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Fota Wildlife Park accredited by AsIAm as an example of best practise in accessibility

Fota Wildlife Park recognised for commitment to autism inclusion The attraction has been accredited by National Autism Charity as an example of best practise in accessibility Fota Wildlife Park, one of the country’s leading visitor attractions, today received Autism-Friendly Accreditation from AsIAm, Ireland’s National Autism Charity. The award comes following a period of training and the development of tools and supports to assist…

Rebel Brass to perform at Fota Wildlife Park Thursday 22 Aug

Rebel Brass to perform at Fota Wildlife Park Thursday 22 Aug Rebel Brass is a 15-piece teenage act that have sprung up from a music education partnership between Music Generation Cork City and Barrack Street Band Cork and they will play three live flash mob style sets at Fota Wildlife Park on Thursday 22 Aug. The New Orleans-style brass ensemble was seen late last year on the annual Late Late Toy Show and have recently appeared as part of…

Fota Wildlife Park welcomes it’s 10 millionth visitor Catherine Cullinane from Tuam, Co Galway

Fota Wildlife Park welcomes it’s 10 millionth visitor Catherine Cullinane from Tuam, Co Galway has won a holiday to South Africa including Safari for two! The search for the 10 millionth visitor to Fota Wildlife Park has ended as Catherine Cullinane from Tuam, Co. Galway walked through the gates and scooped the prize of a safari holiday for two to South Africa. Fota Wildlife Park is a conservation and educational charity and the income…

Visit Fota’s new rare Sumatran tiger cub and be in with a chance to win a holiday break this August

Come and see Fota’s new rare Sumatran tiger cub and be in with a chance to win a holiday break to South Africa including Safari as the ten-millionth visitor this August. Today Fota Wildlife Park announced the birth of an endangered male Sumatran tiger cub born on the 25th June to second-time parents’ eight-year-old mother Dourga and father, Denar, who is seven years of age. Sumatran tigers are the rarest subspecies of tiger in the world…

New Fota Photography Competition Opens 1 June

Fota Wildlife Park in Association With Cork Airport Photography Competition Categories and Rules 2019 - Opening date 1 June 2019 closing date 31 Aug 2019 - Winners announced September 2019 12 photographs will be chosen for the 2020 pictorial Fota Wildlife Park calendar and the 12 images will be exhibited in the main (Landside) terminal in Cork Airport during the month of October 2019. CATEGORIES: • Best photograph by camera club…

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