Fota Wildlife Park is set on 100 acres on the scenic Fota Island in the heart of Cork Harbour. It is a unique place where you can come face to face with free roaming animals and birds from all parts of the world. So if 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.
The development of the Asian Sanctuary over the past six years has enhanced the Park as an iconic international visitor attraction as well as serving the core values of conservation, education, and research.
Open Daily Year Round
March to October: 09:30-18:00h
October to March: 10:00-16:30h
Last admission: An hour and a half before closing
Closed: Christmas Eve to St Stephen’s Day (24th, 25th & 26th Dec).
DINING: Visitors to Fota have two options when it comes to eating on site. Our Savannah Café is located by the main entrance – within view of the Grey-cheeked Mangabey and Meerkat exhibit as well as the Park’s largest play area – and serves a variety of snacks, sandwiches and hot meals throughout the day.
SHOPPING: A new shop selling Ice Cream, Cold Drinks and snacks has also opened in the Asian Sanctuary. The Serengeti Gift Store stocks water, soft drinks and ice-cream and there is a Swirl stand for anyone looking for something a little more special. Ice-cream is also available from a stand next to the Oasis Café.
PARKING: Ample parking available €3 per daily visit
ACCESSIBILITY: Fota Wildlife Park is wheelchair accessible, there are four disabled/wheelchair accessible toilets located within the Park. We have a discount of 50% on the entry ticket for a child or adult with special needs. Their accompanying carer will receive entry free of charge, when they present a valid carers card.
GROUPS: Group Prices (Book 20 people or more). Group Adults: €12. Group Children, Seniors, Students (with valid ID): €8
Situated 20 mins drive from Cork city off the N25, or take the Cork-Cobh train to Fota Wildlife Park station
Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, Ireland
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