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Review of Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park
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US$23.91*
and up
Cork City Sightseeing (Hopper Bus)
Ranked #8 of 172 things to do in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 Rhino. The cheetah run, tropical house and giraffe crossing are also must-sees. The development of the Asian Sanctuary over the past five years has enhanced the Park as an iconic international visitor attraction as well as serving the core values of conservation, education, and research. Facilities include cafés, several play areas, picnic areas and a gift shop. Accessible by train and car.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

I was visiting with my toddler and a friend and arrived with the train from cork. We found the engrance there but it was locked and no one arrived even after buzzing the bell.we then had to walk around which is good 20min so pretty long walk especially if your kid is not very patient in a buggy...the signs were basically none and if there were any they must have been hidden in the bushes..after 20/30min walk we finally found the main entrance and there was none apology for their rear entrance being non functional...I didn't expect free entry but simple sorry would be nice ..especially with the kids...the caffe was nice and the food/drink options were good too...there was some work on few places of the wildlife park so it was a bit noisy on those places but overall the park was good..just a shame of that first 30min

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"dublin zoo"
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"cheetah run"
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"tropical house"
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"train ride"
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"feeding times"
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"animals roaming"
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"animals seem"
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"great family day"
in 107 reviews
"lots of space"
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"great for kids"
in 39 reviews
"all ages"
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"fast food"
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"per adult"
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"lovely walk"
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"great place to visit"
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"sunny day"
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

I visited the wildlife park with my Grandchildren and was delighted to see their excitement as they saw and identified the different animals. The wide open spaces for the herbivores was great and the cheetah enclosures were enjoyable. The restaurant / refreshment area was welcome and the children enjoyed the playground limited as it was. An enjoyable day out but expensive enough for a young family

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

A perfect place for a family day out. A superbly laid out conservation wildlife park where all the animals have wonderful space to be themselves while still allowing people to view and interact with them. The cafe prices are very reasonable and there are places to sit and relax on the way around, as well as some good play areas for small people. When legs get tired there is a great little train to view from. Enjoy watching the animals being fed, especially the cheetahs during the cheetah run. Overall a great place to visit and learn about the natural lifestyle of wildlife.

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

I was very curious to go there and i have to say despite the awful weather i really enjoyed it. Lots of animal species and wide space where they can stay and most of all the free kangaroos that you can meet along the road and all the ducks and birds and lemurs free all around. I did not like the expensive ticket and the 3 euro also for the parking and if you want the map you have to pay another euro. I think is very ridiculous.

Thank Rita P
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Went with my family it cost 55 euro to enter the park now in saying that it is what it is not a lot going on to b honest was disappointed nowhere nice to eat won’t b rushing back there and to top it off you then have to pay 3 euro to exit the park now that’s a joke they should give you a token after paying to get in

Thank mackey722016
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