Plan your Visit

At Secret Valley we want to give our visitors an unforgettable experience, joining in with our animal interactions sessions allows visitors to get up close to animals which they might never have had a chance to before. For our younger visitors this can open up a whole new world and teach them all about caring for animals.

We also want our visitors to enjoy our whole park. Areas of the park have being allowed to go wild to provide a natural environment for the many native species we have living here. To explore all areas of the park visitors can participate in our Adventure hunts and with a large outdoor play area, obstacle course, wild golf and an indoor play area with an art table which are all included in the admission price.

For our thrill seeking visitors try a spin on our quad train for an exciting view of the park

(Nominal 2 euro per person applies)

Keeper Talks

Our keeper will be on hand to give talks on habitat, behaviour and conservation issues affecting species worldwide. You will learn about our family groups their personalities and how we see the zoo helping in the future. So why not join in during the day!!

Experiences and Encounters

For those who want to make the most of their visit, we offer a range of truly memorable encounters and experiences that will inspire and delight. Pre-booking is essential please call and book before your visit.

You can view our different experiences here

Daily Timetable

11.00 – Bottle feeding

  • Get a chance to help feed our baby goats, they love their bottles

11.30 – Bugs and things

  • Conquer your fears and meet the lizards, tarantula and snake or be brave and hold a stick insect or cockroach

11.45 – Porcupine Talk and Feed

  • Meet and learn about our prickly pair of porcupines

12.30 – 1.30 – Pony Rides and Lemur Talk

  • Learn all about our resident Ring Tail and White Fronted Brown Lemurs. Snowball and Elvis the ponies are ready to give all the children a pony ride

2.00 – Bottle Feeding

  • Those baby goats are hungry again and wanting their dinner

2.30 – Meerkat Talk and Feed

  • Learn all about our mad mob of Meerkats, what they like to eat? How they survive in the wild etc.

2.45 -Capuchin Talk and Feed

  • Find out all about not just our special family of black-capped and tufted capuchins, but also about capuchins in general! Where do they come from? What do they eat?

3.00 – 4.00 Pony Rides and Lemur Talk

  • Snowball and Elvis are waiting to meet the girls and boys again along with our lemurs

4.00 – Bugs and Things

  • Conquer your fears and meet the lizards, tarantula and snake or be brave and hold a stick insect or cockroach

4.15 – Furry Encounters

  • Get to rub some of our fluffy residents like the guinea pigs, rats and rabbit.

4.30 – Bottle Feeding

  • The Baby goats are ready for the supper and a good night’s sleep


All our small animals, reptiles and insects are on a rotation schedule for their wellbeing and are not taken out for handling by the public outside of these times.

Pony rides are subject to weather conditions and will be withdrawn for health and safety reasons if necessary.

Our adventure hunt and art can be done in your own time. All activities are included in the admission price except the quad train which is €2 a head