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Family Break in Cork Ireland.
Looking for a perfect family break in Ireland that’s fun and affordable? Make your next family holiday one you’ll never forget at the Carrigaline Court Hotel, situated at the gateway to both the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East. Cork truly is the perfect destination for a family break in Cork Ireland.
Located just 20 mins from Cork’s vibrant city centre, Carrigaline Court Hotel is an ideal location for families with the little ones! Enjoy a relaxing family meal in our Bistro Restaurant or Collins Bar! Both have excellent choices on the Kids Menu to cater to all tastes including our healthy options. We know how important a great meal is for your family!
With so much fun to be had both within and surrounding our hotel, the Carrigaline Court is the ideal choice for midweek or weekend family breaks in Cork.
Kids and Family Activities at Carrigaline Court Hotel
Family is fundamental to everything we do here at the Carrigaline Court Hotel and Leisure Centre. We are a family-owned establishment and are widely celebrated as one of Cork’s most family-friendly hotels. We have an extensive list of facilities and services to keep the kids occupied.
Visit our onsite activities page for information about Kids club and activities!
Top 10 attractions and activities in Cork near Carrigaline Court Hotel
There’s always plenty to do for the whole family around Cork city and Cork County. Planning family activities can be difficult when visiting a new area, so to help you and your family make the most of your visit to Cork, we have compiled a list below. We’ve hand-picked the best family-orientated activities from the list to keep the little ones busy during your stay.
Fota Wildlife Park
One of Ireland’s leading tourist attractions, Fota Wildlife Safari Park is just a short car trip away from Carrigaline Court Hotel.
Come face-to-face with lions & tigers in Fota’s Asian Sanctuary, howl along with the monkeys, or hop around the park with one of the many free-roaming kangaroos.
Fota is a fun-filled day out for the whole family, learning about all different kinds of animals and stopping for a family picnic in one of the local cafés. Visit our Fota Wildllife Park page for more information and family package deals
Beaches in Cork
We’re very lucky here in Cork, with a host of beautiful beaches right at our doorstep. From Carrigaline, you can head straight down to Crosshaven and enjoy the very popular Myrtleville Beach, with Fountainstown beach just around the corner. Both beaches are popular with families, don’t forget to pack the bucket and spade!
Visit our Beaches in Cork page for more information.
Looking for inspiration on things to do in Cork with the family? We have heard the question before, ‘What will we do with the kids?’ From Beaches, to historical landmarks, to Footgolf or Ziplining, we can ensure you that there is something for everyone!
Visit our outdoor activities for more information and inspiration!.
Spike Island in Cork Harbour has 1300 years of History, from a 6th Century monastery, 18th century Fortress, the world’s largest Victorian prison and centuries of island homes.
A tour of Spike Island makes for a great family day out, exploring the Island, visiting the prison and making use of the various idyllic spots for a scenic picnic. Children of all ages can explore and learn all about the heroes and villains, captains and convicts, red coats and rioters and sinners and saints!
Visit our Spike Island page for more information on the Island and how to book your tickets.
Castles & Medieval Forts in Cork
Cork is steeped in Medieval history, with plenty of Castles & Forts to explore.
With famous castles such as Blarney Castle and Blackrock Castle, as well as the famous Charles Fort which dates as far back as the 17th Century and has been part of some of the most momentous events of Irish history, and a key part of Cork & Ireland’s defense.
Take the family out for a fun-filled day by visiting any of these famous landmarks while brushing up on the local history!
Visit our Castle and Medieval Forts page for more information.
Wild Atlantic Way
Make a break for the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s spectacular coastal route.
Kinsale is the official starting point for the Wild Atlantic Way, just minutes in the car from Carrigaline.
Rest and refuel in Carrigaline Court Hotel before hitting the road with your family and traveling some of the most scenic roads in the world, along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Visit our Wild Atlantic Way page for more information and for things to do along the way.
Ireland’s Ancient East
Ireland’s Ancient East is a tranquil and beautiful land of rolling green hills, charming towns and quiet waters, all framed by the River Shannon and the Irish Sea. But dig a little deeper and you’ll discover a region that ripples with over 5,000 years of history. The family adventure of a lifetime awaits!
Visit our Ireland’s Ancient East page for more inspiration!
Cork City Centre
The Carrigaline Court Hotel is only a short distance to Cork City family attractions such as Cork Opera House, Crawford Art Gallery and Mahon Point Shopping Centre. University College Cork (UCC) and Munster Technological University (MTU, formally known as the Cork Institute of Technology or CIT) are also near the Carrigaline Court Hotel. To find out more about attractions in the rebel county, visit our Cork City page
Titanic Experience, Cobh
Why not treat the family to an educational trip to Cobh to learn about the story of the Titantic. You and your family will take a step back in time and experience what it was like on the Titanic! Visit our Titanic Experience page for more information.