Fun Playgrounds in Cork to Take the Kids to

Jill Holtz

October 20, 2020

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Children’s playgrounds are in almost every town in Co. Cork so you can be sure that you are never far away from one. Most of them are enclosed modern playgrounds equipped with swings, slides, climbing frames etc. Here are some of our favourite playgrounds in Cork:

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Heading to the playground with your child for some fresh air is always a fun thing to do, especially if you can combine it with a walk or a visit to a cafe afterwards.

Fun Playgrounds In Cork To Take The Kids To

Bantry Playground

Bantry Playground is a nice playground with swings, slides, and other fun equipment. You can park in front of the playground away from the main road.

Cobh Playground

Cobh Playground, located behind the train station, is a relatively new playground with lots of fun play equipment, suitable for kids of all ages.

Carrigaline Playground

Carrigaline Playground has plenty of space, good range of equipment and caters for both younger and older kids.

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Douglas Playground

At Douglas Playground you’ll find a zipline, climbing frames, swings and slides. The playpark is enclosed with a fence, and surrounded by green space for a run about afterwards.

Farran Forest Park Playground

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There is a fun playground at Farran Forest Park with swings, slides and bouncers. Afterwards you can enjoy The Enclosure Trail (1.1km) that takes you around the perimeter of the deer enclosure and duck pond.

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Fitzgerald Park in Cork

Ashley recommended Fitzgerald Park in Cork, she says, “The playground is phenomenal. Lots of sensory things and a huge wooden castle structure with ladders, bridges and slides. Its location is beautiful and the park has a cafe. Perfect for families.”

Glenbower Playground and Woods

Located at the entrance of Glenbower Woods, the Glenbower Playground is best for smaller kids (under 7) with swings, seesaws and small slides. The woods are also fun to explore and include a fairy trail.

Kanturk Playground, Cork

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“Kanturk has a great playground with Springers, Agility Equipment, Playhouses, Swings, Roundabouts, Sculptures, Sand & Water Play and Multi-Play Units”, says Dad Nigel.

Kinsale Playground

Kinsale Playground, located in the middle of Kinsale, has plenty of fun play equipment such as slides, climbing frames and swings.

Schull Playground

Schull Playground overlooks the harbour so you can enjoy the views while kids enjoy playing on the equipment which includes a whale, helicopter, windsurfer springer, swings and a slide. Plenty of parking nearby.

Skibbereen Playground

You’ll find swings, slides, seesaws and climbing frames at Skibbereen Playground along with green areas perfect for running around. There is plenty of parking nearby.

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