We chose a beautiful sunny day in August to take the kids to Port Lympne wildlife park in Kent and enjoyed a great day out visiting some rare and endangered animals from around the world. Our tickets, booked in advance as required, allow visitors to choose half-hour arrival slots to ensure social distancing is maintained from […]
Visitors to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo will come face to face with a collection of huge, animal LEGO brick creations this Easter. The Great Brick Safari opens to the public on Saturday 6th April and features some unbelievably realistic LEGO brick beasts including a silverback gorilla, hyena, meerkats, penguins and a lion with two playful cubs. […]
Welsh Mountain Zoo in Colwyn Bay has welcomed a number of new arrivals in a flurry of feathers and fur recently. Six flamingo chicks, a rare brown baby lemur, a pair of meerkats and five red squirrel babies were all born within weeks of each other at the National Zoo of Wales. The Chilean flamingos […]
Keepers at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo provided their Meerkat plaza residents with some giant Christmas themed enrichment as an extra festive treat this week. The meerkats enjoyed crawling inside and popping their heads out of a Christmas cracker filled with food, along with lots of miniature crackers also stuffed full of their favourite treats. Edinburgh Zoo’s […]
Kent Life Heritage Farm Park, near Maidstone, is set within 28 acres of rolling countryside and has plenty on offer for all the family to enjoy this May. Stars of children’s TV show Paw Patrol, Chase and Marshall, will make a special appearance on Sunday 14th May. This will be the first visit to the Kent […]
Tilgate Park and Nature Centre is run by Crawley Borough Council and has a variety of animals including many exotic, rare and endangered species; conservation is at the forefront of the attraction’s ethos. The centre participates in international breeding programmes with a number of animals including bald ibis, Asian short-clawed otters and Utila’s spiny-tailed iguana. It has also been […]
Award-winning Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, which currently houses over 200 species of animals including ring tailed lemurs, coatis, wallabies and meerkats, has successfully bred six different species since May. The zoo, which was opened in 2011 by BBC Countryfile presenter Adam Henson, is a realistic learning environment for students at Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall campus […]
Set in more than 80-acres, Twycross Zoo have around 500 animals of almost 150 species to see, including many endangered animals and native species in the Zoo’s Nature Reserve. Twycross Zoo was founded in 1963 and is now renowned as a World Primate Centre and has a wide variety of monkeys and apes including the […]
A small mammal belonging to the mongoose family, found in Botswana, Namibia, southwestern Angola and South Africa. Most travel in groups of around 20 meerkats, this is called a “mob”, “gang” or “clan”.
The 70-acre Yorkshire Wildlife Park near Doncaster is the UK’s fastest growing attraction, and is constantly adding new experiences for visitors. For 2014, the first polar bear in England will arrive to live in a 10-acre reserve divided into four sections, featuring landscaped hills, valleys and a main lake with streams, pools and waterfalls.
The origins of West Midland Safari & Leisure Park can be traced back to the 18th century and Spring Grove House, which still stands at the attraction, but the estate first opened as the safari park in 1973. The park boasts 1,700 animal encounters along with some great family fun rides and attractions, all set in 200 acres of leafy Worcestershire.
Seaview Wildlife Encounter on the Isle of Wight is the only attraction on the island offering one-on-one Penguin and Meerkat Encounters. Found on the north east coast of the island, on the outskirts of the yachting village of Seaview, it is a hidden gem.
In Kent, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park is popular with visitors, and is run by the Aspinall Foundation along with Howletts Wild Animal Park. John Aspinall purchased Port Lympne in 1973 to support his growing animal collection, with it opening to the public in 1976.
Anna’s Welsh Zoo was created when designer Anna Ryder Richardson and her husband Colin bought Manor House Wildlife Park in West Wales in 2008. A faded attraction, it required serious investment to improve the conditions for the animals and the park has since been transformed into a modern zoo set in 52 acres of Pembrokeshire parkland.
Drusillas Park near Alfriston in East Sussex is a family-run business, founded in 1922 when the late Captain Ann bought a derelict farm and 20 acres of land and opened a tea room, named after his first wife, Drusilla, adding attractions and animals to help boost trade.
The privately-owned Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park is based around Higher Leigh Manor, a Victorian estate in North Devon. it is one of only two places in the UK that has white Hudson Bay wolves on public display.
One of the UK’s flagship attractions, ZSL London Zoo, is run by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). Founded in 1826, the society’s mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.