Fota Island Resort is well renowned for its family friendly atmosphere with a whole host of on-site activities and facilities, in addition to the wide range of local visitor attractions, to ensure guests of all ages enjoy a great family hotel break in Ireland.

Camp Fota is an integral part of the resort’s family friendly appeal throughout the peak summer period between 29th June and 28th August.   Camp Fota is the resort’s dedicated summer kids camp catering for children aged 4-12 years but activities would not be suitable for children unders 4 years. The kids camp runs from 10 a.m. until  2.30 p.m. followed by the evening session which runs from 7.30 p.m. until 9.30 p.m. each day excluding Sundays.

Camp Fota Activities

The wide range of Camp Fota activities are sure to cater for a wide range of interests from the sporty to the creative  and also the more educational but what’s guaranteed is plenty of fun and frolics during your family hotel break in Cork. Key activities include soccer, swimming, baking, Nature Trails, movie making, science experiments, treasure hunts, arts and crafts plus lots, lots more.

Evening entertainment is open to resort residents only. Please drop and collect your kids at the Camp Fota Lodge or we can collect them at 7.15 p.m. each evening and drop them back at 9.40 p.m. to the lobby of the 5 star hotel in Cork.

There is also a supervised kids buffet each day (excluding Sunday’s) at 6.30 p.m. in Fota Restaurant. Booking is required which can be done at reception. In addition, the swimming pool in the resort’s luxury spa is open to kids between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. and then again from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.

How to find Camp Fota

Follow footpath, inside hedge, for Courtyard Lodges from front of the hotel towards the Resort’s front gate. At end of footpath cross the road into Lodge complex. Stay to your right until playground then turn left to Aviary Lodges. Kids Camp is located at No. 17.

Camp Fota Entry

  • Residents €10 per child per day (sibling discount €8)
  • Non-Residents €20 per child per day (sibling discount €15)
  • Evening camp for residents only, €10 per child or €15 including supervised buffet, no sibling discounts applicable to evening camp

Important Notes for Grown-Ups

  • All children must be pre-registered for day and night camps in advance at the hotel’s front desk. Remember, early advance booking is advised as places may be restricted dependent on demand.
  • All children need a packed lunch to be brought with them for day activities. If ordering from our hotel kitchen, please advise hotel front desk the evening before so that this will be available for you to collect on the morning of camp. Cost €7
  • Camp Fota is located in Aviary Lodge no. 17. Please drop and collect here. *Swimming days – meet in the hotel lobby and collect in lodge.
  • Please note, all activities are subject to change and may be weather dependent. Thank you for your understanding.

What to bring…

  • packed lunch and drink
  • raincoat / wellies / suncream (weather dependant)
  • swimwear on swim days (armbands, if required)
  • comfortable shoes (everyday)

Download the full Camp Fota brochure by clicking here.