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Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park, Birmingham

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.1/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
Visit the collection of small animals at Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park. Watch the charismatic lemurs, otters, and meerkats at play, as well as an endangered red panda. Visit the collection of endangered reptiles and learn about the center's important breeding program. Watch the animal feedings around the center with many species, including otters, porcupines, lynx, tamarinds, and monkeys. Our Birmingham family vacation planner makes visiting Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park and other Birmingham attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Did even though this place existed! Was a fantastic time out. Was worth the money spent on the entry fee and worth visiting! I will recommend to family and friends. 
  • We take the kids here most school holidays (weather permitting). Its really cheap and you can spend hours there. 
  • Came for a day out with my boyfriend, both of us being animal lovers. Had a great time going around all the animals - although the map is useless - they have a great range of animals. The cafe however...  read more »
  • We had a lovely time there! Not the largest zoo but then it is in a city centre and they’ve made great use of the space that they have. There’s lots of parking available, though on a busy day Canon Hill car park does fill up rapidly. The site itself is easy to reach via some of Birmingham’s major southern roads. Not easy to reach by rail as there’s no local stations at all – but plenty of busses go past and it’s about a £5 taxi from the city centre. There’s a nice variety of birds, animals, reptiles etc. to suit all tastes – no big predators (lions, tigers, bears…oh my) – but the meerkats and red panda’s seem very popular! It’d be easy to spend a leisurely afternoon there (and we did). In addition there’s a restaurant / ice cream shop with children’s play area for families. There’s a surprising range of hot food available too – not just chips but burgers etc. and fruit / soft drinks and water. There’s a lot of seating both inside and out. Personally I loved some reptile house which had some beautiful snakes. Overall a great family trip out for the price and between the zoo and Canon Hill Park itself you could easily spend a day in the area.
  • A lovly little reserve .slightly unkept but I imagine it is because the animals are in rehabilitation and dont need the stress.
  • Underwhelmed. Probably okay for young school kids as there are a few animals to see but the place is very small and not well-maintained. Animals are in tight areas and a lot of the enclosures have overgrown plants and trees. So, visibility of some animals is quite bad. Definitely not comfortable for them. It is really small. Was surprised at how small actually because from the outside it looks big. £4 for probably an hour's visit. To be honest, I didn't wanna stay longer than that because it isn't pleasant or peaceful inside. It all just feels crammed. I wouldn't recommend making a dedicated trip. Cannon Hill Park is near by. If you were going there as well then it may be okay to visit.
  • Poorly maintained conservation no value for £6 per adult, parking is horrendous on a weekend or other known busy days. Animals seem to be very badly looked after. Most animals were hidden behind the uncut trees and plants. Will not go again, do not recommend unless place is improved upon. Visited on Sunday 5th June 2016.
  • The animals were in spacious and appropriate enclosures, which made me happy because I always worry about the welfare of animals in captivity. The only negative thing I'd say is that the snakes were in enclosures that were too small for them. Overall, a fun day out to see lots of unique animals!
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