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Fota Wildlife Park

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Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's been many years since we had visited Fota Wildlife park but it's really greatly improved since then. Much better signage and very clean well maintained pathways. The cafe's and restaurants have improved as well and the wardens were very visible and open to chatting...More

Thank optimumresult
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited here numerous times , latest this week with my sister's and nieces and nephews. The children were delighted to see the animals up close , a well any jumped across the path in front of me band nephew. Children loved to feed the ducks...More

Thank louisemunster
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great zoo with animals running free or visable. The wild flowers and old trees were fantastic and well done for preserving these areas. I will suggest an upgrade of Foto; After 14 years between visits very little has changed! The zoo was great fun...More

Thank Siobhan M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The closest I’ve ever been to a giraffe, (they are so far away in the zoo usually). Definitely worth the visit if only to see them. Easy to walk around. Cheetahs being fed was amazing. (4pm). 100% worth a visit.

Thank Amjosie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely day out with kids and friends. Been here before they do there best in keeping the animals a good habitat without be totally free in the wild. Nice place for the family.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been to several zoos around the world, but I loved this one. This park has do e an excellent job of settling their animals in surroundings similar to their natural habitats. They also have plenty of room. The walking trails are excellent, and...More

2  Thank Geralyn M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hadn't been here in years. Lots to see and lots of nice areas with a variety of animals. Spent a good few hours walking around and the weather was lovely which helped. Train let's you off just at the entrance to the park, which is...More

Thank saz0c90
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have a tradition of going every year for my daughters birthday. Her grandparents come along and sometimes her cousins. Loads to see now it has been done up. Lots more animals have been added -lions, tigers and rhino. We really enjoy it.

Thank G401HJsarah
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic experience, much better than Dublin zoo. Animals are much closer. Kangaroo loose among the visitor's. Restaurant at the main entrance a disappointment though .

Thank Louise K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good day out for children and families. If we must have Zoos then at least the animals here have more space than traditional Zoos. Seems a shame to have to say this but additional staff are required to monitor the activities of some children whose...More

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Sarah M
21 August 2018|
Response from Viki M | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t notice any I’m afraid
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Response from BRUN88 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is the same price but I’m not sure.
Elizabeth M
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Response from VerityHoulihan | Reviewed this property |
About 2 to 3 hours will do. Arrive early to avoid the crowds.