Kids Blog

Halloween Events at Fota 2016

  Throughout the mid-term, October 29th - November 6th our activities team will be in the small marquee daily. We will have Arts & Crafts from 11 - 2pm and Face Painting from 3 - 5pm every day, except for Monday 31st, for the school break in the Wildlife Park. On Monday 31st the activities team will be face painting 11-5pm to help all the little vampiries, ghouls and werewolves are ready for their trick or treating!!  …

Fota Summer Camp 2015

Kids, are you interested in nature? Have you ever wondered why a giraffe sleeps standing up or why the cheetah is the fastest land animal? Come to Fota Wildlife Park's Summer Camps and have all of your questions answered!! ... Fota Wildlife Park's Summer Camps promise to provide a unique and unforgettable time for all! Camps are taking place over a two week period during the months of July and August. Fota Wildlife Park's education…

Win a place on our Halloween Kids Camp

Fota Wildlife Park's Annual Halloween Kids Camp takes place on Wed 29th, Thurs 30th & Fri 31st October. The camps are on from 11am - 4pm daily with spooky arts & crafts throughout the week aswell as the opportunity to meet our animals and explore our woodlands.The camps are priced at €68 for the 3 days or €25 for a single day. We are giving you a chance to win 2 places on the camp all you have to do is answer a few questions…

Tie Card Craft

For Father's day in the Activities Marquee we made card ties, you don't have to wait for next year's Father's day if you missed out though, they are perfect for dads or brothers.  If you missed it and would like to make it at home you'll need some card (empty cereal box will do perfectly) some wool or elastic  a hole punch glue crayons scissors   First draw and cut out a tie shape out of a…

Jelly Fish Craft

Last weekend in the Activities Marquee our Jellyfish craft proved very popular with our young visitors to the park. They are super easy to make and the younger children love watching them fly around in the breeze. If you missed it and would like to make it at home you'll need   some card (empty cereal box will do perfectly)  tissue paper  some string or wool  a hole punch  glue…

Easter Weekend

On Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday Fota Wildlife Park will be hosting an array of fun events including - Trail with prizes - Drumming workshops (Sat - Mon) - Kids arts and crafts daily 11am-2pm - Kids face painting daily 3-5pm Debbie Thomas will also launch her new children's book Jungle Tangle on in the Education Complex.There will be a 'Chocolate Shrunken Head Hunt' with some prizes for the lucky winners Jungle Tangle…

Summer Activities 2012

Our daily Activities Schedule for Summer 2012 starting June 4th! Be sure to check out our Activities Tent any time you're passing by during the Summer weeks...

Free Santa at Fota this Christmas

We are delighted to announce that Santa Claus will be back at Cork's number one visitor attraction Fota Wildlife Park this Christmas. Santa will be arriving at the Arctic Experience at the park's new education complex on Friday 2nd December with some of his Elves on a very special train. The park is very excited about Santa coming back to the park once again in 2011. The Arctic Experience was designed last year by some of Cork's best…

Our Scary Night Time Tour Is Back for 2011

To celebrate Halloween, Fota Wildlife Park are putting on a very special night time train tour of the park on Oct 29th 30th and 31st. The tour will give you an opportunity to see what happens in the park when it gets dark and there will be one or two suprises along the way to get everyone in the SPOOKY mood. But thats not all this year we are hosting a traditional style halloween party with fun and games. Plus we are looking for Fota…

Fota Wildlife Park Ape Campaign Kicks Off

We at Fota Wildlife Park got our Ape campaign underway in earnest last weekend with an Ape themed father’s day celebration. We took the liberty of making that evolutionary link that most dads wanted to ignore and tied our father’s day activities in with EAZA’s 2011 ape campaign. We got our visiting ‘apes’ to compete with each other with to see who could become fota’s first dominant silverback!       …