1. Family Adventure

Perfectly situated on the banks of the island within the natural environment of Fota Island Resort, Fota Island Adventure is exactly what you’re looking for when it comes to a day of excitement. Enjoy a fun filled afternoon with the family with two hours of family adventure which includes a combination of bushcraft, find the sniper, shelter building, obstacle course and target archery.


Family Adventure Children's Activites

2. Cabin Fever

Enjoy quality time together working as a team to solve the riddles, puzzles and games. Your objective is to release the equipment boxes, then pop outside the cabin to enjoy the spoils of victory around a campfire you have created.

Cabin Fever is typically a two hour adventure, the longer it takes you to solve the puzzles the less time you have to spend around the campfire. This is not an escape room, your family will at no stage be locked in the cabin and there will be an instructor on site to help if you get stuck.


3. Explore The Fairy Trail

Located a short walk from the hotel & lodges you will find our woodland fairy trail. A magical pathway that winds through a dense forest, enchanting visitors with its natural beauty and whimsical charm.  As you wander along the trail, you’ll come across delicate wildflowers blooming in vibrant colours, their sweet fragrance filling the air.

Our woodland fairy trail is a place where nature and magic intertwine, creating a space that sparks joy, wonder, and a deep connection to the natural world. It’s a delightful escape from reality, where the presence of fairies is felt in every rustle of leaves and every ray of sunlight that filters through the trees.


4. Discover Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park is one of Ireland’s top ten visitor attractions and a perfect place to visit for people of all ages. Fota Wildlife Park is not like an ordinary zoo. Wherever possible the park  have chosen animals that thrive in a free-range environment, which allows them to roam free, while mixed with other species and with us human visitors! These species are also able to adjust to the Irish Climate.

The animals themselves make the choice of seeking shelter when necessary. In some cases, for example the giraffes, only a barrier separates visitors from the animals but this is always unobtrusive and does not reduce the animals’ quality of life.

Located in close proximity to our 5 star Cork hotel, Fota Wildlife Park has now opened the first Cheetah Run in Ireland. This device makes the cheetahs work for their food by suspending it on a wire that travels 10 feet off the ground, at approximately 65km/h. Cheetahs by their very nature, will not work for their food if they do not have to. So in an effort to exercise them, and as part of their enrichment program, Fota Wildlife Park have installed this device. You can see the cheetahs being fed in their run daily at 12.00pm.


5. Spend A Morning In Fota House & Gardens

Fota House was designed by 19th-century architects Richard and William Morrison. From the beautifully proportioned rooms with exquisite plasterwork to the preserved service wing and kitchens, Fota House offers visitors an intimate look at how life was lived in the past, whether as a servant or as a member of the gentry. Our painting collection is considered to be one of the finest collections of landscape painting outside the National Gallery of Ireland and includes works by William Ashford PRHA, Robert Carver, Jonathan Fisher and Thomas Roberts.

Our wonderful Fota team and local volunteers who are passionate about the house and its history will entertain you with stories of the people who lived at Fota and the servants who worked there. You can also visit the fascinating award-winning Victorian Working Garden which has been brought back to life. This includes the beautiful orchard, pit houses and working glasshouses. It once supplied the house with fruit and vegetables and it is now buzzing with activity with volunteers propagating and growing produce and plants to support the property. The Victorian Working Garden is open Monday – Friday and most Sundays from March to September where you can wander about and take it all in. You can check the Sunday opening with our Welcome desk. Guided tours are available by arrangement.

The Irish Heritage Trust, an independent charity, took responsibility for Fota House & Gardens in 2007. In 2016 Fota House achieved full museum accreditation from the Heritage Council under their Museum Standards Programme. This award recognised the high standards the house has set in recent years, including the care and maintenance of its collection and its conservation efforts.


7. Munster Tennis Hub

For any couples, families or groups of friends that enjoy a game of tennis, The Munster Tennis Hub is proud to have their home at Fota Island Resort, located in the midst of the peaceful woodland setting and comprising of two all weather floodlit AstroTurf courts. Whether you enjoy playing for fun or are a competitive enthusiast, The Munster Tennis Hub at Fota Island Resort provides you with the ultimate platform to improve your game, boost your fitness levels and meet others who share your passion for the sport. The courts can be rented for 1hour 15 minutes free of charge for Tennis Members & Resort guests, rackets & balls are available on-site from our Front Office team.