Secret Valley Wildlife Park

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  • School Tours

    We offer a number of packages with specific activities that tie in with the Primary School Science curriculum. Packages start from €8.50 per child.

  • Birthday Party

    Here at Secret Valley, you can enjoy a birthday party with a difference! You may arrive anytime after 10 or 11am and stay as long as you like. Your Birthday Feast will be laid out in our Valley Café at your chosen time!

Unnamed Road, Coolnacon, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Monday - Sunday: 10:00-18:00
Adult - EUR 8.50 Child - EUR 7.50 Family - EUR 30.00
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Secret Valley Wildlife Park

Why not come and enjoy a day out in the sunny southeast and experience wildlife from around the world at Secret valley Wildlife Park .We have everything from creepy crawlies to pony rides with plenty of hands on activities with our animals for you to enjoy.

Award-winning Secret Valley Wildlife Park is set in 14 acres of beautiful countryside only 1.5hrs from Dublin; we are conveniently close to Waterford, Kilkenny, Carlow and Wexford town

Our family run zoo with its relaxing atmosphere offers visitors a chance to get closer to nature. Join in our keeper talks, handling and feeding sessions which happen throughout the day.

Or why not try one of our animal experiences where you can get a chance to be a keeper for a day or you can just meet the Meerkats!!

If that is not enough for you, you can try our adventure hunts and arts and crafts. There are also indoor and outdoor play areas, obstacle course and Quad train to enjoy.

So if you are looking for things to do in Wexford why not come and pay us a visit – you would be most welcome!

Plan Your Day

Secret Valley Wildlife Park

At Secret Valley we want to give our visitors an unforgettable experience, joining in with our animal interactions sessions allows visitors to get up close to animals which they might never have had a chance to before. For our younger visitors, this can open up a whole new world and teach them all about caring for animals.

We also want our visitors to enjoy our whole park. Areas of the park have been allowed to go wild to provide a natural environment for the many native species we have living here.

o explore all areas of the park visitors can participate in our Adventure hunts and with a large outdoor play area, obstacle course, wild golf and an indoor play area with an art table which are all included in the admission price.

For our thrill-seeking visitors try a spin on our quad train for an exciting view of the park (Nominal 2 euro per person applies).

Primates at Secret Valley Wildlife Park

Keeper Talks

Our keeper will be on hand to give talks on habitat, behaviour and conservation issues affecting species worldwide. You will learn about our family groups their personalities and how we see the zoo helping in the future. So why not join in during the day!!

Experiences and Encounters

For those who want to make the most of their visit, we offer a range of truly memorable encounters and experiences that will inspire and delight. Pre-booking is essential please call and book before your visit.

Daily Activity Timetable    

11.00 – Bottle feeding: Get a chance to help feed our baby goats, they love their bottles

11.30 – Bugs and things: Conquer your fears and meet the scorpion, tarantula and snake or be brave and hold a stick insect or cockroach

11.45 – Furry Encounters: Get to rub one of our friendly guinea pigs and Ted or Dougal the rats, meet the ferret and rabbits

12.30 – 1.30 – Pony Rides and Lemur Walk-through: Snowball loves this time of day as he gets to give all the girls and boys a short ride on his back. (One ride/child). Also at this time Lenny and Penny our white-fronted brown lemur pair are waiting to meet you in their walk-through enclosure. Keeper talks are ongoing in the walk-through throughout the hour. (Subject to change)

2.00 – Bottle Feeding: Those baby goats are hungry again and wanting their dinner

2.30 – Meerkat Talk and Feed: Learn all about our mad mob of Meerkats, what they like to eat? How they survive in the wild etc

2.45 -Capuchin Talk and Feed: Find out all about not just our special family of black-capped and tufted capuchins, but also about capuchins in general! Where do they come from? What do they eat? ect

3.00 – 4.00 Pony Rides and Lemur Walk-through: Snowball is waiting to meet the girls and boys again along with Lenny and Penny (subject to change)

4.00 – Bugs and Things: Conquer your fears and meet the scorpion, tarantula and snake or be brave and hold a stick insect or cockroach

4.15 – Furry Encounters: Get to rub one of our friendly guinea pigs and Ted or Dougal the rats, meet the ferret and rabbits

4.30 – Bottle Feeding: The Baby goats are ready for the supper and a good night’s sleepOur Adventure hunts and art can be done in your own time.

All activities are included in the admission price except the Quad train which is 2 euro/head

Tailor-made Experiences

Tailor-made experiences at Secret Valley Wildlife Park

Please be sure to contact us if you would like to organise a tailor-made experience for your kids, family, friends, playgroup, community group, company etc. We would be delighted to work with you to create an unforgettable experience and look forward to hearing from you!

Give a gift with a difference!

For those with a passion for animals, these special experiences will make the perfect gift for your friends and family – or just a treat for yourself! As well as making the most of your visit, the money raised from these experiences and encounters contributes to the upkeep of all the animals at the park.

Little Helper

This is a real up close and personal experience for the young animal lover, get to work with our keepers, feed our smaller animals and make enrichment toys for some of our exotics.

  • 5yrs- 9yrs accompanied by an adult
  • 10.30am -12.30pm
  • 1 child and 1 accompanying adult
  • €30

Junior Keeper  

This experience gives a more hands on experience, get to work with our keepers, feed the lemurs and meerkats, clean and feed the reptiles and make enrichment toys for the small animals and Lunch included.

  • 10yrs-15yrs
  • 10am -2pm
  • All Junior Keepers will get a certificate
  • €60

Senior Keeper

The real deal, get a chance to see what it would be like to a keeper for real, roll up your sleeves and muck out some of our animals, feed the lemurs and meerkats and foxes, help the keepers with our busy timetable if there is any time left help to make some enrichment toys.

  • 16+ years
  • Lunch included.
  • 9am-3pm
  • Senior Keepers will receive lunch and a certificate.
  • €90

Meet the Meerkats    

Meet our family group of inquisitive and mischievous Meerkats, Learn all about their busy lives. They eat a wide variety of foods so prepare to give them a treat which could include live insects, meat, eggs or even a healthy salad!

  • Minimum age 8 yrs with accompanying adult
  • 2 people, 15-20 minutes
  • €25

Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

Here at Secret Valley, you can enjoy a birthday party with a difference!

You may arrive anytime after 10 or 11 a.m. (depending on month) and stay as long as you like – we close at 5 or 6 p.m. (depending on month)!

All the activities throughout the day are included as well.

Your Birthday Feast will be laid out in our Valley Café at your chosen time!

Option One

  • Entrance to the Park and all Activities
  • Table dressed especially for the child
  • Sweets/Crisps and Drinks
  • No time limit
  • One Free Entry Pass for Birthday Child’s next visit to the Park
  • €9.50 per child – For an extra €1 add ice-cream as a treat, for an extra €1.50 add jelly and ice-cream.

Option Two

  • Entrance to the Park and all Activities
  • Table dressed especially for the child
  • Nuggets/Sausages and Chips and Drinks
  • Sweets /Crisps/and Drinks
  • No time limit
  • One Free Entry Pass for Birthday Child’s next visit to the Park.
  • €12.50 per child – for an extra €1, add ice cream for a treat. For an extra €1.50, add jelly and ice-cream.

Optional Added Extras

  • Children aged 2 and under have Free Entry to the Park and a reduced rate of €3 for the Sweets/Crisps/Drinks.
  • Children aged 2 and under have Free Entry to the Park and a reduced rate of €5 for Hot Food/Sweets/Crisps and Drinks.
  • All you have to do is supply the cake!

We allow Free Admission for one adult per 5 children and additional adults are charged a reduced rate of €5. These adults should pay on arrival.

How To Book

  • Go to our Contact Page for our telephone number or you can book by email.
  • Though we do not ask for deposits, we do require at least 24 hours notice for cancellations.
  • We do not accept credit/laser cards. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause!

Summer Camps

Summer Camps at Secret Valley Wildlife Park

At Secret Valley, our goal is to provide all of our campers with a unique, individual Summer Experience.

There will never be a dull moment! Specific details of our 2016 program to follow in due course! Be sure to book well in advance to avoid disappointment!

Price

  • €60 per child
  • Or €50 per child if more than 1 child booking together!

Schedule 

For one week; Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We also offer a split week package for kids who can only make it for half a week etc.  We will work with you to accommodate any circumstances.

Packed lunch must be provided by Parents/Guardians.

Summer Camp Dates 2016

  • 11th – 15th July
  • 18th – 22nd July
  • 1st – 5th August
  • 8th –12th Aug

School Tours

School Tours at Secret Valley Wildlife Park

Primary Schools

We offer a number of packages with specific activities that tie in with the Primary School Science curriculum. Packages start from €8.50 per child.

Price List

  • Entrance to park + a package of your choice (not including lunch): €8.50/child
  • Entrance to park + a package of your choice (Including lunch): €12.95/child
  • Teachers: Free
  • Quad Train (reduced rate): €1.50/child

Lunch Option

Hot Lunch – €4.95

  • Sausage, chips and a drink
  • Chicken nuggets, chips and a drink

Healthy Option – €4.95

  • Ham sandwich, fruit or yoghurt and a drink
  • Chicken sandwich, fruit or yoghurt and a drink
  • Cheese sandwich, fruit or yoghurt and a drink

If you wish to bring a packed lunch to the park there are plenty of picnic areas and indoor facilities for you to utilise.

Our Packages 

Option A

Animal Habitats and Survival of the Fittest

Option A is for all the fearless cubs out there that like to get a closer look at nature.

This package includes:

  • Animal Survival workshop
  • Animal Handling
  • Bottle feeding baby goats
  • Playtime

Option B

Animal Adaptations: Skin, Fur and Scales

Do you ever wonder how animals adapt themselves to survive in the world today?

This package includes:

  • Skin, Fur and Scales workshop
  • Animal Handling
  • Meet the Reptiles
  • Bottle feeding baby goats
  • Playtime

Option C

Art in Nature 

Explore all the corners of the park and learn about all the different kinds of nature. Create an art piece as a group using materials you find on the farm!

This package includes:

  • Nature is art workshop
  • Animal Handling
  • Bottle feeding baby goats
  • Playtime

All the packages are linked to the Primary School Science curriculum

  • SESE science strand Living Things, strand unit Plants and Animals
  • SESE geography strand Natural Environments, strand unit The Local Environment
  • For teacher packs and more information email [email protected] or call 087 2050069 to enquire.

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HALLOWEEN 2017
Why not visit Secret Valley this Halloween for a spooky, fun filled experience! Taking place from Saturday 28th October to Sunday 5th November from 11am - 5pm. Everyone who come fancy dress gets a FREE quad train ride!

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