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Family Day's Out in Cork

The Great National Commons Inn Hotel is situated in a perfect location on New Mallow Road, just 10 minutes from Cork City Centre. The County Cork areas have a lot to offer for all families with plenty of activities to do and things to see.

Rumley’s Open Farm

Rumley’s Open Farm consists of over 20 acres of farmland, located in Waterfall, just 25 minutes from Great National Commons Inn Hotel. Make contact with a wide range of both farm and exotic animals whilst enjoying the panoramic views surrounding the countryside. See the large collection of birds in their aviaries, say hello to the rabbits in the Rabbit Village, plenty of kid’s activities available, eat inside the farm’s café, visit the beautiful ponds and the Lemur climbing enclosure. For a great family day out, Rumley’s Open Farm is well worth visiting with your family.

Prices: €10.00 per person | Children (under 2 years) – Free | Family Day Pass – 2 adults + 1 children €30.00,, 2 adults + 2 children €37.00, 2 adults + 3 children €46.00,2 adults + 4 children €55.00
Extra adult/child €9.00, OAP €8.00

Opening Times: Monday - Sunday 11am-6pm
Opening times vary during the year, check out Rumley's website for updates. 

Address: Rumley’s Open Farm, Liberty Hill, Waterfall, County Cork, Ireland.
Phone: +353 (0) 21 4885122 or +353 (0) 86 2613262

Zipit Forest Adventures

Zipit Forest Adventures is a fantastic family day outing, located in Farran Forest Park, just 30 minutes from Great National Commons Inn Hotel. Farran Forest Park has ample car-parking, toilets and a playground.

Prices: Age 15+ €29.00 | Age 12-14 years €24.00 | Age 9-11 years €22.00 | Age 7-8 years €15.00

Opening Times: March, April, May, October, November – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm or 7:00 pm (May). Monday to Friday, open for group bookings. Open mid-term breaks, Easter and Bank Holidays | June, July, August – Open 7 days a week 10:00 am to late | September – Open Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm | January & December – Course closed

Last admissions – Final initiation session 3 hours before closing (allow 3-4 hours to complete relevant circuits)  

Phone: +353 (0) 51 858008. E-mail: 

National Kart Centre Cork

Experience the fun, exciting karting and drift-karting, the only indoor drift karting centre in Europe, located at Marina Commercial Park, just 15 minutes from Great National Commons Inn Hotel.

Prices: Karting 15 Minutes €20.00, 20 Minutes €25.00, 30 Minutes €30.00 | Endurance Race – Price on request, minimum 20 people | Grand Prix €50.00 per person, minimum 10 people | Monster Grand Prix €75.00 per person, minimum 15 people | Drift Karting 15 Minutes €25.00, 20 Minutes €35.00, 30 Minutes €45.00

National Kart Centre caters for kids aged 8 upwards and corporate events. Minimum height 5’2.

Kids Club Prices: 10 Minutes €12.00, 15 Minutes €15.00, 20 Minutes €20.00 | Family Pass – 1 adult + 2 kids €50.00, 1 adult + 3 kids €65.00, 1 adult + 4 kids €80.00, 2 adults + 2 kids €70.00, 2 adult + 3 kids €85.00, 2 adult + 4 kids €100.00

Address: National Kart Centre, Marina Commercial Park, County Cork, Ireland.
Phone: +353 (0) 21 4316844

Monkey Maze Activity Centre

Monkey Maze Activity Centre is Europe’s largest indoor activity centre and party venue in Cork, just 15 minutes from our GN Commons Inn Hotel.

Kids aged 11 years upwards can enjoy the adventurous play maze with tunnels, slides, ball cannons and much more fun entertainment at Monkey Maze Activity Centre. There’s a soft play area for younger children and toddlers. The activity centre caters for birthday parties, school tours and other group outings.

Prices: Mid-week (Monday to Friday) €5.00, Weekend (Saturday & Sunday) €7.50, Not valid on Bank Holidays

Party Prices: Selection of Sweet & Crisps €11.50 per child, Healthy Option €12.50 per child, Hot Food €13.50 per child

Mid-Week Party Offer: Sweet & Crisps €10.00 per child, Healthy Option €11.00 per child, Hot Food €12.00 per child

Opening Times: 7 days a week – 10:00am to 6:30pm | Café 10:00am to 6:30pm

Address: Monkey Maze Activity Centre, Glanmire, County Cork, Ireland.
Phone: +353 (0) 21 4820674.

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Escape to Dursey Island, Mizen Head and Old Head of Kinsale for your Wild Atlantic Way adventures.

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Several exciting activities are available near the hotel such as golf, equestrian, cycling, fishing and more.

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Explore attractions such as Fota Wildlife Park, Camden Fort Meagher, Cork City Gaol plus much more.  

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