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This is a great day out in cork, serious investment has been made in the park in the last few years... read more

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Fota wildlife park outside cork city

Fota wildlife park ..only a car ride or a short train ride from cork city centre....a vast area of... read more

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a great day out in cork, serious investment has been made in the park in the last few years and it’s a completely different experience than it used to be. Fabulous for anyone to enjoy

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fota wildlife park ..only a car ride or a short train ride from cork city centre....a vast area of acres of land...devoted to many different types of wildlife.....from giraffes to lions monkeys and snakes..and reptiles and many species of birds including a bald headed eagle....there is a restaurant and gift shop on site as well as toilet facilities...the gravyy train will drive you all around ghe psrk for a small fee...a besutiful wildlife psrk to visit especially on a fine sunny day...

Thank Corkonian6
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Can't recommend fota enough. I have a yearly pass and we go there a couple of times a year. Very clean. Lots of animals. A little play area, couple of food places. Can spend a couple of hours here. They are upgrading some of the areas.

Thank Geraldine O
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It most likely was the time of year that we visited the park that most of the animals were missing, we did a full tour around the park but unfortunately we were definitely under whelmed

Thank Jenakin
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fota is a great family day out for both the smallies and adults! You would spend the whole day exploring the zoo, from the monkeys to the giraffes to the tigers. The kids just love it, and as an adult I didnt find it boring at all. Staff are friendly and the zoo is so well kept. Definitely a good day out.

Thank Mathuna85
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day in Fota! The only fault is the price it’s on the expensive side for a large family. Train from cork city to fota, kids loved it. Lots of different animals, birds etc. Fab walk around. We spent around 3 hrs there altogether.

Thank C2904GJnicolac
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing place, great family fun day. Animals keep in great conditions.A must if visiting south of Ireland

Thank AnMham
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh my, almost two decades of countless places visited in Ireland and I don't know what took me so long to visit Fota Wildlife Park. This place is amazing! Absolutely wonderful. We were very lucky with the weather, a day full of sunshine and we spent hours exploring and having fun. The kid in me came alive here. If you're visiting Cork and county, this is a must-see place.

Thank NorthsideCrew
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A day well spent in Fota Wildlife Park. We spent about 3 hours in the park altogether which included lunch and a very short visit to the gift shop.

Having been in various zoos and on a safari, it was great to read about their conservation work and see how much space many of the animals had. They clearly made as much use of the space as possible. There was an excellent range of enclosures and sections and it was a pleasant walk around the park.

The only downside was that one or two of the enclosures seemed to be empty and the supposed free to roam animals didn't really show themselves.

I don't want to sound picky, it is a wildlife park and the primary focus should be on the animals. As I said, the animals seemed to be happy and well looked after.

But one last thing, charging for car parking and for a map was a bit steep, especially when it's already €16.50 to get in!

Thank 93jae
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful day out and spent most of the day in the Wildlife Park. So much to see! We went around on our own in the morning and had a most amazing afternoon in the company of Lesley. She was informative and understanding and went out of her way to insure we had a great experience. We did!! Apart from making so many animals available for people to see, Fota are really successful in breeding and ensuring many species are being looked after and protected. It's evident that everything they have and do there is done to a very high standard and we are indeed lucky to have such a program and facility in our midst. Well worth a visit for any age.

Thank dorothyheaphy
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