If you’re looking for things to do in Courtown with kids, Pirates Cove is a great shout.
Home to everything from kids carting and adventure golf to bumper boats, bowling and lots more, there’s plenty to see and do here.
In the guide below, you’ll find info on everything from prices and what to expect to places to visit nearby,
Some quick need-to-knows before visiting Pirates Cove
Although a visit to Pirates Cove is fairly straightforward, there are a few need-to-knows that’ll make your visit that bit more enjoyable.
Pirate Cove is an amusement centre situated in the heart of Courtown. It’s a 10-minute drive from Gorey, a 30-minute drive from Enniscorthy and a 40-minute drive from Wexford Town.
2. Opening hours
Pirates Cove is open seven days a week but the schedule varies depending on the chosen activities and season. Adventure golf is open every day from 11 am to 6 pm, the casino is open from 11 am to midnight and bowling opens at 11 am every day and closes at 7 pm from Sunday to Thursday and 8 pm on Friday and Saturday.
There’s no admission fee to pay when entering the centre but every activity has its own price. For instance, adventure golf costs €9 for a kid entry and €10 for an adult ticket, while go-karts, bumper boats and paddle boats activities will cost you €6.
4. Loads to see and do
Pirate Cove offers a vast variety of activities that will keep your family entertained all day long, from bowling to adventure golf, paddle boats and even a casino!
About Pirates Cove
Pirate Cove is the perfect family amusement centre as it features activities for both kids and adults alike! This site also offers family fun day packages and four different types of birthday parties suitable for all ages.
For instance, the Funcaves Exploration Party and the Funcaves Treasure Trove Party are designed for kids between 1 and 7, while the Cupcake Decorating Party and the Pirate Plunder Party are designed for kids between 6 and 12.
There’s also a little restaurant, the Cove Café, where you can enjoy a meal or a little snack between your activities. If you prefer, you can also bring your own food and make use of the picnic area present on the site.
Things to do at Pirates Cove
One of the reasons that a visit to Pirates Cove is so popular is due to the sheer volume of things there is to do.
Below, you’ll find everything from golf and bowling to karting, the casino and much more.
1. Adventure golf
Immerse yourself in the tropical landscapes of the Pirates Cove adventure golf course! From sub-tropical gardens to lakes and even waterfalls, this 18-hole golf course will take you to a full-size shipwreck and a treasure-laden galleon. Adventure golf is suitable for 3 years upward but it can also be challenging for adults with some tricky holes up to 40 ft long.
2. The express train
If you visit Pirates Cove during July or August make sure to hop on the express train! This miniature electric train runs every day from 12 am to 8 pm, weather permitting, and will take you along the Countdown seafront. There’s ice cream for kids along with the ride.
3. Kids karting
Another popular feature is the kids karting track! Kids can choose from a variety of colourful karts and mini quad bikes and take a spin around the supervised track. Karts don’t exceed the 9km/h speed and some of them also have an extra seat in case mom or dad wants to join in.
If you fancy an indoor activity, there’s a 5-lane bowling alley at Pirates Cove. Make sure to pre-book before arriving at the site, as this is one of the most popular activities. The bowling facilities are suitable for everyone from 3 years upwards and feature children’s bowling balls, gutter bumpers and ball rollers.
5. Bumper boats
If the weather permits, there’s some very popular bumper boats where you can explore the lake and the different water courses, navigate the waterfall and watch the golfers trying for a hole-in-one. The bumper boats are supervised at all times and suitable for most ages.
6. The casino
The Spinning Compass casino is open to everyone over 21 years of age. Here you will find poker machines, electronic reels and slots. The facility include full air-conditioning, a covered and heated outdoor smoking area and a refreshment area where you can grab a tea or coffee.
7. The arcade
The games arcade is another popular area at Pirates Cove. Here you will find games for the whole family, from the traditional skeeball and air-hockey to kiddies games and rides. The games arcade also features all of the usual arcady-type games and machines.
Things to do near Pirates Cove
One of the beauties of Pirates Cove is that it’s a short spin away from many of the best places to visit in Wexford.
Below, you’ll find a handful of things to see and do a stone’s throw from Pirates Cove!
1. Courtown Beach (7-minute walk)
Courtown Beach is a short spin from Pirates Cove and it’s one of the more popular beaches in Wexford. Flick off your shoes and socks and head for a saunter along the sand while listening to the waves crash around you.
2. Courtown Woods (9-minute walk)
If you want to immerse yourself in nature, make sure to check out Courtown Woods. This nature reserve features several walking trail suitable for all levels of fitness. You can easily combine a walk on the beach with a visit here as they sit beside eachother.
3. Seal Rescue Ireland (10-minute walk)
Seal Rescue Ireland welcomes injured or orphaned seals from all over Ireland. Here you will get the chance to closely observe these gentle giant mammals and help the staff with the rehabilitation work.
FAQs about visiting Pirates Cove in Courtown
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘How much are activities?’ (prices vary) to ‘Is it open?’ (it is).
In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.
Is Pirates Cove worth visiting?
Yes. There’s plenty to do here for young and old alike, from carting and bumper boats to an arcade, a casino and mini golf.
How much is it into Pirates Cove?
The prices for Pirates Cove depend on the specific activity. So, you pay into/onto whatever attraction it is you want to take part in.