You can never have too much fun

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Posted on: 5th August, 2016

Category: Health & Lifestyle

Contributor: Mary O'Brien

Proprietor of the West Cork Secret activity centre near Kilbrittain, Finbarr O’Mahony, is addicted to fun. He just can’t stop adding attractions to his 25-acre facility, which has drawn children and adults from all over Cork County and beyond. The day Mary O’Brien visited, there were groups of children of all ages enjoying themselves in the fresh air.

“There really is something here for everyone,” says West Cork Secret Marketing Manager Geraldine Fitzgerald. “I was here one Sunday and spotted a grandmother, wearing her Sunday best, hitching up her skirt into her knickers before going flying down the waterslide with the smallies! You can’t help but be infected with the atmosphere here – you just have to have fun. And sure, the kids and the clothes are 100 per cent washable!”

The instructor-led activities include everything from orienteering to rolling around in the mud on assault courses to go-karting, bumper balls, skis, human fooze ball and of course not forgetting the huge waterslide. You may even learn how to milk a cow before going home!

And if you tire of getting down and dirty, there is an impressive hobbit house to retreat to. “We’re hoping to use it for younger kid’s birthday parties and as a glamping facility in the future,” says Geraldine.WC secret2

Ever-changing and evolving, adding more fun activities year-in year-out, lots of welcoming and friendly staff and of course the pizzas to round off a perfect day — this is why West Cork Secret attracts the same groups year after year.

From foroige to hen parties to team building groups, West Cork Secret can tailor a package to suit any group’s needs. “A lot of hen parties enjoy a pizza after the activities and bring their own wine. It’s a far cry from a spa day but we’ve never had a hen party leave here disappointed,” says Geraldine. “You can’t beat a mud bath,” she says laughing. “‘Don’t just have a party, make a memory’ is our slogan and that’s what we’re all about — making memories.”

The Drop-in days at West Cork Secret mean that from July 31 to August 31, from Sunday to Wednesday, between 12 and 5pm, anyone can just drop in to have fun. The cost is just €10 per person (not including food).

For more information go to westcorksecret.ie or call 0878331206.

Photos show Passage West Summer Scheme with Foroige trying out all the activities at West Cork Secret.

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