Activities for Families in Munster this Mid-Term Break

When it comes to the mid-term break, you're no doubt on the lookout for fun local activities to entertain your family. So with this in mind, we’ve put together some fun activities in Munster to make things a little easier for you this October.

Cork: Fota House and Gardens (and Wildlife Park)

Fota House is a regency style great country house situated in East Cork, restored and conserved by the Irish Heritage Trust. The two walled gardens beside the house have recently been restored and are lovely for a stroll around. Fota has a little something for everyone with tea rooms, perfect surroundings for a family ramble and of course the wildlife park. Who can resist the chance to visit lemurs, giraffes and kangaroos in Cork? Find out more here.

Limerick: Thommand Park Stadium Tour

Limerick is the proud home of Munster Rugby and now you and your family can experience the history of the 'Miracle Men' with a tour of the stadium's museum. 

You can learn more here.

Clare: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

This castle and folk park offers glimpses of both 15th century and 19th century Ireland. The castle is an authentic medieval fortress, built in 1425 and restored in 1954. This mid-term break, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park will be hosting some ‘Spooky Tricks & Scary Treats’ for visitors. You can find out more here.

Tipperary: Glen of Aherlow

If you’re looking for that perfect spot for a family hike in Tipperary, then look no further than the Glen of Aherlow. The scenic destination takes in views of the Galtee Mountains, an expansive valley and the River Aherlow. One of the highlights of the area is the nature park. The park offers a series of loop walking trails, suitable for families complete with information boards about the flora and fauna that are resident in the park.  Click here to learn more.

Kerry: Portmagee

A buzz of excitement hit the south of Ireland in 2016 when it was discovered that Skellig Michael would be a filming spot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Unesco World Heritage Site is just one of the breath-taking spots along Kerry’s portion of the Wild Atlantic Way, but there is a renewed interest in the area thank to the recent hype. Trips to the island depart from Portmagee, a picturesque fishing village that boasts a rich heritage of its own. You can find out more here.

Do you and your family have any plans over the mid-term break? We’d love to hear from you on our Facebook page.