Kids Blog

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…

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…

EASTER CAMPS NOW OPEN FOR BOOKING!

Fota Wildlife Park's Annual Easter Camp returns on Wednesday 4th, Thursday 5th and Friday 6th April. The camps run from 10 am - 3 pm daily with different activities daily ranging from Easter arts and crafts, exclusive guided tours and exploring the springtime woodlands. The camps are priced at €75 per child for the 3 days or €28 per child for a single day, however, places are limited and demand is high so be sure to book your place now by…

Dowtcha Puppets present Punch and Judy Show 17 and 18 June

FREE WITH ADMISSION! Dowtcha Puppets production of Punch and Judy is coming to the Marquee by the lake in Fota Wildlife Park for one weekend only 17th & 18th of June- there are three shows a day (12 noon, 14.00 and 15.30) and these shows are free with admission. Renouned puppet company Dowtcha have created a beautiful styled puppet booth and feature the classic puppet characters of Punch and Judy. Of course all our visitors are more…

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…