Things to do in Cork this Midterm

- Posted on: 17/02/2020 -

6 things to do in Cork this Midterm


Take a breather and treat the little rascals to a getaway this midterm break.


Cork’s Vienna Woods Hotel is the perfect getaway this midterm, located minutes from the city centre but with all the benefits of a hotel in the tranquil countryside. Our package includes a night’s stay for 2 and up to 3 kids go free!  We’ve put together 6 things you can do with the kids this midterm.

1.       Fota Wildlife Park

Go and see the many amazing animals on offer to see at Fota Wildlife Park. Located about 10 minutes from the hotel, it’s jam packed with fun activities for all the family. You can check out Maya, the new Indian Rhino who arrived on February 13th, which is the only female Indian Rhino living in an Irish Zoological Organisation.  Prices start at €49.50 for 2 adults and 2 kids.

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2.       Blackrock Castle & Observatory

Take a trip out to Blackrock Castle and Observatory, located just 15 minutes from the hotel, where you can learn all about the cosmos and the history of the castle.  From smugglers and pirates to astronauts and engineers you can find it all here at Blackrock Castle and Observatory. Prices start at €20 for 2 adults and 2 kids.

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3.       Cork City Gaol

Visit the Cork City Gaol and learn about the history of Cork its prisoners. Located just outside the city, it’s imposing structure is hard to miss. The audio visual show will help you learn more about the history and lifestyles of 19th century Cork. Prices start at €30 for 2 adults and up to 4 kids. Tickets are available from our front desk.

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4.       The Butter Museum

Check out the Butter Museum in Cork City. It celebrates one of Cork’s greatest success stories of Cork. The Cork Butter Exchange. See the full process from manufacturing to selling and the history of what was the world’s largest butter market. Open Saturdays and Sundays, prices start from €4 for adults and €1.50 for kids.

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5.       Spike Island

Take a trip to Spike Island to experience and learn about the island’s rich history. Over the last 1300 years it has been home to a 7th century Monastery, a 24 acre Fortress, the world’s largest Victorian convict depot as well as centuries of many island homes. Located in Cobh Harbour it is accessible by ferry which is included in the price. Tickets are starting from €49 for 2 adults and 2 kids.

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6.       Shopping

There is plenty to see and do in Cork but if you fancy a bit of shopping you have plenty of options. Mahon Point Shopping Centre is an all in one stop for food, cinema and shopping all under one roof. If you want some more variety check out Cork City and take a walk down the streets and see our many stores on offer. 

We are only scratching the surface looking at things within 20 minutes from the Hotel. There is plenty more to see and do. We have a plenty of brochures available from our front desk and our staff would be more than happy to give you our own favourite spots to go to. Book your Midterm stay now at Cork’s Vienna Woods Hotel.

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