New Forest Wildlife Park, Ashurst

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#1 of 6 in Fun & Games in New Forest National Park Hampshire
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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  • Our first visit for a couple of years. As every there was lots to see and some lovely animals to catch up with. The Harvest Mouse exhibit in the main building is a joy. We probably spent over an hour ...  more »
  • Great day out on a cool overcast March day. We stayed at the restaurant which is basic but good choice of food, cakes and drinks. We followed the trail through the glass house and round the site. Most...  more »
  • I read some stinking reviews of this wildlife park in the New Forest and hesitated to visit. I am not a lover of zoos but keep an open mind on places where animals are kept well and have good-sized en...  more »
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  • A great day out for the whole family. Plenty of animals, of which some aren't common to find in these types of places. The kids loved it and we made time to go to some of the talks which were great. We especially liked the Otters! Food is good too and not too pricey compared to other wildlife parks or cafes.
  • Went here for my wife’s 27th. Very much enjoyed our day, plenty of animals, so many awesome Owls! The wolves came out for a sniff and we played on the kids play stuff.. because why not. If we had kids I’m sure they would be able to play on that stuff for HOURS. Awesome, expert keepers, worth going to the feeding times listed on the map. Watch out for the crazy loud giant otters. Oh and the little otters will try and befriend you with gifts of small rocks.
  • Absolutely brilliant I treated my wife to a half day keepers with the animals and her own personal one to one guide, who could not have been more helpful knowledgeable and kind. It is expensive but you do get to places that the public are not allowed, and you experience being a keeper, you also get a lot of "goodies" and I would imagine the insurance is not cheap. I would like to thank all the staff in the shop the canteen and the keepers, but especially the two lovely girls who helped and looked after my wife during a difficult time. A big thank you. Ps even if you visited the tea rooms you are made very welcome and the food is good, and a fantastic dog walk opposite.
  • Lovely day yesterday family. Staff excellent as usual. Harvest mouse glass enclosure is excellent as yo get a great 360 view of there activities. Brilliant play areas as well for children
  • Better to visit on a warm day as most animals inside as it was very cold. Plenty to see and do for kids including playground. Not to expensive cafe.
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