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Fota Wildlife Park Closed Monday 16th October 2017 Due to Weather.

Fota Wildlife Park has announced the wildlife park will remain closed on Monday October 16th due to the expected bad weather. We apologise for any inconvenience caused to our visitors and hope everyone stays safe in this weather.

Fota Wildlife Park is the location in Kodaline’s new music video track ‘Ready to Change’

Fota Wildlife Park is the location in Kodaline’s new music video track ‘Ready to Change’ which was released today 100% of the location fees from filming have been donated to the Red Panda Forest Guardian Project in Nepal   Fota Wildlife Park today announced it featured as the video location for Kodaline’s track ‘Ready to Change’ from their new EP ‘I wouldn’t Be’ which was released today by Sony Music. The music…

Positive Ageing Week at Fota Wildlife Park

To celebrate Positive Ageing Week which runs from Monday 25th September to Sunday 1st October 2017 we are offering our senior visitors a special discount of €8.00 per person (normally €11.50) plus a free round trip on our tour train. The tour train runs daily from 11.30am until 5.15pm – and is subject to seating availability. The Savannah and Oasis Cafes will also offer per person a free cup of tea with every spend over €5.  The…

Autumn Schedule of events at Fota Wildlife Park

As the summer season has almost ended, we are looking forward to an exciting Autumn at Fota Wildlife Park. The Entertainment Marquee (which runs free arts and crafts and free face painting for our younger visitors) and the Wildlife Talks Team schedule will be updated as follows: Daily talks and activities will end on Wednesday 30th August but will return each weekend until the 5th of November.  Additional activities are scheduled to take…

Fota Wildlife Park presents a cheque of over €11,000 to children’s charity BUMBLEance

100% of the proceeds of the Twilight Walk at Fota on the 27th July are donated to the charity Today Fota Wildlife Park director, Sean McKeown presented a cheque for €11,422.30 to the Chair of BUMBLEance’s Cork Committee, Scott MacKeown. The proceeds were raised from the Twilight Walk held the 27th July through the iconic Wildlife Park to help raise money in support of BUMBLEance the Children’s National Ambulance Service. Speaking at…

Agri Aware’s blooming great garden comes to Fota

Fota Wildlife Park is permanent location for Agri Aware's Award Winning Bloom 2017 Garden Kerry footballing legend and primary school teacher, Tomás Ó Sé, today launched the Agri Aware ‘My land, your land – Ireland’ concept garden at Fota Wildlife Park. The garden, which was relocated from Agri Aware’s Bloom 2017 plot, will become a permanent feature at the iconic visitor attraction and will be open to schools as an educational…

In response to enquiries about our Carers Admission Policy

Carers Admission Policy In recent days, we have been alerted to issues that some customers have experienced regarding our Carers’ Admission Policy and as a result we have taken positive steps to review and understand better what has taken place. Based on the recent customer feedback, we have taken steps to simplify our special needs admissions policy. We have now introduced a discount of 50% on the entry ticket for a child or adult with…

Yoga at Fota 15th & 16th of July

-Free with Admission- Join our gentle yoga flow class brought to you by one of the team from Bikram Yoga Cork in the beautiful surroundings of Fota Wildlife Park on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of July. Classes help to increase flexibility, muscle strength and help you learn to relax through the benefits of yoga. Suitable for all levels, the classes will include variations of sun salutations and standing & seated poses. Modifications…

Kick off the Summer at Fota Wildlife Park with a HB Family Fun Day this Saturday

Fota Wildlife Park has lots of free activities planned for the summer including arts and crafts and face painting in our activities tent, daily feeding times and our talks teams are giving educational wildlife talks throughout the Park daily from the 3rd June. To get the summer started HB is sponsoring a family day this Saturday 3rd June, which is free with your admission, and will include: • Giant Games – snakes and ladders, giant Lego…

Cheetah Run Important Information

Cheetah Run Thursday 18th May - important information Race times: Cheetah Mile 7.15pm (Juvenile Race) Cheetah Run 8.00pm (Adult Race) Registration in the Education Centre opens at 6.30pm Fota Wildlife Park is open to the following for the duration of the event: **Registered runners with number bib displayed **Guest with wristbands - each runner will be allocated 4 wristbands on registration - runners will need to distribute…