Munster Summer Camps 2017


BALLYHASS LAKES ACTIVITY CENTRE Mallow, Co Cork offers a choice of full Day Camps and courses in July for eight to 17 year olds. There are natural rock faces for climbing and abseiling, high ropes and low ropes courses for adventure, kayaking and raft building, and 160m zip lines over crystal clear water, which they claim makes it the best activity summer camp in Munster! Ballyhass Wake Park is Ireland’s largest cable wakeboarding centre - and cable wakeboarding is now available as part of their camps! Full Day Troopers camp €185 Cutting edge teenage water only camp €125.  They also have (sibling discounts available). Send your kids on a world class adventure this summer! Their brand new AQUAPARK is included in all week long camps. Bus transport options from Cork city and other Cork towns.

Uniquely, a family can also rent a 4*holiday home on site and relax while kids are at camp! Call 022 27773, email: or book & pay online at 

KIDS GOLF SUMMER CAMPS at East Cork Golf Club will be held during July and August for 7-16 year olds. Golf professional Don MacFarlane has been teaching golf since 1993 and children’s Golf Summer Camps for over 14 years.  The aim is to keep it fun and enjoyable, play games and enjoy learning the basics of golf.  Golf is great for encouraging fitness, coordination and for learning as a new sport. Camp costs €60 per child – or book 2 camp places (family/sibling discount) for rate of €50 per child. Learn all about the ‘long game’ – driving and long iron shots; as well as the ‘short game’ all about chipping, putting and bunker play.  Boys and girls who are budding golfers will thrive on this top level golf coaching and tuition.  Early booking advisable - call Don MacFarlane on 021 4633667 / 086 2483795, or email:

Get your kids active, having fun and staying healthy with LEISUREWORLD SUMMER CAMPS in LeisureWorld Bishopstown and LeisureWorld Churchfield! Children can enjoy arts & crafts, group activities, outdoor games, brain stimulators, sports and water fun in two great LeisureWorld locations during July and August this summer.  Suitable for 5-10 year olds, children are grouped by age for each activity. Camps cost €90 per child and run from 10am-4pm from Monday to Friday.

Why not help your child get better in the water this summer with the Summer Swim Camps? Give them the confidence in the water in a fun, safe and structured environment with a specially designed group swim lesson from 9am – 9.45am Monday to Fridays at Bishopstown and Churchfield, cost €75 per child per week. Book both the morning swim camp and activity camp for a special combo price of €140. Swim camps run on selected weeks only.

Please call LeisureWorld Bishopstown on 021 4346505 and for more information and booking details, email: Please call LeisureWorld Churchfield on 021 4397868 and for more information and booking details, email:

A Touch of Magic and Margo O’Leary Jewellery present a NEW summer camp called BEADS & BAKES in Carrigaline Co. Cork. Over three days learn the magic of creative baking and dazzling jewellery – suitable for ages 7+ - 13 year olds, all materials supplied. Morning and afternoon sessions take place on Tues, Weds and Thursdays from 8-10th, 15-17th and 22 – 24th August - for a camp with a difference, full of bling and bakes! Created and run by established cake designer and sugar artist Patricia O’Flaherty – and esteemed local jewellery artist and designer, Margo O’Leary. Contact Margo on 086 3763852 or Trish on 087 2136579 to snap up a place before they all go!

ANYONE 4 SCIENCE CAMPS are an ideal way for youngsters to investigate and understand how our universe works. Whether it is a curious four year old or a sceptical teen they have a programme to “edutain”. Investigate everything from slimes to solar ovens, the heart and circulatory system, forensics and rocket science and much more. This year there are new venues in Thurles. Children are divided by age –teenagers are typically in junior cycle at secondary school, MicroScientists 10 – 12 years, NanoScientists 7 – 9 years and PicoScientists 4 – 6 years. Teen camps run from 9.30am -2.30pm and cost €180. Camps for younger children are from 10am – 2pm and cost €150. Early bird and family discounts apply. Visit or contact Christine on 087-6749608, 0404-40563 E:

Let’s Go! Summer Camps are Ireland’s no.1 multi-activity summer camp and are running in venues throughout Munster. Their unique formula of including the most diverse range of sporting activities for children aged 5 – 12 years along with a variety of novel inflatable games provide children with a week that no other summer camp can offer. Activities include the High Energy Assault Course, ever popular Zorbee Ball Roll, thrilling KMX Karts, Wrecking Ball, Radio Flyer Cyclones, Wobbly Ladder and lots more! New activities this year include a Mobile Climbing Wall, Spider Climbing tower and slide and Air Jumper (available at selected venues). Let’s Go! guarantees that no other summer camp can compare to the fun-filled range of activities Lets Go! offers throughout the week.  The Lets Go! iPad Camps are also running in selected venues this year. iPad Camps introduce children to the world of technology while also enjoying the best of Let’s Go! sports and multi-activity camp…it’s technology on the move! Places are limited on these camps so check for dates and venues. All Let’s Go! Camps are expertly organised and supervised by fully qualified and Garda-vetted teachers. Camps run Monday to Friday with an extra-long day of 9.30am-3.30pm.  Check out or telephone Let’s Go! on 1890 538 746 for venues, dates and availability.

Space is coming to Ireland! Blackrock Castle Observatory is celebrating 10 years as an award-winning science and discovery centre in Cork this year. Their Summer of Space activity programme has over 50 public events to help explore our incredible universe, taking places across Cork city and county and the island of Ireland.#SSP17

JUNIOR SPACE CAMP for 5 – 7 year olds takes place on 4th June (Theme: Comets!) and 2nd July (Theme: Asteroids! ) Learn all about comets and make your own at Blackrock Castle Observatory!  Explore Deadly Comets, Comet Ribbons, Dry Ice Bubbles and the Mentos Rocket! Junior Space Campers pay €10 for their space adventure and can bring their parents for free! (One parent per child/group of children is required) Booking and pre-payment are essential.  SUMMER SPACE CAMP for older children runs from 10th – 14th July for 7 – 9 year olds; and 17th – 21st July for 10 – 12 year olds.

Book and you might see Buzz Aldrin! All Space Campers will be entered into a draw for tickets to the Buzz Aldrin lecture in Cork on 27th June. Call 021-4326120 to book your space and visit

This year Tipperary County Museum’s annual summer camp is CASTLES AND CRAFT.  Children will visit Cahir Castle to experience what life was really like to live in a medieval castle. This mixed activity camp will also include art and craft, fun games/activities and archaeology. Discover what life was like living in a castle, learn about the tools and weapons of warfare, and make your own weapons and other medieval related art projects, archery, combat school.  Explore the world of real life archaeology.  Art and craft activities based around the castle, archery, combat training and other fun activities will also form part of the week’s activities. 

Children will also get the opportunity to experience the work undertaken by archaeologists who discover the treasures of our past and maybe even find some treasure themselves. Castles and Craft runs from Tues 18th – Fri 21st July inclusive from 10am-3pm daily. Cost €80 per child or €150 for 2 children. Booking is essential - limited places available. Email: or call 07 61 06 5252/ 07 61 06 5254.

Lismore Heritage Centre Summer Workshop Programme

Lismore Heritage Centre will be running a SUMMER WORKSHOP series over the summer months for 5-14 year olds. There will be a number of topics including Science, History and Forest Fun. These popular workshops will be 2 hours long and will cost just €10 per child. If you would like to make a booking or want to find out more, please call Lismore Heritage Centre on 058-54975 and follow on Facebook for the latest information.

Listed No. 1 Tech Camp in The Sunday Times 2016 “Top 20 Summer Camps in Ireland”WHIZZKIDS SUMMER CAMPS have seen a meteoric rise in popularity since they first started in 2003.  Children love it because they learn cool tech skills such as Animation, Web Design, Video Game Programming, 3D Design, App Development and other IT skills close to their hearts. Parents love it because they are educational camps developing valuable skills for children; use experienced instructors; and operate out of third level venues ensuring the highest standard of facilities. It’s not just sitting at a PC all day either, as they mix in sports activities every day and their unique Spy Academy has kids solving puzzles and catching baddies.  Camps are run in UCD, DCU, NUIM, CIT, UL, NUIG, IT Tralee, LIT (Limerick, Clonmel & Thurles) in July and August. Be warned they are full every year so book early to avoid disappointment at  or call 061-339178.

STARCAMP is Ireland’s award winning No 1 performing, fun and games summer camp and is celebrating its’ 10th birthday this summer. It promises to offer the absolute best, most exciting and varied summer camp experience to date that your child will not want to miss.  Aimed at boys and girls aged 4-12, STARCAMP offers a mind blowing array of activities including a superhero master class taught by real superheroes, new camp games, arts & crafts, news & weather reporting, singing, dancing and drama. The week is scattered with new and exciting surprises with a theme of “kindness” and a Friday finale showcase. All STARCAMPERS receive a free t-shirt, star award, kindness card, arts and crafts and surprises.

Make sure to secure your child’s place as these camps book up early.  Check out their website and book your place at or call 021-4377900 and follow on Facebook.