Do you still do the mobile side of Wild Encounters where you come out my house/school/nursing home?

Unfortunately, covid-19 forced us to make some changes to the way Wild Encounters operates and so opening up to general admission visitors on-site means we no longer do the mobile element.

Do I need to prebook or can I just turn up?

Under the new lifting of restrictions, you no longer need to prebook for general admission entry to WIld Encounters. Private animal experiences must still be prebooked in advance as was the case before covid-19.

Is your site wheelchair accessible?

Our site is predominantly flat and fairly small at the moment so is ideal for wheelchair users to get around. All enclosures around the site are viewable by wheelchair users with the exception of some of the reptile house where some enclosures have been stacked on top of each other. Our site has a wheelchair accessible toilet facility.

Do you offer discounts/free entry for disabled and/or carers?

Carers from an organisation can gain free entry on the basis of 1 free carer per client. This must be prearranged with us through an email from a manager within the organisation and is at Wild Encounters discretion.

Do you have a cafe/restaurant?

We currently do not have a full indoor cafe as we had to open the site earlier than planned due to covid. We do however have hot/cold drinks, light meal options, snacks and ice creams available to purchase from our entrance shop with outdoor and covered seating areas around the site for members of public to utilize.

Do you allow dogs on site?

For the health and safety of our own resident animals we regret that visitor pets are not allowed on the premises.

Can you handle all the animals as part of general admission?

For health and safety, and animal welfare reasons, most of the animals are not available to be handled by every visitor. However, the pigs and goats are usually happy to receive a head or body scratch if they come over and some of the daily scheduled keeper talks offer a small amount of interaction with the subject animal, however much of the handling and interaction element at Wild Encounters is through the private animal experiences that visitors can book to do. You can find more information on our private animal experiences here https://www.wildencounters.ie/animal-experiences

Is the zoo outdoors?

Predominantly yes, we are an outdoor venue. We do have some covered viewing areas off certain enclosures sporadically around the site, along with a couple of more sheltered buildings such as our small mammal barn and the reptile house.