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“Visit with young children”
Review of Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park
Ranked #2 of 159 things to do in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed August 7, 2014

We visited Fota Wildlife Park with our 2 young children and had a lovely time. There were quite a few animals to see, like giraffes, monkeys, cheetahs, penguins etc and you could get quite close to them to take photos. There was also a little train that shuttled visitors around the park, which cost 2 Euro per person for a return journey. Also, we had lunch in the cafe and the food was both good and very reasonably priced. Overall, I would recommend Fota to anyone thinking of visiting.

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Reviewed August 6, 2014

if youre visiting cork, then Fota should on your list of things to do. pack a picnic. animals are free to wander the parkland and look well cared for and happy.

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Reviewed August 6, 2014

Close to Cork,not expensive,good selection of animals and all given plenty of room to roam.Very well laid out and not expensive - 44 Euros for family of four and clean toilets and well stocked cafe and shop.A place for kids and adults alike and cannot help but enjoy yourself.Can wholeheartedly recommend same.This is 2nd time we've been.

Thank Steve C
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

all our children (15.9.8) loved it especially cheetah run! gibbons, monkeys etc all good usual fun. 3 euro car park charge a little disapointing though...would go back

Thank bigvid
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you find yourself in Cork you must go to this one - the Chita show is great - we never seen chita running full speed in live show !.
animals are free around the kids had great time - me too :-)

Thank sharush
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