Park has Record Year in 2010 and Welcomes The Meerkats

The animals at Fota Wildlife Park including the parks new residents the Meerkats are defintely feeling loved coming up to Valentines day with the news that the park had its record number of visitors in 2010, with 377,000 people visiting Cork's number one tourist attraction. Fota Wildlife Park had an 8% increase in visitors last year giving them a record figure of 377,000 people attending the park surpassing the previous record which was…

Win a Romantic Stay by The River Lee this Valentines Weekend

Fota Wildlife Park are teaming up with the 4 star River Lee Hotel in Cork this coming Valentines Weekend to give away three fantastic prizes. All you need to do to win is visit the park for "Romance in the Park" between the 12th and 14th of February and enter our love trail competition. This is the third year of Romance in the Park which is prooving to be the most popular Valentines event in Cork attracting 4,000 people over two days in…

Easter Camp at Fota Wildlife Park

Learn all about Fota's animals, hunt for mini beasts in the woods and do many more fun activities over the 3 days!   Dates: April 27th, 28th and 29th Time: 11am - 4pm Cost: €25 for single day / €68 for three days Age Group: 5-12 years   Arrival/ Collection: Participants are to be dropped to the Education Centre, Fota Wildlife Park at 11.00am each morning and are to be collected each evening at 4.00pm.…

Happy 21st Birthday to Nollaig the Giraffe

Fota Wildlife Park staff were not only celebrating Christmas this week, they were also celebrating the 21st birthday of Nollaig the Giraffe. Nollaig like all the giraffes born at Fota Wildlife Park was given an Irish name as she arrived during the festive season back in 1989, thus the wardens called her after Christmas. Head Warden at the Park Willie Duffy has a special fondness for Nollaig "I remember when she was born so I have seen her…

Fota Wildlife Park Celebrate Winning 2 Eircom Spider Awards with Launch of iPhone App

Staff at Fota Wildlife Park in Cork this week were celebrating the arrival of two spiders, however these were not of the animal kind instead it was for best tourism and overall website at the annual Eircom Spider Awards. The Eircom Spiders Awards are an annual event honouring Irish individuals and organisations for their outstanding achievements online and celebrating the successes of the Irish internet and digital media. This year…

Would You Like To See Fota WIldlife Park in The Dark?

To celebrate Halloween, Fota Wildlife Park are putting on a very special night time train tour of the park. The tour will give you an opportunity to see what the animals get up to when everyone is gone and of coarse there will be one or two suprises along the way to get everyone in the SPOOKY mood. This special event is open only to members of the park as it is very limited. Times of Tours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday October 29th -…

VOTE FOR US AT THE MATERNITY & INFANT AWARDS

Following a record-breaking 20,000 votes received from parents and families throughout Ireland, Fota Wildlife Park has been shortlisted under Most Family-Friendly Day Out of the Year category for this year's maternity & infant Awards. The park now automatically goes forward as a finalist to the national event, which will be held on 12th November next, at the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, where winners will be announced for both our product and…

Halloween Activity Days 2010

We are delighted to announce that our annual Halloween Activity Camp is back on October 27,28 & 29th and it will be the first camp in our new education centre. The camp is priced at €25 for one day or €68 for three days. Contact the Education centre on 0214812678 ext 206 to book a place. Time: 11am - 4pm Venue: Fota Wildlife Park Education Centre Age Group: 5 -12 years Schedule of Events Wedneday: Am: Safari…

Bookings open for Halloween Activity Camps

Halloween Activity Days 2010 We are delighted to announce that our annual Halloween Activity Camp is back on October 27,28 & 29th and it will be the first camp in our new education centre. The camp is priced at €25 for one day or €68 for three days. Contact the Education centre on 0214812678 ext 206 to book a place. Time: 11am - 4pm Venue: Fota Wildlife Park Education Centre Age Group: 5 -12 years Schedule of Events…

My name is RUA

After 542 suggestions, 264 likes & 4 retweets the baby red panda at Fota Wildlife Park has been named Rua which means red in Gaeilge/Irish. 81 people alone suggested the name through our online competition and the lucky winners pulled from the hat were Thomas & Alice Wright from Dalkey in Co Dublin. Thomas & Alice will get a VIP behind the scenes tour, membership and exclusive goodie bag from the park as a result of winning the…