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New Forest Wildlife Park

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Deerleap Lane | Longdown, Nr Ashurst, Ashurst, New Forest SO40 4UH, England
+44 23 8029 2408
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A little gem hidden in the forest

We visited in September, not sure what to expect. What a lovely surprise we had, so peaceful and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tina T
Kettering, United Kingdom
A small but enjoyable wildlife park

We visited whilst camping in the New Forest and it was a nice way to spend a few hours. Having... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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!!!
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“giant otters” (51 reviews)
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Deerleap Lane | Longdown, Nr Ashurst, Ashurst, New Forest SO40 4UH, England
+44 23 8029 2408
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited in September, not sure what to expect. What a lovely surprise we had, so peaceful and quiet. The animals looked very well cared for and there was more than one that we wanted to take home! The park is so spacious and there...More

Thank Tina T
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited whilst camping in the New Forest and it was a nice way to spend a few hours. Having never seen a lynx, otter or polecat, it was lovely to see these shy and elusive creatures. I'm not a big fan of captive animals...More

Thank Holly1977
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went during the first week of Sept when schools had gone back, and it was pretty peaceful. We went with a 3yr old and a 10m old baby. The playgrounds especially the teen/adult one was fab - I had a great time climbing! We listened...More

Thank Sammy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my 3 and 6 year old to the NFWP in the last week of the school holidays. While it was busy at the start, especially around the otters at feeding time, most people just rushed round so it was fairly easy to see...More

Thank VJ83
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small and compact, at first glance it wont take long to wander round, but as you slow down and spend time looking you get to see more and more. Harvest mice, once you spot one......you start to spot them in lots of places! 5 of...More

Thank Marie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved ever minute! There is something so relieving and breath taking to see horses running free. I love going here every time I'm in Southampton! Take a bag of apples, the horses love you for it. They are so friendly and calm. It makes...More

Thank Cameron B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paid £11.50. Took all of 30 mins to walk around hardly any animals just empty cages and empty forestry apart from a few otters, boars and a Lynx. Very disappointed and a wasted trip!

Thank Lee W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wasn't too sure what to expect and when we first arrived I wasn't convinced it was going to keep us busy all day. However, we had a great full day! The entrance fee was very reasonable, the staff were friendly and informative, particularly the young...More

1  Thank Robbo04
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The owls didn't have enough room to fly - poor owls More than enough play areas for small people It small for the amount of wildlife listed Over all not the day out I was expected

4  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second visit here and enjoyed it just as much as last time. Our granddaughter loved the otters but we thought the wolves were the best! The cafe did a good range of food at reasonable prices.

Thank magsmike
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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)."
13 August 2017|
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Response from riverkeeperuk | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Yes you can photograph the animals and all aspects of this site.
Steve G
3 August 2017|
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Response from snappyo7 | Reviewed this property |
Yes before you go in - actually the food is quite good - can recommend the jacket potatoes!!healthy snacks for kids available too