Upcoming & Daily Events at Fota Wildlife Park

2017 Cheetah Run

2017 Cheetah Run2017 Cheetah Run

*** The race is now sold out ***


HB Family Fun Day

 To get the summer started HB is sponsoring a family day this Saturday 3rd June 11am-4pm, which is free with your admission, and will include:

• Giant Games – snakes and ladders, giant Lego or hopscotch
• Face Painter
• Activity sheets and colouring pencils

1st - 2nd
  • Time: 12 - 4pm each day
  • Location: Marquee outside Oasis Cafe

Mad Scientist Weekend 2017

Mad Scientist Weekend 2017This weekend we have mad scientist weekend, with science based fun 12-4 each day including experiments, arts & craft, an oculus rift and a giant digestive system you can walk through.

Join us this weekend for Mad Scientist Weekend this Saturday and Sunday in the park!

With, Old Cork Waterworks Experience,

Tyndall Institute,

Learn it - Inspiring the Creators of Tomorrow,

Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences,UCC,

& APC Microbiome Institute,

whowill be joining our own 'mad scientists' for a fun weekend of science including an Oculus Rift and a giant digestive system!

15th - 16th



Free with entry!

All levels and abilities. Suitable for 12+

Mats provided. Wear suitable clothing.

Sat 15th & Sun 16th July

11.00, 13.00 & 15.00



5th - 6th
  • Time: 12-4pm daily
  • Location: Marquee outside Oasis Cafe

Native Species Weekend 2017

Native Species Weekend 2017

Meet a selection of Ireland’s terrestrial and aquatic inhabitants at Fota Wildlife Park this coming August Bank Holiday.

More info:

Click here for full details on the days events


  • Time: 12-4pm
  • Location: Marquee outside Oasis Cafe
Oct - Nov
28th - 5th

Activities Mid Term 2017

Activities will be located in the large marquee by the Oasis Café

28th, 29th, 30th Oct and 1st - 5th Nov

11-2 Arts and Crafts 2-5pm Facepainting 

Tuesday 31st October-  11-5pm face painting in preparation for Trick or Treating!


Oct - Nov

Wildlife Talks and Feeding Times mid-term

Wildlife Talks - free with entry

11.00                    Oryx & Bison
11.30                    Indian Rhino
12.00                    Siamang Gibbon
12.30                    Asiatic Lion
12.45                    Cheetah Run
2.30                       Tapir & South American
3.00                       Sumatran Tiger
3.30                       Eagle & Seal
4.00                       Cheetah Run
4.30                       Penguin
5.15                       Giraffe Crossing

Feeding Times - free with entry

10.45 Penguins
12.45 Cheetahs
2.15 Siamang Gibbon
4.00 Cheetahs
4.30 Penguins
5.00 Seals


Free Dog’s Trust Workshop on Dog Safety

Learn how to protect your pooches from the ghosts and ghouls of Halloween and find out what it takes to tame a Werewolf! This workshop is open to all and FREE of charge! The workshop starts at 11.30 and runs for approx. 45 mins followed by 15 mins Q&A. Workshop will be held in the Education Complex and while the workshop is free the entry to Fota Wildlife Park is separate. 


Sumatran Tiger Enrichment & Feeding

*Special Halloween themed Sumatran Tiger enrichment feeding and talk from our Ranger, Liam McConville at 13.00 on Halloween - 31st October.*

1st - 3rd

Halloween Activity Camps

Halloween Activity Camps

The camps offer participants a variety of fun nature-based activities delivered by experienced professional facilitators in a unique environment! From exploring woodlands to learning about Fota’s  animal family – every day will be an adventure! Suitable for 5 to 12-year-olds.

More info here

Dec - Jan
27th - 7th

Seasonal arts and crafts

Free with admission   - winter-themed arts and crafts will take place in the Education Complex from 11.00 to 16.00 daily from the 27th December to the 7th January.