Fota Wildlife Park

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  • Address: Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, Ireland
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +353-214812678
  • Fax: +353-0214812744
  • Ticket Price: 15 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Social, Zoos, Aquariums And Wildlife Sanctuaries

Fota Wildlife Park - Review

The Fota Wildlife is a bucket-list topper in every animal and plant lover’s book! If you are travelling with family, then the place is sure to keep you busy for at least 3 hours.

Highlights Include:

  • Animals like Bison, Spider Monkey, Oryx, Giraffe, Kangaroo, Lemurs, Red Panda, Macaque, Zebra, Cheetah, Tapir, Wallaby to name a few.
  • Trees of Lemon, Alder, Chestnut, Ash, Beech among many others which provide the park with its much needed greenery.
  • Guided Tours

After a long day interacting with animals, tourists and locals like to relax and unwind along with some good food at the Savannah Restaurant or the Oasis Cafe.

Fota Wildlife Park Information

  • A tour is recommended to best explore the park.
  • Do try to rent a car or take a taxi to reach the park as there are no nearby bus stops in walking distance.
  • Try to book the tickets online on their official website.

Fota Wildlife Park Ticket Prices

  • Adults: €15, Children (Under 16) €9.50
  • Students (with valid student card), Seniors and Disabled: €10
  • Toddlers (Under 3): FREE
  • 2 adults + 2 children: €45.50
  • 2 adults + 3 children: €52.00
  • 2 adults + 4 children: €58.00
  • Group Prices (20 people or more): Adults: €11.50
  • Children, Students (with valid student card): €7.50

Restaurants Near Fota Wildlife Park

  • Savannah Cafe which is located in the park.
  • Oasis Cafe located at the opposite end of the park.

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TripHobo Highlights for Fota Wildlife Park

  • Fota Wildlife Park Address: Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, Ireland
  • Fota Wildlife Park Contact Number: +353-214812678
  • Fota Wildlife Park Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Fota Wildlife Park Price: 15 EUR
  • Best time to visit Fota Wildlife Park(preferred time): 11:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Fota Wildlife Park: 02:30 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Fota Wildlife Park

  • 95% of people who visit Cork include Fota Wildlife Park in their plan

  • 42.55% of people start their Fota Wildlife Park visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Fota Wildlife Park

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

91.07% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fota Wildlife Park

People normally club together English Market and Fitzgerald's Park while planning their visit to Fota Wildlife Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Fota Wildlife Park, Cork Reviews

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  • Really enjoyed Fota, great day out for the family. There is loads of space to walk around and see the animals. Many of the animals are free roaming which is fun and exciting for kids. As well as that there are a few places to get food, playgrounds etc and a train that brings you around the park which is reasonably priced (2euro return). The tropical house is amazing, overall great place. We drove from Dublin and was worth it, would visit again. 😁

  • Excellent wildlife park with lots of space for all the animals to roam. Very enjoyable to stroll around. For anyone living within easy travelling distance, I would advise getting an annual pass. Superb value and nowhere nicer to go for an afternoon or morning walk. Children never seem to get tired of the Park.

  • Great place to bring children. A fab family day out. There are regular toilet stops and plenty of choice for food. Lots to see and very well laid out. You can buy an annual pass for the wildlife park which is great value if you plan on going a few times in the year. My kids never get tired of Fota. They absolutely love it

  • The are a few pros & cons about this wildlife park. Admission is €16.50 per adult, kids and over 65s are €8. Toddlers under 3 are free. There are nice enclosures for animals and there’s a great selection of wildlife to see & visit. if you look around it’s obvious there’s new enclosures being built which is also nice to see. At various locations there are picnic benches and tables. I strongly advise bringing a packed lunch / picnic and using these, and also bringing your own water. A visit. To the shop here for 2 750ml bottles of water, a 500ml bottle of coke and a small tub of ice cream will cost you €19. If you want a slice of pizza it is €8. further up the road in the restaurant is a burger bar. They sell the sorriest looking “classic” burgers as a meal with chips and a drink for €6.50. I cannot fault the centre for the animals or the condition of those animals, and the enclosures are all clean and well maintained, but for me the biggest kicker was when we were leaving, as you leave the car park there is a barrier that costs €3. Now this is a scandal, considering your already after paying €16.50 admission. For shame!!

  • I was really surprised at just how good For Wildlife Park was. It is located between Cork City and Cobh, and was extremely easy to find due to the substantial sign posts along the route. There is ample parking. I only attended the Wildlife Park, but there is also a house and gardens with coffee shop that can be visited. The Wildlife Park is exactly that. It is not like a zoo, and accordingly, the walk has a whole different feel to it. There are lots of animals to see, there are 2 fun trains to take people around the park. Some parts of the park are undergoing development and refurbishment, and it looks like these will improve the quality of the experience for all. For Wildlife Park is well worth a visit.

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