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Fota Wildlife Park

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Carrigtwohill, Ireland
+353 21 481 2678
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We were a group of 3 adults and 4 children. Our youngest daughter is 5 and a wheelchair user and... read more

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DByrne_11
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Athlone, Ireland
Customer service beyond our expectations

We visited Fota today with our nearly 5 year old daughter who has type 1 diabetes. I contacted... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Karen H
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Fota Wildlife Park is Cork's most visited Tourist Attraction and has been awarded best family day out in Cork and Munster. The Park is set on 70 acres on the scenic Fota Island in the heart of Cork Harbour only 15 minutes from Cork City (top 10 in the best cities to visit in the Lonely Planet guide's 'Best in Travel 2010').The park is not like an ordinary zoo; here you can come face to face with free roaming animals & birds from all parts of the world. So whether it's a kangaroo that hops in front of you or a ring tailed lemur which jumps down from a tree, each visit is sure to bring its own fantastic memories.In addition to the wonderful array of free roaming animals, visitors also have the opportunity to see highly endangered species such as the Rothschild giraffe, European Bison, Lion Tailed Macaque and Scimitar Horned Oryx, most of them without the obstacle of fenced-in exhibits.This is the most spectacular aspect of Fota Wildlife Park, and is the reason you'll want to spend a full day exploring Ireland's Wildest Attraction.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“dublin zoo” (25 reviews)
“short visit” (2 reviews)
“every corner” (2 reviews)
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Carrigtwohill, Ireland
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+353 21 481 2678
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Reviewed yesterday

We were a group of 3 adults and 4 children. Our youngest daughter is 5 and a wheelchair user and the park is totally accessible for wheelchairs. We entered the park and bought 4 maps for the children. We had a really lovely day. Towards...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Fota today with our nearly 5 year old daughter who has type 1 diabetes. I contacted bookings in advance as I had heard there was a lot of walking and that scooters etc were not allowed. This was a concern for us as...More

Thank Karen H
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Lots of fun and wonderful to see the animals. Certainly a place to visit when you have a free day. Bring a picnic or buy food there if you wish, its wonderful.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

I'd going to fota you must go here The animals are so clearly seen it does not feel like a zoo at all! Loved it

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Fota is a wonderful experience for young and old alike. if you are in the area it a must see, they have extended and improved Fota a lot in the last few years. There are a lot of wonderful animals to see, the feeding of...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place. We went in the rain and it was very quiet so the animals weren't spooked. A lot were taking shelter so we didn't see them but the ones that were out gave us great pictures. We loved this place and would...More

Thank Bernie M
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We have yearly membership here and I have to say we enjoy every trip. I personally think it is better then Dublin Zoo and would love to see elephants and hippos oh and of course gorillas ... would be amazing

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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

The park has great variety with a large no.of different animals to see. The walk around the park is very pleasant and you can get very close to the animals who all look happy and well cared for. There is also a little train option...More

Thank KCull78
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We drove from Kerry over. It was an over cast day but dry. I was there as a child and remembered the main big field but it has expanded a lot since then. Very interesting to see animal. Some enclosures a bit too over grown...More

Thank Ciara F
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We had a really fun time here. Lots of cute animals! Wallabies everywhere! And we saw cute cheetah cubs. Feels like the animals have lots of space too and aren't cramped in.

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