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New Forest Wildlife Park, Ashurst

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Zoo / Aquarium
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. Our Ashurst trip itinerary planner makes visiting New Forest Wildlife Park and other Ashurst attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I went with my boyfriend that was absolutely flabbergasted seeing all the animals kept so well. It was a great experience for both of us (the temperature that dropped put me down). You can visit and s...  more »
  • We visited here during the Easter hols earlier this week, and apart from queuing to get in (i think this may have been caused by an incident rather than lack of staffing or volume of people) the park ...  more »
  • Spent a lovely 2-3 hours here with plenty to occupy a 6yo and a 2yo. The otters were fab as were the wolves. Excellent play facilities. A bit pricey perhaps but not when you consider the money is goin...  more »
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  • There wasn't much in the way of animals to see. A few but maybe the price reflects this as it wasn't expensive to get in. The recreation/playground was really good. So much fun. Adults and children can play on it as it's so well made plus there are signs encouraging adults to play! It is definitely worth a visit.
  • Great place for children and adults alike. Free parking and easy to get to. Plenty to see and the cafe is very reasonably priced with a fair choice of food and drinks.
  • There are plenty of animals to see otters,owls,lynx and not the spray on kind. Certain animals u might not see due to night time reasons. But for kids interested in animals its a good find. Plenty of places to park, eat. And if u bring your own lots of choice. And if you fancy a break from the animals. There are two play areas one right at the begining for the little ones. And one half way round for the big kid in u.. this is a out door thing
  • I really enjoyed this, a lovely walk around to see the animals, not all of whom were out and about but as expected! Great day out whether you are a couple, a family or just on your own!
  • Enough here for young families to do with toddler playgrounds and a big adventure playground with giant swings, climbing and a zipwire. The animal enclosures are big and we'll kept. Staff are friendly and professional. Animals attractions include butterfly house, polecats, fox, owls, otters, lynx, deer, bison and more. My favourite has to be the huge Wolve enclosure. The park has a ice cream/snack kiosk inside and a very good restaurant at the entrance.