Family fun activities to do with the kids.
Guided family fun activities you can book:
Take a boat trip in a rib from Cobh around Cork Harbour in your own boat with a Guide in a boat beside you, who brings the history of this famous port to life.One-hour trip includes Haulbowline and Spike Island. Boat trip with max 4 people departs hourly from 11an to 5pm daily.
Fitness Level 2. Price €33 (min 2).
Two-hour evening tour includes the islands of Haulbowline and Spike, Roches Point Lighthouse, Crosshaven. Max 4 per boat with fuel, lifejackets provided.
Fitness level 2. Price €55 (min 2).
For a family or group of friends pose for a fun Vintage Photograph. Priceumes for each person are provided for the shoot as well as a 10 x 8 mounted photograph of the occasion. Extra copies can be ordered from photographer. The price depends on the number of people in the Group.
Price from €38 for 2 people. Family of 4 €60. Group of 8 €120. Time 1 hour.
Fota House and Arboretum
Take a Guided Tour of Fota House and see how a large house used to function 100 years ago. This house has been recently restored in the style of Downton Abbey.The house can be booked for functions or events, just contact us for information. Tour Price €14
Get a Guided tour of the Georgian House, Walled Garden and Arboretum. Pre-booking for these tours is essential. Fitness Level 1. €17
Paddleboarding is a fun sport for all the family and is available in Kinsale. Why not book a 2-hour lesson with an expert instructor who provides all the equipment (boards, paddles, wetsuits. Bring your own footwear.).
Fitness Level 2. 2 hour lesson €45. Kinsale
West Cork Alpaca Walk
For an eco walk with a difference take the West Cork alpacas for a 2 hour stroll along the lanes of West Cork. View pilgrim ways, a waterfall and stunning scenery. This is a special experience.
Departs 11am or 2pm daily with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 8. Fitness Level 3. Price €20.
Felt Making Half Day Course – This workshop is for the complete beginner or for those who have had a go. You will sample different fibres, colours and techniques. 10am to 1pm. Thursday.
Felt making full day course – At the end of the day you will have the knowledge to be able to make your own fabulous felt and you will be going home with a couple of flat felt pieces. Price includes all materials and equipment for the courses. 10am to 5pm. Thursday.
Family Fun Chocolate Making – Have fun making chocolate sweets with an expert during a 2-hour class in the afternoon or otherwise by arrangement. This is suited to adults and children with a min of 3 per booking. Price €24.
Lough Hyne is a unique sea water lake which became Ireland’s first marine nature reserve in 1981. Kayak on the lake or in sea at Union Hall for a fun eco friendly experience
Surf the Atlantic Waves – Head to one of the most westerly beaches for surfing lessons on the Atlantic waves. Take a 2-hour class in the afternoon to learn the skill of surfing. Board, wetsuit and instruction are provided. Enjoy a open quiet beach as the waves crash in from the atlantic. If you would like other activities in this area we have lots to recommend. July/August only.