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The National Reptile Zoo

#1 of 5 things to do in Gowran Features Animals
Demesne Road, Gowran, Ireland
+353 56 772 6757
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Firstly the staff made it for me, I'd be giving a lower rating if it wasn't for how lovely they... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Waterford, Ireland
via mobile
Brilliant fun

We visited today, myself and my two teenagers, second visit in 4 years. Great staff, very helpful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Demesne Road, Gowran, Ireland
+353 56 772 6757
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Firstly the staff made it for me, I'd be giving a lower rating if it wasn't for how lovely they are. I have a 9 year old in a wheelchair, we were just lucky to get packing only a space for a few cars. I...More

Thank poppyellen83
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited today, myself and my two teenagers, second visit in 4 years. Great staff, very helpful, letting us hold a snake 🐍 and showing us into the turtle and iguana hut..amazing! Great atmosphere very relaxed, great value for money..you can stay as long as...More

Thank Paudisgirl1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this while staying with family 3 adults and 3 children aged 12,9 and 2 and everyone enjoyed our day out. The place is not huge but they have a lot packed in and we spent 3 hours there. Yeh kids loved seeing crocodiles...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the reptile zoo as my son has a huge obsession with all animals. It was €30 entry for 2 adults and 2 children which we thought was a bit pricey. Once inside, although it is quite small, there is loads to see...More

Thank wearytravellerTipp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our third visit to the the reptile zoo and delighted to see some improvements. The staff are excellent very friendly and helpful. Loved that you can touch some of reptiles and tortoise. A lovely collection and a must see for reptile lovers. Will...More

Thank ajmh9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a few hours here recently with the kids. Was enjoyable and they have a great selection of Animals there. They even brought out some and spoke about them and let the kids touch them and hold them "if they were brave enough" . All...More

Thank deirdrefitzgerald155
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

The place is a little small, but they do have a nice collection of different reptiles! The staff was extremely helpful, and guests can play with the iguanas and tortoises. It was a really nice time since we were in Gowran anyway. It can be...More

Thank Bethany L
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Good array of reptiles available. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Expected more animals / reptiles.

Thank marilyne2375
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We went to the Reptile Zoo with our 2 kids on a weekend, since it's 1h20m drive from Dublin. Highly recommended as a short family trip destination. There are many fascinating species on display and hourly animal petting. Bring all your kids: there's even a...More

Thank Victor C
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

I attended as I care for a teen with autism who loves reptiles. The lady working was very accommodating and very passionate that children with special needs should have a great time in the centre. There is a large range of reptiles. All displays have...More

Thank deirdre m
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