Easter Family Breaks

Apart from Christmas, Easter is one of Ireland’s most important holidays. Many people use this time to travel for new adventures or to spend time with family as a celebration of new life in all its forms, both of which are excellent opportunities to get outside and participate in some fun activities. Cork City will be bustling with activity during the Easter holidays. Looking for something enjoyable to do with the family over the Easter holiday? We’ve put together a list of the top 5 things to do in Cork over Easter!

Things to do for Easter in Cork

Fota Wildlife Park & Fota House, Arboretum, and Gardens

Easter can be the cutest time at Fota because spring is the season when many baby animals are born. You can book tickets at Ireland’s wildest attraction at Fota Wildlife and then you can begin your wildlife adventure and walk among animals from all over the world! It is ideal for the entire family, with plenty of parking and buggy and wheelchair access. Fota House & Gardens is also a short walk from the Fota Wildlife Park, and at this time of year, many flowers are starting to bloom, creating a picturesque scene reminiscent of Downtown Abbey!

Fitzgerald’s Park

This gorgeous park in Cork City is the perfect spot for an Easter picnic. It’s ideal for families with young children because of the park’s wonderful playground, open spaces, towering trees, and abundance of wildlife. A cafe and a free museum are available for adults to enjoy Cork City’s natural scenery while relaxing on riverbank benches. In addition, there are a lot of live outdoor activities held here. Check out Cork’s iconic “Shakey Bridge,” which spans the river between Sunday’s Well Park and City Park.

Cork City Gaol Egg Hunt

One of our favourite family activities is the Easter egg hunt at the Gaol, one of Cork’s most prominent and historic landmarks. Although it was once a prison in the nineteenth century, this magnificent castle is now a popular tourist destination. Hunt for eggs throughout this historic building as well as its surrounding courtyards and gardens. The learn more about this event visit the Cork City Goal website.

The Donkey Sanctuary

If you want to spend a day outside of the city, you can go to the Donkey Sanctuary in Mallow. This free donkey sanctuary features beautiful nature and houses over 5,200 rescued donkeys from around the country. This is a heart-warming experience for people of all ages, and you can give our sponsored Donkey ‘Lorcan’ a big hello from all of us.

Lifetime Lab @ Old Cork Waterworks

Experience the warmth and friendliness of the Old Cork Waterworks. Indulge in a cup of coffee in their playground and gardens, and take a stroll around Victorian-era architecture. There is free parking on-site. And it’s a great spot to bring the whole family. Booking is advised and you can buy your tickets here.

Family Picnic

Pick up a family picnic for €35. The picnic includes a reusable Maldron cooler bag, filled with 2 gourmet sandwiches for the adults, 2 kid’s sandwiches, 2 chocolate brownies, 2 cookies, 4 packets of crisps, 2 juices and 2 bottles of water. Order from reception the night before.

Stay, Grow, Win

Our Earth Watchers program is a green initiative that includes a bee hotel and a rooftop herb garden. On departure, each junior VIP will receive seeds, a pot, and compost to grow their own plant at home. we encourage parents to take a picture of the plant’s progression, post it on social media, and tag us for a chance to win a return family holiday.

Children Facilities

We have spacious family rooms sleeping 2 adults and 3 children under 12, and the city’s largest collection of interconnecting family rooms to accommodate our younger guests. On request, we can provide mini-fridges and cots.

When the junior VIPs check-in, they will be given a welcome pack that includes an activity sheet to complete during their stay, which is a great way to keep them entertained during mealtimes, and it will be hung for all to see, as well as a small prize. Our Crafty Kids room is a great place for families to unwind with a movie, play games, or make crafts to keep everyone entertained.

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For more information or to book, contact us on +353 (0)21 203 7000 or email: info.southmall@maldronhotels.com

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