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Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Island, Cork, Ireland
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Ranked #4 of 81 attractions in Cork
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This Wildlife Reserve, we truly had an unforgettable great time; I would definitely recommend it and will certainly be talking about it and re-visiting it in the future. Thanks for the great experience! Keep up the good work =D

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This park is going from strength to strength every year. Having visited with children and without, I can definitely say that a visit to the park is enjoyable for all ages and for either individual or group visits. The staff are friendly and are well read in animal knowledge and the furry residents are so well looked after. Where else... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Had a brilliant time at Fota Wildlife park. We travelled with a 2 year old and she loved it. Only downside is it's all outside so if the weather isn't good than it wouldn't be as enjoyable as it is with good weather. Fortunately we were lucky weather wise. Not far from cork city either which is another plus. Enjoyable... More

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Waterford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Another visit to Foto Island our fist in 3 years. Lots of improvements, excellent family day, super value with the family pass - we will get the annual pass next time. Overall a really great place to visit for all the family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We have been coming here over many years with the kids since they were infants. Now they are almost teenagers and we are still coming back to this wonderful wildlife park. We renewed our family membership which allows entry both in fota park and Dublin zoo all through the year so if you have multiple visits with the family is... More

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County Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Took my little brother and sister here with my parents for a birthday. The kids thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the animals roaming around. I enjoyed watching the park members feeding the animals. Reasonable price if you're paying for only yourself however if you're paying for a full family in it can get pretty expensive!

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Cork
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The animals look happy. You have that feeling they roam around free. It's big enough but not so big that the kids would get tired of it. I love the idea of the little train going around the park

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Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

A great day out for families with small kids I'm sure but if I was a tourist looking for an attraction I would probably be disappointed.

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Limerick, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We visited recently with 2 grandchildren. Expensive entry of over €52.00 for 3 adults and 2 small children. Animal conditions not very well kept young inexperienced staff on duty. Lack of decent restaurant when asked if a wrap could be heated advised that there was a microwave which I could use myself. Outdoor tables not cleaned while we were eating.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went without kids and had a great few hours here! It's cheap enough in and there's plenty of parking. It's great that you can see most of the animals up so close, especially the small kangaroos which are just out on the grass :) The tiger enclosure isn't great, but it is still being done. They have cheetahs, which... More

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