February mid-term break is almost here! Whether it is a two-day or a week-long break, it makes for the perfect excuse to spend some quality time with your kids. 

As the days get longer, it’s time to get the kids out of the house, away from the screens, and head outdoors to keep them occupied. We bet you don’t want your kids saying those THREE words, ‘I AM BORED’! There’s lots to do in and around Cork. All you have to do is, plan it right. 

To make it easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of 5 family-friendly mid-term break activities for a fun day out with kids below: 

  • Zipit Forest Adventures, Farran Woods
    Embrace nature in its truest forms in 2024, with February fun amidst the treetops at Zipit Forest Adventures in Farran Woods, Cork. With 5 circuits, each having multiple activities and 3 hours of unlimited fun, Zipit is fit for anyone aged 7 years and above. Located just a 20-minute drive from the city, you can enjoy panoramic views from the treetops, and zipline through the forest and if luck be, you’d spot some deer too. So, why not start the mid-term break with your kids in a wild and wonderful way?
    Check the opening hours, and availability and book your tickets at www.zipit.ie.
  • Ballincollig Regional Park
    As the days get longer, so should the walks amidst the serene woods. If you’d like to take a stroll in the lap of nature and enjoy a peaceful day out with the kids, Ballincollig Regional Park is a must.
    Located on the South Bank of River Lee, the regional park has ample parking space,  playing pitches, woodland trails, picnic areas and walkways. It is a popular playground, suitable for all ages, young and old alike.  
  • FOTA Wildlife
    One of the major attractions in Ireland, FOTA Wildlife Park hosts a fascinating and wide array of plants and animals in a free-range environment, allowing them to roam freely and sustain themselves in their natural habitat.
    Suitable for all age groups, it is close to the FOTA House, allowing a fun day out with kids, and exploring the wildlife at your own pace. It is advised to book the tickets in advance to avoid any disappointments.  
  • Airtastic Entertainment Centre
    From bowling, min-golf, inflata and ninja parks, Airtastic is fun for one and all. Located just 800m from the Little Island train station, it’s easily accessible. If you are looking for fun-filled indoor activities for a few hours, Airtastic is the place. Fill your belly with delicious food after the fun from NY Kitchen, offering a choice of food and beverage options.  
  • A trip to West Cork
    Well known as ‘A Place Apart’, West Cork surely sets the pace for nature in the Southwest corner of Ireland. Starting from Kinsale, going through the three rugged peninsulas, towards the Wild Atlantic Way, a trip down the road with family is worth it. 

From history, and scenic views to the wildlife, West Cork has it all. The area houses an abundance of family friend walks. Glengarrif Woods Nature Reserve, Scilly Walk, Summercove Charles Fort in Kinsale, Clifftop Walk, and Beara Peninsula, are to name a few. 

Mid-term break calls for making memories with your family. So, why not make the best of them?