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. 

Click here to view the Camp Brochure

Summer Camps 2024 


  • Week 1: 1st – 5th July 2024
  • Week 2: 8th – 12th July 2024
  • Week 3: 15th – 19th July 2024
  • Week 4: 22nd – 26th July 2024
  • Week 5: 29th – 2nd August 2024
  • Week 6: 6th – 9th August 2024 (4 Day Camp)
  • Week 7: 12th – 16th August 2024
  • Week 8: 19th – 23rd August 2024

Booking now open.

Applications will be taken Online via the link below.

Summer Camp Costs:

5 day camp: Members/UCC Staff/Swim Participants €110 / Non-Members €130

4 day camp(Week 6):Members/UCC Staff/Swim Participants €95 / Non-Members €110


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

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


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 2024 School Tour Programme is now open for booking.

The programme will run from Monday 13th May to Friday 21st June 2024. Click here to view our 2024 Brochure.

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.

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

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