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Fota Wildlife Park

#74 of 396 things to do in County Cork Features Animals
Carrigtwohill, Ireland
+353 21 481 2678
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Great place to take fotas

We had a really fun time here. Lots of cute animals! Wallabies everywhere! And we saw cute cheetah... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
VIP Family Package is sublime - such a fantastic experience

We did the Fota Island VIP Family Experience yesterday and our guide, Willie, was absolutely... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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.
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Carrigtwohill, Ireland
+353 21 481 2678

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a really fun time here. Lots of cute animals! Wallabies everywhere! And we saw cute cheetah cubs. Feels like the animals have lots of space too and aren't cramped in.

Thank Afatpigeon
Reviewed 4 days ago

We did the Fota Island VIP Family Experience yesterday and our guide, Willie, was absolutely amazing. The tour was absolutely brilliant and I can't believe it only cost €150. We had four children on the tour - aged 7 to almost 13 and each and...More

Thank MackKilkenny
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Little on dear side at 16 euro n then a euro for a map but to be fair no real need for one. Was sunny day which helped. Clean tidy friendly n very well ran. In the area worth a visit.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We visited with family and friends and were really impressed. Great park and very well laid out, great experience for young children old and young.Very easy to get up close to the animals.

Thank PandCWmeath
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We have been going to Fota for over 10 years. It's gets better and better. The new enclosures are fantastic. We saw the cheetahs feeding, the tiger cub playing hide and seek with his mum. All kinds if small and precious things. Memories are made...More

Thank Rory B
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We went to fota with our elder son a few years ago and it was really nice, we went again today with our young boy and had a lovely few hours checking out the animals the new (to us) reptile house and of course the...More

1  Thank JulesWeakley
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Great place! The animals were all very active when we went in the afternoon. We could hear the lion roar a couple times though the park.

Thank NHWild
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely day out- with or without kids. Huge display of animals; zebra, giraffe, rhino, lion, tiger, cheetah, buffalo, meerkats, snakes, butterflies and many more. Not like a zoo as animals have so much room. Also kangaroos wandering about. Monkeys on the island. Really impressive place....More

Thank MODireland2010
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We had a great visit today with our 2 teenage daughters. A lot of upgrades seem to be taking place and a lot of new areas have opened since our last visit. Great to watch Cheetahs being fed. New Tigers enclosure very nice. Kangaroo hopped...More

Thank patclaire123
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Been going to fota since I was young. There's some building and digging going on that spoils it a bit. And the restaurant was was packed we couldn't get a seat. But all in all my two kids loved seeing all the animals and getting...More

1  Thank Mrsawillis
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