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Fota Wildlife Park

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Fota Island, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 481 2678
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Happy animals

Well worth a visit. We took out membership and taking friends and family who come to visit us... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Just wonderful

The place is huge! It has a large variety of animals. All clean. My two-year-old son vibrated. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lidi C
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Fota Island, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 481 2678
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. We took out membership and taking friends and family who come to visit us. Young animals include giraffe, cheetahs, tiger, lion cubs, flamingo. Can spend a happy few hours walking round.. loads of animals to see. Plenty spots for picnics.

Thank OreoKQ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is huge! It has a large variety of animals. All clean. My two-year-old son vibrated. The ticket price is € 16,50

1  Thank Lidi C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went into Fota having only visited previously as a child. I was so pleasantly surprised. It was fabulous. The animals had so much freedom and were so close. Much better than many Zoo's I have been to , including New york!!! Loved it!

Thank Under_the_sea_shell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the behind the scenes tour with the family today and enjoyed it completely. Got to feed the penguins, giraffe and rhino which was only amazing. Our guide Willy was a joy to be with, he put the kids at ease and was a fountain...More

Thank windy1949
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Without a doubt the best place to go when cork gets a bit of Sun, very good attractions and reasonably priced.

Thank JordanFood
Reviewed 1 week ago

we went early in the morning and had the whole day to see the park.a good idea because it is big if you want to see it all.the park is spotless,as our grandchildren are only 3yrs and5yrs old it is important to us that everything...More

Thank john s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great way to spend a day. We were 1 adult, 1 teenager and 2 children and we all enjoyed it. Lovely walkways all around a nd great to see the animals roaming freely. Peacocks were on our route regularly. We fed the...More

Thank sib_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fota is amazing great day out. It's safe so the kids can run wild. Only think is the food in the restaurant at the top of the park is a rip off. Bring your own and have a picnic. It will be nicer. And I'm...More

1  Thank jessiebluebells
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here a good few times I the summer beautiful place to go with kids or without place is always spotless

Thank loloKillarney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with four children and it was a great day out. The lemurs, peacocks, ducks, swans were all out roaming freely and it was such a great experience for the kids.

Thank Shyamis
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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.
4 June 2017|
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Response from kettquinlan |
Trains are about every half hour
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.