Trip Planner: Europe / UK / England / East Anglia / Norfolk / Banham / Zoos & Aquariums / Banham Zoo
Experience an award-winning attraction at Banham Zoo. The zoo provides the ultimate fun-filled day out at one of the most exciting wildlife attractions in the country. You can discover and learn about almost 2,000 animals from around the world. Visit the Giraffe House, where several successful giraffe births have occurred. See the snow leopards at the Province of the Snow Cat display. Walk around the Lemur Encounters display, and check out the schedule to attend one of the daily feeding talks or animal presentations. If you’re feeling more adventurous, try the Safari Roadtrain, the adventure play area, and the Skytrek, a thrilling aerial trekking course and zipline. Make Banham Zoo a part of your Banham vacation plans using our Banham tourist route planner.
Create a full Banham itinerary
Unable to display map at this time. Please try again later.
Plan your trip to Banham
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Plans in Norfolk by other users
6 days in Hunstanton & Skegness BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Norfolk BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Norwich BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Cromer BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Great Yarmouth BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in England BY A USER FROM GUATEMALA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Great Yarmouth BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Cromer BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in London & Cromer BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in East Anglia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Hunstanton & Halifax BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in England & Jedburgh BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
On the last day of our Norfolk trip we researched local zoos and found Banham Zoo. What a great place. Plenty of animals, beautifully maintained grounds, large enclosures and so easy to navigate. I've... more »
My wife and I try to visit Banham Zoo at least once a year during our occasional visits to family near there. It's an excellent establishment, with plenty to see and experience, and praiseworthy for s... more »
Great day out for all ages. Would highly recommend the Bird of prey display and Amazing Animals. Lots of different feed talks and activities. Was surprised at how big the zoo was ! Lovely day out. more »
Very good Zoo, animals seem well cared for and happy, the staff are not just doing a job but seem committed to the animals they work with, their conservation work should be applauded.
We found it very relaxing to walk around the well kept, laid out grounds. I would say very good value for money, especially as we enjoyed the talks/feeds about a selection of some of the animals. The staff were very pleasant and enthusiastic about the animals, which was nice to see. The highlight for us was the Amazing Animals Show witch was very funny and great viewing and the Bird display , we all I loved it!!! Overall...........a great Zoo! Thank you :o)
Great selection of animals. Stand outs are the giraffe enclosure where you have the opportunity to feed them and the bird show which was awesome.
Been coming here for year's.. I used to take my daughter here now we come back with my grandaughter
Mixed review. THE GOOD POINTS: They have built more interactive enclosures where you can actually go in with the animals. For example, the Lemur enclosure allows you to walk through two sets of doors into a fenced area where you follow a path, there are two types of Lemur that walk, run and swing across to different grass areas surrounding you. There is only a simple, wooden, waist high fence separating the path from the grass where the animals sit and play. (NOTE: I have uploaded some pics to show just how close they are). You then exit through another two sets of doors , stopping to wash your hands on the way out. Another of my favourite interactive enclosures is the Eureka! house - a beautiful waterfall surrounded by lush planting full of birds and butterflies moving around you as you walk through. A bench where you can sit and enjoy the peaceful tranquility of the place. Glass habitats of red footed tortoises, fruit tree bats, and sloth have open windows so they can come out as they please. Ropes above lead to food so the animals can fly/climb to their chosen spots. Again, double doors stop the animals escaping as you enter/leave. The road train is (currently) free allowing you to see many of the animals while sitting and listening to the drivers commentary, giving detailed and interesting information about some of the zoo's inhabitants. There are many feeding talks available too which give lots of information and enable you to see the animals up close. A flying show let's you see the birds of prey at their best and an indoor show let's you see many of the smaller inhabitants. A great playground is available for the children to run around in while the parents take 5 minutes to sit and relax. There is also a food hall and picnic tables available for lunch. There is also a snack shack available, but unfortunately this leads us to the negative points... THE BAD POINTS: The 'Snack Shack' had hardly anything warm available. We weren't exactly late for lunch and yet there were only two sandwiches, one pizza and no sausage rolls or other warm foods available. We bought just four packets of crisps and this cost us £4.50 - a ridiculously high amount in my opinion. My advice: Pack a picnic! The food costs are waaay overpriced (if you can actually get what you want). After that we avoided the Parrot Pavilion entirely and decided to stop somewhere on the way home - this of course cut our day shorter than we would have otherwise liked. A problem with the interactive enclosures was that the magnetic locks didn't always work properly which meant you were trapped in there until a member of staff could let you out, and there wasn't always staff inside the enclosure. The penguin enclosure, for example, kept too many people trapped for far too long. Some people were trying to get out of the entrance while others were coming in, but you had to wait until someone opened the first door from the outside to get into the interim vestibule, then you had to wait again for someone to open the second door from the outside. The whole process was a nightmare. I like penguins but I don't want to be in there all day! Unfortunately this problem wasn't just in the penguin enclosure, but at least they had a member of staff in with the Lemurs. Although the staffs expertise was basically kicking the doors as hard as possible lol. The cost to get in the zoo itself seemed to high in my opinion. Although they give you the opportunity to pay even more so you're donating, the fact that for a family of four it can cost you over £70 already, I think they're pushing their luck quite frankly. Add to that the amount they charge for food and drinks, the gift shop, and other subsidiaries like the Sky Trek it can be quite an expensive day out. I remember when I was younger you would see people's names on the enclosures as they sponsored animals, but you don't see them any more and I think that's because people simply can't afford to do it after paying all the zoo's other prices. HAVE FUN, BUT TAKE YOUR WALLET!
Best things to do in Banham
Side trips from Banham
Are you the owner of this business?Click here for promotion tips.