The National Reptile Zoo, Gowran

4.3
#6 of 13 in Parks in County Kilkenny
At The National Reptile Zoo, you'll find dozens of exhibits and animals. Open year round, the zoo includes tropical walk-through habitat, animal encounter zone, outdoor & indoor picnic areas, souvenir shop, snack bar, and soft play area. It's the ideal place for keeping the entire family both educated and entertained. Go to the website to adopt an animal, take the virtual tour, and find out more. Using our world travel planner, Gowran attractions like The National Reptile Zoo can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A great place to visit with very friendly and knowledgeable staff. You get to hold or touch some of the animals. Interesting to find out a large number of the animals are rescued exotic pets. Thorough...  more »
  • Brought my two nephews to The National Reptile Zoo. I was impressed by the large collection of spiders and reptiles. The area for the alligators etc was very very small and did not mimic the animals n...  more »
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  • Really enjoyed our visit here today. Animals all very well looked after and cared for. It is a very relaxed atmosphere and you can stay there for as long as you want. There is a lovely play area for the children and while they are playing you can sit down for tea or coffee as the picnic area is right at the play area. Children under 2 are free but just be aware that there are stairs inside and no way to get a buggy up there. Just something to consider if you are bringing some small children and have a baby in a buggy. Also the area is not massive so at a busy time it might not be very comfortable if you had a child in a pram or buggy.
  • Really enjoyed our time here. The lady who showed us the reptiles was really well spoken and informative. The place could do with a clean up ,some on the exhibits were dirty leaving it hard to see into but we all still had good fun.
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