For kids that love to get back to nature and see all kinds of animals, take a look at these fantastic animal attractions around the UK.
There’s something for everyone, from petting familiar farm animals to driving through the wild:
- ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable
Situated on the Dunstable Downs this is the sister zoo to London Zoo and is one of the largest zoos in the UK. Be a keeper for the day, have a sleepover or join the Junior Zoo Academy on an two-day course that’s brilliant for those who are interested in animals and want to learn more about the zoo!
- South Lakes Safari Zoo, Ulverston, Cumbria
A natural park with free roaming animals. Home to over 1,000 of the rarest and most endangered animals in a unique natural environment, you can now get as close as physically possible to experience the amazing creatures we share our planet with… You’ll be amazed by the sights, sounds and a few smells! Watch Big cats including tigers, lions, jaguars hunt for their lunch; hand feed giraffes, penguins, lemurs, every day.
- New Forest Wildlife Park, Southampton
Located within the New Forest National Park is the fabulous wildlife park and adventure playground. See bison, polecats, owls, wolves and wild boar and more.
- ZSL London Zoo
A wonderful zoo in the heart of London. ZSL London Zoo has been educating and inspiring visitors since opening to the public in 1847. With over 750 incredible species, exciting and innovative exhibits it’s a great day out in the capital for all ages.
- Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford
Situated in beautiful parkland is the largest privately owned zoological collection in the UK. Be a keeper for the day and help feed the animals. Take a train ride around the park stopping off to view the animals on the way.
- Crocodiles of the World, Brize Norton
Come face to face with some of the most feared predators on the planet – Nile crocodiles, American alligators, black caiman and more! Nowhere else but here will you have the opportunity to see such a wide collection of crocodiles, alligators and caimans – over 100 individuals representing more than 12 species. You can even spend a day working with the keepers, meeting many of the zoo’s scaly inhabitants up close, helping with the feeding and getting hands-on around the zoo.
- Trentham Monkey Forest, Stoke-on-Trent
This unique attraction lets visitors get an in-depth insight into the lives of the Monkeys living in total freedom as they would do in Morocco or Algeria. The woodland trail allows you to walk amongst them and there are guides situated along the path who will provide you with interesting information about them.
- WWT Arundel Wetland Centre, Arundel
Spot water voles from the boat safari, hand feed rare geese at World Wetlands and stroll down pathways to quiet spots to watch Sussex wildlife. The stunning views from the café make it perfect for relaxing, and kids will love the play areas and pond dipping.
- Stratford Butterfly Park, Stratford-upon-Avon
Discover many of the world’s most beautiful butterflies in an exotic environment of tropical blossom. It’s so relaxing just to sit in a tranquil environment and listen to the sound of splashing waterfalls and sit by fish filled pools on a hot day.
- Hatton Adventure World, Warwick
For a fun filled day then Hatton Adventure World combines activities for all ages. The Tractor Safari takes visitors on an informative ride around the farm and you can watch breath-taking falconry demonstrations as stunning birds of prey take flight! Feed the cheeky pigs and goats, or pay a visit to the Guinea Pig Village, home to 250 little bundles of fluff just waiting for a cuddle.
- The Deep, Hull
The Deep is one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world and it’s located in Hull, East Yorkshire. This award-winning attraction is home to 3,500 fish including magnificent sharks and rays!
We’ve loved exploring the animal kingdoms with Schleich and hope you’re enjoying our takeover!