Official tourism website for Cork, Ireland

Play Trail

Kids are VIPs in Cork this summer!

Calling all kids! Cork's Playful Culture trail is inviting you to embrace the summer by visiting lots of Cork city's museums, galleries and attractions along with our lovely green spaces. We have created lots of fun activity sheets to help kids explore the city’s culture and heritage spaces, with colouring activities, scavenger hunts and much more!

Pick up the goodie bag filled with colouring pencils, a Pure Cork pencil, a themed bookmark and the Playful Culture Trail Map at the museums, galleries and attractions. Each museum you visit will then give you their unique activity sheet, just bring your goodie bag everywhere you go to collect them all and tick off the list of playful things to do!

Kids are VIPs in Cork this summer. Make sure to pick up your VIP sticker from attraction and hotel receptions.

"Hi, my name is Bláithín (Blaw - heen). I am a common lizard and Ireland’s only native reptile. I love to lie in the grass and pretend I’m a little flower because that’s what my name means. You’ll mostly find me in September when it’s warm but this summer you can find me all over Cork!

I’m going to join you as you explore Cork’s culture trail so use your map to find me in lots of Cork’s green spaces and parks. Also make sure to keep an eye out for me at every museum, art gallery and even in some coffee shops and hotels. I'm hiding everywhere! Can't wait to meet you!"

Download Play Trail Map

Fairies and Superheroes Weekend

Dress your kids up as fairies or superheroes as they explore the Playful Culture Trail on 28-30 August and they could win a fantastic prize!

Simply post a photo on social media tagging #LetsPlayCork to enter.

The winner will win an ultimate play day out in Cork city for 2 children and 2 adults, with entry to 4 attractions of their choice, a mini tea party with hot chocolate and pastries for the children and coffee for the parents at St Peters Cork and a €50 Vibes and Scribes voucher. Competition ends on th 30th August and winners will be notified thereafter.

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