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Fota Wildlife Park

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Address: Fota Island, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 21 481 2678
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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Great for the little ones

We have been to Fota Wildlife Park a number of times. Our 7 year old insists on returning. The park is great for the little ones (2-8). Easy to walk around, loads of playgrounds... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We have been to Fota Wildlife Park a number of times. Our 7 year old insists on returning. The park is great for the little ones (2-8). Easy to walk around, loads of playgrounds to release energy on the walk. Fota also had a craft option that the kids loved. Also, food wasn't as expensive as I thought it would... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I have to say this is one of the nicest wildlife parks I have been to. The animals look happy and well looked after. The site is well kept and good value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great day out, beautiful scenery... Animals are beautiful... The Peacock eats from your hand. All the kids we saw were having a ball.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Anyone with any sort of interest in animals will love Fota Wildlife Park. It's not too big so the walking is easy, and there are plenty of opportunities to see the animals up close, All in all a very worthwhile day out. The only advice I would offer visitors is that you should take a picnic, or should before or... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Fota House is worth a visit and there are guided tours. The Wildlife Park is being extended, has two beautiful tigers, many cheetahs and giraffes, and many of the safer animals wander freely through the park. Make this a family day out, bring a picnic, check out feeding times, and enjoy your visit in full.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I visited Fota Wildlife Park, very recently with my husband, my mother and my cousin who is ten, the variety of animals is amazing and the places to eat and have coffee are very good, however I found it very expensive, which I would have got over, however when we were leaving they charge three euro to get out of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Free roaming kangaroos, inquisitive geese, majestic tigers, comedic penguins and a whole array of other beautiful creatures await you here. It was a class day trip. Loved every minute of it. Defo something that should be done while visiting Cork.

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Bantry, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

It's expensive, but well worth the money. We were a birthday party (five kids) on a sunny breezy day we had a packed picnic, we arrived early morning and were there until closing, it was a great day it helped that the kids are all animal lovers, they enjoyed each area but particularly the monkeys. They played in the play... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

A great family day out. Make sure you have plenty of time as there are many animals to see. It is also good value for money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Spent the day here and loved it! Lots to see and at every turn there was another little animal doing its thing. The only downside was we followed a huge sign for Tiger Forest but there's nothing there yet bar a deer and pigs, bit disappointing, would have liked a sign to tell us that there are no tigers at... More 

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Additional Information about Fota Wildlife Park

Address: Address: Fota Island, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 21 481 2678
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 9

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