Ballyhass Lakes, Adventure Centre

Ballyhass lakes

Family Day Out in Cork

Ballyhass Lakes in Mallow, Co. Cork is a superb location for an ideal family day out in Cork. Situated on a 36 acre site, which has two spring water lakes with 14 acres of crystal clear waters to a depth of 30ft. There are natural limestone rock faces perfect for rock climbing and abseiling. There are landscaped open spaces for team challenges, archery, ropes courses and a whole range of team building activities. It is located in Mallow, County Cork.

Ballyhass Lakes is established for 10 years and is now one of Ireland’s leading trout fisheries. It continues to be a favorite with many international anglers and is open all year. There are 11 four star holiday homes on the site if you want to extend this fantastic family day out in Cork.

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The activity centre provides a range of activities tailored to suit the needs of any group. Instructors are fully qualified, and operate a ratio to participants in accordance with industry standards. Groups can be a collection of friends, a work social group, a sports club, a school group or transition year programme.


One of the three core elements to Ballyhass Mallow is Land. All of the land activities are suitable for any ability.

Choose any one of our land activities as part of a well balanced day for all.

  • Axe Throwing
  • Archery
  • Low Ropes
  • Team Challenges
  • Wilderness Skills


Whether you want to feel the thrills of the inflatable aquapark, learn a new sport in wakebaording or have a spash’n’dash with friends in our kayaks, the choice is yours!

The water activities are always fully supervised by qualified instructors who also deliver quality activity sessions.

Water activities available

  • Aquapark
  • Wakeboarding
  • Kayaking
  • Raft Building
  • Public Swim Area (with jumping platform)
  • Open Water Swimming


Height activities can be done by everyone and involves a challenge by choice element where our experienced instructors guide you through the activity. So whether you want to scale natural rock faces, fly through the air on our 160m zip lines or race your friends in the gladiator challenge then a height activity is definitely for you!

Height Activities Include:

  • 160m Zip Lines x2
  • Crate Stacking
  • High Ropes Course
    • Gladiator
    • Jacob’s Ladder
    • Leap of Faith
  • Cliff Climbing
    • Abseiling
    • Rock Climbing

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Adventure Day Pass

Wednesday through to Sunday each week, there is a full programme of activities for members of the public to take part in.

Participants can take part in three different activities with the pass.

  • One water activity
    • Kayak Rental (with access to the swim area)
  • One Land Activity
    • Archery
  • One Height Activity
    • Height activity varies each day

All of this for just €30 per person or a family ticket (4 participants) for €100

No pre-booking is necessary. Just arrive on the day and purchase your adventure pass ticket.

Public Adventure Day Pass Activities run from 12pm to 5pm Wednesday through to Sunday

Activities can also be done seperately

  • One activity €15
  • Two activties €25

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Ballyhass lakes
Adventure Day Pass - €30

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