Fota Wildlife Park, Cork

4.4
#1 of 410 in Outdoors in Province of Munster
Without a cage or fence in sight, Fota Wildlife Park houses dozens of species of mammals and birds from habitats as diverse as deserts, savannas, tropical forests, wetlands, and oceans. Designed with unobtrusive barriers, the zoo's paddocks allow visitors to observe wild animals in natural settings closely resembling their native habitats. To explore the park's 30 hectares (75 acres) in mere minutes, hop on a tour train, whcih circles the grounds and makes stops at the education center created with the youngest visitors in mind. For a more personal experience with the animals, follow the 2 km (1.2 mi) circular trail as you watch for ring-tailed lemurs and squirrel monkeys, which are allowed to roam freely and interact with visitors. Put Fota Wildlife Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Cork itinerary maker site .
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  • Great day out... ideal for family and friends Children will love it... plenty of parking spaces.... great walks Can get the train directly from City  more »
  • There were four adults and one young child on this trip. From the moment we entered the gates I knew it was something special. As soon as you enter you are welcomed by a huge field full of different t...  more »
  • It was lovely to visit the photo wildlife park. we really enjoyed the trip end - to - end. The animals were awesome and the weather held up so that definately added to the experience.  more »
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  • Reasonable value for money, a lot to see and do if you get a good day. The train ride was the best and we left it til last so we could enjoy it without any buggy or bags. Great family day out. Just don't forget 3 euro for exiting car park. Wasn't impressed by that.
  • Plenty to see. Plenty of seating along way for those of us who need it. Great family day out. Prices for food and drink reasonable. Worth visiting. Having someone face painting the kids would also be a good idea too.
  • We have an annual membership for this wildlife park. For the kids it is a nice place to see wild animals. In the last 1-2 years they have extended the area with Rhinos, Lions and Tigers. Next plan is to have also Bears in their place. They have 2 Entrances - via the train station side and the parking area side. For the parking you have to pay 3 Euro. For the entrance it would be better if it would be included.
  • Great place to bring a small family. Pros. Always developing the park. Staff were very helpful. Train ride was great. Cons. Water is disgustingly green. You feel sorry for the seals. Food being served is of a very poor quality. We all felt sick after it.
  • Wonderful day out for everyone. We were two adults and we spent hours just walking through the park and stopping to see how most of the animals would behave in the wild. I recommend it for families. 5 stars
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