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Fota Wildlife Park

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Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Ireland's Wildest Attraction. Fota Wildlife Park is set on 100 acres on the scenic Fota Island in the heart of Cork Harbour. It is a unique place where you can come face to face with free roaming animals and birds from all parts of the world. So if...more
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Fota Island, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 481 2678
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All reviews dublin zoo cheetah run tropical house feeding times animals seem train ride great family day lots of space great for kids fast food all ages few hours lovely walk great place to visit sunny day walk around giraffes
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fota is a childhood favorite of mine and I still love it now in my adult life. Love seeing all the new babies. I think it’s an amazing place for the animals they have so much room to roam and mix with each other. Fun...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LBeeer
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

From the looks of it, Fota Wildlife has everything possibly needed to make the wildlife park exceptional but just missed the mark. Some animals didn't have enough space, others are within concrete blocks, with very little stimulation available to them. We visited in the dead...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jessicagO8384NN
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We travelled from kildare to Fota Wildlife park several weeks ago with our 4 children. It took just over 2 hours to get there, so we had a full day in Fota. We had a great day, the animals are all amazing and very obviously...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hayesbridget1
Reviewed 5 days ago

my family has been a member of the park for a number of years. It is an ideal place to visit with children in all weathers; don't be put off by the mist or the rain, wind or hail. This modern wildlife park shows the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dermo2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Foto wildlife park is a great day out for the family. Its easy to find, lots of parking (we went off season) and has good facilities. There are lots of animals to see frkm lions, hippos, peacocks, giraffes, zebras, roos, and lots of monkeys. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bcomment
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit Fota Wildlife Park last summer.Its very clean and nice place for families with kids.You can get to the animals very close.Lots of space for picnics.We had very good time in this park. Definitely will be back !!!!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JohnTravaler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fota keeps getting better with every year. The park is so well maintained and out of all the zoos and wildlife parks I have visited in Europe I can honestly say that none come near to Fota!! Looking forward to our next visit in summer...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Joanne O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our first trip to foto wildlife park it is definitely worth the trip very clean and you get up and close to the animal's. There are two restaurants picnic area toilets are kept moderately clean. We really enjoyed our visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank xSDowneyx
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this great facility a few years ago and recollect a memory full of admiration for the place. We returned on Sunday last and boy, were we disappointed! A place of contradictions. The new features are interesting and show promise but what happened the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Outadaway
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here with yesterday and have to say was really surprised as I wasn’t expecting it to be this good. The main thing being that the animals actually were all moving around and seemed active where as I been to many wild life parks...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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August 20, 2018|
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Response from Louise K | Reviewed this property |
Not that I seen
July 23, 2018|
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Response from BRUN88 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is the same price but I’m not sure.
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Response from VerityHoulihan | Reviewed this property |
About 2 to 3 hours will do. Arrive early to avoid the crowds.