We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fota Wildlife Park

Features Animals
Fota Island, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 481 2678
Review Highlights
Great for families

Love Fota wildlife park Great for families Would highly recommend it especially at Christmas and... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2016
Claire P
Cork, Ireland
via mobile

Best place to go for a great day out with kids. Passes away few hours and loads to see and do... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2016
via mobile
Read all 2,859 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“dublin zoo” (168 reviews)
“cheetah run” (75 reviews)
“tropical house” (38 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Fota Island, Cork, Ireland
Write a ReviewReviews (2,859)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

511 - 520 of 2,740 reviews

Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Love Fota wildlife park Great for families Would highly recommend it especially at Christmas and in the summer

Thank Claire P
Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Best place to go for a great day out with kids. Passes away few hours and loads to see and do .Plenty on offer at fota from the animals to coffee shops etc

Thank sarahdillion
Reviewed December 8, 2016

I absolutely love Fota. It has improved so much in recent years. The kids love the train. The playgrounds are great to keep children entertained for a bit. There are so many animals there it's fantastic. The feeding of the ducks was a big hit....More

Thank Boston33_Boston33
Reviewed December 8, 2016

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...More

Thank IrishRamblerIreland
Reviewed December 4, 2016

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

Thank James L
Reviewed November 28, 2016 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...More

Thank EvMick
Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank miguel245
Reviewed November 27, 2016 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...More

Thank Cassie-Louise H
Reviewed November 27, 2016 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.

Thank Michael F
Reviewed November 27, 2016

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

Thank jaxiblue
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Amber Lounge
66 reviews
1.31 miles away
The Island Gate
48 reviews
2.57 miles away
Gilbert's Bistro
354 reviews
2.82 miles away
Sorrento Take Away
22 reviews
2.66 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Fota Island Golf Club
133 reviews
.88 miles away
Cobh Golf Club
29 reviews
.84 miles away
Fota House, Arboretum and Gardens
120 reviews
.28 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Elizabeth M
August 2, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from VerityHoulihan | Reviewed this property |
About 2 to 3 hours will do. Arrive early to avoid the crowds.
June 4, 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from kettquinlan |
Trains are about every half hour
Barry M
May 29, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Jon B | Reviewed this property |
I'd say yes. It's a pretty well surfaced circular path.