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Fota Wildlife Park

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Address: Fota Island, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: 0214812678
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Description: Fota Wildlife Park is Cork's most visited Tourist Attraction and has been...
Fota Wildlife Park is Cork's most visited Tourist Attraction and has been awarded best family day out in Cork and Munster. The Park is set on 70 acres on the scenic Fota Island in the heart of Cork Harbour only 15 minutes from Cork City (top 10 in the best cities to visit in the Lonely Planet guide's 'Best in Travel 2010').The park is not like an ordinary zoo; here you can come face to face with free roaming animals & birds from all parts of the world. So whether it's a kangaroo that hops in front of you or a ring tailed lemur which jumps down from a tree, each visit is sure to bring its own fantastic memories.In addition to the wonderful array of free roaming animals, visitors also have the opportunity to see highly endangered species such as the Rothschild giraffe, European Bison, Lion Tailed Macaque and Scimitar Horned Oryx, most of them without the obstacle of fenced-in exhibits.This is the most spectacular aspect of Fota Wildlife Park, and is the reason you'll want to spend a full day exploring Ireland's Wildest Attraction.
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a must in cork with kids

the giraffes and cheetah, a georgian house wiht a cafe and an arborteum, a great day out , whatever the weather , recent improvments are fab.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

the giraffes and cheetah, a georgian house wiht a cafe and an arborteum, a great day out , whatever the weather , recent improvments are fab.

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Cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

There are some great breeding programs for endangered species a Fota. My kids really love the wide open spaces and the free ranging Lemurs and Wallabies are a real treat! The monkey islands we're a particular hit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

with the summer coming it has to be the best place for the family to visit...great value for money if the yearly pass is purchased....

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Waterford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great for kids, animal lovers and walkers. It's buggy friendly and has a nice enough Cafe. Bit muddy at times though.

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The wildlife park has an array of different animals, birds and reptiles to see. Situated in a beautiful location the park is surrounded by lovely walks a few play areas for children and a little cafe on route of one of the walk ways. We really enjoyed our day there. The gibbon monkeys put on a great show also very... More 

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Castlerea, Roscommon, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Lookit, i really enjoyed my stay there. We walked slowly and it took a good 2 hours to do the rounds of the park. It's clean, it's well run and the signs by the enclosures are good. I can see that for kids it's great because there are playgrounds etc all over the shop, and so a day can be... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Love the park always bring a picnic it's very expensive for a family to eat there.. loads of new animals to see and it's a great day out

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CORK
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Fota Wildlife Park is a must to see for family and kids . The layout is endless and the little train for tour makes it so much easier and more enjoyable for all to see .Fota house is amazing and they organize tours in house it is such a beautiful old house protected by the national heritage center its a... More 

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County Donegal, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

I truly enjoyed this wildlife park . its lay out is so natural. parks and little rest areas for kids. i would highly recommend wayyyy nicer than dublin zoo . This is way more natural and truly enjoyable the kids loved it .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Fabulous wildlife park. Has improved significantly in the past year with the addition of the tiger enclosures - they are magnificent. The Butterfly house is also amazing. Eating facilities are ok - its mass catering not gourmand. If you have fussy eaters bring a pick-nick. Lots of lovely places to sit and eat surrounded by animals. Loads of activity to... More 

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