Children’s Activities

The Mardyke Arena UCC have a range of activities to suit children of all ages and levels.

Our vision is that children attending the Mardyke will experience top class facilities, supported by friendly, innovative, excellently trained staff, in a safe, secure, fun environment. We welcome over 6000 children into our centre every year through swim lesson programmes, school tours, club and group bookings and multi activity camps. Quality delivery of our programmes and the health and safety of our patrons are our main objectives when it comes to children.


The Mardyke Arena UCC Children’s Activity Camps are one of the leading camp providers in Cork City and County. We have over 17 years of experience in providing quality multi-activity programs to children aged 4 – 12 years. Our camps have evolved year after year as we constantly review our policies, procedures, and activities to meet best practices and to ensure the enjoyment and happiness of the children. Camp will run daily from 10 am-3 pm. 

Birthday Parties

Our Birthday Party programme is currently not running due to current operational restrictions. We will open bookings for parties as soon as we have a set date for the resumption of our birthday party programme.

School Tours

Our School Tour programme will resume for May and June 2022. We are currently finalising our available dates, programme and brochure. If you are interested in the meantime, please send an expression of interest email to our Children’s Activities Office at

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