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New Forest Wildlife Park

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Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Good day with the kids

Took three pre-school aged children here for a day out and we all had a lovely time. Everything is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
very good apart from butterfly house

a great place for kids, animals amazing, stunning scenery, butterfly house was a let down i think... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Terrible2%
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“butterfly house”(115 reviews)
“giant otters”(63 reviews)
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...more
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Deerleap Lane | Longdown, Nr Ashurst, Ashurst, New Forest SO40 4UH, England
+44 23 8029 2408
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and myself came here today, we had walked around the whole thing within 20 minutes, we didn’t see any animals apart from a wallaby and some ferrets, the others were all in their houses or too far away to see them. The tickets...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit to the New Forest Wildlife Park was much anticipated by a couple of Aussies wanting to see some indigenous British wildlife. The concept of enclosures in the forest is a good one, but the animal enclosures are in need of updating. It seemed...More

1  Thank Bob T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took three pre-school aged children here for a day out and we all had a lovely time. Everything is well maintained, clean and tidy. Children were fascinated with the animals and loved seeing the otters up close for the feeding. The playgrounds are very good...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

a great place for kids, animals amazing, stunning scenery, butterfly house was a let down i think the butterflies must have gone away on holiday for the weekend lol!

Thank trixytwoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a lovely couple of hours here, the park is in a beautiful setting, and saw lots of different animals. The lynx is beautiful, the harvest mice were cute, saw the fox, apparently there are two., and they have a Scottish wild cat. Loved that...More

1  Thank _lspacagna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant day out. Very knowledgeable keeper/feeding talk. Extra talks and animal encounters due to them still being on the summer holiday timetable. Kids play area well maintained and a bit different to the run of the mill parks, felt abit more adventurous. On the off...More

Thank hford87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a family favourite, its reasonably priced, cafe is fairly priced. There is a good days worth of interesting animals to watch(harvest mice particularly cute) and my three didn't get bored, stroking dotty the dear is brilliant for little ones as is sitting quietly...More

Thank Dan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to spend a couple of hours. We didn't see many animals. The giant otters were great and we saw feeding time which was interesting. Deer were nice to see in the enclosure and some small mammals dotted around the park. It's the playgrounds...More

Thank Hayley O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's not too expensive to come here but lots to do. With kids it's great with a huge adventure playground for small kids and big kids! I've also been as a couple and had a lovely day. The otter feeding is a must and if...More

Thank Clare A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our grandchildren enjoyed the day at the New Forest Wildlife Park. There was a super variation, from butterflies to otters (of many species), from deer, that can be petted, to wolves. Added to which there is are two superb play parks, one for up to...More

Thank John A
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Mart D
16 July 2018|
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Response from Mart D |
Thanks. Just visited today and the offer still stands. 30% off if you show your Ikea family card.
Elizabeth A
25 February 2018|
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Response from Robbo04 | Reviewed this property |
The National park is a vast expanse where you can tour for free. The Wildlife Park is an attraction you pay for, which homes many animals, e.g. otters, deer, birds of prey , wild boar etc.
20 August 2017|
Response from deeboy | Reviewed this property |
Already answered on here: "Thank you for your question. Regrettably we do not allow dogs in the New Forest Wildlife Park as we have free ranging animals with in the park (deer and wallabies)."