Days out in West Cork, Things to do in West Cork for families

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Days out in West Cork, Things to do in West Cork for families


  • Get out and active by hiring bikes from Cycle West Cork and experience the West Cork countryside first hand.

  • Visit the Island Paradise of Whiddy Island, where you can enjoy a restful escape and hire bikes to cycle the island.

  • Take a boat trip to Sherkin Island or Cape Clear Island from Baltimore and spend the day exploring.

  • Take an energized walk or leisurely stroll to the Sheep's Head Peninsula Lighthouse for Breathtaking views.

  • Stand at the edge of the world with a visit to Mizen Head Signal Station & Visitor’s Centre (and make sure to climb the 99 steps!)

  • Visit the wonderful gardens on Garnish Island from the pier in Glengarriff via the magical Seal Island.

  • Experience an interactive and interpretative sculpture garden with The Ewe Sculpture Gardens in Glengarriff.

  • Marvel at the Whales and Dolphins with a Whale Watching Trip with Nic Slocum from Baltimore.

  • Glide over the waters on Ireland’s only Cable Car which will take the whole family over to Dursey Island.

  • Meet the Alpaca’s at Waterfall Alpaca Farm & Walk in Castledonovan, Drimoleague.

  • Learn the basics with Bantry Driving Academy cycling and driving training sessions in their state of the art facility.

  • Navigate the shores of Bantry Bay by hiring a powerboat or kayak from Bantry Bay Boat Hire.

  • Visit the West Cork Model Railway Village in Clonakilty, where you can experience the quaint miniature village or take a tour on the Tschu Tschu road train.

  • Play 18 holes of fun at Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf in Rosscarbery.

  • Stargaze at Schull Planetarium with their out of this world star shows.

  • The Prince August Toy Soldier Factory and Visitor Centre is Ireland’s only Toy Soldier Factory and provides a memorable day out for all the family

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