Popular Christmas family experience to return for 2015

Following the huge popularity of Imagine at Fota Island Resort in 2014, the resort will once again be transformed into a festive winter wonderland this Christmas.

This year’s event will be called Fota Wish and aims to build on the success of its predecessor and takes place between the 2th November and 23rd December.

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SchoolDays.ie competition offering Family Pass to Fota Imagine

The information resource for parents to support their children throughout their school days, SchoolDays.ie, are offering a fabulous Family Pass to Imagine at Fota Island Resort this Christmas.  This Christmas extravaganza promises to be a huge it with children and their parents once again following the huge success of a similar event entitled Fota Believe at the resort last year. The Family Pass offers 2 adults and 2 children the chance to experience this winter wonderland adjacent to the 5 Star Hotel in Cork throughout the festive season. To enter simply answer the short question at the SchoolDays.ie website at:

http://www.schooldays.ie/articles/Imagine-at-Fota-Island-Resort-Competition-2014

Derval O’Rourke RNLI Reindeer Run at Fota House

Three time Olympian, Derval O’Rourke, has joined forces with the RNLI, to help launch the RNLI Reindeer Run, which raises funds for the charity that saves lives at sea. The popular event encourages people to have fun while supporting the RNLI in their work. This year the Reindeer Run will take place at Fota House and Gardens on Sunday 23 November.

There will be a 1km Santa “Saunter” and 5km and 10km routes for both runners and walkers.

The Cork event at Fota House is followed a week later by the Dublin RNLI Reindeer Run which takes place in Marlay Park, Rathfarnham on Sunday 30th November.

 

Christmas at Fota Wildlife Park

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. Continue reading