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New Forest Wildlife Park

#1 of 3 things to do in Ashurst Features Animals
Deerleap Lane | Longdown, Nr Ashurst, Ashurst, New Forest SO40 4UH, England
+44 23 8029 2408
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Lovely setting and a great day out.

I think the thing is not to expect too much and you'll be as impressed as I was. It's a friendly... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
A Grand Day Out

Although advertised primarily as a child orientated park, my wife and I ( both retired) took my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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Enjoy the amazing animals at this beautiful park, in the leafy New Forest, with its fabulous adventure playgrounds. Follow the woodland trails to see wallaby, European bison, wolves, wild boar, Scottish wildcats, lynx, foxes, pine marten, polecats, owls and ferrets. Meet the friendly deer and say hi to the playful otters, including the endangered giant otter. Feeding sessions, keeper talks and special events year round. Amazing playgrounds for under 6's and from 6yrs to 86yrs!!!
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Deerleap Lane | Longdown, Nr Ashurst, Ashurst, New Forest SO40 4UH, England
+44 23 8029 2408
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I think the thing is not to expect too much and you'll be as impressed as I was. It's a friendly place with helpful staff. Make sure to attend the animal talks at the specified times and it's an excellent source of knowledge. Our daughter...More

Thank ElljayT
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although advertised primarily as a child orientated park, my wife and I ( both retired) took my mother for a day out. What a magical experience. Watching feeding times for the lynx, wolves and otters was so informative and entertaining. You also get chances to...More

Thank Rob195258
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our visit to the park. The zoo is well laid out and the animals are very well curated. The keepers were knowledgeable, approachable and enthusiastic and I'd recommend timing your path around feeding times, which helps bring out the hiding animals and...More

2  Thank deeboy
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was able to find child free vouchers on the internet, so we made quite a saving but I think that considering we spent the entire day on site even without vouchers we would have got our moneys worth. Great play areas for the children....More

Thank lynne j
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here with my young family as we're are on holiday in the forest. The place is very clean and friendly especially the animal keepers who were all so knowledgable and enthusiastic. We spent a lot of time watching the feeds by the keepers....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this wildlife park and have made it a yearly must visit place for our young family. Great surroundings and setting. The kids love the otters and seeing the Wolves are amazing. Also offers two lovely play parks and a large picnic area. A...More

Thank Scottyfitzy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit to the Wildlife park. Lovely to see animals in a natural environment. Loved the Otters, such interesting animals. We arrived at the Giant Otter enclosure at the time when the Otter had been sedated in order to have a biopsy on some neck lumps....More

Thank Julieicat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Given the price I expected to be here a good while and see plenty of animals - unfortunately neither of these things happened. The price is around the same as Colchester zoo (which is fantastic) but there is no comparison with the number or range...More

Thank Sare13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loads to see and do here - lots of interesting animals (we particularly liked the potters), and various playgrounds for different ages. The cafe was good too - wide choice of food and very reasonably priced. The staff were all great.

Thank aoncamel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over the last 6 years I've visited 3 times, the latest last week. In that time it has clearly declined, with pens looking scruffy and unkempt. There are signs the staff do their best to keep it clean and tidy but they look to be...More

1  Thank Thistlemania
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Sharon Louise J
18 October 2016|
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Response from fin6y | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I know this is late but the above answers are wrong/not helpful so if anyone else comes across this then the nearest train station is ASHURST. We walked from the train station to the park because the seasonal "sight... More
Sharon Louise J
18 October 2016|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
I have found the below on their website Train Totton rail station is approx 55 minute walk to New Forest Wildlife Park. There is a taxi rank at station. Ashurst rail station( approx 2miles) trains from London and Poole... More
12 May 2016|
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Response from Bibi1209 | Reviewed this property |
It is walk only. We spent a lot of time there as we wanted to attend different talks. However, if you want to just quickly whiz through you can do it in 30 min.I would recommend at least an hour. If you are going with kids... More