Cork is a fantastic city where two things are guaranteed – a warm welcome and a great time. But it would be a pity to come to Cork and miss out on the fantastic sights and experiences on offer for all the family just outside the city. A family room in one of the Travelodges in Cork is a great base for exploring the city and its outskirts.
It’s the ancient home of the McCarthy clan but this 600 year-old castle is far more famous as the home of the Blarney Stone. Follow in the footsteps of the millions of people who have climbed the Wishing Steps and leaned backwards to kiss the stone and gain the gift of eloquence. But it’s not all about the stone – don’t miss the lovely gardens and the unique Rock Close.
Fota Wildlife Park
If your family are animal crazy, this fantastic wildlife park, only twenty minutes drive from Cork city centre, is a must-see destination for a day out. Lemurs, wallabies, cheetahs, flamingos and many other animals are in residence and there’s a café and a regular schedule of kid-friendly activities to bring the world of animals and conservation alive.
Even if the sun hasn’t got its hat on, what could be more fun than packing up a picnic and spending a family day on the beach? Cork is blessed with beautiful, unspoilt coastline right on its doorstep so whether you’re paddling in your swimsuit or braving the wind in your walking boots, don’t miss the chance to experience this beautiful scenery. Try Ardnahinch Beach, winner of the National Green Coast Award 2013.
With its contrast of bustling city buzz and breathtaking outdoor beauty, Cork’s the perfect place for the whole family to unwind together.
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