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Fota Wildlife Park

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Fota Island, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 481 2678
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a highlight of our trip

We were delighted that Fota lives up to all of our expectations. the animals are in large... read more

Reviewed yesterday
gadget11
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billericay
Great staff, amazing animals, beautiful place

We visited Fota on 21st April and we had a fantastic time. We did the behind the scenes tour and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
eily31
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Dublin, Ireland
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dublin zoo” (180 reviews)
“cheetah run” (76 reviews)
“tropical house” (38 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Fota Island, Cork, Ireland
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+353 21 481 2678
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Reviewed yesterday

We were delighted that Fota lives up to all of our expectations. the animals are in large cages/paddocks and well looked after by a skilled group of caring keepers. The Cheetah run (Twice a day) should not be missed, there is also a number of...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We visited Fota on 21st April and we had a fantastic time. We did the behind the scenes tour and Willie Duffy who led the tour could not have been more helpful. He was a mine of information about the park and the animals and...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Nice for families and for groups. There's lots for kids to do e.g. playground. But Fota's equally nice for adults. I went with friends and we were there for several hours, nice to just keep strolling around observing the beautiful animals.

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Reviewed yesterday

We visited Fota last week whilst staying in Cork city. It was a beautiful day and the park is well presented , easy to find and has ample parking. It was relatively quiet when we arrived and we walked the circuit over a few hours...More

Thank Jim H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fota Wildlife Park has it all. A beautiful park with a huge variety of animals. Wonderful to see kangaroos, meerkats and peacocks roaming freely around the park. Beautifully kept park, with a great coffee shop as well as fast food restaurant. Highly recommend Fota for...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I recently visited the Fota Wildlife Park and had the extreme misfortune to find my son had accidentally closed the car door leaving all our stuff inside and the child lock security preventing any access. I found myself and my son in a real pickle...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed heading back to Fota wildlife park having not been there for nearly 20years. Lovely to see the kangaroos and meerkats roaming free and most of the animals having large enclosures to enjoy. The park is quite large and it does involve quite a...More

Thank Helen H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good place! It’s perfect for children. There are many animals from different parts of the world. If you want a funny day off with family, go there!

Thank Adrielle C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with large group, ages 4-50+. Everyone enjoyed it very much. Cafe in middle of park had great pizza (Volcano, a local company) and Coffee. Well worth a visit!!

Thank MaryCos
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Animals all free uncaged and some even walk with you. Brilliant. Brought two 9 year old boys who were amazed to stand 3 foot from a kangaroo with it's baby in it's pouch, with no fence. Animals really well minded. Lots of parking. Great garden...More

Thank JosephTCroke
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Elizabeth M
2 August 2017|
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Response from VerityHoulihan | Reviewed this property |
About 2 to 3 hours will do. Arrive early to avoid the crowds.
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danil0dias03
4 June 2017|
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Response from kettquinlan |
Trains are about every half hour
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Barry M
29 May 2017|
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Response from Jon B | Reviewed this property |
I'd say yes. It's a pretty well surfaced circular path.
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