 7).

Enjoy a great day out zipping down the many zip lines, climbing high into the treetops with 5 different circuits to challenge you. Plus for the younger members of the family, there is a playground, duck pond, and deer park enclosure to keep them entertained.


Approx. 50 Minute drive from Clayton Hotel Silver Springs

Inchydoney, Clonakilty

Head west to the colourful town of Clonakilty, check out the beautiful blue flag beach of Inchydoney, the many boutiques, craft shops, Clonakilty Distillery, and visitor centre which the town has to offer.

No trip to Clonakilty would be complete without paying a visit to the West Cork Model Railway Village. Children who like Thomas The Tank and all things trains will be delighted with the miniature working train line and the handmade miniature town. After your visit, you can all proceed to their charming tea room for some relaxation.

Doneraile Wildlife Park

Approx. 50 Minute drive from Clayton Hotel Silver Springs

For those who like the great outdoors, Doneraile Wildlife Park has over 160 hectares of parklands with mature grounds and a number of deer herds. There is a variety of walks, riverside, woodland, and walks through the deer parks. You will find three species of deer in the wildlife park; Red, Fallow, and Sika and a herd of Irish deer.

Doneraile Court, a stunning Georgian Mansion of architectural interest overlooks the park.

Toy Soldier Factory Macroom

Approx. 50 Minute drive from Clayton Hotel Silver Springs

Visit Irelands and Europe’s only Toy Soldier Factory, located in Macroom, County Cork. It is the perfect activity for all ages, and you can attend paint workshops where you can cast and decorate your very own toy soldier. It promises to give a unique memory of your family holiday in Cork.

Ballyhass Waterpark

Approx. 50 Minute drive from Clayton Hotel Silver Springs

Try something new, unique, and exhilarating while on your holidays in Cork. The waterpark is located in Ballyhass Lakes where you can try cable wakeboarding which feels like you are surfing on water. It is a suitable water sport for all ages and offers great fun for everyone. If you enjoy water activities check out our guide to Cork Water Sports.


There are so many things to do on your Cork staycation, stay at Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, our stylish and comfortable rooms & location make it the perfect base for your trip. See our Hotel Deals.

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Start planning your trip to Cork and book your perfect break at Clayton Hotel Silver Springs.


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