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“excellent”

The National Reptile Zoo
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Gowran
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Over 50 exhibits and more than 150 animals! Animal Encounter Zone Walk through tropical exhibit Soft play area Indoor and outdoor picnic area Snack bar Souvenir shop
Waterford, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“excellent”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

it's a very small zoo, but it s great place to visit. It's child friendly, the children are facinating by the reptiles, even adults learn a lot. the feeding and handling of the reptiles by the staff are the best part children and adults loved it. Some of the staff are brillant and transmit their pasion towards those animals. there is also children soft playing area, very nice for the parents. A +++++

Visited September 2012
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Kilkenny, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Very interesting and Educational”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

I found it very easy to understand the exhibits. The staff were very helpful and it was really unusual to have a snake crawl around my neck.

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Wexford, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Bit out of the way but good day out”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

Visited the Reptile Village with my boyfriend and it was a good out. Plenty of variety in term of reptiles and such on show though you have to pay a small fee to get in. They had a staff member come out every hour with one or two of the animals and give a quick, educational talk about each one. They even let you hold some of them! There is an area where kids can play and everyone can get something to eat though myself and boyfriend didn't eat there. There is also a small area where they have souvenirs like tshirts, mugs etc.

Visited August 2012
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Drogheda, Louth, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Reptile Zoo”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

Really super place wasn't expecting it to be so good. We brought 2 boys aged nearly 3 & 5 the 5 year old loves snakes, lizards, crocs all things reptile and he was amazed with the place. It was much larger than I expected and they have a talk on the hour every hour where they take an animal and give it little talk on the history of it etc. There is also a small soft play area which keeps the kids entertained. Defo something to do if your in the Kilkenny area and you or the kids have an interest in reptiles. Very well run.

Visited August 2012
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kildare
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“loved it.”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

dont know why but im always amazed when staff are friendly polite and dont make customers feel unwanted. So firstly well done on the good staff!
This is a great place very interactive due to the staff wiliness to answer questions, great aray of reptiles here from the big to the small, cute to not so cute! great little play area for the kids to take a little break, and an excellent "show" area where you get to see some animals up close and learn more about them.
great place im sure we will be back!

Visited August 2012
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