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Following the most recent Government announcement Fota Wildlife Park is set to re-open on the 26th April.

On-line booking pages will re-open on the 19th April.


Unique Gift Ideas Fota Wildlife Park

A Fota Wildlife Park gift card, annual pass, Wild 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.

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. 

Gift Cards Available Here - http://shop.fotawildlife.ie/

Where can I purchase a gift card?

You can buy online today and select from the options via the link above or simply contact us on 021 4812678 (office hours daily) and we will help you with your purchase. Please Note - we are posting out online orders through An Post and can no longer guarantee arrival before Christmas.  


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.

daddy daycare

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.

Click here to purchase a gift pass.

Please Note - we are posting out online orders through An Post and can no longer guarantee arrival before Christmas.

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. You can purchase a gift card that would cover the admission to the wildlife park. 

Please Note - we are posting out online orders through An Post and can no longer guarantee arrival before Christmas.



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 card for the Wild Experience of your choice online.

Please Note - we are posting out online orders through An Post and can no longer guarantee arrival before Christmas.


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 species at Fota Wildlife Park
  • Fact sheet about the animal species
  • Certificate of sponsorship
  • One Adult Day Ticket 
  • A Tote Bag
  • A Fridge Magnet
  • A Pen

You will find a ‘Sponsor Me’ button in the top corner of each animal or plant profile (currently not available on our mobile site – please purchase on desktop) here on our website, or call us on 021 4812678.

Please Note - we are posting out online orders through An Post and can no longer guarantee arrival before Christmas.


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, Fota-branded merchandise, books, jewellery and educational puzzles as well as other souvenirs. Our supplier Nature Planet, strives  to make a difference for communities in 3rd world countries and endangered species. Nature Planet supports organizations like PLAN and Save the Orangutan by donating 5% every time a product is sold from their PLAN and Save the Orangutan range.

How to use/redeem the gift card - there are a range of choices.

The gift card can be used towards a year-long annual pass, to buy tickets , towards one of our private behind the scenes Wild Experiences (please call 021 4812678 to book or see  www.fotawildlife.ie/facilities/wild-experiences-fota for the full range of options) or once inside the Park, the gift card can be used towards any toys or items in the Serengeti Gift Shop.

You can redeem the value of your gift card when you arrive at the gates or over the phone only - please call 021 4812678 for further information.

Please Note - we are posting out online orders through An Post and can no longer guarantee arrival before Christmas.