Let’s Go Wild This Summer

Welcome to our animal special! Full of great family adventures into the wild, from zoos and farms to shows and attractions holding special events. We have pulled together some of the top UK attractions which feature your favourite animals, where you can learn more about the creatures and also take part in fun activities. As it’s June we are all hoping that the weather is going to stay bright and warm, allowing us more days to fill outdoors at these great attractions. You can also look forward to special events surrounding International Tiger Day on Sunday 29th July!



girl feeding deer

Farmer Palmer’s, Dorset

Hand feeding Red Deer, cuddling Guinea Pigs on your lap, riding and grooming Ponies and giving a Pig a tickle are all part of your visit to Farmer Palmer’s, Poole, Dorset. Where magical animal encounters become priceless memories to treasure for ever! Full daily timetable of animal events, please see website. More…

girl looking at tiger

Chessington World of Adventures, Surrey

NEW for 2018, Tiger Rock, an exhilarating log flume in Land of the Tiger. Get a unique view of the majestic Amur Tigers in an innovative enclosure with Europe’s first overhead trails. Before descending a waterfall drop, right through the centre of a tiger’s head carved into the imposing rock. More…

two giraffes

West Midland Safari Park, Worcestershire

Visit the award-winning West Midland Safari Park, home to some of the world’s most beautiful and critically endangered animals, including the gentle giraffe, the ferocious lions and tigers and the beautiful baby southern white rhino, Fahari! Book online in advance for amazing discounts! More…

sloth in the trees

Marwell Zoo, Hampshire

Discover an incredible range of exotic and endangered species, including new mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects at Marwell Zoo’s newly opened Tropical House! PLUS, see Mr Bloom from CBeebies with his one man show every August weekend! There’ll be a bundle of veggie stories, gardening games, and catchy Nursery songs for tiddlers and parents alike. More…

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piglets in grass

Roves Farm, Wiltshire

A great family day out, come rain or shine! A full programme of events throughout the day includes: Meet and Feed the Animals, Meet the Piglets, Animal Racing during weekends and school holidays, Egg Collecting and Tractor Rides. More…

boy watching tiger

Knowsley Safari, Merseyside

Come and explore the brand new Tiger Trail, at Knowsley Safari in Merseyside! Begin your adventure through the Russian-inspired tiger habitat, not forgetting to stop at each activity along the way! More…

Battersea Park Children's Zoo lemur

Battersea Park Children’s Zoo, London

Dumbo rats, Aylesbury ducks and yellow-crowned parakeets are just some of the new species you can see at Battersea Park Children’s Zoo in 2018. There’s animal- themed fun too, including quiz trails, puppet making, bug days and more. With action-packed playgrounds, a tractor, fire engine and fabulous mammals, reptiles and birds, it’s one big wild world of adventure. More…

two otters in the water

New Forest Wildlife Park, Hampshire

Visitors to New Forest Wildlife Park can see some exciting new arrivals, including a red fox, giant otters, fallow deer and owls from the Chestnut Centre in Derbyshire. With bison, lynx, wolves, wallabies, wildcats, wild boar and more, the park makes for a fun-filled family day out. Don’t miss the adventure playgrounds, animal encounters, keeper talks, café and gift shop too. More…

paw patrol characters on stage

Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure, Nationwide

PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure! Is on tour this summer. All paws on deck with Ryder and the team as they sail to a venue near you. X barks the spot in this action packed live show full of singing, dancing and patrolling the high seasWith multiple venues across the UK hosting this great show, kids will be sure to enjoy this animal adventure. Book your tickets today! More…

family sitting together at Godstone Farm

Godstone Farm, Surrey

Holiday fun and festival vibes for all the family at Godstone Farm. There’s even more to do on a summer day out with extra activities and entertainment. Visit messy play, dance with the mascots at the farm disco and be inspired by storytellers. Look out for animal antics and garden games as well as delicious food and drink to keep you refuelled through all the excitement! Festival on the Farm runs from 24th July – 3rd September 2018. More…

brown bears

Wildwood Trust, Kent

Wildwood near Canterbury is a great day out for all ages where you can see amazing British wildlife from past and present. Set in 40 acres of ancient woodland, Wildwood holds a stunning collection of over 200 British animals in natural enclosures including bears, wolves and otters. More…

Save £2.50 per day ticket for up to four people

women with tiger face paint holding snakes

Lincolnshire Wildlife Park, Lincolnshire

Join Lincolnshire Wildlife Park on International Day of the Tiger on 29th July 2018 for a day of fun and fund raising for Tigers of the world, with the UK’s largest collection right in the heart of Lincolnshire. The award winning park offers kids activities all day, amazing dance & comedy performances, bouncy castles, fairground games & competitions with huge prizes to be won! More…

white tiger roaring

Paradise Wildlife Park, Hertfordshire

Paradise Wildlife Park is home to over 800 exotic wild animals including being the only zoo in the UK to home five different big cat species. Families will love seeing monkeys, red pandas, birds of prey, reptiles, zebras and much more, as well as the 5 big cat species!Don’t forget you can enjoy the newly opened, World of Dinosaurs! This is Hertfordshire’s biggest and most spectacular animatronic dinosaur attraction, with over 30 life-size, moving and roaring dinosaurs. More…

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hatfield house goat

Hatfield Park Farm, Hertfordshire

Hatfield Park Farm will be open each day of the Hertfordshire school summer holidays! Walk amongst the paddocks and watch the animals graze in a natural setting, entrance is just £2.50 per child, £5.00 per adult and under 3s are FREE – parking is also FREE. Pack a picnic and come and enjoy a summer’s day out. More…

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