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The National Reptile Zoo

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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We booked the zoo to you for my sons birthday party. What an amazing experience, first Eoin was the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Thurles, Ireland
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Great experience

Spent 2 hours here with young children, they really enjoyed it as did I. Staff were very helpful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“soft play area”(14 reviews)
“couple of hours”(11 reviews)
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
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Demesne Road, Gowran, Ireland
+353 56 772 6757
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All reviews soft play area kids will love couple of hours family outing few hours souvenir shop toilet facilities year olds well worth a visit on display staff are very friendly and helpful any age whole family rainy day would highly recommend a visit big surprise coffee machine
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We booked the zoo to you for my sons birthday party. What an amazing experience, first Eoin was the appointed zoo keeper, he was so incredibly patient and knowledgeable a real credit to his team. The selection of animals was fantastic beyond what I had...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent 2 hours here with young children, they really enjoyed it as did I. Staff were very helpful and child friendly. Really had a lovely experience and will definitely return/ recommend for a day out.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lilybean91
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We visited with friends, mainly adults and one seven year old. I would say we all enjoyed our visit, as we are all still talking about it months later. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. They involve everyone in the show and tell section...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank phudd55
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

A wonderful little place with lots to see, the staff made the experience fun and educational, the way they spoke to children and got their attention kindly while sharing the rules of the dome was great, caring and informative.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Louise M
Reviewed 21 September 2018

a very interesting visit with loads to see definitely recomend a way to pass a couple of hours during a rainy day in ireland

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank baldeagle26
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Was more reptiles than I thought there would be. They were active too which made the experience better for the kids. Very well presented and a soft play area for kids too. I liked the live demonstration and the staff where very knowledgeable. Great way...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KPB1981
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

this is a great place and the kids will love it. its got a huge range of retiles from the biggest to the smallest. they have a demonstration in which you get to touch the reptiles which the kids loved. theres a conservatory with tortoises...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank trikemadd
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

There is a great selection of reptiles, and the staff are incredibly helpful. The talk we experienced on one of the snakes was worth the trip alone the staff member involved was very informative and patient with the younger guests.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 112sandraq
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We visited on a hot, humid Saturday in August. Obviously, for the welfare of the reptiles, the place is already very hot so I found the heat inside almost unbearable. But they have a good collection of reptiles and they have a "show" where they...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CRRG_Dublin
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Just happened upon this place while staying locally on a family holiday. From the very start you are met by some absolutely amazing reptiles and it continues from there. We got a meet with a snake by one of the workers. It was very educational...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Longford82
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