Family Things to Do in West Cork

Helping you plan your perfect family stay in West Cork

Bantry is the perfect family getaway destination and let us help you plan some activities for the whole family to get involved in throughout your stay.

Smugglers Cove Crazy Golf

Located in Rosscarbey, it has 18 holes of fun for all the family and as its surface is on the latest astro turf, so it’s not weather dependant. Everything else has been kept as natural as possible with timber posts, red brick paths, local stone, a wooden bridge, oak barrels and even wooden treasure chests. Every hole has an easy and hard way to play it so it is suitable for all the family. See here for more.

Waterfall Alpaca Farm

Nestled in the heart of West Cork, Waterfall Farm is steeped in history with its own Bronze Age Stone Row, the 16th Century Castle nearby and sites of historical interest all around. It is a haven of peace and tranquility and home to some very special animals. Guided walks and meeting the animals up close are available by prior arrangement. They have cats, dogs, ducks, chickens, miniature donkeys, giant rabbits and of course Alpacas. Adults and kids alike will be amazed at the beauty and wonder of this farm. For more info click here.

Model Railway Village

Located in Clonakilty, see the hand-made model of West Cork towns. In scale 24:1, it’s possible to tour all the towns in one hour. Watch the G-scale model trains in motion or take a ride on the unique road train from the model village to Clonakilty Town and district. Then finish off your tour with a cup of tea in an authentic dining car. The village also has a children’s indoor playroom and outdoor play area. For more information visit

Mizen Head

A visit to Mizen Head is essential for a family day out. This is an award winning Maritime Museum and Heritage Attraction. From the visitor centre, there is a 10 minute walk along a path and down the 99 steps which lead you to the arched bridge and the signal station. Each room of the Mizen Experience is dedicated to a fascinating aspect of things pertaining to the Mizen. The whole family will come away amazed. See here for more information

Bantry Cinema

Sometimes you just need to sit back and relax which is exactly what Bantry’s Cinemax will allow you to do. If you encounter a rainy day why not retreat to the cinema with your family and watch a brand new cinema in stunning quality while having some snacks. Located just 200 metres from the Maritime Hotel it is ideally placed. For more information visit

Prince August Toy Soldier Factory

Stop into the Toy Soldier Factory and Visitor Centre near Macroom for a fun and memorable day out for all the family. They offer workshops which include casting, painting or assembling your own Toy Soldier or Fairy. It is literally a kids dream destination and if you want to treat the kiddies make sure to stop off here. For more information visit

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