The Clonakilty Park Hotel is the perfect location for family activity breaks West Cork. This family friendly hotel in Cork offers a warm welcome for families while offering them a range of activities in the area. To view the childrens facilities available in the hotel, such as the jungle gym, cinema, adventure centre (high ropes & zip wire), adventure golf and children's camp, please click here.
The first of its kind in Ireland, visitors can experience the sights and sounds of life in West Cork during the 1940's. Situated beside picturesque Clonakilty Bay, The Model Village depicts in miniature, life and industry in West Cork as they were 50 years ago. The theme is enhanced by the miniature working railway. In addition to the model village, the "choo choo" - is an old style train that travels around the town at different stages during the day picking people up at the Quality Hotel & Leisure Centre, on its travels to explore the town of Clonakilty and Inchydoney. T. +353 (0)23 88 33224, www.modelvillage.ie
A day out at the lagoon activity centre is a fun day for everyone. For July & August, this is home to Ireland's largest floating Water Park with trampolines, slides, monkey bars & climbing walls. You can rent a paddle-boat, row-boat or kayak – they cater for all ages safely. The lagoon is an ideal place to start boating, we will take you through the basics of boating and safety, they will supply life-jackets and have a safety boat on hand at all times. Large groups or late openings can be catered for on request. Tel. +353 (0)87 7462720, www.lagoonactivitycentre.ie/
Inchydoney Beach was at one time was an Island and is situated 4.5km from Clonakilty. The beauty of The Island (as it is still known locally) with it's magnificent beaches divided by a promontory known as "The Virgin Mary's Bank" has been appreciated by many over the years, and inspired the poet Callanan. Today, the blue flag beach is the perfect spot for a romantic stroll or for a fun filled day for all the family.
Suitable for both novices and experienced players, a links-like course is also available at Warren Strand. It has both a long and short course option, so even the most dedicated golfer will find it entertaining. They also rent both adult ad children's clubs, where required. The Warren, Rosscarbery - Tel. +353 (0)28 48203. www.smugglerscove.ie
Fresh from London and Edinburgh Frindge Festival, 24 brightly painted life - size animal sculptures have been installed in every nook and cranny around Clonakilty town. Jungle City is a free attraction that both children and adults will absolutely love! They are beautifully decorated by local and international artists. The five types of animals featured in Clonakilty Jungle City include Elephants, Tigers, Orangutans, Crocodiles and Hornbills. these are all featured in Clonakilty Jungle City because they are endangered because they are losing their forect homes.
Located at the blue flag, Inchydoney beach in Clonakilty, the West Cork Surf School, is the first established Surf School in Cork and are recognised by the Irish Surfing Association (ISA). They run lessons all year round and are open seven days a week throughout the summer. During the winter months we cater for individuals and small/large groups on Saturdays and Sundays and large groups (8+) during the week. Individuals and groups are welcomed, as are all levels of ability from beginner to pro!. T: +353 (0)86 8695396, www.westcorksurfing.com
Warmed by the Gulf Stream, West Cork's coastline is dotted with deserted islands, ancient castles, sea caves and abundance of marine life. Atlantic Sea Kayaking offers a unique opportunity to explore this wild and colourful landscape in nature friendly way. We offer Kayaking in safety and comfort, expert and friendly instructors, quality equipment. All ages and abilities catered for. I.C.U. and Irish Tourist Board Approved. Tel. +353 (0)28 21058, www.atlanticseakayaking.com
Clonakilty Equestrian Centre is situated just minutes from Clonakilty town. Trekking is a wonderful way to take in some of the fantastic scenery for all the family. Lessons are also provided for all different levels at the centre. Tel. +353 (0)23 8833533
At Fota Wildlife Park you can come face-to-face with over 90 species of exotic wildlife! Appreciate the tranquil surroundings and see conversation in action. Fota Wildlife Park is not like an ordinary zoo. Wherever possible they have chosen animals that thrive in a free-range environment, which allows them to roam free, while mixed with other species and with us human visitors! Situated just over an hours drive from Clonakilty, take the N25 and then the Cobh exit. Fota House & Gardens are located in Carrigtwohill and is a great example of regency architecture. The gardens house a fine selection of rare and tender trees and shrubs. T. +353(0)21 481 2678, www.fotawildlife.ie
Begin or end your adventure on the Wild Atlantic Way in West Cork.
High ropes, zip wiring and mini golf