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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
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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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Fantasic Day Out!

Great Fun loads to see we went on a really cold day so it was great to see the cafe sold lovely hot chocolate etc to warm us up! We have a two year old with us and he adored all... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great Fun loads to see we went on a really cold day so it was great to see the cafe sold lovely hot chocolate etc to warm us up! We have a two year old with us and he adored all the animals and the tigers which gave us a great displace. Its such an up close an personal experience.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great place to spend the day with the children, every year just keeps getting better with more animals being added constantly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Every visit brings new discoveries, we go almost every week for the whole year already. Sometimes in the summer we were going several times a week. Every visit brings new emotions and little surprises. One time it is a lovely peacock with her chicks crossing the road, another time it is a lion roaring right in front of our faces,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are regular visitors since we purchased our Fota card. The new Asian area is fabulous and we still enjoy the older part of the park. As we are in Ireland we go in all weathers, but boots and cosy coats would be recommended! The animals feeding times are fantastic and we try and see the cheetahs being fed in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyable afternoon with the family. Best to go with warmer weather as there aren't many shelters available. Great facilities overall

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent the day with a friend in the park and it was highly enjoyable. Easy to access, we took the train from cork took 20mins and literally drops you off at park. Its worth noting though the station is very dated and to go back toward cork you have to cross an old steel bridge. There is no elevator or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a lazy Sunday afternoon just wandering around the park. It is great how close that you can get to the animals as you wander around. Each area is well signed so you learn about each animal as you pass.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't skip this. Easy access by train. Fun for children and everyone else. Cage free atmosphere. Beautiful park!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we recently went to foto wildlife park in cork...had a brillant day..such a nice park with plenty to view.. met a lovely staff member kathie she was so helpful.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there in November. The tiger has so little space...a pain to watch him, just circling around... Cheetahs have not much more space either. One of the new sectors is just so rough, not pleasant to your eye, steel, and cement. it will probably improve over the months but...

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