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Following the latest Government advice regarding all non-essential businesses and public amenities, Fota Wildlife Park has taken the decision to temporarily close its gates to the public for the foreseeable future.

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Lion Cubs, Ri, Riann, Rani & Ravi’s first birthday at Fota Wildlife Park

The four are part of the Asiatic Lion pride at Fota living with mother and father, Gira and Shanto, along with their older brother Loki, and aunt Gita in the specially constructed lion habitat in the Asian Sanctuary in Fota Wildlife Park. Loki’s two sisters, Arya and Amira, part of the first lion cub pride to be born at Fota, were last year transferred to Helsinki Zoo as part of the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme (EEP) for…

Halloween at Fota Wildlife Park 2019

Fota Wildlife Park’s education team will be hosting a variety of Halloween events over the mid-term break (Mon 28th Oct – Sun 3 Nov) with themed animal talks, seasonal arts & crafts and additional activities such as our Animals of Halloween exhibition in the park’s marquee.  We've added some spooky fun events that are ideal for all ages with activities running from 12 to 4pm on the specified dates at the Large Marquee, beside…

Tuesday 16 July only - Leap Card offer for children

*** Special Offer on Tuesday 16th July for Under 16 year old Leap Card Holders - see the below conditions*** Tuesday 16th July Station Gate Only Kids Go Free on production of the childs leap card – which will grant the child free entry to Fota Wildlife Park on a self-guided basis along with paying or annual pass holding adult guardian or parent–this offer is not applicable for any private tours (Wild Experience) or any Educational…

Summer of Events for All at Fota Wildlife Park

(PLEASE NOTE - SUMMER EVENTS ARE ALL INCLUDED WITH YOUR ADMISSION PRICE /TICKET ON THE DAY OF EVENT) The stage is set this summer at Fota Wildlife Park for a series of fun and educational events - the summer programme (full dates and times below) will feature the Blue Imagination Playground,  educational weekends, art workshops, music workshops, and Yoga@Fota and all the events are included with your admission or entry ticket; however,…

Fota WIldlife Park Summer Camps 2019

Each week-long camp offers safari trails, “animal” sports and movement and arts and crafts. The camps run from the 15th – 19th July and the 22nd -26th July only and limited places are still available. Aside from being exciting, great fun and getting out into the great outdoors, Fota Wildlife Park Summer Camps have been developed with the aim of engendering a respect for the natural world. Each day of the camp has a different…

February Mid-Term 2019

We are open at 10 am daily this mid-term, last entry to the wildlife park is 3 pm (3.30pm for annual pass holders) and the wildlife park is closed at 4.30pm. We have daily Cheetah Run at 3 pm.  Make sure to check out Fota Wildlife Park's newest arrivals, 12 Pot-bellied seahorses at the Tropical House, open daily 11 am to 4 pm.        For more on the new arrivals, visit here.

Halloween Activity Camps – Now Open for booking!

Mid-term 2018 sees the return of the hugely popular activity camps from Wed 31st October to Friday 2nd November from 10 am to 3 pm daily. The Halloween camps are suitable for children aged between five to 12 years old – the fully supervised activity days cost €28 per single day or €75 for the three days per child. The activity camps are varied and challenging, with fun as the main element! The Fota Wildlife Park Education team focus on…

Summer of Events at Fota Wildlife Park

(PLEASE NOTE - SUMMER EVENTS ARE ALL INCLUDED WITH YOUR ADMISSION PRICE /TICKET ON THE DAY OF EVENT) The stage is set this summer at Fota Wildlife Park for a series of fun and educational events - the summer programme (full dates and times below) will feature the Blue Imagination Playground,  educational weekends, art workshops, music workshops, and Yoga@Fota and all the events are included with your admission or entry ticket; however,…

Easter Storytelling

Join Candlelit Tales in Fota Wildlife Park for Fionn and the Fianna. Candlelit Tales specialise in retelling the stories of Irish Myth as they were traditionally told. Entertaining all ages, from  the Dublin night life to family days out, Candlelit Tales present this lively, fun, interactive storytelling and music show, specially designed for children. Head on spellbinding journey with Fionn MacCumhaill, a golden-haired boy, born and…

Fota Wildlife Park Poetry Trail Competition

Budding young poets, how would you like to see your poem in print, or win a trip to Fota Wildlife Park for your school or your family? Building on last year's success, Fota Wildlife Park has teamed up again with Poetry Ireland to offer children aged 5-12 a chance to win a trip to Fota Wildlife Park for their entire class on Poetry Day Ireland, Thursday 26 April 2018. Winning poems will also appear on a special poetry trail map, which visitors…