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New Forest Wildlife Park, Ashurst

(4.1/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Yesterday, I was in the park with my roommate and one of my superior. The Park is really very interesting, big and we could see several types of animals. When you love the nature, the great outdoors and animals, this place is almost sometimes. I highly recommend especially for the children who can only marvel in the face of so many things to discover. For our part, it was a good discovery.
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  • Stopped here on the way home from a mini break in The New Forest. Great prices, not too expensive. Nice to have a wonder around. Even though it was rainy we still had a great time and saw most of the ...  more »
  • 33quid for a family ticket. Got to see 2 otters and a thoroughly lonely lynx. Half the animal enclosures are empty. The others you can't see inside as the glass is scratched so you couldn't see anythi...  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.