Christmas is just days away and there are many more events and opportunities to make the most out of the festive holiday getting in some last minute shopping and family events etc. And with only days left there is still of course one last chance of a visit to see Santa Claus and his grotto before Christmas day. On Fota Wildlife Park, here on Fota Island in East Cork, Santa is still available to take requests and welcome young guests right up until this Sunday 23rd December.
For the past few weeks from Friday November 23rd and ending this weekend on Sunday 23rd December Santa Claus along with his elves has turned the education complex in Fota Wildlife Park into his grotto. As well as Santas grotto, Fota have embraced the festive spirit with many features of the popular wildlife park complex such as the Red Tour Train all decked out for the festive season. Completing the festive mood is the savannah café which has been serving a particularly festive menu keeping in line with the holiday spirit.
So this weekend there is still a chance to visit Santa in this unique setting with no extra charge to admission to the park required. So young visitors after a tour of the park can pop into the grotto to see Santa and his band of elves and receive a small gift bag. There is also the option for an extra €5 to keep the memory preserved with a photo taken at the grotto.
Visiting Santa is just one extra attraction to the many reasons to visit Fota Wildlife Park and East Cork this time of year, with many more around the locale in the coming new year. Many come from neighboring counties and choose hotels in Cork during their stay. Leave a comment if you have suggestions or queries regarding the best place to stay while in Cork.