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Family Attractions

A list of fun family activities is available to view or download here

Doneraile Wildlife Park

Doneraile Wildlife Park was named this June 2017 as Ireland’s fourth-most-popular ‘free to enter’ attraction of 2016 by Fáilte Ireland, attracting over 480,000 visitors last year!
The Park comprises approx. 166 hectares and is an outstanding example of 18th Century landscape. The park is a place for all ages & the pathways are generally accessible for people with special needs. Explore the numerous trails and walks as well as a number of deer herds which can be viewed along many of these walks, have a picnic by the lake while watching the swans or letting the kids enjoy the playground.
Distance: 22 km /25mins

The Donkey Sanctuary, Liscarroll

Knockardbane Farm is an Open Farm and it is home to 134 donkeys. This farm is open to the public 365 days a year. There are beautiful walkways to enjoy with stunning scenery and donkeys and mules to admire. There is a Visitor Centre and picnic area on site and welcome over 50,000 visitors per year. Admission and parking are free with a visitor’s ’information Centre with Tea/Coffee machine, picnic area as well as a disabled access and toilet.

Distance: 19.2 km/20mins


Ballyhoura Region

Charleville Park Hotel is delighted to be in the heart of the ballyhoura region, with so much to offer from idyllic walks, fabulous views, mountain biking trails and much more. Click here to see all thats on offer in the Ballyhoura region.

Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park, part of the Zoological Society of Ireland, is located on 100 acres at Fota Island 10km east of Cork City and has an annual attendance of 440,000 visitors. It is currently the second largest visitor attraction in Ireland outside of Leinster.
A definite must visit for all families. No ordinary zoo, here you can come face to face with free roaming animals and birds.

Distance: 76 km/1hr 10mins


Charleville Town Park

Just a short walk from the hotel, it’s ideal for the kids complete with Playground for babies/ toddlers up to old children. Some of the features include swings, seesaw, 2 storey play house, play train, hop scotch, play cars, slide, swing baskets and climbing frame.

Older children may enjoy playing football or basketball in the Astroturf pitch.

Distance: 2 kms/3mins