New Forest Wildlife Park
You’ll find a warm welcome at New Forest Wildlife Park, where our friendly and knowledgeable keepers will do their best to ensure you have a fascinating and enjoyable day out.
Set in lovely natural leafy woodland in the heart of the New Forest National Park, you’ll see amazing animals and learn interesting facts about their lives. Hear about our conservation work with endangered species, such as the giant otter, European bison and Scottish wildcat, and about how we rehabilitate animals rescued from the wild.
Meet playful brothers Simuni and Akuri, the first giant otters to be born and bred in the UK, or watch the antics of the lovable Asian short-clawed otters at feeding time. Get up close to the inquisitive fallow and roe deer in the deer encounter enclosure, or learn about the habits of different species of owls, including barn owls, snowy owls, tawny owls, eagle owls and great horned owls.
Wander through the trees to see European bison, Scottish wildcats, wolves, lynx, red deer, wallabies, ferrets, hedgehogs, foxes, badgers, polecats, pine martens, mouflon, souslik, harvest mice, muntjac deer and more.
Our popular Keeper Experiences, for all ages, offer the chance to become part of the keeper team while our keeper talks, feeding sessions to make your visit even more enjoyable. Our fabulous Go Wild adventure playgrounds, newly refurbished restaurant and tempting gift shop all add to a wonderful family day out.
Whether you’re 6 years old or 86, you’ll love Go Wild!
Our fantastic adventure playground is the ideal place for exploration and fun.
Located among the trees and in sight of the park’s wildlife, Go Wild! has a zip wire, log jumble, ‘birds’ nests’ climbing ropes, swings, spider nets and more.
Mini Go Wild!
For the tiny tots - away from the older boys and girls – there’s Mini Go Wild!
Younger visitors up to six years old can enjoy the sand pits, diggers, slides, climbing frames and swings, all in a safe and stimulating environment.
What do otters like to eat? Why do wolves howl? Have you got questions you’d like answered about our wildlife?
Then join our friendly keepers for their regular keeper talks and feeding sessions throughout the day. You can hear all about our fascinating animals and see them being fed.
At various times of the year, animal encounter sessions also allow you to get up close to small mammals and birds. Check at the entrance to the park for the times of keeper talks, feeding sessions or special events.
Resturant and Coffee Shop
New Forest Wildlife Park’s smart new restaurant and coffee shop. The restaurant has been re-named in honour of its recent refurbishment and now boasts bright green furniture and modern stainless steel fittings.
The Forest Kitchen is open every day from 10am to 5pm (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day), with light snacks served from 10am to 3pm. There’s a Costa coffee station for those in a hurry and everyone is welcome to pop in for a snack or a drink, both park and non-park visitors.
In the coffee shop you’ll find a tempting range of hot snacks including jacket potatoes, pasties, sausage rolls, pizzas and soups as well as salad platters, rustic baguettes, toasties, sandwiches and paninis, with a choice of tasty fillings.
Try some of our lovely home-baked cakes and mouth-watering cream teas or a delicious New Forest ice-cream. We offer a wide choice of hot and cold drinks, including coffee, hot chocolate, teas, fruit juices, mineral water, fizzy drinks and milkshakes
There are discounted cream teas for pre-booked groups of ten or more people, as well as lunch boxes for children. We serve wheat and gluten free bread and our baked potatoes come with a side salad and selection of delicious fillings.
The Forest Kitchen coffee shop has indoor and outdoor seating and welcomes everyone from park visitors to passers-by, dog walkers and cyclists. Coach parties are also welcome, with free parking available on site.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£12.50 per ticket|
|Child 3 -16 years||£9.50 per ticket|
|Family (2 adults 2 children or 1 adult 3 children)||£38.00 per ticket|
|Senior (over 60)||£11.50 per ticket|
Coach parties welcome. Ample free parking. Discounts available for groups, military personel and disabled guests. Carers go free. Please see website for more details.
*Admission prices effective from the 1st April 2019.
|Spring/Summer (1 Mar 2020 - 31 Aug 2020)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:30*|
|Autumn/Winter (1 Jan 2021 - 28 Feb 2021)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 16:30*|
* Advised last admission is 1.5 hour before closing time.
Open all year except 25 and 26 December.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Certificate of Excellence 2019
- Very Good366
- Yvonne PLymingtonTrip Type:FamilyWaste of moneyWednesday, 19th February 2020Well what a lot of money for nothing , not sure who writes the reviews but it was nothing like people said . Most of the cages were all empty , didn’t see one otter , everything very overgrown and... Read full review
- flashsam7267Knaresborough, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayLovely small zoo, highly recommendSaturday, 29th February 2020We were visiting friends who lived nearby and they suggested coming here and we are very glad they did! It's a lovely place to visit. Not too expensive to get in and although it seems quite small we... Read full review
- Terence KBristol, United KingdomWould be better in the summerSunday, 1st March 2020Family get-together, so after lunch we visited the park. Appreciate they have to open all year round for revenue but would recommend a summer visit, especially if you have children. Many of the... Read full review