There’s so many great opportunities for family days out within the Ballyhoura region. Why not visit Terra Nova Fairy Gardens and let their imaginations run wild as they explore the Hobbit House. For the animal lovers, a visit to the Donkey Sanctuary in Mallow is sure to be a big hit. The scenic terrain of Ballyhoura is also perfect for horse & pony trekking. There’s lots of routes to choose from for families of different ages and experience. For bigger kids, there’s loads to choose from too! If they have a need for speed, treat them to an afternoon at Delta Karting. For your water babies, there’s loads of activities at Ballyhass Lakes. From kayaking, their inflatable water park, paddleboarding and wakeboarding, there’s something for everyone.
For the nature lovers, look no further than Ballyhoura country for nature trails, hikes and scenic loop walks to take in all the sights and sounds of this unique countryside. For the experienced hiker, take on the challenge of Ballyhoura’s highest point on Seefin mountain and take the Blackrock Loop. If you prefer an easier pace, we recommend the walk along Keale River, perfect for small families. For a relaxing afternoon, visit Doneraile Park. Explore the 166 acres of landscaped parkland and see if you can spot any deer that call the park home.
These are just a few of our top picks that can be found in Ballyhoura country, all less than 90 minutes drive from the hotel. For more information on all the great attractions, visit their website: https://visitballyhoura.com/