Family activities south east Ireland

Family Activities In South East Ireland - Corderry Farm holiday cottage Glen of Aherlow county Tipperary
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Family activities southeast Ireland

While all the things to discover and do on our website are family friendly, the following are extra special family activities for children visiting southeast Ireland.


Galbally village – 3 miles from Corderry Farm

The village park, just 3 miles from Corderry Farm, has a tennis court (which is free to use – just bring your own ball and rackets) a playground and sports field. These are located behind the Community centre.


Marlhill Open Farm – Only 35 minutes from Corderry Farm

Marlhill open farm is located near New Inn, Cashel, Co. Tipperary, only 10km from Cahir Town. It is designed with a young family in mind.

Marlhill has approximately 300m of outdoor walkway around animal paddocks, covered sandpit, indoor and outdoor climbing frames, mini diggers, pedal go carts and tractors.

Stroll through the aviary and animal housing area with designated feeding and petting times. See rabbits, lambs, piglets, goats, calves, hens, pigeons and donkeys. Watch seasonal activities in action including ploughing, silage, baling hay and calving. Have lots of fun in the playground area.
Visit the outdoor dining area serving both sweet and savoury delights to suit all tastes.


Terra Nova Gardens  – Only 30 minutes from Corderry Farm

Another one of the recommended family activities south east Ireland is Terra Nova Gardens, one of Ireland’s best known small, privately owned gardens and is a firm favourite with garden visitors of all ages. A half-acre that appears so much larger due to the use of weaving pathways, imaginative features and an ingenious use of space, nothing goes to waste here in this lush oasis. Originally a wet, boggy field full of horsetail and rushes, it has been transformed beyond recognition and now features regularly in the media.

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A past winner of the prestigious title of “Best Garden in Ireland”, Terra Nova is dynamic, a space that never stands still. Although it is without doubt, a plant lovers garden, it offers so much more.
There’s magic here and many can feel it. Some find it uplifting, others find it calming and some have even been moved to tears! This garden has a soul, it can’t be explained, it has to be experienced. A happy garden that will make you smile

  •  Fairy Garden

Behind the garden is a fairy fort that has been there for many thousands of years and an even older one once stood where our garden is now. Though the soil was poor the plants grew fast and Terra Nova could feel the fairies working beside us as the garden grew and blossomed. Many strange and wonderful things have happened here over the years and the fairies’ strong presence can be felt by many visitors. Go visit for yourself and feel the magic of Terra Nova. There is also a fairy shop.


Fota Wildlife Park – Only 60 minutes from Corderry Farm

Fota Wildlife Park is a 100-acre wildlife park located on Fota Island, near Carrigtwohill, County Cork, Ireland. Opened in 1983, it is an independently funded, not-for-profit charity that is one of the leading tourism, wildlife and conservation attractions in Ireland.

If you or your children have a favourite animal, Fota Wildlife Park is the perfect place to observe it in a habitat carefully designed to promote biodiversity and encourage natural behaviour.

Children and adults alike will enjoy exploring Fota Wildlife Park aboard the Park Tour Train, and there are  several locations around the park that are ideal for enjoying a picnic or an ice cream. Children of all ages will love to discover the many playgrounds around the Wildlife Park, and you can buy duck food so that they can feed the residents duck.


Leahy’s Open Farm – Only 60 minutes from Corderry Farm

Leahy’s Open Farm caters for the perfect family activities in south east Ireland regardless of the weather. Facilities include indoor and outdoor play areas, a quad and barrel train, real JCB mini diggers, crazy golf, a large climbing frame, adventure trail and a big ‘drop’ slide.

Children will have fun running through the large maze, pedalling indoor and outdoor go-karts and interacting with a huge selection of animals such as the snake, the camel, the mice, the alpaca and much much more.

Food is available in the spacious coffee shop. Or why not grab a cup of coffee while the children play in the new soft indoor Play barn.