Upcoming & Daily Events at Fota Wildlife Park
Mar - Nov
24th
  • Location: Various locations throughout the Park

Daily Animal Feeding Times 2019

Daily Animal Feeding Times 2019Daily Feeding Times April - October

10.45 Penguins

12.45 Cheetahs - Cheetah Run

2.15 Siamang Gibbons (by Palm Walk)

4.00 Cheetahs - Cheetah Run

4.30 Penguins

5.00 Seals

April
6th - 7th
  • Location: Activities Tent

Weekend Childrens Activities 2019

Weekend Events at Entertainments Marquee

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


11.00 - 14.00 Arts and Crafts
15.00 - 17.00 Face Painting

Face Painting is Strictly ages 3+ no exceptions will be made.

Children must be supervised by their guardian always.

 

Apr 13 - Aug 31
Sat,Sun,Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri

Wildlife Talks 2019

Wildlife Talks 2019

Wildlife Talks – Saturday 13th April – Sunday 28th April 2019, then weekends and daily from 1st June
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

Jun 15 - Aug 18
Sat,Sun
  • Time: 11 - 5pm
  • Location: Cypress Lawn
  • Booking: No Booking Required

Blue Imagination Playground Summer 2019

Blue Imagination Playground Summer 2019June 15th & 16th 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 from 11 am – 5 pm as per the dates above daily.

Jun 23 - Aug 1
Sun,Thu
  • Time: 12pm or 2pm
  • Location: Marquee outside Oasis Cafe
  • Booking: Booking Required

Art Workshops with John Flynn Summer 2019

Art Workshops with John Flynn Summer 2019Sunday 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
Booking essential to hold your place - BOOK HERE (on yourdaysout.com)

Jul 1 - Aug 21
Mon,Thu,Wed
  • Time: 12.00 and 13.15
  • Location: Marquee outside Oasis Cafe
  • Booking: Booking Required

Music Workshops presented by Clodagh Kearney and Stephen Manning

Music Workshops presented by Clodagh Kearney and Stephen ManningMon 1st July, at 12.00 and 13.15 Thurs 25th July, at 12.00 and 13.15 Wed 21st Aug, at 12.00 and 13.15

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


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.
 

 

Free with admission to Wildlife Park - Booking Essential - Book Here

 

Jul 14 - Aug 11
Sun
  • Time: 10.30 - 11.30
  • Location: Education Complex Lawn
  • Booking: Booking Required

Yoga@Fota - Suitable for over 16’s Class 2019

Yoga@Fota - Suitable for over 16’s Class 2019One of three Yoga@Fota classes. Suitable for over 16’s -this class is suitable for the person who would like to combine activity and exercise with their trip to Ireland’s Wildest Attraction!

(We hope to run the classes outdoors, however if raining the Yoga class will go ahead but will move indoors) Brought to you by Cork’s hottest Yogi’s -  Bikram Yoga Cork.

 

The Over 16's class takes place on the following dates & times -

Sunday 14th July - 10.30 am to 11.30 am

Sunday 11th August - 10.30 am to 11.30 am

 

(Please note anyone under the age of 18 at all Yoga events must be accompanied by a guardian at all times)

Free with admission to Wildlife Park - Booking Essential - Book Here (on yourdaysout.com)

 

Jul 14 - Aug 25
Sun
  • Time: Various
  • Location: Education Complex Lawn
  • Booking: Booking Required

Yoga@Fota - Family Friendly Classes 2019

Yoga@Fota - Family Friendly Classes 2019One of three Yoga@Fota classes on various Sunday's throughout the summer. Family Friendly Yoga - relaxing hatha inspired class suitable for all ages.

(We hope to run the classes outdoors, however if raining the Yoga class will go ahead but will move indoors)

Brought to you by Cork’s hottest Yogi’s -  Bikram Yoga Cork.

 

The Family Friendly class takes place on the following dates & times -

Sunday 14th July - 12.00 pm to 12.45 pm

Sunday 28th July - 12.30 pm - 1.15 pm

Sunday 11th August - 12.00 pm to 12.45 pm

Sunday 25th August - 12.30 pm - 1.15 pm

(Please note anyone under the age of 18 at all Yoga events must be accompanied by a guardian at all times)

 

Free with admission to Wildlife Park - Booking Essential - Book Here 

 

 

July
15th - 19th
  • Location: Fota Education Complex
  • Booking: education@fotawildlife.ie

Fota WIldlife Park Summer Camps 2019 Opt 1

Each week-long camp offers safari trails, “animal” sports and movement and arts and crafts. The camps run from the 15th – 19th July and the 22nd -26th July only and limited places are still available.

Aside from being exciting, great fun and getting out into the great outdoors, Fota Wildlife Park Summer Camps have been developed with the aim of engendering a respect for the natural world. Each day of the camp has a different concept, varying from arts and crafts to movement, ecology and the environment, while a play approach to learning is a key element to ensuring that children enjoy themselves while attaining new skills and knowledge.

Through years of valuable experience and programme revision, the Education Department have carefully put together a selection of activities which address each participants' requirements and interests. All the activities on offer are based around the theme of the natural world and cover a range of areas including nature studies and the physical sciences.

10 am - 3 pm daily


Summer camps details are as follows:
• Cost €120 per child per week.
• Suitable for children aged 5 -12 years’ old
• Location: Education Complex at Fota Wildlife Park
• 10% discount available for members or for 3 or more children


More details are available from the Education Dept.:
education@fotawildlife.ie or 021 4812678 ext 206

July
22nd - 26th
  • Location: Fota Education Complex
  • Booking: education@fotawildlife.ie

Fota WIldlife Park Summer Camps 2019 Opt 2

Each week-long camp offers safari trails, “animal” sports and movement and arts and crafts. The camps run from the 15th – 19th July and the 22nd -26th July only and limited places are still available.

Aside from being exciting, great fun and getting out into the great outdoors, Fota Wildlife Park Summer Camps have been developed with the aim of engendering a respect for the natural world. Each day of the camp has a different concept, varying from arts and crafts to movement, ecology and the environment, while a play approach to learning is a key element to ensuring that children enjoy themselves while attaining new skills and knowledge.

Through years of valuable experience and programme revision, the Education Department have carefully put together a selection of activities which address each participants' requirements and interests. All the activities on offer are based around the theme of the natural world and cover a range of areas including nature studies and the physical sciences.

10 am - 3 pm daily


Summer camps details are as follows:
• Cost €120 per child per week.
• Suitable for children aged 5 -12 years’ old
• Location: Education Complex at Fota Wildlife Park
• 10% discount available for members or for 3 or more children


More details are available from the Education Dept.:
education@fotawildlife.ie or 021 4812678 ext 206

Jul 28 - Aug 25
Sun
  • Time: 10.30 - 11.30
  • Location: Education Complex Lawn
  • Booking: Booking Required

YogaRunYoga

YogaRunYogaOne of three Yoga@Fota classes.

Suitable for over 16s – this class is perfect for someone who wants to get active and maybe even add to their training schedule.

 

Featuring approx. 20 minutes of Yoga warm up, a 2K run/jog through the scenic Fota followed by approximately. 20 minutes Yoga cooldown. Perfect way to stretch out and get active on a Sunday!

 

The Yoga Run Yoga class suitable for over 16's takes place on the following dates & times -

Sunday 28th July - 10.30 am to 11.30 am

Sunday 25th August - 10.30 am to 11.30 am

 

(Please note anyone under the age of 18 at all Yoga events must be accompanied by a guardian at all times)

 

Free with admission to Wildlife Park - Booking Essential -  *

* Booking Coming Soon

August
10th - 11th

Big Bug Bonanza 2019

Big Bug Bonanza 2019

Fota Wildlife Park’s Big Bug Bonanza will be held from 10 to 11 of August 2019. Throughout the weekend, the education team will be raising awareness about the diversity of insects and creepie crawlies that exist on earth, and visitors will have an opportunity to view a selection of fascinating creatures that exist in the bug world. The aim of the event is to:
• To raise awareness of the importance of invertebrate life in ecosystems
• To elicit positive attitudes to invertebrates by the general public
• To encourage positive behaviours towards invertebrates.
The event is organised in conjunction with BIAZA’s Terrestrial Invertebrate Working Group and a host of zoological collection in both Ireland and the UK will be joining forces in promoting the role played by these creatures in sustaining ecosystems!

Venue: Main Marquee
12 noon to 4pm