Upcoming & Daily Events at Fota Wildlife Park

2017 Cheetah Run

2017 Cheetah Run2017 Cheetah Run

*** The race is now sold out ***

1st - 2nd
  • Time: 12 - 4pm each day
  • Location: Marquee outside Oasis Cafe

Mad Scientist Weekend 2017

Mad Scientist Weekend 2017This weekend we have mad scientist weekend, with science based fun 12-4 each day including experiments, arts & craft, an oculus rift and a giant digestive system you can walk through.

Join us this weekend for Mad Scientist Weekend this Saturday and Sunday in the park!

With, Old Cork Waterworks Experience,

Tyndall Institute,

Learn it - Inspiring the Creators of Tomorrow,

Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences,UCC,

& APC Microbiome Institute,

whowill be joining our own 'mad scientists' for a fun weekend of science including an Oculus Rift and a giant digestive system!

15th - 16th



Free with entry!

All levels and abilities. Suitable for 12+

Mats provided. Wear suitable clothing.

Sat 15th & Sun 16th July

11.00, 13.00 & 15.00



5th - 6th
  • Time: 12-4pm daily
  • Location: Marquee outside Oasis Cafe

Native Species Weekend 2017

Native Species Weekend 2017

Meet a selection of Ireland’s terrestrial and aquatic inhabitants at Fota Wildlife Park this coming August Bank Holiday.

More info:

Click here for full details on the days events


  • Time: 12-4pm
  • Location: Marquee outside Oasis Cafe

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. 


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.*

1st - 3rd

Halloween Activity Camps

Halloween Activity Camps

The camps offer participants a variety of fun nature-based activities delivered by experienced professional facilitators in a unique environment! From exploring woodlands to learning about Fota’s  animal family – every day will be an adventure! Suitable for 5 to 12-year-olds.

More info here

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

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


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

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.