New Forest Wildlife Park, Ashurst

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Set in natural woodland, New Forest Wildlife Park specializes in providing a safe home for native and past-native British wildlife. The park is recognized as the UK’s leading institution for the rescue and rehabilitation of unwell, injured, and orphaned otters. It also rehabilitates other wildlife, such as owls, deer, and foxes, in similar situations. Alongside the British wildlife, the park hosts a few international guests, including wallabies. Join the keepers for their regular informative talks throughout the day and watch them feed the animals. Look out for the free-roaming, inquisitive deer, one of which has been known to examine visitors' pockets for treats. The adventure playground is the ideal place to let little ones run loose, including a zip line, climbing ropes, swings, and more. There is also a special play area for children under six. Relax in the Woodlands Bakehouse coffee shop for lunch, or treat yourself to home-baked cakes and New Forest ice cream. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ashurst trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • Large parts of this facility are out of doors so remember to dress accordingly. Some of the paths would not work well with silly footwear - decent shoes or wellies are a good idea especially in... 
    Large parts of this facility are out of doors so remember to dress accordingly. Some of the paths would not work well with silly footwear - decent shoes or wellies are a good idea especially in...  more »
  • I am disabled and have a support dog. The staff were extremely kind and accommodating. I was not allowed to take my dog into certain areas (where deer and wallabies were roaming free). This is a... 
    I am disabled and have a support dog. The staff were extremely kind and accommodating. I was not allowed to take my dog into certain areas (where deer and wallabies were roaming free). This is a...  more »
  • A little gem hidden away in the New Forest. We arrived on what have been the coldest day of the year so far -2 according to the car. The European Bison seemed at home though as the wind felt like it.....  more
    A little gem hidden away in the New Forest. We arrived on what have been the coldest day of the year so far -2 according to the car. The European Bison seemed at home though as the wind felt like it.....  more »
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  • A good range of animals. Loved the otters and deer. Lots of owls too. There's a cafe with seating area outside. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and saw I think every animal (like a sleeping polecat!), plus the wolf pack was very active and running around. I recommend if you're in the area and have some spare hours. Great place to enjoy them!
  • Great place for kids and adults alike. Watched the wolves being fed, the wallabies and then the otters. Great environment for all the animals. The snowy owls are magnificent. The butterfly house had some really gorgeous species flying around close enough to see the fantastic detail. Think we need to go again to take it all in!! Next time with a proper camera!
  • This was one of the best days we have had this year. We saw all the exhibits we wanted to they all look very healthy and have lovely enclosures with plenty of room. The keepers who gave the feeding talks were very enthusiastic and informative. We were lucky enough to see the two otter Cubs born recently
  • Easy parking. Sometimes with animal parks you see lots of labelled cages but very few animals- this was not the case here- the wolves, wildcats and otters were plain to see. I have heard from others that this is normal. Lots of interaction for the kids and fantastic play park. Brilliant! Would come again.
  • Really enjoyed our visit to the New Forest Wildlife Park. Lots of beautiful animals to see & the keepers are very knowledgeable & clearly love taking care of them. There are various talks & feeding times & loads of information around each enclosure. Very clean & tidy relaxed place with a reasonably good gift shop & cafe. Plus 2 excellent play parks. Enough to see & do for a full day.

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