Fota Wildlife Park allows you the opportunity to come face to face with the animals, many of whom roam freely around the park. You will experience the animals feeding and foraging for food as you make your way around this animal kingdom.

The park is home to endangered and exotic species from around the world and includes cheetah’s,  Ring Tailed Lemurs, penguins and gibbons to name but a few.    The park has a specially constructed Cheetah Run which is a big hit with the crowds as it provides a unique insight into the speed and power of the Cheetah.    See these animals up close as they demonstrate their predatory hunting skills.

The animals as central to everything in the Park, however, lots of facilities have been provided with families in mind.  Kids are free to enjoy the many play area’s dotted around the park and take part in the many organised activities that take place throughout the park all year around. Family dining facilities are also available at the park as are numerous picnic seating areas.   Fota Wildlife Park and its animal residents have welcomed over 5  million visitor since opening in 1983, making this one of the top ten visitor attractions in Ireland.

Arriving at the Park has never been easier and you can now reach it by either car or train.  Fota is the only tourist attraction in Ireland that has its own dedicated Irish Rail train station and there is also excellent road access via the N25.  The Park is just 15 minutes from Cork City.

Opening Times:-

Mon – Sat:-

Sun:- 10.30am

Last Entry:- 3.30pm everyday

Gates Closed at 4.30pm

The Park is closed on Christmas Day and St Stephen’s Day December 25th & 26th

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