The National Reptile Zoo, Gowran

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  • Overall my feedback is positive of the reptile zoo. I hope additional comments are deemed in the potential to add improvements. We enjoyed the tropical dome and lovely to see and feel a rain forest ha...  more »
  • Surprised I'd never heard of this place before. My 14yr wanted to go big into reptiles. Travelled from Wicklow well worth the trip. Huge selection. Friendly staff. Plenty of animal interactions. Staff...  more »
  • Visited yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed the time spent there. Very easy to find. Staff really know their stuff and are very friendly. Our 4 year old loved being able to touch the iguanas and snakes. ...  more »
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  • brilliant day out, great experience especially for my 5 year old grandson. Loved the chance to get close to and touch some reptiles
  • Hidden gem in Kilkenny. It's a great place to visit and easy to get into, from the motorway. Suitable for all ages from young to old. A lovely tour and wander of the Zoo, the staff are very helpful and friendly. Any questions you have about the reptiles or environments, the staff have the answers. You'd easily spend 2 hours there, if you have young children there is an indoor play area for them to spend a while on. At the end of the tour, there is a chance to hold a snake and a scorpion. If you aren't bothered by them it's well worth holding them for the experience. If you have a distaste for spiders or scorpions, there are 3 largish spiders in the Zoo. The scorpions are not out in the open, so you can visit in safety. All in all, it's worth spending half a day there, chatting with the staff and looking at the animals. Well worth a visit if you are near Kilkenny or near the M7 and after something to keep the children occupied.
  • Excellent and beautiful place for the people of all ages. Very friendly ,lovely and knowledgeable staff. Great experience.
  • Great place for kids and adults! We had a great time. A must visit
  • Great day out for the family This is an ideal stop on a rainy day as everything is contained indoors - even the play area. There's an extensive selection of reptiles on display with informative and friendly attendants. There's also a hands on demonstration where you can pet the snakes or lizards. There's enough here to keep the kids entertained for the day.

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