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


Nestled in the beautiful New Forest National Park you can find something to delight every age at New Forest Wildlife Park.  

With conservation and education at its heart this much loved wildlife park is home to over 260 animals representing 40 species both native and from other parts of the world.    

Stroll round the wooded grounds to discover 4 species of otters including the Giant Otters for the Amazon,  owls, wolves, lynx, Eurasian bison, mouflon, pine marten, deer and so much more.  

Join the friendly animal keepers as they feed and chat about the animals in their care.

Our impressive playgrounds are for all ages and abilities to learn, play and exercise. If you are looking for a more personal experience to get up close or for that unusual gift  for a special person a Keeper Experience Day maybe be the answer to get a taste of what it is like to be a keeper for a day.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£13.50 per ticket
Child (3 - 16)£10.25 per ticket
Children under 3Free
Family 1 Adult + 3 Chlidren£45.00 per ticket
Family 2 Adults + 2 Children£40.50 per ticket
Registered disabled adult (carer free)£12.50 per ticket
Registered disabled child (carer free)£8.25 per ticket
Senior (Over 60)£12.50 per ticket
Serving Military Personnel (with ID please)£12.50 per ticket

Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children). Further details available on the website.
*Registered Disability entries include 1x Free Carer



  • Guide Dogs Permitted - Registered Assistance Dogs only


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Take Away Café (one way system)
  • 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

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Booking essential


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.


  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Silver Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Silver 2024

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
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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