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Fota Wildlife Park

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Fota Island, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 481 2678
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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 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. Fota Wildlife Park features the recently opened Asian Sanctuary—with Asian Lions, Sumatran Tigers, and Indian Rhino. The cheetah run, tropical house and giraffe crossing are also must-sees. The development of the Asian Sanctuary over the past five years has enhanced the Park as an iconic international visitor attraction as well as serving the core values of conservation, education, and research. Facilities include cafés, several play areas, picnic areas and a gift shop. Accessible by train and car.
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  • Average7%
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“dublin zoo” (188 reviews)
“cheetah run” (78 reviews)
“tropical house” (40 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
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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"dublin zoo"
in 188 reviews
"cheetah run"
in 78 reviews
"tropical house"
in 40 reviews
"train ride"
in 38 reviews
"feeding times"
in 31 reviews
"animals seem"
in 33 reviews
"great family day"
in 110 reviews
"great for kids"
in 40 reviews
"all ages"
in 107 reviews
"fast food"
in 39 reviews
"few hours"
in 65 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 38 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 48 reviews
"sunny day"
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"walk around"
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"giraffes"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited fota today with 2 young children. The park was spotless, there were numerous keepers around the place asking had we any questions and explaining about the animals and their habitats, we found this really helpful. All the animals appeared well cared for, the children...More

Thank osullivandebby
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just back from a day out at Foto wildlife park. Unfortunately Foto wildlife park is not Autism friendly at all. Our son has special needs and Autism and there was big crowds there was waiting for the train our son had a meltdown and threw...More

Thank Tipperarymartin
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are on the Cork area and looking for somewhere to bring the kids, you won't go wrong with Fota Wildlife Park. There is lots to see and do at Fota to keep kids entertained. From the playground where parents can relax with a...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited in 2015 and though it was advertised on billboards all around Cork "King of The Jungle at Fota", there was no Tiger to be seen. There was evidence of newly built viewing areas. There were other interesting attractions e.g. the humid tropical house with...More

Thank Steve Y
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fota did not fail to deliver, wide range of animals to see and keep our bog group amused, we spent the entire day just wandering around the park. Clear to see that improvements are still being made.

Thank GrantTIN
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When my children were small we would visit Fota every Saturday . I wasn’t there for years so I was pleasantly surprised with the improvements. Fota is fabulous keep up the great work guys 👍😀👍

Thank marh0lland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

As always a great day out for all . It was a play date trip for my daughter and two friends. All delighted with the animals and playgraround and of course the train ride.

Thank annejones1708
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very nice. Perfect place for all family. For a big and small. Huge territory, loads of animals and birds. Our girl was so happy feeding birds there. Great day out.

Thank agnuza
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Brought a group of 10-15 yr old scouts to the Wildlife Park, and had a guided tour of the park which was about 2.5hrs. The guide was very good and knowledgeable and was able to answer all the kids questions. Everyone enjoyed the visit.

Thank Gordon W
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to Fota Wildlife Park for the day with our 4 kids and everyone had a fabulous day out. It was much larger than I was expecting and there were lots of animals to see. The kids enjoyed the train ride to see all...More

Thank DonegalBuddy
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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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