Things To Do on Your Mid-term Hotel Break in Cork
Mid-term break is the perfect opportunity to take a staycation or a shopping break in Cork. Make your Cork Winter break special, stay with us, and enjoy the city and surrounding areas with family, friends or as a couple.
Fota Wildlife Park
Our top tips include a visit to Fota Wildlife Park, suitable for children & adults of all ages. Just a 20minute drive from Clayton Hotel Cork City and we suggest visiting in the early morning or late afternoon where you can see the animals being fed.
Voted Europe’s leading tourist attraction at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2017, Spike Island, is another family pleaser. In the last 1300 years, Spike Island has transformed from a 6th-century Monastery, a 24acre Fortress to one of the world’s largest prisons. Tour boats depart from Kennedy pier in Cobh which is a 20-25minute drive from Clayton Hotel Cork City.
Blackrock Castle Observatory
In the event of rainy days, Blackrock Castle Observatory is home to a research observatory and science centre offering guided tours through the heart of the Castle, planetarium shows and interactive cosmos exhibitions.
Cork City Goal
Step back in time at Cork City Gaol to see what 19th-century life was like in Cork. Lifelike wax figures, furnished cells, sound effects, and fascinating exhibitions will keep all the family entertained.
Take a day trip to West Cork, from hikes to scenic drives, whale watching, boat trips and plenty more that will entertain and delight the family. Take a boat to Garnish Island, stop off in Clonakilty to visit Inchydoney beach and the Baltimore Beacon. Be sure to visit Mizen Head the most south-westerly point of Ireland!