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Fota Wildlife Park announces new partnership with Every Can Counts

Fota Wildlife Park installs aluminium drink can recycling bins in a new partnership with Every Can Counts Tuesday 21th May - Fota Wildlife Park today announced that it has partnered with Every Can Counts to help promote the recycling of aluminium drink cans. Every Can Counts has donated several recycling bins to Fota Wildlife Park, who has begun phasing out the sale of fizzy drinks in plastic bottles in favour or recyclable aluminium canned…

Childrens Storytelling Workshop with Candlelit Tales

Candlelit Tales presents Fionn and the Fianna -  a lively, fun, interactive storytelling and music show, designed for children. (Included with your entry/admission) Sunday 2nd June Outdoors on Cypress Lawn (weather permitting, otherwise the Main Marquee by Oasis) Dublin based storytelling group Candlelit Tales brings life to classic Irish myths to make them accessible and entertaining for all ages.  Let Candlelit Tales take…

Fota Wildlife Closing Early Today - April 26th 2019

Due to expected extreme weather, for the safety of our animals, staff and visitors, we will be closing early today. Last entry is at 2pm and the wildlife park will be closed at 4pm. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and urge all our visitors to stay safe. We expected to be open as normal tomorrow.

Ultra-athlete Aidan Hogan launches the annual Cheetah Run at Fota Wildlife Park

Today ultra-athlete Aidan Hogan was at Fota Wildlife Park to launch the annual 5k Cheetah Run for adults and the 1-mile juvenile race which will take place on the Thursday 16th May. The Cheetah Run, organised by Eagle Athletic Club, is sponsored by Laya Healthcare, John Buckley Sports and Brooks Running and the registration is open for entry at www.eagleac.net. Fota Wildlife Park hosts the event in conjunction with Eagle Athletic and uses the…

Playground at Oasis Cafe under renovation until Easter

Please note that the playground at the Oasis Cafe is under refurbishment as an updated playground will be installed by Easter 2019.   To feature: Frigate ship multiplay unit Double tower multiplay unit Zebra Seesaw Gorilla Springer Kangaroo springer Snake springer      

Events and Activities this Easter at Fota Wildlife Park!

Blue Imagination Playground 20, 21, 22 April (subject to weather permitting) The Blue Imagination Playground, a breakthrough playspace concept designed to encourage child-directed free play will come to Fota Wildlife Park for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. The Blue Playground was a massive hit with the crowds last summer and the premium quality big blue foam blocks of various shapes will return for the Easter weekend and three further…

Education Department announces record-breaking numbers attending formal education programmes in 2018

The award-winning centre today urged teachers and other education providers to book as soon as possible for the many courses available at the iconic County Cork Zoological Park for the remaining academic year. Lynda McSweeney, Head of Education at Fota Wildlife Park today said “Year on year we have consistently developed our offering to schools and third level institutions by way of presenting complementary programmes covering both the…

Fota Wildlife Park contributed €250,000 to help bring Madagascar Pochard back from extinction

Efforts to release 21 pochard ducklings onto Lake Sofia in Northern Madagascar in November to feature in upcoming Virgin Television series on Fota Wildlife Park Fota Wildlife Park is delighted to announce that their donations of a quarter of a million euro have been essential in funding a ten-year project to save the Madagascar Pochard from extinction, which culminated in the successful and pioneering release of 21 pochard ducklings this year…

Valentine’s Day 2019 - 2 for 1 Offer

On Valentine’s Day February 14th Fota Wildlife Park is running a special offer for couples - with a 2 for 1 offer on full-price adult tickets into the park, (terms and conditions apply as below*). *2 for 1  - Terms and Conditions- you must be over 18 to avail of the offer. The offer is valid on the 14th of February 2019 during entry hours 10 am – 3 pm only. The offer is not valid for any discounted tickets or group discounts. This…

Seasonal Opening Hours - 2018

To all our members and visitors  - Season's Greetings! Please note that we close for three days over the Christmas period - Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St. Stephen's Day, and we will be open again on the 27th December at 10 am. We look forward to welcoming you then! We will have daily Arts & Crafts with our Children's Activities team over the Christmas break. They will not be in their usual spot in the Activities Tent but will…