Family Activities Summer 2020

Summer 2020 is all about the Irish Family "Staycation". Here at Kinsale Outdoor Education we have some time slots available on a weekly basis to offer some really fun family adventures. No doubt after lockdown, many people are eager to get out and enjoy the Outdoors in a safe, fun and informative way. 

Family Campcraft Sessions. 

Perhaps you might be the Family that is new to the concept of a Family Camping Holiday? If so then this is just the session for you. Starting at just €95 this half day family (Same Household) this session is based here at our Centre and can teach you all the basics of Campcraft such as Tent selection and pitching skills, use of a variety of Stove and cooking systems, as well as all the Safety considerations and of course staying warm and dry if the weather gets challenging! Call us to enquire and book your session on


Family Sit on Top or Sea Kayaking sessions. 

We have a fabulous range of Canoes and Kayaks to chose from here at Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre.

You can now book the following with us knowing that you will have excellent Instruction and Safety and Fun will be the mainstay of your time with us. 

Please call us on 021 4772896 with your enquiry and we will help you select the right option. 

  • Sit On Top Introductory sessions, ideal if you have not kayaked before or if you are looking to gain confidence on the Water. Half or full day sessions available from €95 per family. 

  • Sit On Top Safety Classes. If you have just purchased your first Sit On Top Kayaks or you are looking to refresh your skills, this class will teach you all the basic's that you need to know in order to gain the most enjoyment from your adventures and indeed to stay safe, know what to do in an emergency etc. 

  • Family Open Canoe Trips. Join us on a tidally assisted Paddle Trip up or down the stunningly beautiful Bandon River. Enjoy peace, tranquility and nature as you paddle along with the gentle flow of the tide assisting your paddle. 

  • Sea Kayaking Skills and Trips. If you already have some kayaking experience and would like to progress to more exploring, then sea kayaking is for you. Our coastline boasts some of THE best locations for progressing and enjoying Sea Kayaking. 

All our courses and trips are taught by highly trained, qualified Canoeing Ireland Instructors. We can also offer certified training and assessments from the their awards scheme. We can also supply all necessary safety equipment and accessories as well as a choice of kayaks. We offer all forms of advice of you are thinking of getting into this wonderful sport or planning your next adventure. 

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Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre

St John's Hill

Ireland - Co Cork

P17 VX54


+353 (021) 477 2896