Fun Family Things To Do In Cork

Indoors or out, there’s a world of adventures to discover when you stay at Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City.

Hotel Activities

Swim

Our leisure centre has an amazing 20m pool plus a separate children’s pool for littler ones. Children are welcome in the pool area until 7pm daily and a family changing cubicle is available.

Kids Club

Our free Crafty Kids Club runs during school holidays with a fantastic programme of activities for children aged 4 – 12.

Outdoor Adventures

Fota Wildlife Park

Unlike any ordinary zoo, whenever possible the animals roam free, mixing with other species and us humans! Fota Wildlife Park is just a short drive from Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City and consistently voted one of Irelands best visitor attractions.

Cork Sea Safari

If you and your family are a fan of the outdoors, and you’re keen to get some fresh air Cork Sea Safari have some great harbour tours that are full of adventure and excitement.

Indoor Fun

Because Ireland is Ireland, and it very often rains in this beautiful part of the world, we need to provide a contingency plan to keep the family entertained during your trip to the beautiful South West. The Lifetime Lab in Cork provides an interactive exhibition into the world of science and a whole host of other activities that will keep the minds of your little ones occupied for hours! Alternatively, the CIT Blackrock Observatory has ongoing exhibitions throughout the year that will teach people of all ages about the universe in an exciting and engaging environment. While we’re on the subject of teaching, the Cork Butter Exchange and Museum is a great place to learn about the history of Irish butter.

If it’s activity you’re after, then the Rollerjam in Ballincollig will be perfect for all those that enjoy roller skating – suitable for the whole family! Monkey Maze is also an ideal location if you have younger kids that you would like to keep occupied. It’s Europe’s largest indoor activity centre and is a real hit with the kid’s in Cork.

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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 maldronhotels.com or maldronhotelshandoncorkcity.com. 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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