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.
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Nr Ashurst, Southampton
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