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Rainy Day Activities for Families in Cork

Rainy Day Activities for Families in Cork

If you’re looking for something to do in Cork when it’s raining, our Family Concierge, Edel, has compiled a list of fun activities to spend your day indoors.

Sometimes, here in Cork, we can’t always trust we will have sunny skies. When the rain starts to pour during your getaway there’s no need for it to put a dampener on the family fun. There are lots of activities & attractions to visit in Cork when it begins to rain. Our Family Concierge, Edel, has made a list of her favourite rainy day spots for the family to enjoy.


Airtastic Entertainment Centre

Whether it is 10 pin bowling or a round of mini golf, Airtastic has something for absolutely everyone in the family. Based in Little Island, a 20 minute drive away from Cork International Hotel, Airtastic is Cork’s largest indoor entertainment centre and is perfect for a rainy day. Including all the usual family favourites like arcade games, mini golf & bowling, it is also home to ‘Inflata Park’, where the entire family can jump around an abundance of inflatable activities including Beat The Wall, Demolition Ball, Drop Slides and interactive challenges. They also have a Ninja Park, where you can challenge your family members to a number of different agility activities.

Airtastic also have smaller inflatable activities for the younger kids and also host ASD friendly ‘Quiet-Air’ sessions. For more information see their website here.



Titanic Experience in Cobh

The Titanic Experience in Cobh, one of Cork’s most popular tourist attractions, allows visitors to experience the Titanic’s history and stories. The Titanic Experience is set in the White Star Line Ticket Office, a building with huge historical significant for the family to explore. At this unique spot, guests get a glimpse into the lives of the Irish passengers on board the ship who arrived at the White Star Line Ticket Office on April 11th, 1912. During your visit, you’ll go on a virtual tour aboard the Titanic for her maiden voyage to New York, learn about life on board, and feel the chill of the Titanic sinking with a unique cinematographic experience.

This is perfect for those multi-generation families who want to learn some history about the Titanic.



Crawford Art Gallery

Crawford Art Gallery, Cork

On an rainy afternoon in Cork, why not visit Crawford Art Gallery to see some wonderful art and exhibitions? Crawford Art Gallery, a national cultural institution in the centre of Cork City, is home to both modern and historic visual arts. Over 3,000 works, spanning from 18th century paintings and sculptures to modern installations, are on display at the gallery. The Crawford Art Gallery is an excellent spot to visit while in Cork. They also run a number of different workshops for children. Keep an eye out on their website to see what they have on during your stay in Cork here.

Crawford Art Gallery provides guests with an oasis of serenity and tranquillity in the heart of Cork City. It’s ideal for a day when the rain hits and make sure to visit the delicious café inside as well!


Cork City Gaol 

While the majestic castle-like People viewing Cork City Gaol at sunsetbuilding is today a major and unique visitor attraction, Cork City Gaol once housed 19th century inmates! Visitors gain a fascinating glimpse into day-to-day jail life at a time when the high walls prevented escape and denied law-abiding residents the chance to witness one of Ireland’s best architectural treasures. When guests enter, they are transported to the nineteenth century. Only a 15 minute drive away from Cork International Hotel, Original graffiti on cell walls reveal the innermost feelings of some inmates, while a visually striking audio visual depicts the social history and contrasting lives of 19th century Cork, explaining why some individuals turned to crime.

It is a great way to spend a day when the rain hits and is a fantastic part of Cork’s history.



Blackrock Castle & Observatory Blackrock castle in Cork view of gate and tower

Enjoy an out of this world afternoon with the family at Blackrock Castle & Observatory. On the banks of the River Lee, Blackrock Castle & Observatory is a 16th century castle, that was initially constructed as a watchtower to protect the river’s entry from pirates and other intruders. Today, the Castle is home to Ireland’s first fully interactive Astronomy Centre.

Make a day trip to the Blackrock Castle Observatory for the whole family to enjoy! Enjoy daily planetarium presentations where you can learn about the wonders of the night sky before taking part in Ireland’s first interactive theatre to see the award-winning “The Comet Chaser.” Soak up all of the insights and discoveries about space that are discovered every day, and don’t forget to send a message to Space at the Pan Galactic Station before you go. It is the ideal place for those budding astronomers to be inspired and spend a save sheltered from the rain.


As you can see, there will be no shortage fantastic sights and attractions for the whole family to enjoy come rain or shine. Our Family Concierge is on hand throughout your stay here at Cork International Hotel to help plan your family getaway to Cork.

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