There a range of activities available in Cork for families:
Fota Island Wildlife Park
Fota Island Wildlife Park is one of the most visited tourist attractions of Cork and is ideal for a family day out. The wildlife park is located just 20 minutes from Clayton Hotel Silver Springs.
Cork Sea Safari
Cork Sea Safari is also a great attraction if you are interested in Cork Harbour and learning more about it.
Blarney Castle and Gardens
Blarney Castle and Gardens is one of Ireland’s greatest treasures – those who kiss the Blarney Stone are given the gift of the gab. It’s a day out for the whole family and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Cork. Blarney Castle and Gardens is just 20 minutes’ drive from Clayton Hotel Silver Springs.
The Blackrock Catle Observatory
The Blackrock Castle Observatory is filled with fun and educational things to do for all – housed in a 16th Century building, it explores science and space in an interactive setting.
The English Market
Getting hungry? The English Market is a popular spot for both tourists and residents in Cork City. It is one of the oldest of its kind and has been trading in the City Centre since 1788. If you love food, you’ll love the English Market. Before you go exploring, don’t miss our vitality breakfast for you and the family. It’s a buffet, so there is bound to be something for everyone!
“An island full of lost memories”
The island has a rich history stretching back over 1300 years, from its days as a monastery to a 24 acre fortress to one of the world’s largest prisons.
Cobh Guided Tours
Cobh has a fascinating history and now offers a variety of tours covering all of the secrets and stories of this beautiful seaport town. Some of the tours include The Original Titanic Trail Guided Walking Tour, an Evening Ghost Tour, Cobh Cultural Tour and Centenary Tours. If you prefer to stroll through Cobh in your own time, there is plenty to see and do in one of the most picturesque towns in Cork. More information or to book tours click here.
Titanic Experience Cobh
Cobh was the Titanic’s last port of call on her maidne and only voage. The last passengers to board the ship for its intended journey to New York boarded here as they headed off on this famous voyage. Today, the original buildings, streets and piers of a century ago are still standing along with a Titanic Experience where a guided tour where you will experience and learn everything there is to know about the Titanic and life on board the ship. More information here.
Other Local Attractions:
- Cork Institute of Technology
- Jameson Whiskey Experience
- Franciscan Well Brewery
- Cork Cookery Schools
- Páirc Uí Chaoimh
- West Cork
- University College Cork & Lewis Glucksman Gallery
- St. Patrick’s Festival in Cork
- Blarney Castle & Gardens
- Sea Safari in Cork