Top 10 things to do with kids in Cork

Planning a visit to Cork? Are you looking for things to do with the kids in Cork?  Here's our suggestions for the top 10 things to do with kids in Cork (in no particular order!)

#1. Dursey Cable Car

Experience Ireland's only cable-car, stretching from Bullaghboy in West Cork to Dursey Island – not for the faint-hearted!!!

#2. Spirit of Kinsale

Hop on the 'Spirit of Kinsale' for a cool boat ride round Kinsale Harbour

#3. Fota Wildlife Park

Take a picnic out to Fota Wildlife Park, visit the giraffes, cheetah, monkeys and many more fascinating animals in this great setting

#4. Donkey Sanctuary

Visit the Donkey Sanctuary near Mallow, and take a stroll around the paddocks to see some of the lovely donkeys that are being cared for here

#5. Gougane Barra National Park

Visit Gougane Barra National Park – Irelands first National Park! There are walking and cycling trails and also a picnic area and is a beautiful destination in any season.

#6. Blarney Castle & Gardens

Spend the day in Blarney: visit the Castle and Gardens, the Rock Close and don't forget to kiss the 'Stone of Eloquence' before you go home!!!

#7. Cork City Gaol

Check out the amazing wax figures at Cork City Gaol – see what life was like in the 19th and early 20th century in Cork

#8. Model Railway Village

Fly a kite at Inchydoney near Clonakilty and stop by the Model Railway Village to see the old West Cork Railway Line (miniaturised) as it was in the 1940's

#9. Ballyhass Lakes and Adventure Centre

Try your luck fishing for trout at Ballyhass Lakes and Adventure Centre – other activities include archery, absailing and kayaking

#10. Sheep's Head Way

Try one of the fabulous walks on the Sheep's Head Way

Do you have a favourite place to go with the kids in Cork?  Tell us about it  in the comments below.

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This website was created by Jill Holtz and Michelle Davitt, both of whom are mothers of young children. Jill and Michelle decided to create this resource themselves, and launched in 2007.