Zoos and Wildlife
These days most aquariums, wildlife parks and zoos in England are not just about experiencing wild animals’ close-up, many also focus on protecting endangered species, too.
One of the most renowned zoos in England, 100-acre Marwell Zoo in Hampshire, is primarily dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and habitats. From african animals to an underwater view of penguins, Marwell Wildlife encompasses animals from all corners of the world.
One of Oxfordshire’s top attractions and one of the most beautiful collection of zoo animals in the country is Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens. Get eye-to-eye with Giraffe, Walk with lemurs or watch rhinos graze on the Manor House lawns.
A perfect day out for families with children, whether you are on holiday, enjoying a weekend break or simply having a day out with the kids is Drusillas Park in East Sussex.
Across the Solent, one of the most popular zoos in England is the Isle of Wight Zoo. Home to one of the biggest collections of tigers and lemurs in the country, the Isle of Wight Zoo preserves many endangered species through research and education. If you are visiting Surrey, be sure to see the reptiles, birds of prey, deer, rabbits and pine martens at the British Wildlife Centre.
Zoos in Kent
Howletts Wild Animal Park and Port Lympne Reserve are specifically designed to protect and breed endangered species with the aim of returning them to their natural habitats. Today, Howletts is regarded as a breeding sanctuary for some of the most rare and endangered species in the world while Port Lympne is home to Kent's only safari experience.
For discounts and vouchers at zoos and wildlife parks, be sure to check each attraction's website for special offers on tickets prior to visiting.