FAQ's

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?

Unfortunately. at this time, you do need to prebook to visit our site. This is under current restriction guidelines.

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/teachers?

Unfortunately at the moment this is not something we can offer as our entry prices are already as low as we can make them. It is something we aim to offer once we expand and can have different pricing structures.

Do you have a cafe?

We currently do not have a cafe as we had to open the site earlier than planned due to covid. We hope to have one in the future but for now we offer a selection of hot/cold drinks, snacks and ice creams to takeaway from our entrance kiosk.

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?

Unfortunately, for animal welfare reasons, our animals are not available to be handled by every visitor. Handling and interactive opportunities of certain animals are available as part of a variety of private animal experiences we offer but these are separate to general admission and are subject to different pricing and conditions. 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.