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Best Things To Do & Days Out In County Cork

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 32 fun things to do in County Cork for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Cork, Kinsale, Cobh and Whitegate. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 25 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right County Cork day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in County Cork with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Tractor ride at Leahys Open Farm in Cork

Leahys Open Farm

  • Cork
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Leahys Open Farm Situated in East Cork, just 3 miles from the lovely village of Dungourney, bordering Cnoc a Ceo Woods, this family run farm is open...

Pelican at Fota Wildlife Park in Carrigtwohill

Fota Wildlife Park

  • Carrigtwohill
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Fota Wildlife Park offers the visitor an A to Z of exotic animals including apes and monkeys, pelicans and penguins, kangaroos and ostrich, cheetahs,...

CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory at night in Cork

CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory

  • Cork
  • Indoor
  • Landmarks

CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory is full of fun and educational activities for everyone, whatever their age, and also has a jam packed calendar of sp...

Boy with tour card at Dublin Bus Tour

Dublin Bus Tour

  • Dublin
  • Indoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Dublin Bus Tour The Hop on Hop Off tour offers a fun day out for all the family. Experience all the attractions the city has to offer including Dubli...

Street view of Pat Liddys Walking Tours in Dublin

Pat Liddys Walking Tours

  • Dublin
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

See the streets of Dublin like a local on Pat Liddy’s Walking Tours. They’re full of all sorts of curious nooks, crannies and hidden gems. While gett...

Outside view of Leisureplex Cork

Leisureplex Cork

  • Cork
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

There's a great range of weather proof family activities great for all ages waiting at Leisureplex Cork so bring the big ones, bring the small ones,...

People on climbing challenge at Ballyhass Lakes Adventure Centre in Mallow

Ballyhass Lakes Adventure Centre

  • Mallow
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Ballyhass Lakes Adventure Centre This 36 acre site has two spring water lakes with 14 acres of crystal clear waters to a depth of 30ft. There are nat...

People water zorbing at Trabolgan Adventure Sports in Midleton

Trabolgan Adventure Sports

  • Midleton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Trabolgan Adventure Sports offers a great range of activities which can be taken as stand alone or as part of a package. Facilities include 2 outdoor...

Rumleys Open Farm

Rumleys Open Farm

  • Cork
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Rumleys Open Farm 20 plus acres of open and fully working farm. On your way you will make contact with a wide range of both farm and exotic animals....

Outside view of Cork City Gaol

Cork City Gaol

  • Cork
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Cork City Gaol will take you and the kids back in time as you enter this atmospheric building full of cells with lifelike inmate and even historic gr...

Aerial view of Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle

  • Blarney
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Blarney Castle is home to infamous Blarney Stone, plus the fortress itself to explore and a series of wonderful gardens, ranging from the standard bo...

Woman horse riding on beach at Dingle Horse Riding

Dingle Horse Riding

  • Dingle
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Dingle Horse Riding The Cnoc an Cairn mountain trek takes you into the hills behind Dingle overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with its rugged off-shore I...

Outside view of Cobh Cathedral in Ireland

Cobh Cathedral

  • Cobh
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Landmarks

The St Colman's at Cobh Cathedral offers grand territory for worship or exploration, with ancient artwork and features of interest for all ages. It's...

Kids playing on indoor soft play frame at Chuckies Playzone in Cork

Chuckies Playzone

  • Cork
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Chuckie's Playzone 's carefully chosen play equipment supports healthy child development through play on a multi level adventure frame packed full of...

Kids with owl at Birds of Prey Educational Centre in Whitegate

Birds of Prey Educational Centre

  • Whitegate
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Animal loving families it’s time to get together and head to Birds Of Prey Educational Centre to meet some winged friends. Think flying Falcons, and...

Inside play area and cafe at Supernova Entertainment Centre in Cork

Supernova Entertainment Centre

  • Cork
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Coolwood Forrest inside Supernova is their multi level outdoor themed play area, so you've got all the fun of the trees without the rain and the bree...

Kids in ball pit at Perks Entertainment Centre in Youghal

Perks Entertainment Centre

  • Youghal
  • Indoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Let the kids go wild all day long at Perks Entertainment Centre, one of the largest indoor entertainment centres in Ireland! Where else would you fin...

Outside view of Cahir Castle

Cahir Castle

  • Cahir
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Discover one of the best-preserved wonders of Ireland at Cahir Castle, magnificently standing guard over the River Suir. Explore the stronghold of th...

Woman in stock at Waterford County Museum in Dungarvan

Waterford County Museum

  • Dungarvan
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

A trip the Waterford County Museum will take you on a historical journey full of exploration. If history and past time interests and excites your fam...

Ruins of Charles Fort in Kinsale

Charles Fort

  • Kinsale
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Landmarks

Charles Fort is a classic example of a late 17th century star-shaped fort. William Robinson, architect of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, Dublin, a...

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