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Let’s Go Animals Summer Special 2021

What could be a more exciting day out with children than to go and see animals? Across the United Kingdom, there are many wonderful zoos, safari parks, wildlife sanctuaries, wetlands, parks, farms and aquariums to take the children to experience a wonderful and educational family day.
The Let’s Go Animal Special is packed with your favourite animal destinations. Look below and see what’s happening……pre-booking is recommended at all locations.

rhino and baby at West Midland Safari park

West Midland Safari Park in Bewdley, Worcestershire

Discover it all at West Midland Safari Park this summer with interactive walk-through exhibits, life-sized dinosaurs, thrilling theme park rides and incredible animals, including the adorable new baby white rhino! Enjoy a wild day out with the whole family!
Booking online is essential. Rides charged extra in all cases.

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small child looking at tiger Paradise Wildlife Park

Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne,Hertfordshire

Paradise Wildlife Park is rated Hertfordshire’s No.1 Attraction by TripAdvisor. It is home to over 800 exotic animals, five playgrounds, including a large indoor soft play, a large paddling pool and one of the best animatronic dinosaur attractions in Britain, ‘World of Dinosaurs’. It is also home to the largest anaconda in the UK and has one of the best big cat collections in the country, with white lions, tigers and snow leopards.

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Lemurs sitting at Battersea Zoo

Battersea Zoo, London

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.

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monkey family at Woburn Safari Park

Woburn Safari Park in Woburn, Northamptonshire

Adventure by car through Woburn Safari Park on the Road Safari where you will discover the Kingdom of the Carnivores and the African Forest; then explore the Foot Safari and watch educational keeper talks and demonstrations. Pre-booking is essential.

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kids feeding alpacas at Bocketts Farm Park

Bocketts Farm Park in Leatherhead, Surrey

Enjoy a great day out at Bocketts Farm whatever the weather! This working, family farm set in the beautiful Surrey countryside, has lots to see and do for all members of the family including horses, pigs, sheep, goats, llamas and cows.

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baby elephant calf and mother at Howletts

Howletts in Littlebourne, Kent

Howletts great conservation Wildlife Park is a 90-acre adventure in beautiful ancient parkland to see over 400 animals. There are free animal talks, opportunities to watch the animals being fed and a visit the education centre all included free with your entry ticket. Book tickets on line.

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two brown bears

Wildwood Trust in Herne Bay, Kent

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

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cute baby bunny at Godstone Farm

Godstone Farm in Godstone, Surrey

Godstone farm is home to over 500 animals, with cute and cuddly babies born all year round. We’re looking forward to good weather and making use of our large open spaces this Summer as many of us embark on a staycation. Animal encounters run daily with our furry and feathered friends. Pre-booking tickets is essential.

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blue and yellow tropical fish swimming in a pool

The Deep in Hull, Yorkshire

Enjoy a fin-tastic day out at Hull’s spectacular aquarium, home to over 3,500 fish, including sharks and ray, plus turtles, penguins and much more. Pre-booking tickets is essential.

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donkey smiling in the air Kent Life Heritage FArm

Kent Life Heritage Farm Park in Maidstone, Kent

A real working farm, Kent Life showcases and breeds traditional animals. Get up close and personal to smaller farmyard friends in the 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 are there, don’t forget to visit neighbouring attraction the Kent Owl Academy.

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graxing Hartmanns zebra and baby zebra

Marwell Zoo near Winchester, Hampshire

Keep an eye out for adorable new arrivals at Marwell Zoo! Have an adventure to remember while learning about hundreds of exotic and endangered animals. Explore 140 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and go wild in the adventure playgrounds. By visiting, you’ll be supporting their global conservation work!

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close up of the moon

Longleat near Warminster, Wiltshire

Longleat’s summer event, Under the Moon, from 19th June to 12th September explores The Longhouse with its wonderful creatures of the dark below UK artist Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon installation. This astounding work of art is a six-metre suspended replica of the Moon, created using detailed NASA imagery. See fascinating bioluminescent algae, blind cave fish, and slender loris and discover how these mysterious creatures have adapted to their dark environments. Outside The Longhouse, explore the giant straw sculptures of native nocturnal wildlife active around Longleat such as the barn owl, fox, moles and snails. Entry included with your Day Ticket or Annual Pass.

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child with sheep

Whitehouse Farm in Morpeth, Northumberland

A large farm with animals to feed, hold and stroke, plus outdoor adventure playground, go-karts, trampolines, play areas and jumping pillows. Soft play areas are currently closed. Book tickets on line.

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tigress and cubs Port Lympne

Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve

Home to Kent’s only authentic safari experience, Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is a unique adventure, which is perfect for groups of all ages and sizes. Not just an award-winning wild day out nor simply a charity with conservation at its heart, Port Lympne takes great care of its animals and its guests.

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sea otter swimming in tank Sea Life Birmingham

Sealife in Birmingham

SEA LIFE Birmingham is home to UK’s very first Alaskan Sea otters! Following an epic journey to the UK from Alaska, the fluffy duo – Ozzy and Ola – have settled into their specially built rescue facility and the cuddly pair are ready to meet the public!

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wolves at New Forest Wildlife Park

New Forest Wildlife Park near Southampton, Hampshire

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.

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two colourful parrots at Birdworld

Birdworld in Farnham, Surrey

There is so much excitement about a visit to Birdworld from tiny Zebra Finches to giant Emus, penguins and owls; bird species come in all shapes and sizes. Watch daily shows including Penguin feeding, an Outdoor Flying Display and a Discovery Theatre show. Furthermore, visit fascinating animals at The Jenny Wren Farm.

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face of a tiger

Lincolnshire Wildlife Park near Skegness, Lincolnshire

Discover many species at the wildlife zoo and sanctuary, with the largest collection of Bengal Tigers in Europe plus it houses the National Parrot Sanctuary that gives homes to parrots, parakeets, kookaburra, emu, rhea and more.

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Coronavirus Notice

We welcome the further easing of lockdown for all attractions on our website but recommend you always check COVID-secure measures before you travel and note changes to booking requirements.

We hope you and your children enjoy wonderful and safe days out this summer.