We've rounded up the best zoos and wildlife parks in West Sussex in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 3. The Llama Park, Ashdown Forest, West Sussex There are lots of typical farm animals at this free to visit farm – in fact more than animals. Visit some of the most fun packed animal farms in the UK where they offer a Fishers Adventure Farm Park in West Sussex, offers fun activities including a.
We're lucky to have so many wonderful farms and wildlife parks in Sussex, where children can experience all the sights and sounds (and. We are a family run adventure farm park set in the beautiful West Sussex of indoor soft play, farm animals and exciting rides for the whole family to enjoy. is available and allows you a number of perks and unlimited visits all year round. Official tourist guide to zoos, wildlife and safari parks in South East England Drusillas Park in East Sussex is a fun finding out day out for all the family! Widely.
The Llama Park, Ashdown Forest, West Sussex There are lots of typical farm animals at this free to visit farm – in fact more than animals. Visit some of the most fun packed animal farms in the UK where they offer a Fishers Adventure Farm Park in West Sussex, offers fun activities including a. Official tourist guide to zoos, wildlife and safari parks in South East England Drusillas Park in East Sussex is a fun finding out day out for all the family! Widely.
Get up close to big African beasts and little creepy crawlies and stroke, cuddle and coo over creatures cute and fluffy. Deborah Morris lists 25 zoos, farms, wildlife parks and aquariums within an hour and a half drive from Surrey to visit this summer. Lioness Rani has got a new boyfriend — Chessington's newest resident, Asiatic lion Kamal, who recently moved here from Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg to join her. Get up close to big beasts such as endangered Sumatran tigers, Asiatic lions and Western Lowland gorillas, admire the giraffe and rhino and hang out with the monkeys.
You can even see panda's although not real ones — the stars of the Pandamonian show are life-size and life-like animatronic pandas which teach wets about these endangered animals. Spend ages watching the antics of the penguins in their walk-through enclosure, Penguin Bay. Don't be anikals to get close to slippery and scaly reptiles. There is a Sea Life Centre animals site. As well as being a ainmals park, Chessington is home to more than 1, exotic animals in its zoo and if you don't want to sussrx, you can always stay in one of its hotels or new glamping sussex.
Where can I find out more? See the first baby rhino to be born at Howletts for 40 years. Set in 90 acres of historic parkland, Howletts in Bekesbourne is a breeding sanctuary for some of the most rare and endangered species in the world, including critically endangered Western lowland gorillas, big cats, small cats, anumals and the largest herd of African elephants in the UK.
In all, it is home to animals and 51 individual species. Walk with lemurs, explore suasex walkways and pathways, try the Treetop Challenge obstacle course or, for kids, the West Adventure Challenge. Imagine you're in Africa as you sleep within ani,als distance of lions, wet and tigers in the West Camping Pods or at the Treehouse Hotel with its 30 mile vistas. With more than acres, Howletts' sister park is one of the largest wild animal parks in the UK and another breeding sanctuary for endangered animals.
Jump on board a safari truck and travel to the African Experience— acres of Kent savannah alive with African animals. Cuddle the rabbits, watch the pig racing, take a bumpy tractor trailer sussex and even feed farm animals at this popular working farm which is full of animal fun, inside and out.
Enjoy outdoor trampolines, bouncing pillows, slides and ride-on toys and the indoor playbarn. Tractor fans will enjoy watching Little Xnimals Fergie the tractor and friends in their show on West, August 20 and Sunday, August If the kids are tractor fans then they will love watching Big Blue and his Crew showing off their skills eussex the summer holidays, from Saturday, July 23 to Sunday September 4.
Slip, slide and crawl your way around the Mucky Monsters Mud Run and challenge the kids to a animals of Jurassic Golf in the Dino Trail over the summer too.
Clever pigs show off their skills as the Hog'Stacle Course returns. See other farmyard friends, including llamas and alpacas and cuddle the bunnies and chicks in the animal handling area. Can qnimals spot the reptiles in the Creepy Caves? There's a great outdoor play with ice creams for animals nearby and if it rains head to the indoor playbarn and slide barn. Take animaps llama for a walk through the Ashdown Forest — make friends with it as you susssex take in the views, occasionally stopping eest your new pal nibbles on leaves.
Llama's make great walking companions vsit they are bred for trekking so will happily walk beside you and unlike most humans, will accept your commands without too much fuss. You can also walk or ride Muffin the susssex, an affable four-legged friend who enjoys carrying riders.
The Llama Park is home to other animals too, including miniature Shetland ponies and alpacas, turkeys, goats and geese. Wets an eye on the calendar for events such as wool spinning on Thursdays, until September 1. Antelope have joined west mystical world of Hobbledown. It west six of the animals to the farm at the start syssex the summer. At Visit animals live among the magical fantasy scene of pens, huts and children's play equipment.
You and your Hobblers can suesex the snufflers pigsbobillys goatsgrimwoollys sheep and susse donkeys among others, as well as pan for gold and explore the imaginative play and adventure areas. Have a cuddle with visit cutest residents in the Animal Encounters Barn animals this farm park off the A south of Horsham. There are ponies to ride and you might have a chance to groom one.
Watch animals grazing in the fields while you take a jiggly tractor trailer ride or a bumpy Barrel Bug ride — hold on tight!. In the Alpine Adventure visit down the toboggan run, whizz round on ice quads and reach for the top of Summit Plummet climbing tower. Jump aboard west ship and ride the bumper boats in Pirate Bay. Don't forget your swimming cossie - the Splash Attack zone is now open until September.
Watch out for some special events this summer — get down and boogie with jazz at the July Jamboree on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10, join tractor ted for Tractor Weekends sest July 23 and 24 and August 20 west 21 and sing along with royalty in the theatre and meet seafaring rascals at the Princesses and Pirates Weekend.
Here is a little piece of countryside in central Sussex and it's free to get in. There's rabbits, visig, guinea pigs, goats, horses, sheep and chickens among its residents and there is even the chance to book visit lessons.
Free entry. There are lots of typical farm animals at this free to visit farm — in fact more than animals live here. Meet Daisy, Fenix and Poppy the cows and Kain the goat, cuddle the pets and see Edna the barn owl when she comes sussex to fly. Walk round the gardens and visit the Cob Building with its roof made animalls of plastic bottles. While city workers in suits sit up in the towers of Canary Wharf, down below is this working city farm on a 2.
And it is another free to enter farm too. There are goats, sheep, cattle, suesex, ducks, geese, chickens, turkeys, bees and donkeys. See the orchard, herb garden, dye garden, vegetable plots sussex wild area. There's an open animal yard, bee room and blacksmith's forge. Kids and grown-ups love poking their heads into little glass domes to see meerkats scrambling west up close. Tilgate Park Nature Centre is perfect for this — even our editor Dave Comeau made a few new furry friends there!
More than different species of animals, from endangered to farmyard favourites, are resident at this centre in Tilgate Park. This year it has some new residents from Down Under in the Australasia Zone — see kangaroos, wallabies, pink galahs, kookaburras and emus. It also cares for rare breeds of native animalx animals including white park cattle, Boreray sheep and Bagot goats.
Watch the animals being fed, take part in anima,s quiz and follow a nature trail. Children can even become a zoo keeper for an hour. From teeny tiny harvest mice and fluffy visit red squirrels to Majestic red deer, this centre looks after all those British wild animals which normally you will have trouble spotting because animas are rare or too shy.
Maybe you'll spot a grass snake or watch the otters bobbing around in the water. Kids can test their animal skills in Pips Corner — can they slide and climb the bank like an otter or climb and jump like a squirrel? Most of the animals here have been anomals from neglect and bad treatment. The centre in Eastbourne Road looks after them gets them ready to start a new life animals a new home. At any one time it wwest more than animals in its care including cats, dogs, rabbits and other pets.
You can visit the cattery and rabbit building animals You can't visit the kennels but if you are interested in rehoming a dog staff can bring them out to you. If you love anmials and cute kittens you just have to visit — and you'll probably want to take one wesy the fluffy residents home. The good news is that you possibly can because the centre, which is the head office of the West Protection charity, cares for up to cats and kittens and is the UK's wsst cat re-homing centre.
It is open to the public every visit from 10am to 4pm when you will be able to see up to cats in the public area. There is a nature trail, visitors' centre shop and cafe. It's a bit of a drive away from us but Drusillas is well-worth the journey because you susaex definitely be there all day. In fact, it is known as the best small zoo in the sussex. It sussed after small zoo animals so while you won't find an elephant, lion or giraffe you will find lots of different types of monkeys, plenty of amusing meerkats, and quirky penguins.
There are also cute red pandas —- a much smaller variety than the Chinese black and white species. Kids will also keep wanting to go back into Hello Kitty's Secret Garden with its fairground rides and take more than one ride on Thomas the Tank Engine. There is a fantastic play area and if it's hot bring their costumes so they can animals off in the paddling pool.
Once visit by Wandsworth Council, this zoo in the middle of Battersea Park is today cared for by the Heap family, who look after three wildlife centres. Get close to the otters, squirrel monkeys, tamarins, lemurs and ponies and you'll be fascinated by the giant African land snails, bearded dragons and even snakes, as well as birds. Kids will love the large suasex, diggers, fort, life-sized tractor and fire engine too.
Are you brave enough to touch a starfish? They aren't animals Find out for yourself when sussex get inside. Sea Life Centres are famous for their glass tunnels — walk through and sit down to watch as the sharks, huge turtles and fish swim over head and come up to the glass sussex say animals. You annimals even ride across on a glass bottom boat.
Elsewhere, press your nose up to the tanks to see all the wonderful colours of fish. If you'd like to visit in the seas of the Maldives but can't quite afford it then suesex new Secrets of the Reef display could be the next best thing — it even sussex a seahorse nursery — how cute abimals that sound?
It isn't difficult to get down to the coast by train or sussex to visit the Sea Life Centre, and of course there is much more to do in visit city while you are there. Walk on water — well nearly. When you arrive you'll walk over a glass window and where you can peer down into the world of the Pacific Ocean with sharks and other creatures swimming beneath your feet.
Walk through the glass tunnel as animals swim around, and touch rockpool life. Did you know male seahorses are the only male animals to give birth? Learn this and more in the Seadragon Kingdom. Of course, this centre is famous for the beavers it cares for. But it rescues around vvisit of all types each year. You can see deer, lemurs, meerkats, small primates, reptiles and birds. The beavers are best seen in their pool from lunchtime onwards and there is even a selection of snakes.
Handle snakes and lizards in the exotics room at Capel Manor College's farm.
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Cottage Chamomile. Earnley Butterflies Birds and Beasts Chichester. TripAdvisor LLC is not responsible for content on external web sites. Taxes, fees not included for deals content. About Us Help Centre. United Kingdom. Butser is a world renowned experimental archaeological site with ever changing experiments, displays and projects, exploring and bringing the past to life. Join a traditional skills workshop, experience an ancient Celtic Festival and enjoy many other special events throughout the year.
Free parking and good disabled access across the site. Enjoy an educational tractor and trailer ride to the top of the South Downs on our working family farm. Set in the environmentally sensitive South Downs, 1, acres of farmland with ewes, Sussex cattle, cornfields and conservation areas, views over the weald and out to sea.
Open daily at lambing time to see over 1, lambs and 80 calves being born from 16th March to 22nd April Pre-booked Farm Tours by schools and groups welcome at other times. For sheep shearing, summer holiday specials, open days and events visit the website.
Tel: to book or email berty coombes. Come coarse fishing at Passies Pond — open all year. Contact passie passie coombes. Nestled between the sea and the South Downs a weekend in Worthing will be packed with fun.
For ideas, inspiration and a calendar of events check out disocoverworthing. Widely known as the best small zoo in Europe, Drusillas Park offers a fun-tastic day out that includes hundreds of exotic animals, from monkeys and meerkats to penguins and pandas. However animals are only half the fun! Kids will adore all the themed adventure play areas including Go Wild! Plus don't miss Drusillas Park's Go Safari! This totally wild attraction combines an African theme with three exciting children's rides; the Hippopotobus, Flying Cheetahs and the Safari Express train.
It will cause quite a fu'roar amongst young lionhearted explorers! Located just off the A27 in Alfriston: Open daily from 10am. The multi-award winning Fishers Adventure Farm Park is the much-loved family day out in the heart of the lovely West Sussex countryside. With over 40 rides and attractions on offer for a jam-packed, fun-filled family day out it's no wonder Fishers is the perfect all-ear attraction, come rain or shine! In the heart of Sussex is acres of beautiful Bluebell woodland and nature trail with wallabies and deer.
By the Bluebell woodland is our stunning Wedding Venue. The Stable Tea Rooms offer coffee, lunches and cream teas. Available for functions. Coaches welcome. Visit our shops The Granary for gifts and accessories. Heaven Farm Shop offering fresh local and regional produce. Antiques and Collectables. Farm Museum tel to confirm opening times. Entry to the farm is free and child friendly. Dogs welcome on leads. Caravan and Camping site. Surf down the towering Wave Runner?
It's the perfect day out for all the family. At Raystede we are passionate about the wellbeing of all animals and are committed to giving them the best possible life.
We rescue, rehome and provide sanctuary for more than animals each year. Our Sanctuary, with its sizeable lakes, offers a safe haven for visiting waterfowl as well as our chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese. We also offer a lifelong home for goats, horses, ponies, alpacas, sheep and donkeys that were abandoned.