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Port Lympne Reserve

Port Lympne Reserve

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The UK is a nation of animal lovers and the range of wildlife parks and zoos in South East England would have Noah needing to build another ark!

Get closer than ever before with unique experiences at safari parks and see how our zoos are leading the way in conservation to ensure these wonderful creatures can thrive for many years to come.

Zoos in Kent

Howletts Wild Animal Park near Canterbury and Port Lympne Reserve near Folkestone are specifically designed to protect and breed endangered species with the aim of returning them to their natural habitats. Howletts is regarded as a breeding sanctuary for some of the most rare and endangered species in the world and prides itself on its large enclosures. 

Port Lympne is home to Kent's only safari experience with close access to animals from the safari truck at feeding times. The watering hole isn't the only refreshment on-site since becoming Europe's first animal focused holiday destination for short breaks.

Zoos in London

Chessington World of Adventures is one of the UK's most well-known attractions and with good reason. Visitors to this South London zoo can come face-to-face with more than 1,000 species including lions, tigers and gorillas. The daily sea lion show is one not to be missed!

Eagle Heights Wildlife Park in Dartford is a not-for-profit organisation with an extensive conservation and breeding programme. Expect to find birds of prey, meerkats, reptiles and even siberian huskys.

Zoos in Sussex

Drusillas Park in East Sussex is a fun finding out day out for all the family! Widely regarded as the best small zoo in Europe, Drusillas offers a home to over one hundred different animal species.

One of the UK's best zoos for domestic animals and informative keeper talks is the British Wildlife Centre on the Surrey/Sussex border. It's home to more than 40 species of wildlife native to the UK from red deer and owls to otters and wildcats.

From otters to owls, mongoose to mice and parrots to pigs, there are so many animals to learn about, a visit to Tilgate Nature Centre is not to be missed!

Zoos in Hampshire

Marwell Zoo near Winchester is famous for its wetsuit wearing penguin Ralph, but this spacious wildlife park is home to white rhino, tigers, hippos as well as a giraffe house and viewing point giving close access to these beautiful creatures. Marwell's land train lets you conveniently explore the park at your leisure without having to walk too far.

The Hawk Conservancy Trust is a visitor centre and conservation charity that works in the fields of conservation, education, rehabilitation and research of birds of prey. It boasts some of the best flying displays you can wish to find including demystifying vultures and the powerful kick of a secretary bird.

Animal & Wildlife Parks in South East England

For a unique animal experience, come eye-to-eye with 12 species of crocodile at Crocodiles of the World in Oxfordshire with underwater viewing and feeding displays.

In Berkshire, Newbury's Living Rainforest provides an ideal animal attraction for rainy days. This unique conservation project consists of two rainforest climates in 20,000 square feet of glass where animals such as lizards and sloths roam free.

Find an animal attraction or zoo near you by selecting the 'Map View' button below and see what's in the local area.

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  1. Fishers Adventure Farm Park

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    Farm

    Billingshurst

    Award-winning Adventure Farm Park and open all year. Ideally suited for ages 2-11 years. Huge variety of animals, rides and attractions from the skating rink, to pony rides, toboggan run, bumper boats, theatre shows and much much more!

  2. South of England Rare Breeds Centre

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    Farm

    Woodchurch

    Large collection of rare farm breeds on a working farm with children's play activities. Home to the 'Tamworth Two'. Woodland walks.

  3. Kent Life Heritage Farm Park

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    Farm

    Maidstone

    Kent Life – offering 28 acres of rich and vibrant Kent history.

    Step back in time and visit our Vintage Village - explore our fascinating collection of period homes and historic buildings and meet the colourful characters that lived and worked he

  4. Hawk Conservancy Trust

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    Animal Collection / Zoo

    Andover

    The Hawk Conservancy Trust is a visitor centre and conservation charity that works in the fields of conservation, education, rehabilitation and research of birds of prey.

  5. Chessington World of Adventures Resort

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    Theme Park

    Chessington

    Explore Chessington: it’s a whole world of Wild Adventures all in one place. With exciting rides and rollercoasters, zoo, SEA LIFE centre and safari themed hotel Chessington really is Britain’s wildest adventure!

  6. Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation

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    Animal Collection / Zoo

    Dartford

    Eagle Heights is a Not for Profit organisation that is home to a vast collection of Birds of Prey as well as Meerkats, Reptiles, Servals and over 20 rescued Huskies!

  7. Tilgate Park and Nature Centre

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    Animal Collection / Zoo

    Crawley

    Beautiful parkland surrounds the Nature Centre with its rare animals, ornamental walled garden, Shire stables and craft units. A public golf centre adjoins.

  8. Howletts Wild Animal Park

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    Animal Collection / Zoo

    Canterbury

    The Aspinall Foundation's Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent is a great day out for groups of all sizes where education, conservation and fun combine. Set in over 100 acres of beautiful ancient parkland.

  9. Arlington Bluebell Walk & Farm Trail

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    Nature Reserve

    Arlington

    Enjoy vistas of bluebells in 23 acres of ancient woodland. Walks and trails through three farms. Countryside exhibition. One walk is wheelchair friendly.

  10. Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve

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    Nature Reserve

    Hill Head

    Wetland nature reserve with varied habitats including river, marshland and scrapes. Excellent birdwatching with easy access to the viewing hides. Good views of other wildlife.

  11. Queen Elizabeth Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Horndean

    With over 2000 acres of downland and woodland, Queen Elizabeth Country Park is located in the South Downs National Park and makes for a great day out for all. Enjoy the views at the top of Butser Hill, the highest point on the South Downs, or let...

  12. British Wildlife Centre

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    Animal Collection / Zoo

    Lingfield

    The British Wildlife Centre is the best place to see and learn about Britain’s own wonderful wildlife, with over forty different species including deer, foxes, otters, badgers, pine martens and red squirrels.

  13. Heaven Farm Museum

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    Museum

    Uckfield

    Historic farm on A275, 1 mile south of Danehill near the Bluebell Railway and Sheffield Park Garden. Fishing, museum, nature trail and tea rooms.

  14. Fairytale Farm

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    Animal Collection / Zoo

    Chipping Norton, Chipping Norton

    Mixing classic fairy tales, animals and adventure play, children will love Fairytale Farm. With our exciting adventure playground, an enchanted walk with a surprise around every corner and a chance to meet our amazing animals, there is so much to...

  15. The 1642 Living History Village

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    Museum

    Rowner, Gosport

    A representational Hampshire village set in the year 1642. Timber and thatched buildings, occupants dressed and speak in 17thC style.

  16. The New Forest Wildlife Park

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    Animal Collection / Zoo

    Ashurst, Lyndhurst

    Make friends with the sika and fallow deer who follow you around or marvel at the watchful wolves or the cheeky otters. Enjoy the amazing Go Wild! adventure playgrounds as well as the other wonderful wildlife.

  17. Manor Farm (Farm and Museum)

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    Farm

    Southampton

    Traditional Hampshire farmstead - range of buildings, farm animals, machinery and equipment, pre-1950's farmhouse and 13thC church set for 1900 - living history site.

  18. Coombes Farm Tours

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    Farm

    Lancing

    In Coombes, near Lancing, West Sussex, England UK where the Passmore family have been farming for 5 generations since 1901.

  19. Staunton Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Havant

    Discover tropical glasshouses, gardens, friendly farm animals and 1000 acres of parkland with follies. Walks and cycle trails, all in Sir George Staunton's 19thC Regency landscape.

  20. The National Animal Welfare Trust

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    Farm

    Hungerford

    Set in 10 acres of farmland on the edge of the Lambourn Downs, Trindledown Farm is dedicated exclusively to caring for those animals enjoying the twilight years of their lives. Our centre is home to both field animals and domestic pets. Elderly...

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