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Summer of Events at Fota Wildlife Park

Summer of Events at Fota Wildlife Park


The stage is set this summer at Fota Wildlife Park for a series of fun and educational events - the summer programme (full dates and times below) will feature the Blue Imagination Playground,  educational weekends, art workshops, music workshops, and Yoga@Fota and all the events are included with your admission or entry ticket; however, music, art and Yoga@Fota all require a pre-registration - see below. These events are in addition to a programme of wildlife talks, feeding times, arts and crafts and face painting held seasonally throughout the Park.

New!! Music Workshops presented by Clodagh Kearney and Stephen Manning

Mon 1st July,  12.00 or 13.15

Thurs 25th July, 12.00 or 13.15

Wed 21st Aug, 12.00 or 13.15

Suitable for children aged 4 to 12 years of age + one guardian
45 minutes in durations

A musical jam for all the family! Are you a shower-singer sista or a dancing dad!? A boogeying brother or a mama mia!? Try your hand at the ukelele, some hand-percussion, body-percussion, singing and an introduction to basic vocal harmony under the guidance of professional musicians this summer at Fota! Learn to perform some of this summer's chart hits and some golden summer oldies.
Venue: Main Marquee

Included with your entry tickets/admission, however booking is essential. 

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Blue Imagination Playground

July 20th & 21st
August 17th & 18th

The Blue Imagination Playground, a breakthrough playspace concept designed to encourage child-directed free play will come back to Fota Wildlife Park due to popular demand. The Blue Playground was a massive hit with the crowds last summer, especially with the very young visitors and the premium quality big blue foam blocks of various shapes will return for the Easter weekend and three further weekends over the summer. The Blue Playground is made up of squares, channel chutes, connectors and more – and will enable children to have hours of fun.

The Blue Playground will be based outdoors on Cypress Lawn from 11 am to 5 pm during the above dates and is suitable for children aged 2 – 12 years of age – however, children must be supervised by a guardian at all times.

Venue: Cypress Lawn (outdoors weather permitting)

Free with your admission/entry tickets from 11 am – 5 pm as per the dates above daily.


Art Workshops with John Flynn

Sunday 23rd June
Thursday 11th July
Thursday 1st Aug

Registration Essential 

Last Summer visual artist John Flynn led a booked-out series of Art Workshops throughout the summer and he will return with a set of workshops this year - due to popular demand. Please note the event is free with your entry but you will need to register to hold your place. John has devised a series of animal and bird themed Easter and Summer Art Workshops suitable for children from 5 to 12 years of age. The workshops will be held in the main Marquee, materials will be provided and there is a choice of the 12 noon or 2 pm workshop.

Children must be supervised by their guardian always.

Venue: Main Marquee by the Oasis Café
Times: 12 noon and 2pm – each workshop is 45 minutes long
Free with your admission/entry tickets - booking essential to hold your place 

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Wildlife Talks

Daily from 1st June - 31st August 

Enjoy our educational and insightful talks throughout the Park daily. Free with your admission

11.00 Visitor meet and greet inside Main Gates
11.30 Indian Rhino
12.00 Siamang Gibbon
12.30 Asiatic Lion
12.45 Cheetah Run
14.15 Siamang Gibbon
14.30 Red Panda (Asian Sanctuary)
15.00 Sumatran Tiger
15.30 Eagle & Seal
16.00 Cheetah Run
16.30 Penguin Feeding
17.00 Eagle & Seal
17.15 Giraffe Crossing


Feeding times

Daily until 3rd November 2019

10.45 Penguins
12.45 Cheetah Run
14.15 Siamang Gibbons
16.00 Cheetah Run
16.30 Penguins
17.00 Seals