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Fota Wildlife Park

#1 of 150 things to do in Cork Features Animals
Fota Island, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 481 2678
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Nice place to walk when it's sunny

And warm. Came here with friends for a picnic after a nice relaxing walk. It was quiet sunny and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
County Cork, Ireland
via mobile
Fun for everyone!

Have been here multiple times and it never disappoints. Love the facilities, the animals of course... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Fota Island, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 481 2678
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

And warm. Came here with friends for a picnic after a nice relaxing walk. It was quiet sunny and all the animals were out. Second time visiting

Thank Qbandoc
Reviewed yesterday

Have been here multiple times and it never disappoints. Love the facilities, the animals of course and the food around the the park is reasonably priced. Fun day out for all ages.

Thank Emma M
Reviewed 2 days ago

fota wildlife park is a great way to spend a few hours, the walks are well signposted and there are so many different animals to see. the joy and excitement of the children has to affect you. it is not cheap at 16euro each but...More

Thank michael b
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Brilliant day out, great value for money. Leopard Cubs were beautiful! So much space for the animals, and building going on so the place only seems to be getting better!

Thank Noreen K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We first tried to go at 4:40pm but last entry was 4:30 so they wouldn't let us in. It was a bummer since we had to pay $3 for parking for just driving in & out. We went the next day and it was very...More

Thank PerkinsPartyof6
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

FOTA island was a great day out. All the animals were happy in their surroundings. Plenty of parking.

Thank niamhq11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant day kids had a ball they loved the train ride around the park they want to return again we found the staff really helpful

1  Thank Staceyodonoghue
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a large park and is an excellent day out. Sometimes it's difficult to get a good look at all the animals, as some rest during the day and are inactive. Plenty of rest and eatery places for us humans, however! There is no...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on Sunday and the weather was absolutely fantastic! Had a feeling we were in Safari somewhere in Spain! The park is huge with a wide range of animals. They even had a puppet show for kids on the day. Definitely worth your time and...More

Thank Tatjana P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day, a train loops around so when little people/the elderly get tired they can be taxied around

Thank peterrahillennis
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Barry M
can you accommodate elderly people to get around all of the zoo.eg walking frame,chair or scooter?
May 29, 2017|
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Response from Jon B | Reviewed this property |
I'd say yes. It's a pretty well surfaced circular path.
Alexis V
is this park free???
March 3, 2017|
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Response from Charles L | Reviewed this property |
you pay for a day ticket and can also visit the house ,all charges fair.