Perfect Family Adventure

Spike Island – the perfect family adventure this Mid-Term Break.

If you’re on the lookout for an exciting and memorable experience to enjoy together as a family this Mid-Term Break, look no further! At Spike Island, one of the country’s leading visitor attractions, we are open all this week for an island adventure the whole family will enjoy.

Prepare to step back in time at Ireland’s infamous prison island as you explore the fascinating history of Spike Island. From its origins as a monastic settlement to its role as a fortress and later a prison, the island holds centuries of stories waiting to be uncovered.

For families seeking a unique day out, Spike Island offers a range of activities to suit all ages. Sail across one of the world’s largest natural harbours where you might spot all kinds of maritime wildlife such as seals, seabirds and the occasional dolphins, before embarking on a guided tour with one of our expert guides.

At Spike Island, family fun is guaranteed with activities such as our Kid’s History Quiz Trail and Fairy Fortress Trail as well as our many interactive exhibitions and museums. There is also a cafe and gift shop on site as well as a children’s playground. It’s the perfect way to keep the kids entertained this half-term.

Beyond its historical significance, Spike Island is a haven of natural beauty. Be sure to embark on one of our scenic walking trails and take in the breathtaking views of Cork Harbour.

Sailings depart from Cobh – just a short journey from Cork City – daily this February Mid Term Break, be sure to book your tickets in advance to secure your spot and avoid disappointment. Whether you’re a history buff, an adventure seeker, or simply looking for a day of family fun, Spike Island promises an unforgettable experience for all.