All Ireland Ladybird Survey and Workshop Details Announced

All Ireland Ladybird Survey and Workshop Details Announced Your help is needed today  in the All Ireland Ladybird Survey 2017 (Survey runs from April to October) A research project funded by the Irish Research Council and Fota Wildlife Park and managed by Fota Wildlife Park and University College Cork would like to know if you spot a ladybird. So, if you are in your garden or going for a walk and you see a ladybird, please let them know at www.biology.ie. The online survey would like to know…

Paralympian silver medallist Niamh McCarthy launches Cheetah Run

Paralympian silver medallist Niamh McCarthy launches Cheetah Run Fota Wildlife Park and Eagle AC announce Thursday 18th May as the race date, registration will open on 3rd May. The annual Cheetah Run, held at Fota Wildlife Park, has been launched today by County Cork Paralympian medallist and discus record holder, Niamh McCarthy. The Cheetah Run, a race run over 5 kilometres for adults and now also a one-mile race for younger runners, will take place on Thursday 18th May and online registration through the…

Easter Events and Activities at Fota Wildlife Park

Easter Events and Activities at Fota Wildlife Park Are you looking for a great day out this Easter? Fota Wildlife Park is offering a range of activities from magic shows to wildlife talks, feeding times to face painting to a poetry trail, to satisfy everyone from the ardent wildlife enthusiast to having a great family day out. The full schedule of events below is taking place over the Easter Holidays period (8th – 23rd April), and is free with your admission! Easter Weekend - Saturday…

Enjoy a Talk on Snakes this St Patricks Day at Fota Wildlife Park

Enjoy a Talk on Snakes this St Patricks Day at Fota Wildlife Park If you are looking for a wild day out that’s away from the crowds and the noise of the parades why don’t you check out Fota Wildlife Park on St. Patricks Day. In keeping with the theme of the day, we will have a special talk on snakes and other reptile residents in our Tropical House from one of the wildlife park’s wardens, Julien Fonteneau on the 17th March. The Tropical House is home to endangered reptiles, amphibians,…

Easter Camps at Fota Wildlife Park 2017

Easter Camps at Fota Wildlife Park 2017 ***NOW FULLY BOOKED***DETAILS OF SUMMER CAMPS TO FOLLOW Looking for something for the kids to do over the Easter break? Get them out in the fresh air and down to Fota Wildlife Park which is open daily from 10am this Easter break, with kids activities taking place in the our Entertainment Marquee daily. Fota Wildlife Park's Annual Easter Camp returns on Wednesday 19th, Thursday 20th and Friday 21st of April. The camps run from 11am - 4pm…

21st Century Tiger Gold Award and Poetry Day Ireland Competition

21st Century Tiger Gold Award and Poetry Day Ireland Competition Fota Wildlife Park earns a 21st Century Tiger Gold Award for fundraising To date, Fota Wildlife Park has raised over €27,000 for wild tiger conservation, which has earned the Park a Gold Award from 21st Century Tiger. 21st Century Tiger is a unique wild tiger conservation initiative between Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation and the Zoological Society of London. Fota Wildlife Park is home to three Sumatran Tigers, the most endangered for…

Your 2 for 1 Valentine’s Day date at Fota Wildlife Park

Your 2 for 1 Valentine’s Day date at Fota Wildlife Park On Valentine’s Day February 14th Fota Wildlife Park is running a special offer for couples - with a 2 for 1 offer on full-price adult tickets into the park, (terms and conditions apply as below*). Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas Remember if you are looking for any gift ideas for your significant other, then visit the Serengeti Gift Shop where there is a huge range of soft toys including Fota Wildlife Park branded toys and other gift items to…

Looking Sharp For Spring at Fota Wildlife Park

Looking Sharp For Spring at Fota Wildlife Park February 2nd is Hedgehog Day Within the coming weeks, one of Ireland’s most distinctive mammals, the hedgehog, will awaken from its winter slumber. The hedgehog was named because of its peculiar foraging methods while rummaging in the undergrowth, it emits pig-like grunts—thus, the name hedgehog! The hedgehog's main line of defence is the possession of spikes which cover all of the upper body with the exception the face, chest, belly,…

Competition Time - Celebrate 12 Days of Christmas at Fota Wildlife Park

Competition Time - Celebrate 12 Days of Christmas at Fota Wildlife Park Fota Wildlife Park is running seasonal and wintry themed arts and crafts in the education centre daily from the 27th December to the 8th January 11.00am – 4.00pm. Fota Wildlife Park closes for Christ mas Day and St. Stephen’s Day (25th & 26th December) but you can come to walk off the Christmas pudding with a wintery stroll through the Park on the 27th December. For any of you still deciding on Christmas presents, you can still buy…

Advent Animals at Fota Wildlife Park

Advent Animals at Fota Wildlife Park We’ve skipped the traditional Advent Calendar this year to bring you some events in the wildlife park this December. To coincide with these events this advent we will be running weekly promotions on our facebook page for the chance to win your choice of either a family day pass  (for 2 Adults and 2 Children) or a couples day pass (for 2 Adults) to visit the wildlife park for these events.  Visit our facebook page to find out…