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Fota Wildlife Park

#2 of 156 things to do in Cork Features Animals
Fota Island, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 481 2678
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Fota wildlife parking is a must see in cork with the kids. Amazing attraction with fantastic... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Diarmuid M
County Cork, Ireland
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Expensive wouldn't go more than once and then you have to pay to exit car park

I think the cafe near entrance is the best don't think the cafe half way down is good the ice cream... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Deirdre M
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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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  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Fota Island, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 481 2678
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fota wildlife parking is a must see in cork with the kids. Amazing attraction with fantastic selection of wildlife and facilities. Parking is ample and entry to parking you pay at barrier on departure bring coins. Entry to park itself is reasonable but you can...More

Thank Diarmuid M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I think the cafe near entrance is the best don't think the cafe half way down is good the ice cream bar is well stocked

1  Thank Deirdre M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had the best day here with our son,there is so much to see here, there are animals everywhere, it is well worth a visit can't wait to go back

1  Thank Deniskell
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to the park on a Saturday and we spent some lazy hour just strolling around enjoing animals sight. Bonus: it's really easy to reach using the train.

Thank Elisa-Pacilli
Reviewed 3 days ago

Huge park, so lots of walking, which can be done at your own pace. We were two seniors with a grand-daughter and the young lady at the admission kiosk charged us a senior rate and a child rate, explaining that if we had chosen the...More

1  Thank 186605Prawns
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoyable day with a lovely sun, this is my second visit and still good, my kids love this place, comfortable for spending a day over there, will definitely back again

1  Thank Sarah O
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really lovely day. So easy to get by train from Cork. Wonderful animals, tiger and cheetah cubs, so sweet. X

Thank Fay B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely park. Very big. Lots of animals to see! Will take the whole day. Kids had a lovely time! There are plenty of things to grab to eat however you can also take a pic nic.

Thank chloengregg
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A great place to bring all the family. Lots & lots of different animals. A lot of walking but you can go at your own limit. Cafe/shop decently priced. Staff lovely & very friendly. Toilets clean. Plenty space to change nappies. Playground a little small...More

Thank Theresa P
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had an ball from start to finish. Brilliant for a good family day out. The train will bring you from Cork City or from Cobh. Price is reasonable. Will be back for sure

Thank Sinead B
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Elizabeth M
3 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.
4 June 2017|
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Response from kettquinlan |
Trains are about every half hour
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.