When exploring a vibrant city, it can be challenging finding alcohol-free activities that would make a staycation worthwhile. That’s why we have teamed up with our guest relations team to present five ‘Dry January’ options for you to enjoy in Cork.


Bowling & Pool at The Mardyke

Nothing like friendly (or not so friendly) competition amongst friends to make the most of your night in Cork. Although there is a vast drinks selection on hand, The Woolshed is perfect if you just want a gaming night with your friends with both state of the art bowling lanes and a selection of modern billiard tables to choose from.


Axe Throwing

For more of an exhilarating experience, why not try a more unusual activity guaranteed to get your heart pumping! Located in the heart of the city, American Axe Throwing is Cork’s first and only axe throwing range that is also equipped with a stress-evaporating smash room. Available on your own or as a group, this unique concept is sure to act as an exciting alcohol-free day out.


Cork History

When visiting the rebel county, it would be a shame to not view some of the historical landmarks across the city. Founded in the 16th century, this city has a long and unique past that you can see first-hand. Whether it’s kissing the Blarney Stone, investigating the walls at Elizabeth Fort, immersing yourself in the interactive experience at Nano Nagle Place or playing a tune on the iconic Shandon Bells, the city is a haven for history buffs.


Afternoon Tea

Whether you are a traveling guest looking to stay close or a local looking for a delicious treat, afternoon tea at The Kingsley is the perfect option. Available in our K Lounge, our talented culinary team prepares a delightful selection of pastries, cakes, scones and more to delight and excite your tastebuds. Sit back and savour with stunning views of Cork’s iconic River Lee.


Cork Opera House

One of the city’s most recognizable staples, the Cork Opera House has been a source of rebel arts for over 160 years. A stone throw from Patrick’s Street, the opera house is in an ideal location for tourists to enjoy a musical gig, hilarious comedy or gripping drama performances.


Spa Day

We all know that city breaks can be a tiresome experience in and of itself. Why not change the narrative and treat yourself and a friend to a self-care day at our Spa. Choose from a diverse range of treatments given by our experienced therapists designed to meet your specific needs. With this you can also avail of our thermal suite fitted with cozy heated loungers, a warm infrared sauna, Turkish baths and an outdoor hydropool with stunning views of the Lee Fields.