Awesome Walls in Cork is an indoor climbing centre, suitable for 6 to 16 year olds. Two-hour climbing sessions with an instructor, as well as parties, can be booked.
Ballyhass Adventure Centre has locations in Mallow and Coachford offering a range of activities, including an inflatable water park, kayak rental and expeditions, SUP, wakeboarding, ziplines, high nets course, archery, axe throwing, and more!
National Kart Centre at Marina Commercial Park and Adventure Park at Kartworld at Watergrasshill both offer go karting tracks for racing fun for teens and tweens.
Zipit Forest Adventures offers up to 4 hours of tree-top, fun-filled, thrilling experiences in a healthy, outdoor setting. At their location in Farran Park, 20 minutes from Cork City, you can climb poles and climbing walls, swing into cargo nets, balance on a rope bridge, hurtle down a zipwire.
Hit up the summer tubing park at Smuggler’s Cove, with 4 tracks varying from 50m to 100m, where you can experience a real thrill. The biggest track is the Tubby Jump, which is a steep run where the rider is propelled into the air before landing onto a giant freestyle ski bag! But that’s not all that’s on offer – there’s also a huge maize maze, crazy golf, a timber maze, and a golf range.
Feeling creative? What about a spot of pottery, glass fusing, jewellery-making or mosaic-making? Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre provides arts and crafts courses for adults, teens and children that are suitable for beginners and enthusiasts. The pottery includes electric and raku kilns, stoneware and earthenware clays, and your can try the different styles of throwing, hand-building and all varieties of glazing.
If looking at, rather than making art is more up your teen’s street, then The Glucksman holds exhibitions and workshops as well as tours.
Need a retail blitz? There are lots of shops to choose from in Cork, or you can make your way to one of the shopping centres in Cork, including:
- Merchants Quay Shopping Centre, Cork
- Mahon Point Shopping Centre, Cork
- Wilton Shopping Centre, County Cork
- Douglas Court Shopping Centre, Cork
- Market Square, Mallow, County Cork
- Castle West Shopping Centre, Ballincollig, County Cork
- Market Green Shopping Centre, Retail Park and Plaza, Midleton, County Cork
- Riverview Shopping Centre and Bandon Shopping Centre, Bandon, County Cork
- Blarney Shopping Centre, County Cork