Our bed and breakfast accommodation near Ardmore is ideally located for a family holiday. A few of the family-friendly attractions nearby are listed below.
Aims to give families a day to remember. Visitors are given the opportunity to get up close and personal with a wide range of exotic and farm animals. Dedicated petting times are held throughout the day where kids and adults get to hold reptiles. furry favourites, birds and much more. Stroll around the facility at your ease and savour a huge variety of animals and birds from all over the world. Ardmore Open Farm and Mini Zoo is not just about animals as it has a full range of activities for all ages. Endless hours of fun can be spent on the playground, three-tier indoor play centre, go-kart track, soccer pitch, maze and much more. Full restaurant facilities are available.
Situated in the beautiful East Cork countryside, around 4km from the village of Dungourney, is Leahy’s Open Farm, a fun farm and museum that shows all aspects of rural life. Leahy’s Open Farm, located just 4km from the County Cork village of Dungourney is a well-known visitor attraction that is suitable for all the family. There is a wide range of animals ready to meet kids and adults alike, including alpacas, a camel, donkeys, monkeys and a snake, as well as the more traditional sheep, goats and horses. Make sure you’re there for petting time (at 13:00, 15:00 and 17:00) when the animals are taken out and petted. Leahy’s also boasts one of the largest mazes in Ireland, at just under an acre in size. Other activities include crazy golf, a go-cart track and an adventure area.
Fota Wildlife Park, part of the Zoological Society of Ireland, is located on 100 acres at Fota Island 10km east of Cork City and has an annual attendance of 440,000 visitors. It is currently the second-largest visitor attraction in Ireland outside of Leinster. Fota Wildlife Park’s vision is to inspire people to understand and conserve the biodiversity of our natural world. The Park’s core values of conservation, education, research and entertainment have ensured that we are uniquely placed to foster greater public understanding of the threats to plant and animal habitats and decreasing global biodiversity. Fota Wildlife Park has made a considerable investment in the past 5 years upgrading its infrastructure and is currently near completion of an additional 27 acres development that focuses on Asian animals and plants.
A community heritage project, Waterford Suir Valley Railway has enabled the magic of rails golden age to be brought to life in Kilmeadan. A heritage narrow gauge railway runs along 10 kilometres of the abandoned Waterford Dungarvan line.
Horse riding lessons and pony trekking for children and adults. Therapeutic riding for children with disabilities – specialising in children with autism. Equine-assisted learning sessions for adults. Beginners are very welcome!