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Tropical World at Alcorns

Loughnagin, Letterkenny, Ireland
Garden Center



Mini Zoo & Tropical Butterfly House - Fabulous Family Friendly Day Out Tropical World at Alcorn’s, Letterkenny, has best be described by patrons as both “Donegal’s hidden gem” and the “one must see attraction to visit in Donegal”.

Tropical World is a fully licensed zoo with an astonishing array of animals, from a dazzling display of butterflies to the world’s smallest monkeys alike.

The incredible butterfly house is still the star attraction, with hundreds of amazing tropical butterflies of all shapes and sizes, all in free-flight around you as you immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the rainforest.

As you leave Letterkenny’s own slice of the Amazon, you’re greeted by the sounds from the tree topped canopies, with beautiful birds of all shapes and sizes from around the globe calling you on.

Only after you reach the reptile house can you begin to meet the lemurs and miniature primates that call Tropical World home, along with the raccoons, owls, wallabies, prairie dogs and everyone’s favourite, our family of Meerkats.

The overwhelming feeling you get while walking around, is happiness. This is coming from both animals and the visitors, with squawks from the animals and cheers from children in equal measure.

Tropical World is open 7 days a week and 70% is under cover, so a great day out is guaranteed, whatever the weather!

Amenities include: Full wheelchair accessibility, baby changing facilities, gift shop, picnic area, on-site cafe and to tire the kids out, the fabulous (and fully covered) Monkey Swing Indoor Play Area



please telephone alcorns 074912655 as we have a delivery and cannot trace address

Tropical World is open as normal this bank holiday Monday, from 10 am - 5:30 pm (last admissions 4:30). A great day out guaranteed, whatever the weather

A fantastic photo of the baby Geoffery Marmosetts by is just one of the many entries in this month's photography competition, have you got yours in?

Bring the entire family to Tropical World this Bank Holiday weekend and a great day out is guaranteed for all! Saturday: 10 am - 5:30 pm (last admission 4:30 pm) Sunday: 1 pm - 5:30 pm (last admission 4:30 pm) Monday: 10 am - 5:30 pm (last admission 4:30 pm)

Don't forget, Tropical World is open as normal all Bank Holiday weekend. For full opening times, see

COMPETITION TIME A special competition this time for previous visitors to Tropical World. Can you identify this animal that lives in Tropical World from a close up image of part of them? Full name of the animal is required!

COMPETITION WINNER Facebook has spoken. Congratulations Ciara Laverty in winning the competition with this entry. Make sure you have yours in for July's competition, and look out for a special competition this bank holiday weekend

Don't forget Tropical World is open every Sunday from 1 pm - 5:30 pm (last admissions at 4:30) until the end of September

Not wanting to be outdone by the Meekats, our Pygmy Marmosets who have become proud parents to the smallest primates in the world! Make sure you get to see the newest addition to the Tropical World family soon and whilst they're still a little camera shy, they've been exploring their enclosure along with Mum this past week. Can you be the first to capture them on camera?

Competition Time Thanks to all who entered our Baby Boomer Competition on Facebook, entries have been gathered and the winner will be chosen by YOU! The image with the most likes wins the competition, and one lucky voter will also win a family pass for Tropical World. Simply like the photo you want to win and you're entered into the draw. Good luck to all!

Congratulations to Catriona Durning on winning one of the weeks Family Passes. The Baby Boomer Photography Competition is still open, so to be in with a chance to win, make sure you send us those pictures!

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***Meerkat Monday*** Tropical World is open all day Bank Holiday Monday, and are running a special promotion to celebrate the birth of our new baby Meerkats! To be in with a chance to win a family pass for Tropical World, send in your best photo of the new babies to Don't forget to stay in touch with us on Facebook and Twitter to follow our new friends in all their adventures!

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