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Fota Wildlife Park

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“dublin zoo”(224 reviews)
“animals seem”(34 reviews)
“great family day”(121 reviews)
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 Wildlife Park, Carrigtwohill T45 CD93, Ireland
+353 21 481 2678
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All reviews dublin zoo animals seem great family day fast food all ages great for kids train ride few hours per adult great place to visit cheetah run walk around lovely walk sunny day feeding times tropical house giraffes
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Reviewed today via mobile

I visited here with my partner during the February midterm. There was small crowds which made it very easy to see the animals that were out. As it was quite cold on the day, a lot of the animals were taking shelter in the huts;...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are just home from The Warden Experience and could not wait to write this review. It was 100% the best thing we could ever spend our money on. Lesley our Warden was so lovely! She was so informative, so professional and it was wonderful...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lonny101
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a lovely walk. Really good for anyone. It was really cold and rainy when we visited so a lot of the animals weren't out but that's our own fault for going there in the freezing cold. It was still nice to walk around. It...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank martabartoszuk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great wildlife park set in the beautiful surroundings of Fota Island. The animal have lots of space to roam with kangaroos , peacocks, wallabies roaming freely. Animals we saw included- cheetahs, meerkats, red pandas, giraffes, zebras , monkeys , tigers , rhinos. Having visited...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bourkecm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fota is a credit to its owners and those who maintain it. An outstanding array of wildlife and great to see the additions that are continually being made to the place: tigers and rhinos for example. This place is especially valuable for families with small...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 2017ed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the morning here and loved every minute of it! My daughter 22months old had a blast getting up close with all of the animals. I'd definitely come back!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rockfist
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overall it’s reasonable value. Relaxed, walking day out for the family on a nice day with the chance to see a good variety of animals. However, on our visit, it was hard to see a lot of the animals as they were hiding away. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CorkCastle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can't explain how much fota wildlife park is to cork city,it's very special indeed too the animals on the endangered species list,the people of cork,which I am a corkonian born here,I have been here many a time the staff and everyone envolved in this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Martin H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks 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
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Response from Louise K | Reviewed this property |
Not that I seen
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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.