Fota Wildlife Park is in Cork, Ireland and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland and has been awarded ‘Best Family Day Out’ for both Munster and Cork on several occasions. It is also in the Top 25 Zoos/Animal Parks in Europe in the 2015 Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Awards.
Fota Wildlife Park has become the first major visitor attraction in Ireland to receive an Autism-Friendly Accreditation from AsIAm, Ireland’s National Autism Charity.
The award comes following a period of training to assist autistic people and their families visiting the attraction and the development of an autism inclusion charter which makes short, medium and long term commitments to autism accessibility.
Fota Wildlife Park has a discounted entry for customers with special needs and Carers go free.
Below is further details as per their website:
Special Needs & Carers Policy
We have a discount of 50% on the entry ticket for a child or adult with special needs. Their accompanying carer will receive entry free of charge, when they present a valid carers card. If you have any questions or queries around access and special needs please do not hesitate to call our team on 021 481 2678.
Support for ASD visitors
Please download or read our social story to help prepare for your visit here.
Please ask for our free Sensory Map to help prepare for the various sensory levels you may encournter on your journey around the Park (such as heat in the Tropcal House and the sounds some of the animals make). ‘Please note we can provide a pair of disposable ear buds if you do not have your own ear defenders – just request from our team on entry at the gates.