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Please note that we are requiring all our visitors to pre-book a time and date in advance of their visit as part of our re-opening protocols and procedures. Times/dates are available to book a week in advance.


Unique Gift Ideas Fota Wildlife Park

A zoo membership, experience voucher or animal adoption can be a thoughtful and caring gift for any animal lover, especially a child or young family who may otherwise be overwhelmed by large, often plastic, toys. Here at Fota Wildlife Park, we offer the following gift options so that you can choose the perfect gift ideas for your family and friends.


Fota Wildlife Park Annual Pass

Children value the gift of time more than anything else, and you will be gifting precious memories of hours spent together when you give Fota Wildlife Park membership as a birthday or Christmas present. Not only is this a generous and innovative idea, it will last the entire year and your kindness will be remembered every time your recipients visit the Wildlife Park. They will get to know the animals and watch the developments of new areas and the arrival of new animals and babies throughout the year, and this provides a learning experience that is very special indeed.

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Annual passes give free access to the Wildlife Park for 12 months, as well as free entry to Dublin Zoo and concessionary rates at several other parks and Zoos in Ireland and the UK, including Paignton Zoo, Newquay Zoo and Living Coasts. Annual pass holders can access special discounts on Children’s Activity Camps and Wild Experiences, as well as attending exciting events such as children’s workshops and activities.

Call us on 021 4812678 to purchase a gift pass.


Day Tickets

Fota Wildlife Park Cafe and Main Entrance


Instead of choosing a plastic toy that will clutter a home for a while and the planet forever, give a gift that is great for the recipient and for the world!

A day at Fota Wildlife Park is the perfect gift for anyone who lives in the local area or is visiting Cork for a holiday. This is a gift that any young family will love, and it is an especially thoughtful idea for a child who will gain so much from a family day out where he or she can discover many exciting animals for the first time.



Wild Experiences

VIP Family Experience

Do you want to give a unique gift that will be remembered forever? A Wild Experience is a very special opportunity to treat a loved one or a family to a day up close and personal with their favourite animals, discovering the reality of life at a Wildlife Park.

Our experienced rangers welcome the chance to share their passion for their jobs when they introduce Wild Experience participants to the animals and enable them to take part in caring for and feeding them. You can choose from the following three Wild Experiences:

  • The Warden Experience, for a taste of what is really involved in caring for the animals at Fota. This includes a 3.5 hr tour, the chance to feed and muck out (optional!) penguins and other animals, see how the Cheetah Run works at close hand, get hands on experience working with experienced rangers as well as photo opportunities, complimentary tea, coffee and lunch, and a gift pack including a special edition t-shirt and experience certificate.
  • The Behind the Scenes Experience, for a great insight into life at Fota Wildlife Park. This experience includes a 2 hour guided tour, the chance to go behind the scenes to learn about and feed some of the animals, and an experience certificate.
  • The VIP Family Experience, to find out more about the animals who live at Fota Wildlife Park. A family of up to six can make the most of a behind the scenes tour with this great value experience, including a 2 hour guided tour, the chance to help feed the penguins and meet other animals, great photo opportunities, and an Experience certificate. This Experience is not suitable for children under 4 years of age.

A Wild Experience is, quite simply, the gift of a lifetime for someone who loves animals, and makes an ideal gift for an individual or a family. All experiences include admission into the park and offer a 10% discount for Fota Wildlife Park members.

You can purchase a gift voucher for the Wild Experience of your choice now by calling 021 4812678.


Animal Sponsorship

Baby Giraffe Cuileann

Have you considered giving a gift that will make a difference to your friends and family members as well as to an animal in need? Sponsoring an animal at Fota Wildlife Park is a great way to give a meaningful gift to a loved one, and contributes towards essential food and veterinary care for the animal of your choice at Fota.

For only €60, you can sponsor an animal on behalf of a loved one, and their name will be displayed on the adoption board at Fota Wildlife Park.

The Sponsor will then receive:

  • A4 colour photograph of the animal
  • Fact sheet about the animal
  • Certificate of sponsorship

You will find a ‘Sponsor Me’ button in the top corner of each animal or plant profile here on our website, or call us on 021 4812678.



Smaller Toys and Gifts

Our Serengeti Gift Shop is the perfect place to find great quality toys and books for the children in your life. You’ll find a wonderful range of soft toys, carved statues, Fota-branded merchandise, books, jewellery and educational puzzles, as well as an exclusive range of souvenirs produced by small-scale, family businesses from the Ubud Monkey Forest region of Bali, which help to support the community in this area.


Gift Cards

If you’re finding it difficult to choose the perfect gift for a friend or loved one, leave the choice to them! Select a gift card to your chosen value so that your recipient can decide to spend it on anything in the park, and we’ll take care of the details for you. Simply contact us on 021 4812678 or pop into reception and talk to us about our gift card options.