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.
Easter Events and Activities at Fota Wildlife Park
Are you looking for a great day out this Easter?
Fota Wildlife Park is offering a range of activities from magic shows to wildlife talks, feeding times to face painting, to satisfy everyone from the ardent wildlife enthusiast to having a great family day out
The full schedule of events below is taking place over the Easter Holidays period (8th – 23rd April), and is free with your admission!
Easter Weekend - Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th, Monday 17th April
- Magic Show - every half hour in the Education Department - 12 noon to 3.30 pm (15 minutes in duration, suitable for children aged 4 to 12 years)
- Giant Games - come and try your hand at Giant Jenga, Connect Four or the Buzzer Game in the Education Department - 12 noon to 4.00 pm (suitable for children aged 4 to 12 years)
Activities Marquee – daily during the Easter holiday period 8th – 23rd April *
- 11am – 2pm Arts and Crafts, 3pm-5pm Face painting
Wildlife Talks – daily during the Easter holiday period 8th – 23rd April *
11.00 Oryx & Bison
11.30 Indian Rhino
12.00 Siamang Gibbon
12.30 Asiatic Lion
12.45 Cheetah Run
3.00 Sumatran Tiger
3.30 Eagle & Seal
4.00 Cheetah Run
5.15 Giraffe Crossing
Feeding Times – Daily April - October
2.15 Siamang Gibbons
*Activities and Wildlife Talks are run weekends thereafter, daily from June to August, see the website for full details.