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Following the most recent Government announcement and as part of national measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Fota Wildlife Park has taken the decision to temporarily close its gates to the public from close of business on Friday 8th January 2021 for the foreseeable future

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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 available online here).
• Follow the one-way route at all times.
• Food and beverages will be on a takeaway basis from one site only.
• The Fota Wildlife Park gift shop will remain closed until further notice.
• Visitors are not to dwell longer than 3 hours inside the park.
• We are not running feeding times, wildlife talks, playgrounds and tour train as a further measure to optimise social distancing.
• All indoor areas are closed to visitors, incl. Tropical House and Madagascan Village.
• Additional hand sanitisers have been added throughout the Park.
• All visitors must practice the public health recommended self-care and social distancing advice including following the latest guidelines on social gatherings outdoors. Visiting family groups can be up to 6 people from the same household only and are not to meet with other family groups in the park.
• If you have a booking to visit and live outside of the 5KM travel limit, we advise that you re-book an alternative date - please call our team at 021 481 2678 for assistance.


Fota Wildlife Park has been running at a reduced capacity since reopening, but we will be significantly reducing our allowed entry to less than 10% capacity for Level 5. Visiting the park is strictly pre-booking only and visitors are not to dwell in the park longer than 3 hours.