Playful Culture Trail

Are you looking for interactive, educational, and playful things to do with your kids this summer?


Museums, galleries, and attractions in Cork City have come together with support from Cork City Council and other partners to create a Playful Culture Trail, featuring 30 fun and playful places where kids can explore the city’s culture, heritage and green spaces through play.


Each attraction on the trail will have a unique activity pack for kids on arrival with numerous challenges to complete from scavenger hunts, to sketching tasks, crosswords and investigation work.  Pick up your free tote bag with colouring pencils, a Pure Cork pencil, a themed bookmark and the Playful Culture Trail Map at the museums, galleries and attractions. Each museum you visit will then give you their unique activity sheet, just bring your bag everywhere you go to collect them all and tick off the list of playful things to do!


Families participating in the trail will have the opportunity to hop through labyrinths at St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral, design costumes for superheroes at Crawford Art Gallery, find their Bog Age at the Cork Butter Museum, trace tombstones at St Peter’s Church, make daisy chains at Nano Nagle Place, enjoy the playground at the Old Cork Waterworks, and lots more.


Make sure to keep a beady eye out for ‘Blaithín’ on your adventures - a cute and cuddly lizard who is the play trail mascot and will be playing hide and seek in lots of attractions.



Participating venues include:

  • Blackrock Castle Observatory
  • Old Cork Waterworks Experience
  • Cork City Gaol
  • Cork Public Museum
  • The Glucksman
  • St. Fin Barre's Cathedral
  • Elizabeth Fort
  • Nano Nagle Place
  • The Crawford Gallery
  • St. Peter's Cork
  • Butter Museum
  • Shandon Bells and Tower
  • Blarney Castle
  • The Military Museum