As a luxury family hotel in Ireland, we make it our business to provide numerous things to do for children of all ages. Both summer and winter, the region between Cork and Waterford offers great variety, including wet weather attractions in Ireland and activities suitable for smaller members of the family.
Family-Friendly Beach Days: We can create beach picnics for you to enjoy within a short walk of the hotel. If you want a pretty cove for swimming, we would recommend Goat Island, a 10-minute drive away.
The Titanic Experience, Cobh: This new interactive exhibition occupies the original offices of the White Star Line, marking the departure point of the ship that famously sank when it struck an iceberg in 1912. Driving time: 30 minutes.
Trabolgan Family Entertainment Centre, Midleton: You will find here a new bird of prey centre where children car fly their own Harris Hawks (age and height restrictions apply). Driving time: 40 minutes.
FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY
Perks Family Indoor Entertainment Centre, Youghal: Hell for parents but heaven for children, this is the perfect wet weather distraction, with a lazer zone, bowling and a soft play area for little ones. Driving time: 10 minutes.
Fota Wildlife Park, Fota: This large park is home to some 70 species of free-roaming exotic wildlife from meerkat to cheetah, giraffe to European bison. Driving time: 35 minutes.
Dunbrody Ship, New Ross: Dunbrody was a 19th-century ship that carried Irish emigrants to North America during the Great Famine. A fascinating educational visit that is artfully curated. Driving time: 75 minutes.
Spike Island, Cobh: This 103-acre island known as Ireland’s Alcatraz is a former prison and convict depot in Cork harbour – and now an intriguing tourist attraction. Guided tours are recommended. Driving time: 40 minutes.
Sallyfort Mini Farm, Stradbally: Billing itself as ‘the finest mini-farm in Waterford’, this is a good choice for younger children who want to get up close to ponies, alpacas and pigs. Driving time: 35 minutes.
Cappagh Fishing Lakes, Dungarvan: Conveniently close to our hotel are these spring-fed, trout-stocked lakes that offer excellent fly and bait angling – as well as calm water for younger fishermen. Driving time: 10 minutes.
A PRIVATE RESIDENCE
Choose Cliff Cottage as your private luxury seaside residence. It has all the amenities of the hotel space, with the added privacy of your own living quarters and all modern conveniences. Cliff Cottage can host up to six adults and four children.
Parents can book a hotel childminder and take time out to enjoy an intimate meal in the Michelin-starred House Restaurant at the hotel.