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Please note that we are requiring all our visitors to pre-book a time and date in advance of their visit as part of our re-opening protocols and procedures. Times/dates are available to book a week in advance.

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Fota’s Education Department welcomes students back this Semester

Fota Wildlife Park was delighted to resume its formal education programmes this week having been closed since early March.  While the centre is open to receiving bookings from both schools and colleges, it is operating at a reduced capacity in line with current health and safety guidelines.  The centre welcomed its first leaving certificate group on Monday and additional safety protocols have been implemented to facilitate the…

Fota Wildlife Park - Closed Thursday August 20th - Storm Ellen

***UPDATE FOR ALL BOOKINGS ON THURSDAY AUGUST 20TH 2020*** Please Note we will be closed Thursday, August 20th, due to the predicted extreme weather of Storm Ellen. We are in the process of contacting directly all bookings for this date, if you booked to visit the park for this date please stand by for a direct contact update on your booking. We apologise for the inconvenience caused. This decision is for the safety of the our visitors,…

Fota Wildlife Park Re-Opens with Strict Measures in Place

Fota Wildlife Park is to re-opened today, 20th May, with enhanced protocols and procedures including pre-booking for visitors. Fota Wildlife Park today opened its gates to the public for the first time since it closed on the 24th March due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Fota Wildlife Park, a conservation charity, is initially limiting numbers at any one time in the 100-acre Park to 500 people and has introduced measures such a pre-booking…

RESERVE YOUR TIME SLOT - KNOW BEFORE YOU VISIT

Effective 20th May 2020: As part of our commitment to the continued well-being of our visitors, team members and the animals in our care, and in ongoing efforts to assist our community in preventing the spread of COVID-19, we have implemented enhanced protocols and procedures you will notice during and before your visit. Time slots/prebooking -all visitors must book a time slot in advance, this is to minimise queues at the gates and also…

COVID 19 Update from Fota Wildlife Park

***updated 25/03/2020 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. Please be assured that our dedicated animal care team and essential staff will continue to provide the same level of care, husbandry and attention that all our animals receive throughout the year. While the…

Irish Rail Services - Bus Transfers on some services March 9th -15th

Due to essential track maintenance works, Irish Rail will be operating bus transfers between Cobh and Glounthaune from 10:00hrs on Monday 9th March to 16:00hrs on Sunday 15th March. Bus times will be advanced, departing Cobh by 10mins before the scheduled rail time in order to maintain on-time rail services between Glounthaune and Cork. The bus transfers will arrive and depart from the road at the front gate of the park (in front of the…

Wild Life Drawing

Wild Life Drawing - 6 Week Drawing Workshops with Local Artist John Flynn for Adults The aim of the course is to bring a new life and challenges to life drawing with the inclusion of wild animals . The course will tease artists out of their comfort zones by trying to capture the ‘moment’ with animals constantly moving and in their own environment. To really study these animals, to look past the idea of animals on display and to look…

Thank You For Watching - Fota: Into The Wild

The documentary series about Fota Wildlife Park, presented by Andrea Hayes, on Virgin Media One Television concluded on Sunday evening. The four-part television programme called - Fota: Into the Wild and was filmed by Red Pepper Productions over a period of nearly two years. The series followed Fota’s animal Rangers as they cared for and protected many of the species - from birth all the way through to maturity. Fota Wildlife Park recieved…

Fota Into The Wild - Finale on Virgin Media One Sunday at 8pm

The finale of the Virgin Television series on Fota Wildlife Park features efforts to release 21 Madagascar Pochard ducklings, the world’s most endangered duck, onto Lake Sofia in Northern Madagascar. Fota Wildlife Park’s donations of nearly 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…

Fota Into The Wild - Episode 3 on this Sunday, Feb 23, at 8 pm

Last week saw presenter Andrea Hayes follow Fota Wildlife Park's rangers learning about the primates in the park, featuring some of the parks educational tours and  in Fota; and a journey to visit European Bison born in the Cork that were reintroduced to the wild in Romania. You can catch up on the first two episodes on Virgin Media Television's Online Player here - Fota: Into The Wild (This link will take you to their website) .…