Family Fun in and Around Cork, Ireland


Families with kids want to plan their vacation around the fact that they have young children. Kids that are under a certain age, are not going to understand if their parents choose a lot of complicated activities. Vacations are for fun, and that means that even the youngest members of the family can have a good time as long as the parents find activities that their kids can enjoy.

While visiting Cork, Ireland, there are a lot of great activities, and here are some fun activities for families to do together. If you’re flying into the area you may wish to save time and rent a car from Cork Airport.

Barryscourt Castle: This castle has been in the Barry family since the 16th century. Today, the Barryscourt Castle is open to the public and certain parts of the castle have been restored. The newest addition to the castle is an herb garden that was once part of the grounds, but has now been fully restored to look much as it did back in the 16th century.

Fota Wildlife Park: The Fota Wildlife Park is one of the most popular attractions in all of Cork. This zoo is not like ordinary ones because the animals that are featured here are allowed to roam the park freely. Both parents and kids can interact with the animals, and at certain times, there are feedings that visitors to the park can witness. If people are interested in more than just seeing animals, there are talks about certain species of animals that are available during certain times of the day.

Leahys Open Farm: The farm is located in Midelton County, and features animals like sheep, lambs, and baby bunnies that the kids can see up close and also feed. There is also a museum on the property, areas where the kids can play, a maze, a go kart track, climbing towers, and a garden that families can tour. When it comes time to eat, the Open Farm has a restaurant or there are plenty of areas where a family can have a picnic. The Open Farm is also available for birthday parties, and there is even a special room and a boat ride available.

Vacationing families have to do activities that are fun for the younger members of the family. Cork, Ireland has a lot of fun things for a family to experience. To make your vacation as hassle free as possible for the family you may wish to consider hiring a car while in Cork.  Whether it is visiting a restored castle, seeing open range animals, or a farm with baby animals, there are plenty of family activities to do in Cork that will make it one of the favorite places for a family to visit when it is time for a vacation.

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