Visitor Attraction Discounts
Our Guest Wristbands now give you a unique discount to visit the best very visitor attractions in Cork and West Waterford!
To get the summer season off to an exciting start, Quality Hotel Youghal have been working with the superb range of visitor attractions in the region to give guests even better value holiday breaks!
Since 2018, guests visiting the Resort have been issued with a wristband so that they can avail of all the amenities. For 2019, our tourism colleagues at all the following visitor attractions have very kindly agreed to offer Quality Hotel Youghal guests a special discount, simply by presenting their wristbands on entry to their amenity!
The line-up of businesses taking part in this initiative include some of the most popular and family friendly attractions in Ireland! The details of these can be found below, with direct links to their own websites.
For animal lovers, Fota Wildlife Park, Leahy’s Open Farm and Ardmore Open Farm offer visitors close and personal viewings of all kinds of creatures from lions to bunny rabbits, and from rhinos to pet farm animals – along with rides, play areas and much more, including the chocolate factory at Leahy’s!
Sea adventures are catered for with a great choice of water activities to choose from. A gentle cruise down the majestic Blackwater River with Blackwater Cruises highlights the tranquility of the ancient river and its natural beauty. For the more adventuresome, Ardmore Adventures offer visitors sea kayaking, archery, paddle boarding and abseiling. Finally, how about hiring a self-drive boat to check out Cork Harbour? Cork Harbour Boat Hire offer visitor a range of options with something for everyone, both fast and slow! Tours range from one hour to three and four hour adventure tours.
The history of the region is truly fascinating and there are several amazing historic tours, sites and museums to visit. Starting in Youghal, a visit to the recently restored Clock Gate is a must, where storytellers will help you see Youghal in a new light. A Walking Tour of this historic walled port is also available with the Town Crier, Clifford Winser, who will fill you in on fascinating historic facts. Traditional Irish music, song, dance & storytelling entertainment is also available in Youghal, with Comhaltas Seisiún Brú na Sí. For less traditional entertainment, the Regal Cinema is well worth a visit. Originally opened in the summer of 1936, the Regal has recently been extensively transformed. Retaining much of its heritage & history, the cinema now has added modern comforts including a wine bar and cafe. Finally, a MUST for some great family entertainment in Youghal is a visit to Perks Family Entertainment Centre. At 70,000 square feet, Perks is one of the largest indoor funfair entertainment centres in Ireland. Perfect for a rainy day, the centre includes a large selection of rides, games, attractions and the amazing Showboat Casino.
Moving a little west, a visit to Cobh is highly advised. Again, a unique maritime heritage can be found in this colourful town. Cobh, formerly Queenstown, was the chief port of immigration from Ireland to the new world and the last port of call for the Titanic on her maiden voyage. This history of the town is recounted at the Queenstown Story at the Cobh Heritage Centre. The Titanic Trail is another excellent option that brings visitors on a tour of the town, recounting the history of Cobh as well as the story of this ill-fated ship. For those who would like to like to experience what it would have been like to be a passenger on the Titanic, visit the Titanic Experience!
The newest visitor attraction in the region – and one that has received world renown already, is Spike Island. Spike Island has been home to a 6th Century monastery, a 24 acre fortress, and a 21st Century prison with an amazing history in-between. Ireland’s Alcatraz would only describe a small part of it! A visit to Spike involves a boat trip from Kennedy Pier in Cobh and is highly recommended. Booking is advised. While you are still in Cobh, you might like to attempt a prison break yourself- which you can do by visiting Escape Cobh One final escape may be on the cards for parents who would like a brief respite from the kids! Jungle World in Midleton also offer our guests a special discount, so set them loose at Jungleworld to ensure a good night sleep with tired kiddies!