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Wild Encounters is currently closed for its Winter maintenance period due to some projects going on affecting our ability to open safely and efficiently. We plan to reopen again around mid-late March. Exact dates will be confirmed nearer the time. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Visits to Wild Encounters must be prebooked in advance using our online booking system.

Book a visit to Wild Encounters and come and see all the awesome animals that we have the great pleasure to love and care for every day! From the slithering snakes and majestic lizards in our reptile area, to the cheeky raccoons, loveable meerkats and colourful parrots, learn all about them and their stories as you visit the Wild Encounters HQ just a short drive outside Newcastle West, Co. Limerick.

Entry Price

Adult (16yrs+) €6.50 per person

Child (2-15yrs): €5.50 per person (under 2yrs free)

Visiting us is currently by pre-booking only and in 2 hour slots. Each slot will include Keeper Animal Talks for visitors to listen to if they wish in between wandering around our animal facility.

Bookable time slots:

  • 11am-1pm
  • 1-1.30pm Site closed for a clean down
  • 1.30-3.30pm

To aid in current restrictions and social distancing there will be restricted tickets available per slot. These current conditions will be reviewed and altered as restrictions and government guidelines are changed in relation to the covid-19 situation.

Enhance your visit by booking one of our interactive animal experiences with your visit. Animal Experiences are subject to separate pricing and time-slots. They include the general admission costs for experience participants, spectators are subject to normal general admission charge.

We can’t wait to welcome you to our little site so you can see how we’ve progressed so far and the potential that Wild Encounters has for the future as we expand! We looking forward to seeing you all!

Booking Your Visit

Book your visit using the 'Book Now' button below. Simply select your date and time slot and the number of tickets you require.

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Visits must be prebooked in advance and only the number of visitors purchased for as part of the booking may enter – we regret that we cannot accept additional visitors turning up on the day that haven’t already been allocated for.

Purchased tickets are only valid on your chosen date and time. We regret that admission tickets are non-refundable and cannot be changed for different dates once booked.