Fota Wildlife Park
Fota Wildlife Park is one of, if not the most popular tourist destinations in Cork, and it’s not hard to see why. The park works hard to conserve a selection of wildlife from all over the world, restoring and protecting populations of incredible and exotic animals. Discover and learn about the wide range of animals and plants, from cute cheetah cubs to fully grown giraffes and lemurs!
With record visitor numbers since its redevelopment in 2010, Fota Wildlife Park also has a plethora of exciting activities for the whole family, including a children’s play area, face painting, arts & crafts, and African drumming activities.
Grab lunch at the Savannah or Oasis cafes, and peruse the Serengeti Gift Store for an adorable stuffed animal to round off a terrific day out! The Wildlife Park is around a twenty-minute drive from our hotel in Cork.
Enjoy an unforgettable experience on one of the most striking coastlines in Ireland with Ocean Escapes. Absorb the sights of Fort Camden, Spike Island, and more, and depending on the weather, you’ll be able to spot a variety of wildlife, from different species of birds to whales, sharks and dolphins!
With one and two hour discovery trips available, Ocean Escapes provide an invigorating adventure for the whole family! You can find Ocean Escapes in Salve Marine, a twenty-five minute drive from Jurys Inn Cork.
East Cork Adventure Centre
If you’re looking for an adrenaline-fuelled experience, look no further than the East Cork Adventure Centre. Offering a variety of activities such as paintballing, archery, kayaking, crazy golf, a hundred metre water slide, obstacle course, and so much more, this is a destination of fun and excitement for all ages.
This adventure centre is just a half hour drive from the Jurys Inn.
Cork Sea Safari
Cork Sea Safari offers some of the best harbour tours in the country. Head out on a RIB, also known as a rigid inflatable boat, and see major attractions like the Rochespoint Lighthouse, Crosshaven, Cobh, and many more! Embark on the half day visit to the coastal town of Kinsale to enjoy a close up view of the stunning cliffs, caves, and islands, as well as wildlife spotting along the way.
There are a number of different tours available, all of which give you the opportunity to explore the scenic coastline and enjoy a memorable day out amongst the locals. Find Cork Sea Safari at Lapp’s Quay, only a few minutes’ walk from Jurys Inn Cork.
Blackrock Castle Observatory
The Blackrock Castle Observatory is the perfect place to discover, engage, and learn in an exciting day out for the whole family. The Cosmos at the Castle exhibit lets you explore the mysteries of space and life on a giant cinematic screen, where you can play the Comet Chaser on Ireland’s first ever interactive theatre. The tour allows you to uncover the ancient history of the castle, visiting the tower and gunnery (a national monument), or gaze into the starry future with the exciting BCO Planet Search Programme.
After a day of exploring the heavens, you can savour a gourmet coffee and tasty meal at The Castle Café, or pick up one of a host of fun and informative souvenirs, like model rockets, futuristic binoculars, and other gadgets at the Sky Shop. Find all this and more, only a ten minute drive from our hotel.