Top 10 days out in Cork with kids

So I was telling our Facebook gang that I want to try and do something different every weekend with the little lady over the Summer, it might be going to an event or visiting somewhere new in Cork or just going to a pet farm or something. I asked for suggestions of their favourite places in Cork and wow what a response. I’ve added in my own little suggestions in brackets if I’ve been there before.

family day out in Cork

Top of the lists were;

  1. Kennedys Pet Farm (technically not Cork but near enough)
  2. Leahys Farm#
  3. Blarney Castle and Gardens (I recently ate in the Old Post Office by the gates to the castle and it is super child friendly and even has a little enclosed garden, highly recommend)
  4. Doneraile Park
  5. Liscarroll Donkey Sanctuary
  6. Farran Woods (bring a picnic)
  7. Regional Park in Ballincollig (Chicos for coffee and cake afterwards, bring a picnic if you want lunch or head over to the White Horse near Supervalu in Ballincollig, fab food and great service)
  8. Glenview Gardens in Enniskeane
  9. Fota House and Gardens and the Wildlife Park of course (The cafe in the park has improved but we always bring a picnic, grab the train by the restaurant in the wildlife park, always Ruby’s favourite bit)
  10. Model Railway Village in Clonakilty (Followed by pizza or coffee and cake in Aris or any of the lovely little cafes around the town). You really should go to Inchydoney as well if you’re in Clon.

Also mentioned were;

  • Currabinny Woods
  • Ballymaloe Gardens
  • Lisselane Gardens
  • The Farm in Grenagh
  • Garretstown beach and Ballinspittle playground after (and a cake in Divas or lasagne in The Speckled Door if you’re feeling more peckish)
  • Myrtleville Beach and Crosshaven (Bunnyconellans yum or Chish and Fips I think is the chipper if you want to be more traditional)
  • Warren Beach in Rosscarbery
  • Ewe experience in Glengarriff
  • Rumleys Farm
  • Charlesfort in Kinsale (and the Lemon Leaf cafe in town for cake after)
  • Pirates Cove in Rosscarbery
  • Fitzgeralds Park (but beware the playground is a bit of a nightmare for younger kids)

So there’s a roundup of stuff to do in Cork, I think Dublin will be next on the list!