Education Events

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 For more click here.


Jun - Sep
1st - 30th

Wildlife Talks Summer 2018

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

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

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 Eagle & Seal

5.15 Giraffe Crossing

14th - 15th

Mad Scientist Weekend

Calling all young budding scientists, Fota Wildlife Park is hosting a Mad Scientist Weekend on July 14th and 15th in the marquee outside the Oasis Cafe from 12 to 4!
Join us for Mad Scientist Weekend Saturday and Sunday, July 14th and 15th in the park! Old Cork Waterworks Experience, Tyndall Institute, Learn it - Inspiring the Creators of Tomorrow, and APC Microbiome Institute, will be joining our own 'mad scientists' for a fun weekend of science!
Experts from the Learn it LEGO® Education Workshops will be present to demonstrate their latest technologies and will provide participants with a fun and informative hands-on opportunity.

Fota's Education Team will be there to introduce your children to the magic of science and will provide them with opportunities to explore the wonders of water, light, and magnetism, among others!

28th - 29th

Native Species Weekend

Yearly return of the hugely popular Native Species Weekend run by Fota's Education Department. Meet a selection of Ireland's terrestrial and aquatic inhabitants!

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.