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“Family fun” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park
Fota Island, Cork, Ireland
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Ranked #3 of 69 Attractions in Cork
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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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.
Victoria, Canada
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“Family fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Lots of interesting animals. Lots of room for them to roam, and easy to get a close-up look. Could easily spend a whole day.

Visited September 2012
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FotaWildlife, Manager at Fota Wildlife Park, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
We agree! There is so much to see at Fota Wildlife Park and there is something for all ages! We would love for you to visit us again soon! Thank you for your review!
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Cork, Ireland
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“A great Day out at Fota Wildlife Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

It is really a fantastic place to vist. A perfect family day. I have two children and the amount of space and the selection of animals is fantastic. You can buy food their or bring a picnic. These are playgrounds and an activities tent. A great day had by all.

Visited August 2012
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FotaWildlife, Manager at Fota Wildlife Park, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
We really appreciate your kind words. We hope to have you and your family back soon!
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“An good day out for the kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

A brilliant time, including the feeding of the cheetas. always spend 1 day here when we visit friends.

Visited August 2012
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FotaWildlife, Manager at Fota Wildlife Park, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Thanks for your review! We hope to have you back next time your in cork!
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“Excellent Day Out But Very Expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Fota Wildlife Park is definitely a must see when in Cork. I have visited this place several times and must say I thoroughly enjoyed each visit. I love the freedom the park gives to the animals as not many are caged. There is a lovely cafe in the park near the lake and it serves snacks and drinks, which are quite over-priced. There is also a shop on entering the Park selling cuddly toys etc again this is quite expensive again. All in all, I would have no hesitation in recommending this place as a day out for families especially with children.

Visited November 2011
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FotaWildlife, Manager at Fota Wildlife Park, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Thank you very much for recommending fota Wildlife Park to others! We are glad to see you have visited us many times and have had a great experience on each visit! We hope you will keep visiting us in the future as we have lots of exciting things coming up!
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“Good with young children and a 1-year pass”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Visiting Fota is great for a day out and young children love it. There are loads of animals and play areas.

If you visit once and don't have a membership, the entry cost is too high for the amount of animals though. Its excellent with a one year pass and definitely worth the cost then.

Also, while all the exotic animals are great, the biggest attraction for our two year old is feeding the ducks. :)

Visited September 2012
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FotaWildlife, Manager at Fota Wildlife Park, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Thanks for your review. The 1 year pass is great value if for families and if you are interested in visiting us regularly as we are open all year round! We hope you can return in the future!
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