Let’s Go into the Wild – Animal Special

Looking for an animal adventure to embark on?
Well… ‘alpaca’ your bags because we have just the thing in our Animal Special.
Here is a run down of our favourite places to go around the UK, where you and the family can stop ‘lion’ around and get up close with animals from all around the world.
Just find the area you want to visit and see what’s happening. We’ve ‘goat’ you covered…

The Midlands

lincolnshire wildlife park, tigers

Lincolnshire Wildlife Park

Visit Europe’s largest collection of Bengal Tigers and the Largest Parrot rescue centre in the World! Feed the Birds & Meerkats, daily animal talks or even book an animal feeding experience! Check the website for exciting annual events & have a great day out for the whole family.


Hardy’s Farm

Want to meet some babies? They have piglets being born, ducklings, chicks and lambs all wanting to say hi! If you fancy a cuddle with our bunnies and guinea pigs, they’ll be very pleased to see you! And don’t forget to visit their Daddy goats Ralph and Grumpy Greg!


South East

Kent Life

A real working farm, Kent Life showcases and breeds traditional animals. Get up close and personal to their smaller farmyard friends in cuddle corner and join in with feeding and grooming sessions throughout the day. If you find a favourite animal, why not consider adoption? While you’re here, don’t forget to visit their neighbours at the Kent Owl Academy.


Godstone Farm

Set in the beautiful Surrey Hills and a short, easy distance from the M25, Godstone Farm is home to over 500 animals both large and small.  Meet horses, sheep, cows and llamas, and get up close to piglets, rabbits and chicks in their newly extended animal handling area.


Fontwell Racecourse

Don’t miss the ‘Back to School’ Family Fun Day!

Searching for Family Activities this Summer? Join one of Fontwell’s most popular racedays of the year, with 7 exciting horse races and a multitude of Free Family Entertainment, so the little ones can ride and play to their hearts content!


Marwell Zoo

Marwell Zoo is home to an incredible range of exotic and endangered species, in beautiful landscaped surroundings. Until September 1st see the world exclusive exhibition of BRICKOSAURS! showcasing the largest touring LEGO® brick dinosaur model ever made – a whopping eight-metre T. rex. Keep an eye out for new arrivals too!


Battersea Zoo

Imagine soaring through the sky on a real helicopter, fighting fires on the fire engine or driving the life-sized tractor. Battersea Park Children’s Zoo is a world of adventure for little ones. Meet meerkats, monkeys, farm animals, ring-tailed lemurs, Scottish wildcats, otters and more in this special and magical place.


wildwood trust

Wildwood Trust

Go wild in the woods at Wildwood. There are plenty of FREE activities to entertain both adults and children throughout the holidays and you can see over 50 species of native British animals from past and present in a fantastic 42 acre ancient woodland.


New Forest Wildlife Park

If you love wildlife, you’ll adore New Forest Wildlife Park. Meet Victor, the red deer stag, or the playful giant otters. Listen to the howling wolves or see the mighty bison. Admire snowy owls, a majestic lynx, busy harvest mice and more. Adventure playgrounds, tropical butterflies, friendly keepers – it’s a blast.




Willows Bird of Prey

Have an amazing day out and see wonderful birds of prey in demonstrations, a multitude of fascinating animals and even ferret racing! Their 6-acre nature trail is a woodland setting full of wildlife and birds.  It is an area of old nursery land, previously used for growing specimen trees.  It now houses various interesting animals.



Join Birdworld this Summer Holiday for hilarious shows from Chubby The Clown and Crazee Hazee as well as a special performance from Panto in The Park! Watch their daily shows including Penguin feeding, an Outdoor Flying Display and a Discovery Theatre show. Furthermore, visit their fascinating animals at The Jenny Wren Farm and in Underwater World.


Lee Valley Park Farm

Grab a map and explore the Summer of Adventure at Lee Valley Park Farms. Adventure in their three themed fortnights of summer fun with all your farmyard friends. Plus, run wild in their multiple play zones, whizz down the toboggan run and have a bite to eat at the Bumblebee café.


Port Lympne Reserve

Explore your wild side and enjoy sensational days out at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve, Kent’s only safari experience! See hundreds of free roaming animals, big and small cats and our large gorilla family before you venture into Dinosaur Forest. Don’t forget, they offer 20% off online day tickets!


Paradise Wildlife Park

Paradise Wildlife Park are very proud to announce the opening of their newest animal habitat, ‘Lion Pride Lands’. The habitat has been designed to immerse visitors and bring them closer to the top predators of Africa, White Lions! Visitors will be able to stand inside our large baobab tree that provide a 360 view of the lion’s habitat. Come & visit soon….


Howletts Wild Animal Park

See conservation in action at Howletts Wild Animal Park, Kent’s original wildlife park! With over 400 animals including, giant anteaters, the largest herd of African elephants in the UK and more gorillas, tigers and leopards than anywhere else in the county. A fun packed, wild day out. Save 20% off online day tickets!


South West

roves farm, half term

Roves Farm

There are plenty of indoor and under cover activities on offer every day at Roves Farm. Meet and feed our friendly farm animals in Pets Corner, rub noses with piglets of all ages in the Animal Barn and take part in some extra daily animal activities all under cover



Discover an array of exotic and rare birds in the nine acre grounds at Birdland Park & Gardens including King Penguins, flamingos and parrots! Go on an adventure through the Jurassic Journey and come face to face with dinosaurs. Don’t miss the feeding displays throughout the day. Open daily from 10am.


Cotswold Wildlife Trust

Get closer to Wildlife at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens this summer. Walk with lemurs, watch the rhinos graze on the Manor House lawns, take a ride on Bella the train or explore the tree-house adventure playground. Don’t miss: daily Penguin Talk and ‘CotsWild Explorers’ Trail, with pop badge and lanyard, available from the gift shop.



For the first time ever, Longleat guests have the chance to discover Koala Creek. It is home to the Estate’s furthest travelled residents; a group of iconic southern koalas. They share their brand new antipodean abode with other marsupial species such as potoroo and wombat. Book online to save 15%

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