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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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Local treasure

My husband and I live about 10 miles from the park and we visit annually. There are lots of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mandy B
New Forest Wildlife Park - Keeper Experience

I bought my wife (Kate) a keeper experience for Christmas and we finally got to visit in May... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dan S
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Deerleap Lane | Longdown, Nr Ashurst, Ashurst, New Forest SO40 4UH, England
+44 23 8029 2408
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I live about 10 miles from the park and we visit annually. There are lots of interesting animals and we especially enjoying seeing the butterfly house and the wolves. There are also tame deer wandering around the owl area which can be...More

Thank Mandy B
Reviewed 2 days ago

I bought my wife (Kate) a keeper experience for Christmas and we finally got to visit in May 2017. This is her account of her visit... "I thoroughly enjoyed my keeper experience with the staff and animals at the New Forest Wildlife Park. I was...More

Thank Dan S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was ok but not great...... went to Monkey World the day after for exactly the same money and it was much better value..... some great animals here but it's a little bit tired and could do with some updating and a bit more effort...More

2  Thank Dominic E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had never been before but was pleasantly surprised with the range of animals. Worth getting there for feeding time as you see and learn a lot. The giant otters were probably the star of the show, the owls were beautiful and the opportunity to get...More

1  Thank emma n
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing experience, with plenty to do and a great range of animals. The wolf feed was a particular highlight. Ideal for a family day out.

1  Thank Deaquon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with the family last Sunday. Had a wonderful time. Lots of animals to see. Very educational as you can go see certain animals get fed at certain times and given a talk and a Q&A session at the same time. There are places for...More

1  Thank FunkyFood888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to the Forest 20 + times over the last 35 years. For some reason we have not been to the Wildlife Park before! Lots of animals up close and the talks by the `handlers` were very interesting. Lots for kids to do...More

Thank g91george
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been before so wanted to revisit with our one year old daughter. It's easy to park and use a pram in the grounds and there is a fun toddler play area which I thought was great. My one big complaint that needs addressing...More

1  Thank AlistairPeebles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think this park has something for everyone my 4 year old grandson loves going but eh so do i [ am in my 40s and my mum in her 70s ] the animals are well cared for and has near has they can be...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting collection of animals that look like they enjoy where they are living. They were active and easy to spot. My favourite were the wolves. There are two adventure playground areas, one for 6 and under and an amazing one for 6 year olds to...More

Thank Tracey N
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Sharon Louise J
Hello, how can I get here apart from driving?
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
Hi, Can you get a train near to here?
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
How much time is required to take a complete round of the park? Is it possible to see the park by car or is it all walk only?
12 May 2016|
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Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the park is walk only along fairly easy trails although there are some up and down parts but not too steep. The park can be done in a couple of hours or last most of the day, plenty to see, fairly close up, feeding... More