Farran Park, Cork

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Farran Park Course Information

Zipit is delighted to announce the opening of its new third course to the fabulous Farran Forest Park in March 2015. Located just 20 minutes outside Cork city and within walking distance from the National Rowing Centre, Zipit is a great day out for all the family or anyone looking for an exhilarating and challenging outdoor activity in a natural setting.

This acclaimed Aerial trail has 86 activities and over 800 metres of Ziplines for you to enjoy. Climb high into the treetops, swing into cargo nets, surf with a difference or try cycling a BMX over a treetop bridge before zipping down one of our many ziplines.

Farran Forest Park has ample car parking, toilets, and a playground. Other features include a wildlife enclosure which holds a small herd of red and fallow deer which can easily be viewed from the walking trail and a large duck pond. A visit to Farran Forest Park is an educational experience for both young and old.

 

Customer Notice

Magnets used in our safety mechanisms at Farran Park may interfere with the operation of pacemakers and ICD’s. We recommend you contact your doctor prior to booking with Zipit.

Parking Information

Please note there is a Coillte operated Pay station at Farran Forest Park with a Fee of €5 Per Car - accepts 50 cent, €1, €2 coins.

The pay station does not accept Credit Cards or Bank Notes.


                  

 

By The Numbers....

 

How big is the course?

1 Course, 5 Circuits, 86 Activities

OK, so how long is the whole course?

Total of all 5 circuits stretch over 1.2km.

Is there lot’s of zip lines?

Yes, we have over 800 metres of zip lines at Farran Park!

How long is the longest zip line?

It’s on the Blue Circuit and it’s 150m.

What sort of activities will I be doing?

Rope bridges, tightropes, cargo nets, climbing walls, zip lines, surfboard, ladders, bmx, base jumps.

How long will it take?

Each participant has their harness for a maximum of 4 hours in order to complete the full course and this includes the initiation circuit. If you don’t wish to move on to the next circuit or you have a height/age restriction then you have the option of repeating the earlier circuits.

Can anyone do it?

Minimum age is 7 years. Minimum Height is 1m. Maximum Weight is 120kg (leg strap dimensions can also limit fitting of harness)

How high is the Green Circuit

From 1 – 2 metres high, great for kids and beginners.

How high are the Orange and White Family Circuits?

From 2 - 8 metres in places.

How high is the Blue Circuit?

The highest point is about 15m This is also the longest circuit and contains the most amount of zip lines, around 600 metres in fact!!!

How high is the Red Circuit?

It’s a similar height as the Blue (about 15 metres) but it is very challenging, requiring upper body strength.

 

Course Map

 


 


 

Farran Park Opening Times

     

March, April, May, October, November

Saturday & Sunday - 10am to 5pm or 7pm (May).

Monday to Friday – Open for Group Bookings

Open mid-term breaks, Easter Holidays and Bank Holidays.

June, July, August

Open 7 days a week  10am to late

September

Open Wednesday - Sunday  10am to 6pm

January & December

Course Closed 

Last Admissions

Final Initiation session 3 hours before closing (allow 3 - 4 hours to complete relevant circuits) 

Note:

The Farran Park Adventure will close under extreme weather conditions.

 

Farran Forest Park Course Opening Dates

 

The Farran Forest Park Adventure is a seasonal activity and will close during the Winter months.

Booking is strongly recommended for individuals and essential for groups, please book online for groups of under 15 people or contact the Zipline at 051 858008 for groups of 15 or more people.

To check for Open Dates/Times or current availability please click the BOOK NOW icon for the relevant course above and check the calendar.

 

How to Find Us

 

Click here to get directions: Farran Park

Once you click the Google Maps link above, click on the Blue Location Balloon and then click on the Directions link. Enter your address in Box A and click on Get Directions.

By Road

Farran Park is conveniently located off the N22 Cork to Macroom Road and is 25 kilometres from Cork City. Turn right in the village of Srelane at Dan Sheahan's Pub, signposted for Farran Forest Park and the National Rowing Centre. Follow these signs to our location which is approximately 7 kilometres along the L2202 after the turn off from the N22 at Dan Sheahan's Pub. . 

Link to AA Route Planner

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Taxi Services

 

  Taxi
  Autofare 

  Telephone: 1890 606090
 

  JD Cabs
  Ballincollig 

  Telephone: 021 4877300

 

Accommodation

 

 

Lee Valley Golf and Country Club

Lee Valley boasts twenty Deluxe four star Holiday Homes available for rental all year round. Set overlooking the course and with panoramic views over the rolling countryside, residents are spoilt for beauty and tranquility whilst staying at their Cork holiday home.
 

Carrigaline Court Hotel

Carrigaline Court Hotel a leading 4 star luxury hotels in County Cork, located only 10 minutes from Cork Airport. Book today for best rates in hotels in Cork.

Oriel House Hotel

The Oriel House Hotel is a luxury business and leisure hotel in Ballincollig located on the west side of Cork city.
 

 

Need More Information

For more information, browse through our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us through our Contact Us page.