Terms and Conditions Fota Wildlife Park

Membership Terms & Conditions:

  • Membership of Fota Wildlife Park is for those aged 18 years of age and over.
  • Children aged 35 months and under are free. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Membership is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase and can be used once a day by either signatory and it not transferable under any circumstances.
  • We now issue a membership card to both signatories on the membership. We would request that you ( the signatory) bring the card with you every time you visit the Park, in order to make your entry at the gates as easy and hassle-free as possible.
  • Cardholders must present their card at all times and must also comply with our photo identification system to gain entry into the Park. Photo ID has to be taken in Fota before use.
  • A charge of €5 will be made for lost or replacement cards.
  • Members must abide by the current opening and closing times (which allows 30 minutes extra for the last entry times compared to a non-member) as access to any area of the Wildlife Park at any other time is strictly prohibited:
    • Opening Monday – Sunday 10.00am
    • Last Entry April – Oct 5.00pm
      Last Entry Nov – March 3.30pm
  • Strictly no admittance outside of opening hours
  • Staff and management reserve the right to refuse entry at any time
  • Aggressive or abusive behaviour towards any member of staff or patron will not be tolerated
  • Membership cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers in Fota Wildlife Park eg. other events in the Park.
  • Fota Wildlife Park reserves the right to change the Membership benefits and prices at any times without prior notice.
  • Memberships may not be sold to another party/ resold / third party sale or profited for or exchanged for monies under any circumstances if this is found to be the case it will result in immediate cancellation of a membership.
  • Failure to adhere to the rules of Fota Wildlife Park will result in the cancellation of Membership.
  • Car park charges are €3/visit – car park is under the ownership of Fota House & Gardens

Benefits for the duration of the Membership:

  • Fota Wildlife Park E-Newsletters and Fota News
  • 10% off all Children's Activity Camps
  • Free Admission to Dublin Zoo
  • One visit per year to Edinburgh Zoo, Highlands Wildlife Park and Belfast Zoo (card & receipt must be produced)
  • Admission concession to (as of date of print): Paignton Zoo, Newquay Zoo, and Living Coasts (card & receipt must be produced)

The issue of e-tickets:

  • E-tickets will be dispatched to the email address specified during the purchasing process, once your booking has been confirmed. It is your responsibility to ensure that the details supplied to Fota Wildlife Park, in respect of your booking, are accurate as the Park is only responsible for issuing e-tickets in accordance with information provided.

Ticket Purchase and Validity

  • Once purchased, the date for which the e-tickets have been bought cannot be changed. Payments for e-tickets are non-refundable and e-tickets bought at full price are only valid for 30 days from the date of purchase.
  • Any discounted e-tickets are only valid until the date advised at the time of purchase.
  • On arrival, the following is required in order to validate your e-ticket:
    1. Your booking reference number
    2. Any additional documentation advised at the time of purchase i.e. photo identification, membership card etc
    3. Fota Wildlife Park reserves the right to charge the appropriate entry rate to anyone not able to validate their e-ticket correctly.
    4. Any person wishing to enter the Park with the e-ticket holder and who has not bought an e-ticket in advance will be required to pay the normal entry fee.

Definition of Classes

  • An Adult is any person aged from 17 years of age and over
  • A Child is any person aged 16 years and under. Children are not permitted entry into the Park without an accompanying Adult.
  • Toddlers are aged two years of age and under

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we do not issue refunds for cancellations.


  • No e-ticket may be resold without written consent from Fota Wildlife Park. If any person attempts to enter the Park with an e-ticket that has been resold without consent, staff may refuse entry and no compensation is payable to that person.

Park Rules

  • It is prohibited to take any of the following into Fota Wildlife Park:
  • Weapons, fireworks, smoke bombs, glass bottles, blades, flammable liquids, portable BBQs or other articles that may cause injury. Skateboards, rollerblades, roller skates, bikes, scooters and other forms of personal transport. Balls, hurleys, frisbees, balloons or other similar items. Pets or other animals of any nature.