Upcoming & Daily Events at Fota Wildlife Park
October
31st

Free Dog’s Trust Workshop on Dog Safety

Learn how to protect your pooches from the ghosts and ghouls of Halloween and find out what it takes to tame a Werewolf! This workshop is open to all and FREE of charge! The workshop starts at 11.30 and runs for approx. 45 mins followed by 15 mins Q&A. Workshop will be held in the Education Complex and while the workshop is free the entry to Fota Wildlife Park is separate. 

October
31st

Sumatran Tiger Enrichment & Feeding

*Special Halloween themed Sumatran Tiger enrichment feeding and talk from our Ranger, Liam McConville at 13.00 on Halloween - 31st October.*

Dec - Jan
27th - 7th

Seasonal arts and crafts

Free with admission   - winter-themed arts and crafts will take place in the Education Complex from 11.00 to 16.00 daily from the 27th December to the 7th January.

Mar - May
17th - 31st

Wildlife Talks Spring 2018

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

11.00 Visitor meet and greet at Asian Sanctuary Entrance

11.30 Indian Rhino

12.00 Siamang Gibbon

12.30 Asiatic Lion

12.45 Cheetah Run

2.30 Red Panda (Asian Sanctuary)

3.00 Sumatran Tiger

3.30 Eagle & Seal

4.00 Cheetah Run

4.30 Penguin

5.15 Giraffe Crossing

Mar 17 - May 27
Sat,Sun,Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri

Activities Spring 2018

Activities Spring 2018Enjoy Arts and Crafts and Face painting in our Activities Tent in the Asian Sanctuary

11.00 - 14.00 Arts and Crafts

14.00 - 17.00 Face painting

March
17th

Free Snake Talk

Free Snake Talk

We will have a special talk on snakes in our Tropical House with one of the wildlife park’s rangers, Julien Fonteneau at 1 pm on Saturday, the 17th March. Julien will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and explain more about our snake species, the Jamaican Boa and Dumeril’s Boa.

Click here for more.

Mar - Nov
24th - 4th

Daily Feeding Times 2018

10.45 Penguins

12.45 Cheetahs - Cheetah Run

2.15 Siamang Gibbons

4.00 Cheetahs - Cheetah Run

4.30 Penguins

5.00 Seals

April
1st
  • Time: 12pm & 2pm
  • Location: Marquee outside Oasis Cafe
  • Booking: No booking required

Storytelling - Fionn and the Fianna

Storytelling - Fionn and the Fianna

Candlelit Tales presents Fionn and the Fianna; a lively, fun, interactive storytelling and music show, designed for children. Head on spellbinding journey with Fionn MacCumhaill, a golden-haired boy, born and raised in the wild! He grows up strong and cunning, defeating a fire-breathing menace to earn his place as the leader of the Fianna. This lawless band of vagabonds live for feasting, fun, and adventure. The stories they create live on to inspire magic in the hearts of all who hear them. Two shows taking place on Sunday 1st of April at 12pm and 2pm in the large marquee beside the Oasis Café. Show approximately 1hr. Feel free to come and go as you please. FREE WITH ADMISSION – No booking necessary.
April
4th - 6th

Easter Activity Camps 2018

Easter Activity Camps 2018

Fota Wildlife Park's Annual Easter Camp returns on Wednesday 4th, Thursday 5th and Friday 6th April.

The camps run from 10 am - 3 pm daily with different activities daily ranging from Easter arts and crafts, exclusive guided tours and exploring the springtime woodlands. 

The camps are suitable for children aged between 5 to 12 years of age and discounts are available for Fota Wildlife Park members and for groups of three children or more.

Please note activities vary day to day, if you wish to take part in all activities please book for the full 3 days.

For more information and to book please contact our Education Dept. at the number above or email education@fotawildlife.ie. For more click here.

 

May
7th

Dharma’s First Birthday Party!

Dharma’s First Birthday Party!

Dharma the Sumatran Cub's first birthday party is taking place in the Tiger Forest at 1 pm on Monday 7th May where she will be receiving some special treats prepared by our rangers.

There will be a unique feeding, enrichment and wildlife talk on the Sumatran Tigers from Lead Ranger, Kelly Lambe. The special treats planned for Dharma’s special feeding promise to be a sight to be seen and Lead Ranger Kelly will have lots of information and interesting facts on the Sumatran Tigers and will be able to answer all your questions about the tigers here at Fota Wildlife Park.

Throughout the day our usual children’s activities at the Entertainments Marquee (located beside Tiger Forest) will be tiger-themed! With Tiger Arts & Crafts 11-2pm and Tiger Face Painting 3-5pm.

For more on Dharma click here.

Jun - Aug
1st

Wildlife Talks Summer 2018

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

11.00 Visitor meet and greet at Asian Sanctuary Entrance

11.30 Indian Rhino

12.00 Siamang Gibbon

12.30 Asiatic Lion

12.45 Cheetah Run

2.15  Siamang Gibbon

2.30 Red Panda (Asian Sanctuary)

3.00 Sumatran Tiger

3.30 Eagle & Seal

4.00 Cheetah Run

4.30 Penguin Feeding

5.00 Seal Feeding

5.15 Giraffe Crossing

July
14th - 15th

Mad Scientist Weekend

Yearly return of the hugely popular Mad Scientist Weekend run by Fota's Education Department. 

July
28th - 29th

Native Species Weekend

Yearly return of the hugely popular Native Species Weekend run by Fota's Education Department.

August
11th - 12th

Bug Bonanza Weekend

Big Bug Bonanza Day,  due to its popularity, has now become Bug Bonanza Weekend - run by Fota's Education Department.