Fota Wildlife Park...

Ireland’s Wildest Attraction! Fota Wildlife Park is on the scenic Fota Island in the heart of Cork Harbour and is set on 100 acres. It is a unique place where you can come face to face with free roaming animals and birds from all parts of the world. Each visit is sure to bring its own fantastic memories. Tiger in Cork

Throughout the year Fota Wildlife Park hold various events, the main aim of the day is combining fun with conservation. There will be many activities organized, aimed at children and adults alike such as face painting, arts and crafts, yoga, music and talks.

Fota Wildlife Park features the recently opened Asian Sanctuary—with Asian Lions, Sumatran Tigers, and Indian Rhino. The cheetah run, tropical house and giraffe crossing are also must-sees. The development of the Asian Sanctuary over the past five years has enhanced the Park as an iconic international visitor attraction as well as serving the core values of conservation, education, and research.

Facilities include cafés, several play areas, picnic areas and a gift shop. Accessible by train and car.

Please note – if you choose to park your car at Fota, this means that your visit to Fota House’s grounds, frame yard garden, walled gardens and arboretum are also included in the €3 car park charge and monies raised from this charge go towards the upkeep of Fota House and Gardens.

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To find out more about Fota Wildlife Park visit their website

Fota Wildlife Park Q&As

How much does it cost to get into Fota Wildlife Park?

Adults (€16.90) and Children (€11.50). Note these are web tickets only. All children under 3 have free entry to the Park. All children Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

How long does it take to walk around Fota Wildlife Park?

About 2 to 3 hours will do. Arrive early to avoid the crowds

Is Fota Wildlife Park a zoo?

Fota Wildlife Park has today been named as one of the top 25 zoos/animal parks in Europe as part of global travel reviewing site Tripadvisors Travellers Choice Awards.

How far is Fota Wildlife Park from the Carrigaline Court Hotel?

The Distance between the Carrigaline Court Hotel and Fota Wildlife Park is 23km!

We are open to essential workers in accordance with Government guidelines. Please note that we can accept future dated leisure reservations, and offer a best price, fully cancellable policy on direct bookings, but such reservations are subject to Government restrictions during dates of stay.

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