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Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Island, Cork, Ireland
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Ranked #7 of 84 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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Dublin Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

Visited here this October mid term with our 3 year olds. Very nice park with lots of lovely animals. Great to see the animals so close up. The tropical house & in particular the clownfish were a favourite. Recommended

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

Fota is an amazing place, the (less dangerous!) animals have free rein around the park, fantastic to walk down paths and end up accompanied by a wallaby! Lions and Cheetahs Giraffes Zebras Monkeys, wonderful place. We travelled from Cork City on the train, drops you off at the exit to the park, very quick and very economical. Would recommend it... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

Especially good if you are a member of dublin zoo as its free! Lovely park plenty of animals really close up, loads of meerkats. So entertaining!

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Waterford, Ireland
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103 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

On a bank holiday Monday we decided on a whim to visit Fota Island Wildlife Park as it had been about 8 months since we had been there. The park is well laid out and is decent value for a good day out. On arrival we got a cup of tea at the restaurant before setting out. We always take... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

I love going to Fota. It's really always a great experience and you get familiar with the great spots etc. to see the animals. They are constantly trying to improve and develop and they put a lot of effort and money into this. Well laid out and lots for kids. Don't forget this is a charity not a business.

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Port Seton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Really well laid out. Family friendly. Reasonably priced food, picnic facilities - great day out for the whole family!

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Devon, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Didn't take long to walk around, more for children and families but it was enjoyable. The gift shop was quite poor not a lot of choice unfortunately.

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Cork, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I've been here so many times! With family, friends and just as a couple, and I've enjoyed every single time. Great place to pass a day with lots to see! We normally bring a picnic and there's plenty of space. Animals always look happy and there are feeding times and talks throughout the day. Staff are friendly and always available... More

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We hadn't been to Fota since having kids so had forgotten how great it was and how much new things they have added. Firstly the grounds are immaculate and there are lots of activities for kids with great playgrounds, art and craft tents... not to mention the animals. You can bring your own food though there are cafes on site.... More

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wicklow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This would have to be one of Cork's best attractions, It is a Wildlife Park where animals have a sense of freedom to roam, great to see lemurs and small monkeys wandering around and sharing paths with visitors, child friendly, fantastic giraffe reserve as you enter, unlike the Dublin Zoo, this place has more open spaces and given it's location,... More

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