Walk amongst animals from all over the world at Ireland's wildest attraction!

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.

Fota Wildlife Park features the recently opened Asian Sanctuary—with Asian lions, Sumatran tigers and Indian rhinos. The cheetah run, tropical house and giraffe crossing are also must-sees.

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.

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Highlights
  • Set on 100 acres of the scenic Fota Island
  • Come face to face with free roaming animals and birds from all parts of the world
  • Asian Sanctuary—with Asian lions, Sumatran tigers and Indian rhinos.
  • The cheetah run, tropical house and giraffe crossing are also must-sees.
  • For a fun Family Day Out in Cork, there is no better place to visit than Fota Wildlife Park.
Open

Open Daily Year Round

Mid-March to October: Monday to Sunday: 10.00-18:00
November to Mid-March: Monday to Sunday: 10.00-16:30

Last admission: An hour and a half before closing
Closed: Christmas Eve to St Stephen’s Day (24th, 25th & 26th Dec).

Prices

Admission Prices 2019

Adult: €16.70
Senior (aged 65+): €12.30
Student (with valid ID): €12.30
Children (Under 16): €11.20
Toddler (Up to 36 months): FREE
Family (2 adults + 2 children): €49.00
Family (2 adults + 3 children): €57.00
Family (2 adults + 4 children): €65.00

 

Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, services, accessibility, and other useful information.

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

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Getting There

Situated 20 mins drive from Cork city off the N25, or take the Cork-Cobh train to Fota Wildlife Park station

Map Location: 51.890690, -8.308035
Contact Fota Wildlife Park

Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, Ireland


Eircode: T45 CD93
T: +353 (0)21 481 2678
E: info@fotawildlife.ie
W:
www.fotawildlife.ie
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