We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The National Reptile Zoo

Features Animals
Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Share
Review Highlights
An educational place

We visited with friends, mainly adults and one seven year old. I would say we all enjoyed our... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
phudd55
,
Carrick-on-Suir, Ireland
Excellent.

A wonderful little place with lots to see, the staff made the experience fun and educational, the... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Louise M
via mobile
Read all 192 reviews
142
All photos (142)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“soft play area”(14 reviews)
“couple of hours”(10 reviews)
“few hours”(9 reviews)
About
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
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
See all hours
Contact
Demesne Road, Gowran, Ireland
Website
+353 56 772 6757
Call
Reviews (192)
Filter reviews
189 results
Traveller rating
117
51
16
2
3
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
117
51
16
2
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviews soft play area couple of hours few hours family outing souvenir shop toilet facilities on display well worth a visit year olds staff are very friendly and helpful any age amazing experience rainy day big surprise coffee machine admission fee worth the trip
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 189 reviews
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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Thank Longford82
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

I’ve been to the National Aquatic Centre, the National Aquarium, the National Stud and other National visitor attractions, but it is pushing it by calling this our NATIONAL Reptile Zoo. For a start it has ZERO kerb appeal, I drove past it because it basically...More

Thank 249jasone
Reviewed 7 August 2018

What a hidden gem! I never knew this place existed until this summer. We brought our toddler along and she loved it. The adults loved it too. We got to pet a snake and saw other reptiles being fed. We got to feed a tortoise...More

Thank Sun S
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Step House Hotel
484 reviews
9.50 km away
Lyrath Estate
2,840 reviews
10.03 km away
Aspect Hotel Kilkenny
864 reviews
12.80 km away
Springhill Court Conference, Leisure & Spa Hotel
910 reviews
12.99 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all nearby restaurants
The Corner House
26 reviews
9.49 km away
Step House Restaurant
95 reviews
9.52 km away
Walter's Bar and Grill
32 reviews
10.44 km away
The Duiske Inn Bar & Restaurant
33 reviews
12.30 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 5 nearby attractions
Shankill Castle
23 reviews
6.68 km away
A Rural Experience - Day Tours
54 reviews
1.03 km away
Cushendale Woollen Mills
17 reviews
12.15 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The National Reptile Zoo staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines