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. 

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Upcoming Camps

Summer Camps (Booking Opens Monday 1st May 2023)

The Mardyke Arena UCC will run 8 Weeks of Summer Camps in 2023. Camps will run from Monday 3rd July – Friday 25th August 2023.

Applications will be taken in any of the following ways:

  • Online via the link below.
  • By telephone to Mardyke Arena UCC Reception – 021-4904751
  • In-person by calling into the Mardyke Arena UCC Reception.

Summer Camp Costs:

Members/UCC Staff/Swim Participants €110 / Non-Members €130

Morning Supervision (08:30 – 10:00): €5 Per Morning

Afternoon Supervision (15:00 – 17:30): €7 Per Afternoon

Summer Camp Weeks

Week 1 – Monday 3rd July – Friday 7th July 2023

Week 2 – Monday 10th July – Friday 14th July 2023

Week 3 – Monday 17th July – Friday 21st July 2023

Week 4 – Monday 24th July – Friday 28th July 2023

Week 5 – Monday 31st July – Friday 4th August 2023

Week 6 – Tuesday 8th August – Friday 11th August 2023 (4 days Bank Holiday)

Week 7 – Monday 14th August – Friday 18th August 2023

Week 8 – Monday 21st August – Friday 25th August 2023

Birthday Parties

We are currently taking bookings for our birthday party programme. Bookings can be made by contacting Reception on 021-4904796.

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School Tours

Our School Tour programme will run from Monday 15th May – Friday 23rd June 2023.

We offer children a unique school tour experience introducing children to different activities delivered in a fun and enthusiastic manner by our qualified and experienced staff.

We offer activities suitable for all abilities and tailor programmes to cater to the needs of the school with an emphasis on fun and involvement for all. We will customise a package based on your activity choices and liaise with teachers in advance of your tour to ensure all requirements are catered for.

Click here to view our 2023 Brochure 

To book contact our Children’s Activities Office at or 0214904762

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