Where do we start? 

East Cork is so crammed with things to do, so here are just a few tasters.
  • Golf Clubs: Cork, Youghal, Fota Island, East Cork and Water Rock
  • Midleton Farmers Market
  • The Jameson Experience (Old Midleton Distillery)
  • The Queenstown Story and Titanic Trail
  • Barryscourt Castle
  • Fota Wildlife Park, Fota House and Gardens

A little nearer to home is Garryvoe village and its blue flag, sandy beach, five minutes drive and maybe have lunch at our sister hotel the Garryvoe Hotel. There is also fishing, water sports, quad biking, the famous Ballymaloe Cookery School and horse-riding all within a few minutes of the hotel. Our reception will be happy to assist you in making arrangements.

Whatever your interests you will find plenty to fascinate and entertain during your Bayview Cork Hotels break! 

Kids Entertainment

Children are spoilt for choice for things to do in the area. The ever-popular Trabolgan is located just 20 minutes drive from Garryvoe Hotel. The sub-tropical pool with a wave maker is a must for all the family and there are many other activities to choose from including archery, abseiling & tennis. Fota Wildlife Park is well worth a visit with a huge variety of animals from all over the world to see including giraffes & zebras.

Just around the corner from the hotel is Bridgefield Buggies which is an outdoor quad safari suitable for all ages. Leahy's Open Farm, situated just 15 minutes from the hotel, is a family run open farm with a large selection of animals to see with playgrounds & picnic areas on site too. Perks Entertainment Centre in Youghal offers ten pin bowling, an adventure play centre, laser, snooker & pool, as well as many more activities. Midleton's Jungle World is a large indoor activity centre perfect for the smaller kiddies, while the Gate Cinema offers all the latest movie releases.

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Shopping & Crafts

Shanagarry Design Centre, located just 5 minutes from Garryvoe Hotel, offers customers a large variety of beautifully crafted pottery, accessories, jewellery, fashion, homeware and gifts. The Centre is also home to six design studios where members of the public will be able to see local artists create their handcrafted pieces. 

In Midleton, you will find the Market Green Shopping Centre, as well as the popular Courtyard Craft & Exhibition Centre which displays local art & crafts and is also home to the popular Silverstone Dimensions, run by an Israeli Sculptor. Midleton Farmers Market, held every Saturday morning, will allow you to sample to best of local produce.

Mahon Point Shopping Centre & Retail Park is just 25 minutes from the hotel and has over 30 shops to choose from. Debenhams, Carraig Donn and Tommy Hilfiger are popular spots as well as the 13 screen Omniplex Cinema.

The Ccourtyard Midleton
Midleton Farmers Market

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