Fota Wildlife Park

Day Out
Cork Road Cork Cork Ireland
10:00 - 18:00
Adult - EUR 15.00 Child - EUR 9.50 Family - EUR 45.50
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Fota Wildlife Park is a great fun day out in Cork, in the south of Ireland.

It is a zoo but the enclosures are much larger giving the animals more space to roam.

The park caters for school groups educating children about the threats to the world's habitats and has camps during the school holidays.

Parking is available for at €3 per day but you can also access the Park by train with a stop right outside the entrance from the Cork-Cobh commuter train.

There are good hot/cold food options on site and plenty to keep the kids entertained spotting the various animlas including giraffes, monkeys and kangaroos or just having fun in one of the playgrounds. 

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4 reviews for Fota Wildlife Park

Patricia 5 / 5
From Dublin
7 months ago

Just back from spending the day at Fota Island and loved it. A fantastic way to see the animals up close. Parking onsite is brilliant and for €3 which is fab. Make sure u have a €2 or €1 coin as this is what the exit gate takes but there are signs posted telling you this. There are plenty of places to have picnics which is what we did but there is a cafe which sells sandwiches and fast food. Lots of playground areas also. Not as many as Dublin zoo though! There is a train that can bring you for a ride inside the wildlife park for €1 single of €2 return. It is right at the entrance so we did that and then walked back. You could do it the other way round as the only thing is we missed so many of the animals so we ended up walking most of the park again but itvwas grrat fun and had a safari feel to it & kids loved it! Trains run every 15 mins. A few negatives though and maybe it's just cause I'm a regular at Dublin zoo but you are not given any maps. There are maps around and Recommended Walking Routes but it would be great to have a map especially the kids love using them. There isn't a lot of bins about the place. It's a minor thing but I found it a bit odd and no bother carring rubbish but i saw a lot of litter arpund. The toilets are placed around the park but good distances between them and felt like not enough!! Not a major upset but if you have smallies I'd just have a portable potty with you! Overall though a fantastic day out. Loads of animals seen and fantastic memories:)

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HelenaDoyle 5 / 5
8 months ago

Fota is a fantastic way to get to see lots of wild animals living in as close to their natural environment as possible without the glass enclosures of a zoo. It's also great for a walk around/ exercise. There's lots of picnic areas and little cabin style shoos/ coffee stops on the way round. A fab family day out. Great new additions include lions, rhinos and the tropical house

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Laurrrr123 5 / 5
8 months ago

Fota is a brilliant day trip and not too expensive in comparison to other less active days out like the cinema for example. The new additions to fota wild life park are amazing. Highly recommend.

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Barney Rocks 5 / 5
From Ireland, Limerick
9 months ago

We bring the children aged 6 & 9 every year to Fota; and we absolutely love it. I have been to both Belfast and Dublin Zoo and Fota is miles ahead of them for a fun day out. Fota improves every time we go with new animals and fun parks. It's a fantastic day out. There is a little cafe or you can bring a picnic.

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