Cork hotel with a kids club: Maldron Shandon Cork City

Our family friendly hotel with dedicated Kids’ Club offers a variety of fully supervised fun filled activities to make your child’s stay a memorable one! Our younger guests may avail of a varied choice of activities each day to keep them entertained including arts and crafts, movie time and much more!

Here at the Maldron Hotel Cork we are dedicated to making the ultimate holiday memories for the whole family! For our active younger guests we offer the Crafty Kids with our compliments, guaranteed to be a big hit with everyone.
During the school holidays our Crafty Kids club will be available to join each evening and will provide a range of amusing activities such as face painting, Movie night with popcorn, colouring competition, “Tricky Trev” balloon making puppet and magician show to name but a few!
We do vary the schedule to suit the preferences of the children present and the schedule does change daily. Our Crafty Kids Club is most suited to children from age 4 to 12 and registration takes place at reception before you head to our dedicated crafty kids room on the mezzanine level. Please note that the kids camps are seasonal, subject to availability and do require a minimum of 5 kids to run so please ensure to pre-book your child’s place today before your next family holiday!
Meanwhile, in Bells Bar or Grain & Grill Restaurant, Mum and Dad can relax and unwind, confident in the knowledge that their children are having a fun filled time!
Crafty Kids is the perfect addition to any family break, so go ahead and book one of our family rooms today!

Activities vary to suit the preferences of the children on the day and can include:

  • Face painting
  • Movie night with popcorn
  • Colouring competition
  • “Tricky Trev” balloon making puppet & magician show
  • Musical games
  • Arts & crafts
  • Crafty Kids storytelling
  • Play doh & painting

Crafty Kids is lots of fun for 4-12 year olds. Little ones under 4 can take part too but they’ll need to be supervised by a parent or guardian. Register at reception before you head to our dedicated Crafty Kids room on the mezzanine level.

Please note supervised Crafty Kids Club is seasonal, subject to availability and require a minimum of 5 children to run so please pre-book your child’s place before your next family holiday.

Kids Club Dates

Crafty Kids Club at Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City operates during major school holidays. We are running many different activities over the Easter break, for more information view our schedule below.

Easter Break Schedule

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Common Questions

  • Can I cancel or amend my booking?

    Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork CIty offers free cancellation up to 2.00pm on the day of arrival for almost all reservations made on or Some special offers and key dates may specify a special cancellation policy, these will be clearly outlined in the terms & conditions.

    Reservations booked on third party websites and online travel agents have their own cancellation policies, please refer to your confirmation email.

  • Does the hotel have a pool?

    We have some of the finest leisure facilities in Cork! Guests enjoy full use of our Club Vitae leisure centre with fully equipped gym, 20m swimming pool, separate kids pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.

  • Is car parking available at the hotel?

    Our guests can avail of special discounted rates at Carroll’s Quay Car Park, located only 3 minutes’ walk from the hotel. Please arrive at reception to check-in and we can provide these tickets to you.

    On-street metered parking is available in the immediate locality and there are a very limited number of parking spaces at the hotel allocated on first come, first served basis. Read full details of parking at Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City options and current rates.

  • Does the hotel have WiFi?

    Yes, Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City is pleased to offer complimentary WiFi in all public areas and bedrooms.

  • What times is food served?

    grain & grill restaurant serves breakfast 7.00am to 10.30am Monday to Friday and 8.00am to 11.00am weekends and bank holidays. Dinner is served daily in grain & grill restaurant from 6.00pm until 9.00pm. Lunch menus are also available for groups but do need to be reserved in advance.

    Bells Bar served coffees and pastries from 10.30am to 12.30pm daily and full bar food menu from 12.30pm to 9.30pm.

    Outside of these times we have 24 hour sandwich and pizza menu available from room service.

  • What is the history of the hotel?

    Constructed in 1720, our building was the North Infirmary Hospital serving the people of Cork until its closure in 1987. After period of dereliction it was converted into a hotel and subsequently acquired and upgraded to the 4 star Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City. Read more of our history here.

  • How far is Cork city centre?

    We are located in the historic Shandon district of downtown Cork. The famous Cork Opera House is just across the River Lee with St Patrick’s Street a short stroll beyond.

  • Will my credit card be charged at time of booking?

    Bookings require a credit card for guarantee only unless otherwise stated. For some special offers and specific dates, full payment is required at time of booking but these terms will be outlined in the special offer terms & conditions. For all rooms that are being paid for in cash must be accompanied with Photographic Id. No rooms will be let unless payment is guaranteed.


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