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Tayto Park Zoo Announces re-opening Date

Tayto Park, located in Ashbourne Co. Meath, is home to a unique and diverse animal collection, in the Tayto Park Zoo. In accordance with government guidelines, the Tayto Park Zoo area of the internationally renowned theme park, will re-open on Friday, 30th April at 10:00am.

Entry to Tayto Park Zoo will be by pre-booked tickets only – ticketed time slots are available to purchase now at There will be no admission without a pre-booked ticket. Tayto Park theme park attractions will not be open until further notice in accordance to government guidelines.

The perfect day out for all the family to enjoy, put your zoo skills to the test and discover the exceptional and diverse animal collection at the Tayto Park Zoo, which houses many conservation dependent species. Home to more than 300 animals and 80 different species, choose from a variety of walk ways and trails and get up close and personal with some of the most famous animals at the Tayto Park Zoo including the Amur tiger, Amur leopard and Eurasian lynx!

Check out the primate collection which includes squirrel monkey, red-bellied tamarins Geoldi's monkey, the fun loving ring-tailed lemurs and the critically endangered Sulawesi crested macaques. Explore the selection of beautiful and colourful birds, including the Tayto Park World of Raptors, featuring birds of prey from around the globe, including vultures, eagles, owls, hawks and more!

Cool down with an ice cream from Scoop and Sprinkles or take a break and re-fuel with take-away dining options from Tayto Park’s Outback Restaurant and Coffee Bistro, all before burning off some energy at Pow Wow and Spud Hara Playgrounds, featuring towers, slides, swings, climbing frames, mazes and rope bridges for all ages!

Speaking on the announcement, Ray Coyle, Founder of Tayto Park said,We are delighted to be able to safely open the Tayto Park Zoo to our visitors. From our very first bison over 10 years ago, the Tayto Park Zoo is now home to a diverse animal collection with species from all around the globe and is the perfect family day out to enjoy in a safe environment. We look forward to opening our theme park attractions in accordance to government guidelines when safe to do so at a later date”.

Deputy Zoo Manager, Aisling Power said, “The Tayto Park Zoo team are really looking forward to welcoming back our visitors and friends in the coming weeks. Even though we’ve been closed it’s been a busy few months in the zoo, some of our new arrivals are very excited to meet some new faces! ”.

To book tickets visit

€10 Entry, under three’s go free. Open Friday – Sunday 10:00am-6.00pm

Time slots are 10am - 2pm & 2pm – 6pm Last entry 5pm

Included in price

1. Zoo Walks (Lemur Woods, Petting Farm and Bird of Prey Shows are closed but visitors can still view these animals outside).

2. Pow Wow playground

3. Spud Hara playground

4. Food outlets – all take away

Slán go fóill,


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