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The New Forest Wildlife Park

New Forest

Type:Animal Collection / Zoo

Deerleap Lane, Near Ashurst, Ashurst, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO40 4UH

Tel: +44 023 8029 2408

The New Forest Wildlife Park

About

New Forest Wildlife Park offers a relaxing and enjoyable day out for all the family. Located in the beautiful New Forest, it’s home to an amazing range of wildlife, including four species of otter, 12 species of owl and four species of deer.

With enclosures set in lovely natural woodland, and activities dedicated to conservation and education, there’s plenty to see and do. Walk the tree-lined trails and watch the cheeky Asian short-clawed otters at play, or make friends with the free-roaming fallow, roe and sika deer who may follow you around. See Morris the red deer stag stand proud among his many hinds, or watch the wary wolves grab their dinner at feeding time. Our three European bison, part of a captive breeding programme for endangered species, form an impressive sight, as do the endangered giant otters, which can measure up to 1.8 metres.

On your trail look out for the Scottish wildcats, ferrets, lynx, wild boar, wallabies, foxes, pine martens, polecats and harvest mice, and don’t miss the Tropical Butterfly House, open from Easter to end September, where you can watch colourful butterflies emerge from their pupae. There are keeper talks, feeding times, animal encounters and special events throughout the year, while extra activities such as animal adoptions, group visits and Keeper Experience Days are also available.

Children and grown-ups will adore the swings, zip wires, log jumbles and climbing nests in our two amazing Go Wild! adventure playgrounds, and there’s a tearoom and gift shop too.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£11.50 per ticket
Child (3 - 16)£8.50 per ticket
Family£35.00 per ticket
Registered disabled adult (carer free)£10.25 per ticket
Registered disabled child (carer free)£6.95 per ticket
Senior£10.25 per ticket
Serving Military Personnel (with ID please)£10.25 per ticket

Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children). Further details available on the website.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted - Registered Assistance Dogs only

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Open New Year
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given - Keeper talks
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Booking essential

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Off the A35, between Lyndhurst/Southampton. Driving from the east exit M27 at Junction 3 onto M271 signed Southampton and the Docks. At the end of M217 turn right onto A35 - Lyndhurst/Bournemouth. After 1.5 miles turn left into Deerleap Lane. Brown tourist signs for New Forest Wildlife Park. We are 1.3miles on the left. Driving from the west follow the A35 through Lyndhurst and Ashurst. Follow the brown tourists signs and turning right into Deerleap Lane. We are 1.3 miles on left. It is advisable to put Deerleap Lane, Accurst in sat nav not the postcode.

Public Transport Directions

Train to Ashurst then taxi or walk about 2.5 miles. Please note Deerleap Lane does not have any pavements.

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2019 Tourism South East Member 2019 2019

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:30*

* Last advised admission 90 minutes before closing.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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