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The Best Safari Parks in the UK

If you are at a loose end and looking for ideas of things to do with the kids in the UK you really are spoilt for choice. Days out with the kids can be as simple as a trip to the park, a stroll through the Gruffalo woods or a full on day of planned fun day in London. If you find yourself with some time off as a family, then why not visit one of the best Safari Parks in the UK or a zoo will always be an all-round pleaser for all ages.

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Are there Safari Parks in the UK?

In a word, yes. OK, so it’s not the African plains but the UK has a lot of safari parks to visit including some drive-through safaris. Visitors to the safari parks in the UK can drive through the animal exhibits, which contain species such as rhino, elephants, tigers, lions and wolves. Beware of the cheeky monkeys who will often jump onto your car bonnet and play with the windscreen wipers!

 

READ: If you want to go on a real safari, read our ‘Ultimate Guide to Kenya with Kids

 

How Many Safari Parks are there in the UK?

In total there are six main safari parks in the UK plus 48 zoos and a number of other wildlife centres. In our opinion this leaves you spoilt for choice with so many zoos in the UK when looking for a place to see wildlife and exotic animals in the UK.

 

What is the Most Beautiful Safari Park in Britain?

Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire is one of the premier safari parks in the UK and one of the oldest. It is also famous for its stunning Elizabethan house and grounds – with the biggest maze in the country alongside a drive-through safari park.

 

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What is the Biggest Safari Park in the UK?

Knowsley Safari has a 5-mile safari drive which is the longest in the UK. Broken up into 11 different zones, this 550-acre drive-through safari is home to many animals from around the world in as close to natural conditions as possible.

 

What is a Drive through Safari?

Some safari parks in the UK have a drive through. A drive through-safari means that you can drive your own family car through the animal exhibits. You will have a route, rules and a speed limit to follow but it means that you can get up close to some of nature’s finest beasts. Some zoos also offer a safari style experience where you can be driven through in a special safari bus or vehicle.

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Safari Parks in Wiltshire

Longleat Safari Park

Longleat, Wiltshire

Longleat Safari Parks in the UK is bursting with adventure where tigers roam, sea lions splash and koalas hang out. There is so much to do at Longleat including a beach, Jungle Cruise, Longleat railway and a drive through safari. There are also VIP experiences where you can feed tigers! Nestled within the Wiltshire countryside you will see lions, tigers, wolves, koalas and porcupines. There is a farmyard, maze, Adventure Castle, Rockin’ Rhino and vast grounds and gardens.

 

Prices: Adult (16 +) £36.95; Child (3-15) £27.70; under 2s free.

Open daily from 10.00am closing times vary throughout the year. Pre-booking tickets online in advance is essential.

Drive through safari: Yes

 

Safari Parks in Bedford

Woburn Safari Park

Ridgmont, Bedford

Woburn Safari Parks in the UK is a UK drive-through safari park nestled in over 300 acres of beautiful Bedfordshire parkland. Throughout the holidays they often have themed events for children that include Peppa Peg and Hey Duggee. The Road Safari drive takes approximately 60-90 minutes and there is a Foot Safari and Leisure Area, where you’ll find animal enclosures with exotic and aquatic species and plenty of fun outdoor activities for the whole family. Woburn Safari Park is home to more than 80 species of exotic and endangered animals including elephants, lions, tigers, giraffes, monkeys and many more.

 

Online prices: Adult £28.99; Child (3-15) £20.99; under 3s free.

Open daily until 13th November 2022 from 9.30am last entry 4.45pm

Drive through safari: Yes

 

Safari Parks in Worcestershire

West Midlands Safari Park

Bewdley, Worcestershire

West Midland Safari Parks in the UK is home to some of the world’s most beautiful and endangered animal species. It includes a safari drive-through, theme park and also luxury lodges. You will see southern white rhino and elegant giraffes. Wonder at zebras, Ankole cattle, ellipsen waterbuck, Congo buffalo, red lechwe and the eland, largest of all antelope species.

The park is also home to many majestic big cats as well as African elephants. The Adventure Theme Park is open daily from 19th February 2022 – 30th October 2022. Your little ones will love Boj’s Giggly Park, the multi-sensory play area where kids can explore and play in the five interactive zones, designed specifically for younger visitors.

 

Prices: Adult  £25.00; Child (3-15) £20.00;  Student £22.00; under 3s free,

Open daily from 9.30am – last entry 5.00pm; rides open at 11.00am and close at 6.00pm.

Drive through safari: Yes

 

Safari Parks in Merseyside

Knowsley Safari

Prescot, Merseyside

Knowsley Safari has an impressive 5-mile wild animal safari drive, which is the longest in the UK, and is currently home to over 750 animals. The drive is broken up into different zones where you will drive through and see animals in as close to natural conditions as we can achieve. You’ll see lions, rhino with wildebeest and forest buffalo, not to mention camels, nilgai and kiang and bison.  There are things to explore and wild rides.

To enjoy the rides you can either buy a wristband at the information centre that will give you unlimited access all day or buy tokens for just one or two of your favourites.

 

Online Prices: Adults, £18.50; Children (3-15 years) £15.00; under 3s free; Concessions (60+) £15.00

Open daily from 10.00am – 6.30pm

Drive through safari: Yes

 

Safari Parks in Kent

Port Lympne Safari Park

Hythe, Kent

Visit Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve for an unforgettable safari experience set against hundreds of acres of the Kent countryside. With an Indian rhino to meet and family-favourite kids’ characters the kids will be thoroughly entertained. The 600 acre reserve has endangered animals, walks with stunning views and historic landscaped gardens.

There is also a Dinosaur Forest, you’ll also find some of the fiercest creatures that ever roamed the earth lurking amongst the undergrowth. Expert rangers can guide you as part of a small group on a unique safari to meet one of Africa’s Big Five, the black rhino and the critically endangered Rothschild giraffes.

 

Online prices: Adult £27.00 – £29 ; Child £24.00 – £26 ; Adult Concession, £24.55.

Open 9.30am to 5pm. Closed Christmas Day.

Drive through safari: Yes, but it is guided and in one of their vehicles.

 

Safari Parks in Scotland

Blair Drummond Safari Park

Stirling, Scotland

Located on a flat 160-acre estate just outside Stirling, Blair Drummond is Central Scotland’s most exciting animal park. There are over 300 animals and you can visit them all on foot. Raised viewing platforms mean exciting views of the giraffes, lions and tigers and there is also a pets corner.

On the safari drive-through you will see rhinos, antelope, camels and the pride of lions. Behind huge Jurassic Park-style gates lies a prehistoric forest for you to explore. It’s home to over twenty moving, stomping, screeching, life-size dinosaurs.

Prices: Adults £18.50; Child (3-15) £14.00; Senior (60 +) £14.00; under 3s free.

Open 9.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 7pm on selected Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer.

 

Safari Parks in Cumbria

South Lakes Safari Zoo

Ulverston, Cumbria

South Lakes Safari Zoo is home to over 1,000 of the rarest and most endangered animals in unique natural environments which enable you to get as close as physically possible. Wander amongst kangaroos, wallabies, and emus. Be amazed by free-flying macaws and participate in animal feeding experiences or be a zookeeper for a day. You could join the Penguin Keepers to learn more about the resident Humboldt Penguins.

 

Prices: Adults £19.99; Child 15.99; under 3s free

Open daily from 10.00am

 

Safari Parks in Sussex

Knepp Wildland Safaris

Horsham, Sussex

Encounter herds of wild ponies, cattle, deer and pigs as they roam 3,500 acres of Sussex. Knepp Wildland Safaris offer vehicle-based safaris or guided walking tours where you will see birds, mammals, butterflies, beetles, reptiles, plants and fungi in a setting that feels as wild and dynamic as the African bush.You could stay in a treehouse, shepherd’s hut, tents or yurts, or simply pitch your own in our exclusive Wildland campsite.

Visit the website for prices and details of wild tours

 

 

Safari Parks and Zoos in Scotland

Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Zoo, formerly the Scottish National Zoological Park, is an 82-acre non-profit zoological park inEdinburgh. Set in over 82 acres of wooded hillside, Edinburgh Zoo is home to over 2,500 amazing and endangered animals. Edinburgh Zoo was the first zoo in the world to house and to breed penguins. It is also the only zoo in Britain to house Queensland koalas and giant pandas.

 

Prices: Adults £21.95; Child (3-15) £13.95; under 3s free

Open daily from 10.00am closed Christmas and Boxing Day

 

Blair Drummond Safari Park

Stirling, Scotland

Located on a flat 160-acre estate just outside Stirling, Blair Drummond is Central Scotland’s most exciting animal park. There are over 300 animals and you can visit them all on foot. Raised viewing platforms mean exciting views of the giraffes, lions and tigers and there is also a pets corner. On the safari drive-through you will see rhinos, antelope, camels and the pride of lions.

Behind huge Jurassic Park-style gates lies a prehistoric forest for you to explore. It’s home to over twenty moving, stomping, screeching, life-size dinosaurs.

 

Prices: Adults £18.50; Child (3-15) £14.00; Senior (60 +) £14.00; under 3s free.

Open 9.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 7pm on selected Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer.

 

Highland Wildlife Park

Kingussie, Scotland

The Highland Wildlife Park is a 105-hectare safari park and zoo near Kingussie in the Scottish Highlands. The park is located within the Cairngorms National Park. Discover Scottish wildlife and endangered animals of the world’s mountains and tundra in this spectacular setting. Explore the drive through reserve in your own car and then investigate the walk-round area on foot.

The park has a wide and diverse range of animals, from native species such as the Scottish wildcat to those from further afield such as the amur tiger and polar bear.

 

Prices: Adult £18.50; Child (3-15) £13.95; under 3s free

Open daily from 10.00am except for Christmas Day

Drive through safari: Yes

 

 

Safari Parks and Zoos in Wales

 

Welsh Mountain Zoo

Colwyn Bay, Wales

The Welsh Mountain Zoo is a zoological garden located near the town of Colwyn Bay in Wales. The zoo covers an area of 37 acres. Set on one of the most picturesque and unique landscapes for any UK Zoo, the site overlooks the Colwyn Bay coastline and the Carneddau mountains in North Wales. With around 100 species housed in this wonderful collection, you could become a Zoo keeper for the day!

 

Prices: Adults from £16.70; Child (3-15) from £12.55; Seniors (60+) from £14.75

 

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Manor Wildlife Park

Tenby, Pembrokeshire

Manor House Wildlife Park is a 52-acre zoo located in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It was bought in 2008 by television presenter Anna Ryder Richardson and Colin MacDougall. There is an undercover play area. You can see the red panda sisters and enjoy the most lovely wallaby walkthrough in the UK! See the young Joeys and watch them hop in and out of their mothers’ pouches. Come and meet a friendly group of lemurs in their Madagascan home nestled in the beautiful Welsh countryside.

 

Prices: Adult  £17.95; Child (2-16) £15.95; Senior (over 65)  £15.95; infants free.Open daily from 10.00am – 6.00pm

 

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Drive-Through Safaris in the UK

West Midland Safari Park, Worcestershire

Take a drive through the West Midland Safari Park and you’ll soon feel like you’ve been transported to the Savannah. There are rhinos and giraffes, buffalo, blackbuck, and deer all grazing together. From the safety of your car you will see lions and tigers and don’t forget to pay a visit to Elephant Valley. There’s a dinosaur park and ice age experience that kids of all ages can enjoy.

 

Woburn Safari Park, Buckinghamshire

Start by meeting the meerkats in Desert Springs before heading onto Penguin World and Sea Lion Cove.On the safari drive through you will see a herd of buffalo on the Northern Plains and a pride of lions in the Kingdom of the Carnivores. Drive through Giraffe Junction and spot monkeys in the African Forest.

Knowsley Safari, Merseyside

Visitors can travel Knowsley’s 5-mile route as many times as they like in a day and it takes about an hour to complete one drive-through. The zoo is home to a wide variety of animals including lions and baboons. Once you have completed the safari the whole family can enjoy some rides and attractions.

 

Longleat Safari Park, Wiltshire

At Longleat Safari Park you will pass through Wolf Wood, Tiger Territory, Cheetah Kingdom and Lion Country. You will also see the white rhinos in Big Game Park, an Elephant and the giraffes and zebras in the African Village. There is also a  double-decker Safari Bus if you don’t have your own vehicle.

 

READ: Why not stay at the Woolley Grange Hotel when visiting Longleat!

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Safari Park Hotels

West Midland Safari Park

Drive 6.5km through West Midland Safari Park near Birmingham, which is home to zebras, Congo buffalo, Indian rhino and Bactrian camels.You can stay over in one of the park’s eight safari lodges. Six of the lodges have large windows and an outdoor deck overlooking the pool.  The two-storey lodges feature thatched roofs, wooden floors, woven rugs and straw lampshades. The two other lodges overlook the cheetahs’ lair, with floor-to-ceiling windows in the bedrooms providing a perfect view of cheetahs.

 

Longleat Safari Park

Sandwiched between Bath and Salisbury, the reserve is huge. Visitors can drive in their own vehicle or hop on a safari bus to see tigers, white rhinos and lions. Alternatively, you can join a walking safari to see lemurs. For a close up of the zebras and giraffes, however, book a night in a cottage. There are three to choose from: East Lodge, which includes a guided tour of the grounds, and Keeper’s House and Keeper’s Cottage, both of which include a guided safari tour in a 4×4.

 

Port Lympne Safari Park

Swap Kenya for Kent on a safari at Port Lympne Safari Park. For an intimate experience, stay overnight and see the animals. The estate is home to wigwams, shepherds’ huts, a treehouse hotel and an igloo-style bubble. Depending on the accommodation you choose, you might be able to observe Amur leopards from Leopard Creek or watch TV side by side with lions from an enormous window in Lion Lodge.

ZSL London Zoo

The Land of the Lions enclosure is modelled after the Gir national park, complete with railway tracks and a crumbling temple. Visitors stroll on raised boardwalks over the lions to a viewing area. You can also spend the night in one of nine cabins in Gir Lion Lodge. A stay includes three tours that take place once the zoo is closed to the public.

 

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Chessington Safari Resort Hotel

https://www.chessingtonholidays.co.uk/hotels/safari-resort-hotel.html

Situated next to the Theme Park, the Chessington Safari Hotel is in the ideal location for an African adventure. There are animal themed rooms such as the Tiger room which sleeps up to four people with a separate children’s sleeping area and a Wanyama View – views across Wanyama Reserve differ in every room depending on which themed room you have chosen.

 

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Zoos in Bedfordshire

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Dunstable, Bedfordshire

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is the UK’s biggest zoo which has helped to establish the world’s zoo populations of Southern white rhinos. It is home to more than 2,500 animals from over 200 different species. They have the only sloth bear in the UK, Colombo plus there is a new outdoor play adventure with over 7,800 square metres of themed play including bridges, swings, climbing frames, sit-on crocodiles, tunnels, boats, mini safari jeeps and so much more.

Prices: Adults: £24,00; Child (3-15) £16.00; Seniors (60+) £22.00; under 3s free.

Open daily from 10.00am

 

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 Zoos in Bristol

Bristol Zoo Gardens

Clifton, Bristol

Bristol Zoo’s stated mission is to “maintain and defend biodiversity through breeding endangered species, conserving threatened species and habitats and promoting a wider understanding of the natural world.” rity, which runs and operates Bristol Zoo Gardens and the Wild Place Project. Bristol Zoo Gardens is the fifth oldest zoo in the world and first opened its doors to the public on Monday 11 July 1836. Animals include lions, gorillas and red pandas. There is an adventure playground and Zooropia, an adventure ropes course that gives you a unique opportunity to swing alongside some of our most popular animals at the Zoo – our gorillas, gibbons and lemurs.

Prices: Adult £21.95; Child (2 – 14) £15.95; under 2s free.

Open daily 10.00am – 5.30pm (except Christmas Day).

 

Zoos in Wales

Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo

Kilgetty, Wales

You can visit over 750 animals at Folly Farm Zoo, and get up close to furry and feathery farmyard friends in the barn. Choose from 17 different rides in the vintage fairground, or enjoy eight adventure play areas. Animals include lions, rhinos, giraffes and penguins. At Folly Farm zoo, you’ll see the only giraffes in Wales, and can look them straight in the eye from the Giraffe Heights walkway. You can also see Bactrian camels, bongos, lemurs, meerkats, tapirs, Barbary macaques, squirrel monkeys…the list goes on.

Prices: Adult £21.95; Child (3-15) £19.95; Toddler £13.95; under 2s free.

Usually open from 10.00am. Please check online first

 

Zoos in London

ZSL London Zoo

Regents Park, London

London Zoo aka ZSL London Zoo or London Zoological Gardens is the world’s oldest scientific zoo which is packed full of wild adventures. Kids will love discovering the thousands of animals at the Zoo and the whole family can get up close to our animals in amazing walk-through exhibits and underwater penguin viewing!

Don’t miss talks throughout the day from ZSL experts to learn more about our amazing animals and enjoy lunch in one of the cafes and have fun in one of the adventure play areas.

Prices: Adults £32.00; Child (3-15) £21.00; Senior (65+) £29.00; under 3s free.

ZSL London Zoo is normally open every day except Christmas Day, and closing times vary throughout the year.

 

Zoos in Essex

Colchester Zoo

Colchester, Essex

Colchester Zoo is a zoological garden in Essex. The zoo opened in 1963 and is home to many rare and endangered species, including big cats, primates and birds as well as many invertebrates and fish species. The kids can enjoy the Jungle Tumble and you can see many different habitats and see animals from around the world, from the humid habitat of our Komodo dragons to the African plain, home to White rhino, giraffes, ostrich, zebra and kudu.

Online prices: Adults  £21.99; Child (3-15yrs) £17.99; Senior (60+), £20.99;under 3s free.

Open daily from 9.30am except Christmas day.

 

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Zoos in Suffolk

Africa Alive

Lowestoft, Suffolk

Set in 100 acres of Suffolk countryside, Africa Alive Zoological Reserve, run by the Zoological Society of East Anglia is a national conservation hub committed to preserving wild futures. Visit the lions from the Lookout Lodge or up close from their den area. Walk through the ring-tailed lemur’s enclosure. Get hands on with reptiles, invertebrates and smaller mammals.

Prices: Adults £23.00; Child (3-15) £17.00; under 2s £2.00.

Open daily from 9.30am

 

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Zoos in Hampshire

Marwell Zoo

Winchester, Hampshire

Marwell Zoo is a 140-acre zoo situated near Winchester, in the English county of Hampshire. The zoo is home to 1,208 animals of 149 species. With plenty of outdoor space, and a whole host of animals and activities, Marwell Zoo is a great family day out in Hampshire. All guests must pre book tickets online for the correct day before arrival. You will see giraffes, tigers, leopards, meerkats, penguins and more plus there are five adventure playgrounds and cafes and a gift shop.

 

Prices: Adult £22.48; Child (3-16) £18.88; Seniors (over 60) £20.23.

Open daily from 10.00am

 

Zoos in Surrey

Chessington World of Adventures

Chessington, Surrey (Greater London)

Chessington World of Adventures Resort is a theme park, zoo and hotel complex in Chessington, Greater London. Immerse yourself in an unforgettable animal experience and get up close to some of the most impressive animals at the Resort, from Southern White rhinos to Rothschild’s giraffes. There are over 1,000 incredible animals, including lions, tigers, gorillas, monkeys, penguins and underwater creatures in the Sea Life centre. Tickets include entry to Theme Park, Zoo & SEA LIFE Centre

See online for current deals and prices

 

Zoos in Chester

Chester Zoo

Upton, Chester

Chester Zoo is a zoo at Upton-by-Chester, Cheshire. It is one of the UK’s largest zoos at 51 hectares. There are over 20,000 animals and 128 acres of zoological gardens to explore. There are plenty of games and activities for you to take part in. The number of animals at the zoo is the highest recorded since the zoo opened in 1931 and is broken down to 1,268 mammals, 1,880 birds, 349 reptiles, 728 amphibians, 7,616 fish and 9,473 insects.

Prices: Adults £29.08; Child £22.72; under 2s free

Open daily from 10.00am

 

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Wildlife Parks in Wales

Manor Wildlife Park

Tenby, Pembrokeshire

Manor House Wildlife Park is a 52-acre zoo located in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It was bought in 2008 by television presenter Anna Ryder Richardson and Colin MacDougall. There is an undercover play area. You can see the red panda sisters and enjoy the most lovely wallaby walkthrough in the UK! See the young Joeys and watch them hop in and out of their mothers’ pouches. Come and meet a friendly group of lemurs in their Madagascan home nestled in the beautiful Welsh countryside.

 

Prices: Adult  £17.95; Child (2-16) £15.95; Senior (over 65)  £15.95; infants free.Open daily from 10.00am – 6.00pm

 

Wildlife Parks in Hertfordshire

Paradise Wildlife Park

Broxbourne, Hertfordshire

Paradise Wildlife Park is set in the beautiful surroundings of Broxbourne Woods in the heart of the Hertfordshire Countryside. They offer 30 different pre-booked exotic animal experiences from Feeding the Big Cats, Shadowing a Keeper, Meeting the Meerkats, Tickling a Tapir to name a few. Attractions include the World of Dinosaurs,

Tumble Jungle, Paradise Lagoon Splash Pool, National Speedway Museum, Safari Adventure Golf, Play Areas and Feeds, talks and shows.

 

Prices: Adults £24.00; Child £22.00; Seniors (60 +) £20.00; under 2s free.

Open daily from 9.30am – closes at 5:30pm (April to September) and 4:30pm (October to March)

 

Shepreth Wildlife Park

Royston, Hertfordshire

Shepreth is a zoo and wildlife conservation charity with creatures from hedgehogs to owls, meerkats and a lynx. Their key interest lies in conservation, both native and global and they have funded a charity and the SWCC Hedgehog Hospital programme. There is lots going on including a tropical house, discovery centre, an outside play area, tortoise house, Ringo’s cafe and Play Barn and a safari train.

Prices: Adult £13.50; Child £11.50 on arrival there is no need to pre-book

Open daily from 10.00am – 5.00pm

 

Wildlife Parks in Oxfordshire

Cotswold Wildlife Park

Burford, Oxfordshire

The Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens exhibits over 260 different species of animals. The park is set in 160 acres of landscaped parkland and gardens. As well as plenty of seasonal events, Cotswold Wildlife Park also has a range of activities that run daily throughout the year. Penguin feeding takes place every day at 11.00am and 3.00pm in the Walled Garden. There is a “Madagascar” walk-through with lemurs. Beautiful big cats and a children’s farmyard.  The narrow-gauge railway runs from April to October. There is also a ‘Skymaze’ that has interconnecting treehouses with jungle bridges and slides, climbing to a bird’s eye view of the Park over 20 feet high!

 

Prices; Adult £17.50; Child (3-16) £12.00; Senior (over 65) £12.00; under 2s free.

Open: Summer 10.00am – 6.00pm; Winter 10.00am – 4.00pm

 

Wildlife Parks in Kent

Wingham Wildlife Park

Canterbury, Kent

Wingham Wildlife Park is a medium-sized wildlife park situated near Wingham in Kent. There are over 200 species covering fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and birds. Indoor animal houses include the tropical house, chimp house, bug house and the giraffe and orangutan building. The dinosaurs have returned, from the fearsome T-Rex to the Diplodocus, visitors to the park will get the chance to see over 20 different dinosaurs in the dinosaur area.

 

Prices: Adults £20.00; Child (2-15) £17.00; Seniors £17.00; under 2s free.

Open daily apart from Chrostmas Day. Winter (October – March) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm;

Summer (April – September) 09:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

Wildlife Parks in Hampshire

New Forest Wildlife Park

Southampton, Hampshire

The New Forest Wildlife Park is located on the edge of The New Forest in Hampshire. The park specialises in native and past-native wildlife of Britain and otters and owls from around the globe. Many of their animals, such as the giant otter, are on the IUCN endangered species Red List and you can also see wolves and a lynx whilst you are there.

 

Prices: Adults £13.50; Child £10.25; family £40.50

Tickets can only be purchased at the gate on the day of visit. Pre-booking is not required.

Open daily from 10.00am – 5.30pm

Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

 

Wildlife Parks in Cumbria

Lakeland Wildlife Oasis

Milnthorpe, Cumbria

With over 100 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates, the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis is a unique and exciting blend of wildlife and interactive hands-on displays. The zoo is home to lush indoor tropical halls, walkthrough enclosures and picturesque outdoor spaces – making the zoo great fun no matter the weather.

Prices: Adult £10.95; Child (3-15) £8.25; family from £32.45

Open daily from 10.00am – 5.00pm except Christmas and Boxing Day

 

Wildlife Parks in Kent

Howletts Wild Animal Park

Canterbury, Kent

Howletts Wild Animal Park near Canterbury in Kent, was established as a private zoo in 1957 by John Aspinall. As a dedicated animal conservation charity, your visit directly helps us to protect wildlife. You can meet your favourite animals up close such as the African elephants and Western lowland gorillas, Northern Chinese leopards, snow leopards, clouded leopards, giant anteaters, Sumatran tigers and Kent’s only Gelada baboons. There are play areas and cafes onsite too.

 

Prices: Adult, £22.27 –  £24.50; Child (3-15 yrs) £18.18 – £20.00; Infant (0- 3) free

Open from 9.30am to 5.00pm. Last admission 3.30pm.

 

Wildlife Parks in Yorkshire

Flamingo Land

Malton, Yorkshire

Flamingo Land Resort in Yorkshire boasts more than 50 rides and attractions for adults and children of all ages. It’s one of the UK’s most visited zoos, with four shows and over 140 species and more than 1000 animals. Youngsters will love Children’s Planet, an interactive play area where they can climb, jump and tunnel amongst some of the furry friends. Take a trip on the Lost River Ride which takes you on a tour of African plains where the lions, rhinos, giraffes, hippos and zebras live side by side.

 

Prices: Standard admission £49.00; Senior £35.00; under 3s free. Check online for savings.

Open daily from 10.00am – 6.00pm

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