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Fota Wildlife Park

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Ireland's Wildest Attraction. Fota Wildlife Park is set on 100 acres on the scenic Fota Island in the heart of Cork Harbour. It is a unique place where you can come face to face with free roaming animals and birds from all parts of the world. So if...more
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Fota Island, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 481 2678
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Reviewed today

And no! The animals aren't bored, looking good (also penguins) and I think I don't see a Wildlife Park or a Zoo with so much ground for the animals. I come back!

Thank Roli4711
Reviewed today via mobile

Very enjoyable.wide open spaces and great selection of animals.plenty of seating areas and places for children to play.

Thank Odyssey139551
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited the park on Sunday last, it had been 12 months or more since our last visit. We were an extended family group of 7 adults and 5 children between the ages of 16 years and 18 months. We had an absolutely lovely visit, the...More

Thank helenaslattery
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a lovely afternoon here with my family. The grounds are so nice and even though the animals are secured behind fences there is a real free feel to the place. You can get close enough up to fences etc and the enclosures compared to...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had perfect weather for our trip to Fota last month and the day was just lovely. The entry fee is very reasonable, as are the prices in the gift shop. The animals look very well cared for and it seemed that the vast majority...More

Thank 932NB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic day out ! Really impressive park it is very well run and lots of animals to see . The small fella loved it and to be fair adults will enough the day too!

Thank Irishsunlover
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a perfect day out to enjoy sunshine, long walk and to have an opportunity to see these animals. It is definitely worth to visit if you have kids, is fun and you can learn a lot about about each animal.

Thank Moko988
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty average wildlife park - wow this was advertised as one of the best wildlife parks with animals roaming around however what we experienced was anything but. You could barely see any animals and the restaurant left a lot to be desired. Messy and unkempt...More

Thank Aleasha N
Reviewed 1 week ago

The park was alright, we went when the weather wasnt that great, was only in Cork for the day as we were passing through we planned to come to Fota, it rained alot so we didnt get to see most of the animals as they...More

Thank sparky7815
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit and you get up close to the animals, however it's hit and miss whether they come out, good facilities and if you don't feel like walking they have a train for 2 euro.

Thank Sabrina E
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Sarah M
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Response from Louise K | Reviewed this property |
Not that I seen
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Response from BRUN88 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is the same price but I’m not sure.
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Response from VerityHoulihan | Reviewed this property |
About 2 to 3 hours will do. Arrive early to avoid the crowds.