Things To Do

at Midleton Park

Things To Do in East Cork:

There are so many things to see and do, here are just a few.
 

Things To Do For Families in East Cork:

Midleton:

The market town of Midleton is only a few minutes walk from the Hotel and is full of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.

Fota Wildlife (15 mins):

A fun day out for the whole family, Fota Wildlife Park is located on 100 acres at Fota Island Resort.

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. 

Check out our Fota Family Package which includes B&B, Dinner & Tickets to Fota Wildlife Park for 2 adults and 2 kids.

Leahy's Open Farm (15 mins):

One of East Cork's most recommended family activities, Leahy's Open Farm offers a selection of fun things to see and do, both indoor and outdoor, for the whole family.

Check out our Leahy's Open Farm Package which includes B&B, Dinner & Tickets to Leahy's Open Farm for 2 adults and 2 kids.

Beaches:

East Cork is lucky to have some of Ireland's finest Blue Flag Beaches as well as hidden gems dotted along the coast. Within 30 minutes drive of the Hotel, you will be able to access numerous stunning beaches. For a full list of beaches, click here.

 

Things To Do For Couples & Solo Stayers:

Midleton:

The market town of Midleton is only a few minutes walk from the Hotel and is full of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.

Midleton Farmers Market (5 mins):

Midleton has its own Farmers Market every Saturday from 10am to 1:30pm and is one of the best in the country. It is located just a short walk from the Hotel in a park next to Hurley's Super Valu and has a fine selection of local food producers.

The Jameson Experience (5 mins):

The Jameson Experience tour includes a fully guided tour of the original Distillery, a comparative whiskey tasting and a complimentary Jameson signature drink. Highlights along the way include a visit to the largest copper pot still in the world, a tour of the Micro-Distillery and a stroll through a live maturation warehouse. Tours take place daily at 11am, 1pm, 2.30pm and 4.15pm. Duration 1 hour, 15 minutes.

Check out our Jameson Experience Package which includes B&B, Dinner & Tickets to Jameson Distillery Experience Tour for 2 people.

Spike Island Tours (20 mins):

In the last 1300 years Spike Island has been host to a 6th century Monastery, a 24 acre Fortress, the largest convict depot in the world in Victorian times and centuries of island homes. Today the island is dominated by the 200 year old Fort Mitchel, the star shaped Fortress which became a prison holding over 2300 prisoners.  Take the scenic ferry ride from Kennedy Pier, Cobh, and enjoy a fully guided tour of our island and fortress, and relax in our cafe and picnic areas.  Get captured in the history and mystery of this magical heritage island.

Check out our Spike Island Tour Package which includes B&B, Dinner & Tickets to Jameson Distillery Experience Tour for 2 people.

Cliff Walks & Hikes:

The East Cork coastline has a fantastic selection of walks, trails and hikes of all difficulties. Just ask our team at Reception for their recommendations.

Golf:

East Cork Golf Club is just a few minutes drive from the Hotel. If you fancy a round, we offer discounted rates to our guests. Just ask our team at Reception to contact the Golf Club.

Ballymaloe House & Cookery School (15 mins):

Located in nearby Shanagarry, visit the restaurant, food shop or take a weekday cookery course at the world famous Ballymaloe Cookery School - afternoon cookery demonstrations weekdays 2pm-5pm. The Cookery School Gardens include an ornamental fruit garden, a vegetable garden, a shell house, a maze, an herb garden and an herbaceous border.

Cobh (20 Mins):

This is one of the largest natural harbours in the world and some of the biggest cruise liners in the world dock here and are a sight to behold. On certain dates family events are held to welcome the arrival of the cruise liners. The annual Cobh Regatta in August is also a great event. Visit the Annie Moore statue - the first immigrant to disembark at Ellis Island. A visit to the amazing Cobh Cathedral is a must.