7 Things to Do With Kids In Cork This Summer

Many different kids, boys and girls running in the park on sunny summer day in casual clothes

Summer is here and with it, the kids are out of school.  You may be doing a staycation or just be looking for something to do with them of an evening or at the weekend.  Below is a list of great options to do with kids this summer.  We have marked where paid and free so that you can budget accordingly.

1. Tramore Valley Park (Free)

Cork’s newest amenity is now open to the public.  Plenty of parking acres of open space and you can bring your bike, dog and the kids of course and spend as long as you want there.  There are plenty of green areas open walks for all the family.  This amenity will go from strength to strength over the coming years

2. The Lough (Free)

You may have forgotten THe Lough but with small kids it is perfect.  Bring some food (ideally not bread) for the ducks and avail of the small but well-maintained playground.   It’s the simple things that count really and the kids will remember feeding the ducks many years after that trip to Disneyland (maybe!)

3. Zipit (Paid)

Zipit is a treetop high ropes forest adventure park with a difference in Farran Woods. A place for young and old, where children can let their imagination run wild and where adults can embrace their inner child. You can climb high into the treetops, swing into cargo nets, even ride a bmx across a bridge, before zipping down one of our many ziplines. Come as a family, come on your own, or bring along a group. Children from age 7 to adults can enjoy up to 4 hours of excitement and adventure.

Age 7 – 8 Years – €15.00
Age 9 – 11 Years – €25.00
Age 12 – 14 Years – €28.00
Age 15 – 17 Years – €32.00
Age 18+ – €32.00

4. Spike Island Tour (Paid)

We mentioned this on social recently and can’t praise this tour enough.  Great for young and old.  A boat trip, tour and a chance to see guns. What more could a kid (or adult) want in a tour.  The tour is about an hour and the trip is about 3 hours in total.  Good idea to book at high season as the boats tend to be full.

5. Awesome Walls (Paid)

Want to tire the kids out.  Get climbing.  Awesome Walls in Bishopstown is perfect for this.  With a wide range of walls for all abilities, it is both fun and something different from the usual bouncy castles and play zones ou there.

6. Nano Nagle Place (Free and Paid tour)

Nanao Nagle Place is a hidden gem in the city centre showcasing the history of Nano Nagel and her order in Cork.  There is paid tour option also if you are interested.  There is also a cafe nestled in the middle of the grounds if you want to rest those tired little feet.

7. Cork Butter Museum (Kids under 12 free)

The Butter Museum is a unique institution, celebrating one of the great success stories of Ireland, the butter trade. One of Corks great historic locations hiding under the shadow of Shandon.

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