Fota Wildlife Park is a great fun day out in Cork, in the south of Ireland.
It is a zoo but the enclosures are much larger giving the animals more space to roam.
The park caters for school groups educating children about the threats to the world's habitats and has camps during the school holidays.
Parking is available for at €3 per day but you can also access the Park by train with a stop right outside the entrance from the Cork-Cobh commuter train.
There are good hot/cold food options on site and plenty to keep the kids entertained spotting the various animlas including giraffes, monkeys and kangaroos or just having fun in one of the playgrounds.