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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 Wildlife Park - later opening at 10am on Sat 31 October due to the effects of Storm Aiden

Please note we will not be open until 10am on Saturday 31st October due to the weather warning in place as a result of the effects of Storm Aiden. We have been in direct contact with all bookings for the 9.30 am slot and we apologise for the inconvenience caused.  The decision to open later on Saturday 31st October is for the safety of the visitors and staff of Fota Wildlife Park. We thank you for your patience and…

Update from Fota Wildlife Park in Response to a Nationwide Move to Level 5

20th October 2020 - Update from Fota Wildlife Park in response to a nationwide move to Level 5 In an ongoing effort to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19 Fota Wildlife Park is requesting all visitors to strictly follow the guidelines regarding travel limits (within 5K only) and to follow Fota Wildlife Park’s current opening procedures below. • Pre-booked online tickets only with allocated timeslots to control capacity (only…

Fota Wildlife Park Closed - Tuesday October 20th

Please note we will be closed today, Tuesday, October 20th, due to high tides and some spot flooding within the wildlife park. We have been contacting directly all bookings for today, 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. All the animals in the park are doing well and are being looked after by our animal care team. The decision to…

Update from Fota Wildlife Park in response to a nationwide move to Level 3

6th October 2020 - Update from Fota Wildlife Park in response to a nationwide move to Level 3 In an ongoing effort to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19 Fota Wildlife Park is requesting all visitors to strictly follow the guidelines regarding movement within the county (of Cork only) and to follow Fota Wildlife Park’s current opening procedures below. • Pre-booked online tickets only with allocated timeslots to control capacity…

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…