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“Great family day out ”
Review of Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park
Ranked #5 of 164 things to do in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with my family over Easter break. Have to say it was a really enjoyable day. There is so much to see with all the lovely animals.

Thank Olivia C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a great day out with the kids here’s the place to go.You can either drive here or get the train which brings you right down to the gate.Theres a great selection of animals.giraffes,monkeys and cheetahs to name just a few.You can walk around this big open air wildlife or else there’s a little train that will give you rides around it.You can stop at their cafe for refreshments and a bite to eat or let the kiddies play in the playground.A great day out to be had here.

Thank Islabobs
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was soo pleased and happy to see the way the exhibits are designed and laid out! They are ginormous and each area has its own social structure of animals so all animals are in their family circle while enjoying the freedom to roam and huge interactive stimulating enclosures to keep them entertained!!

This was the only zoo I have been to where the animals looked happy and they were moving about! Not asleep in the corner! In the tiger area you are surrounded by 3 exhibits and in all three we had tigers circling us and even a few would let out a roar it was spectacular!!

This is a must see

Thank WorldTraveller2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can’t say nothing more than...try it.

You’ll never get bored in this place, it’s amazing and full of life and things to see and do

Thank Hugo M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely day out. Great attraction. Lots of animals and large enclosures great staff too very helpful.

Thank LindaE479
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