Family Summer Fun Guide

Clonakilty Park Adventure Centre beside the Quality Hotel & Leisure Club Clonakilty is a perfect choice for an exciting family day out this summer, no matter what the age, ability or occasion. Parents and children will enjoy the challenge while having fun in a safe and supervised environment. Create family memories together and be prepared to swing, climb, jump, scream, laugh, and drop around this thrill-seeking attraction! Explore two levels of High Ropes Course, 100m Zip Line, Climbing Walls and a Power Fan jump.  Suitable for all abilities; qualified instructors are on-hand if you need them in a supportive and safe environment. 

Call 023 8836400 and visit 


Michael Collins House, Clonakilty is a museum dedicated to Michael Collins and the story of Irish independence; offering an engaging insight into the life of Michael Collins and much more. Learn all about ‘The Big Fella’ himself; the farmer’s son, the rebel, the politician, the lover and the leader. History is brought to life through guided tours, displays, audio visuals, original artefacts, information boards, activity sheets and more. Tickets are just €5 for adults and €2 for children (family tickets €12), offering an affordable, educational and entertaining experience that is suitable for all ages. Special rates are available for groups and school tours. Tours can be tailor made to suit your needs, time available, and help to tap into the school curriculum in a uniquely engaging way. Teachers/leaders go free. For more information or to request a school information pack contact 023-8858676, email or visit 

The magic of rails golden age has been brought to life at Waterford & Suir Valley Railway in Kilmeadan, Co Waterford. Board the train at Kilmeadan Station, hear the whistle blow and take off on an exciting journey through the countryside, taking in panoramic views of the River Suir, get a glimpse in to Mount Congreve Gardens, make a wish as you pass through the Fairy Wood and on to Carriganore beside Waterford Greenway.  The train journey travelling at 15km per hour lasts 40 minutes. Saturday’s trip is 10 minutes longer. Be prepared with a jacket if you want to sit in the open carriages. Enclosed carriage seating also available. This is a fun experience for all ages and all facilities are suitable for wheelchairs. Choo Choo Fun Days are held each Wednesday and Sunday in July and August.  Take your own picnic, there are in-door and out-door picnic tables available. Refreshments are available in the ticket office.  Check out for details.


Enter a world of adventure and unique attractions this summer at Lough Key Forest & Activity Park in Roscommon. Take a tour through the 19th century servant tunnels on the Lough Key Experience, Moylurg Viewing Tower and Ireland’s only Tree Canopy Walkway. Spend fun filled hours experiencing the quests in the energetic Boda Borg with over 50 individual challenges, suitable for adults and children over 7 yrs. Try the new Boda Borg quest called ‘Mummy’ with 3 challenges and unleash your inner Indiana jones or Lara Croft in this Tomb themed Quest. The outdoor Adventure Play Kingdom will keep children entertained, or push more boundaries with Zipit Forest Adventures, Woodland Segway glides, Woodland Mini jeep Safari for younger kids, Bike Hire, Boat Tours. Enjoy delicious homemade food at the Lakeside Café. Why not stay in the newly renovated Caravan & Camping Park, or moor your boat in the modern 40 berth marina? The campsite has 51 individual pitches and 3 separate tenting areas in a spacious and private woodland setting.  New showers and toilet facilities, recreation room and cooking facilities are located 100 metres from all the fun family activities. Call 071 9673122, email – or log on to and find on Facebook.


LEISUREPLEX CORK is open daily from 10am to midnight during the school holidays, from Monday to Sunday. If you're holiday doesn’t work out as planned weather-wise, you know where to come to go to have fun! Lots to do for all ages, with bowling, Quasar, arcade games and more – it’s a great place to spend time with family and friends. Leisureplex Cork also offers an exclusive range of birthday party packages to suit all ages. Choose from Bowling and Quasar to create your perfect birthday party. Bowl your way to your best party ever with fantastic bowling lanes or battle it out in Quasar and see who the Top Gun is.

If you can’t decide on one activity Leisureplex has it covered with an amazing “Double Up” party package which allows you to select any two activities to create the birthday party you want. One activity and Luciano’s Pizza €12 (anytime); or two activities and Luciano’s Pizza €16 (anytime). All parties include: party host upon arrival, free invitations, food, drink, and a present for the birthday child.  For more information on Leisureplex Cork Birthday Packages, special offers and to book a party, visit or contact  021-4505155.