We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The National Reptile Zoo

Is this your business?
Features Animals
Demesne Road, Gowran, Ireland
+353 56 772 6757
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Would reccomend!

We spent about an hour here today and really loved it. The presentation with the snake and tortoise... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Afatpigeon
,
Enniscorthy
via mobile
Such potential......but

Overall my feedback is positive of the reptile zoo. I hope additional comments are deemed in the... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
PaschG
,
Galway
via mobile
Read all 178 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Over 50 exhibits and more than 150 animals! Animal Encounter Zone Walk through tropical exhibit Soft play area Indoor and outdoor picnic area Snack bar Souvenir shop
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“soft play area” (13 reviews)
“coffee dock” (3 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
LOCATION
Demesne Road, Gowran, Ireland
CONTACT
Website
+353 56 772 6757
Write a ReviewReviews (178)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"soft play area"
in 13 reviews
"coffee dock"
in 3 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 9 reviews
"few hours"
in 9 reviews
"family outing"
in 2 reviews
"toilet facilities"
in 2 reviews
"on display"
in 6 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 12 reviews
"year olds"
in 3 reviews
"staff are very friendly and helpful"
in 2 reviews
"gift shop"
in 7 reviews
"any age"
in 2 reviews
"ask questions"
in 4 reviews
"whole family"
in 2 reviews
"big surprise"
in 2 reviews
"rainy day"
in 3 reviews
"reptile house"
in 3 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 175 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent about an hour here today and really loved it. The presentation with the snake and tortoise was interesting - and getting to touch the baby tortoise was very fun. Going thru the dome and being able to rub the adult tortoises and iguanas...More

Thank Afatpigeon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Overall my feedback is positive of the reptile zoo. I hope additional comments are deemed in the potential to add improvements. We enjoyed the tropical dome and lovely to see and feel a rain forest habitat. Tree frogs, iguanas and red toed tortoise were visible....More

Thank PaschG
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Surprised I'd never heard of this place before. My 14yr wanted to go big into reptiles. Travelled from Wicklow well worth the trip. Huge selection. Friendly staff. Plenty of animal interactions. Staff very knowledgeable. Toilet facilities spotless. Small coffee area. Play area not used by...More

Thank misssj09
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Visited yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed the time spent there. Very easy to find. Staff really know their stuff and are very friendly. Our 4 year old loved being able to touch the iguanas and snakes. Very deceiving when you first arrive, as it looks small...More

Thank 828roz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

We went to the reptile zoo over the school holidays and my kids in particular were delighted with all it had to offer. A great array of lizards, snakes, iguanas, crocs, turtles and even tarantulas! There are talks every half hour and two different species...More

Thank treeto
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Took us 10 minutes to get here from the Springhill Hotel. At first glance we though oh no this doesn't look good. Its really in the middle of nowhere after coming from a town. Has car parking facilities. In we went and were greeted by...More

Thank Debbie D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Went to visit here today. it's a bit of a hidden gem. Not very well sign posted and I've never heard of it before our trip to kilkenny (I'm from ireland). Definitely worth a visit. We spent the morning here with our 3 and 5...More

Thank Nicola G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 December 2017

This was a second visit and the layout has been improved over the years. On both occasions we found the staff to be really friendly and great with the children. It's a very handy little place to know about, especially for a rainy day and...More

Thank PB010
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Must visit for all who are interested in reptiles. Great 2 hour visit last week. The two boys aged 4 & 9 really enjoyed their visit here. Plenty of reptiles to see and they were even allowed to touch a snake and tortoises.

Thank johnmeyler46
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Great day at the National Reptile Zoo. Always a great ace for an hour or two. Kids love it. will be back again

Thank Dan M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Gowran Hotels
Step House Hotel
451 reviews
9.50 km away
Lyrath Estate
2,633 reviews
10.03 km away
Aspect Hotel Kilkenny
807 reviews
12.80 km away
Springhill Court Conference, Leisure & Spa Hotel
852 reviews
12.99 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Corner House
19 reviews
9.49 km away
Step House Restaurant
84 reviews
9.51 km away
Walter's Bar and Grill
13 reviews
10.44 km away
The Duiske Inn Bar & Restaurant
20 reviews
12.29 km away
Nearby Attractions
Shankill Castle
12 reviews
6.68 km away
A Rural Experience - Day Tours
42 reviews
1.03 km away
Hidden Trails Guided Tours
8 reviews
12.18 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The National Reptile Zoo staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;