Secret Valley Wildlife Park, County Wexford | A Wild Adventure

Updated On: September 15, 2023

Secret Valley

County Wexford is filled with endless things to do and see; one attraction you should add to your list of things to check out is the Secret Valley Wildlife Park.

The wildlife park will provide a great fun-filled and educational family day out, in Ireland’s beautiful South East. You’ll experience the incredible wildlife from places all around the world at the park that you won’t want to miss out on.

There are lots to enjoy on a visit to Secret Valley Wildlife from pony rides, creepy crawlies, with a variety of hands-on experiences where you’ll get up close and personal with the lovely animals who call this place home.

History of the Secret Valley Wildlife Park

This popular County Wexford attraction was first opened on the 26th of May 2007 by husband and wife duo, John and Ann O’Connor. It was originally created as an adventure farm but since 2007, it has grown in popularity and in strength that has seen the place develop and transform, and with the couples passion for wildlife and nature, Secret Valley turned into an exciting and educational Wildlife Park.

It is the only fully licensed zoo and Wildlife Park in south-east Ireland and you will see the passion the staff have for the animals as soon as you step foot in the place. There is an incredible range of animals at the Wildlife Park including horses, monkeys, llamas, raccoons, rabbits and many more. As well as over 40 unique species, altogether around 200 animals to interactive with.

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Horses are among the wildlife animals found at Secret Valley Wildlife park

You can enjoy a variety of activities that involve the animals as well as arts and crafts, quad bike riding, treasure hunts: a lot of things that children will love at this family-friendly attraction in Wexford.

This mission of the Secret Valley Park is to make sure they education visitors as well as providing you with an unforgettable experience that will give you better respect and understanding for the animals around you.

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Rabbits are among the wildlife animals found at the park

A Part of Ireland’s Famous Ancient East

Secret Valley Wildlife Park has become an important part of Ireland’s Ancient East due to the areas strong history and heritage. Find out here all about the history of the Townland of Coolnacon where the park is located. 

Opening Times and Admission Fees for Secret Valley

Great news this attraction is open all year long but the times do vary depending on the time of year:

  • May to August: 10am – 6pm
  • September to October: 10am – 5pm
  • November to April:  Weekdays: 11am – 4pm & Weekends 11am – 5pm


  • Adults: €10.00
  • Children: €9.00
  • Student: €7.50
  • OAP: €7.50
  • Children under two years old: FREE
  • Special Needs and Carer: €7.50
  • Family; two adults and two children: €35
  • Family two adults and three children: €35 (additional person costs €7.50 each)

No pets are allowed at this County Wexford attraction.

Have you ever visited the Secret Valley Wildlife Park or is somewhere you would love to visit in the future? Let us know in the comments below.

More attractions in County Wexford to explore:

The Kennedy Homestead | Irish National Heritage Park | World’s Oldest Operational Lighthouse | Wells House and Garden |

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