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Zoos and Wildlife Parks near to Northampton
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Holdenby Falconry Centre (6 miles)
Holdenby
Holdenby Falconry Centre The Falconry Centre contains many species of birds of prey, flown by the resident Falconer. Some of the beautiful birds are pictured below. There may be a chance to fly them yourself.
Catanger Llama Trekking (12 miles)
Towcester
Catanger Llama Trekking Although you can't actually ride them, these lovely pack animals will willingly carry your rucksack, whilst you enjoy the beautiful scenery. What better way to get away from it all than by leading a gentle llama along bridleways, farm tracks and country lanes. A perfect way to de-stress.
Woburn Safari Park (21 miles)
Woburn
Woburn Safari Park Come to Woburn Safari Park and meet the wildlife, with over 80 species of wild animals roaming in 300 acres of beautiful parkland.
Birds of Prey Centre (23 miles)
Wilstead
Birds of Prey Centre A centre with over 200 birds of prey from around the world with flying displays and other activities. Experience Days available, including some that are especially for kids.
Abbots View Alpacas (26 miles)
Aston Abbotts
Abbots View Alpacas A family run farm that offers open farm days, alpaca experiences and birthday parties. Chances to learn about alpacas and even take them for a walk. There are also miniature ponies and farm animals.
Mead Open Farm (27 miles)
Billington
Mead Open Farm You can expect the very best family day out at award winning, Mead Open Farm. Full of action packed play inside and out, as well as âhands-onâ farmyard fun, thereâs so much to discover.
Hamerton Zoo Park (27 miles)
Hamerton
Hamerton Zoo Park Terrific and well cared for collection of animals, they also recently built two excellent standard completely new play areas, one for babies and toddlers and the other for older children.
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo (31 miles)
Dunstable
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo There’re loads of reasons to be wild about ZSL Whipsnade. Home to more than 2500 species, a visit can get you close to some of the world’s hairiest, scariest, tallest and smallest animals. Set on 600 acres, in the rolling Chiltern Hills, there’s epic adventure awaiting you at ZSL Whipsnade...
College Lake Nature Reserve (31 miles)
Tring
College Lake Nature Reserve Get back to nature at this reserve, with over 1000 species recorded, there is always something to see. Wildlife Centre with exhibition, trails to follow and a Bee Centre to investigate.
Tropical Birdland (32 miles)
Desford
Tropical Birdland Come and see hundreds of beautiful and exotic birds. Wander around their walk through aviary. There is a new adventure playground, also several way marked trails around the 6 acres of woodland, plus explore the koi pond and water gardens.
Plantasia (34 miles)
Atherstone
Plantasia Explore the UK’s largest collection of permanent mazes, feed the carp, visit the animal field, clamber over the tree top trail, explore the woodland walk or just sit and enjoy the colours, sounds and smells of nature. Spread over 30 acres, there is plenty of room for all that energy.
The Raptor Foundation (37 miles)
Woodhurst
The Raptor Foundation A bird of prey sanctuary and hospital. It is a unique and exciting place for children and adults alike to meet and learn about owls, falcons, hawks and buzzards in a 30 acre site.
Cotswold Falconry Centre (39 miles)
Moreton In Marsh
Cotswold Falconry Centre Birds of prey are constantly showing off their skills at this amazing centre, where breeding and conservation are of paramount importance. Many different types of birds of prey are on display here, including eagles, hawks, owls and falcons.
Twycross Zoo (39 miles)
Atherstone
Twycross Zoo Set in 80 acres of parkland and known worldwide for its apes and monkeys this conservation centre breeds endangered species and many more to observe. Make sure you see the Penguins at feeding time and check out the Lemur Walk-through enclosure, the Amur leopard exhibit, Sri Lankan elephant walkway, Himalayan...
Crocodiles of the World (40 miles)
Brize Norton
Crocodiles of the World Crocodiles of the World is the UK's only crocodile zoo. We're home to more than 100 crocodiles, alligators and caimans from 14 different species of crocodilian. Crocodiles of the World is now open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm all year round including Bank Holidays; we are closed on Christmas...
Shepreth Wildlife Park (41 miles)
Shepreth
Shepreth Wildlife Park See animals of all kinds, from tigers to creepy crawlies. Get hands on in our Discovery Centre. There are two indoor soft play areas and a cafeteria, as well as an outdoor adventure play with pirate ship and fort. Keeper talks run throughout the day.
Butterfly World (42 miles)
St Albans
Butterfly World - is a fun and educational place to see hundreds of Tropical Butterflies, watch colonies of leafcutter ants walk across ropes, hold creepy crawlies, and let off steam in the natural play area. Educational, environmental and great fun! Enjoy a full programme of school holiday activities.
Birdland Park and Gardens (44 miles)
Bourton-on-the-Water
Birdland Park and Gardens For fantastic family fun and excitement, enjoy a day at one of the UK's biggest bird gardens, discover a beautiful natural setting of woodland, river and water gardens that are inhabited by over 500 birds, flamingos, pelicans, colourful parrots to laughing kookaburras and magical owls.
Millets Farm Falconry (44 miles)
Abingdon
Millets Farm Falconry Falconry Centre with several daily flying shows plus experiences available. Over 70 birds to see, plus a number of daily events including flying and feeding displays.
Birmingham Nature Centre (45 miles)
Birmingham
Birmingham Nature Centre - homes a wide range of animals from across the world. These animals include many charismatic and exciting species like meerkats, lemurs and otters. The Centre has a wide collection of endangered reptiles
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens (46 miles)
Burford
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens has over 260 animal species in over 160 acres of stunning gardens and parkland. Giraffe Walkway, Lemur Walk-through exhibit, Train, Adventure Playground, Picnic Areas, Children's Farmyard, Brass Rubbing, Tropical House, Reptile House, Bat House and Insect House.
National Sea Life Centre (46 miles)
Birmingham
National Sea Life Centre Escape city life and step into tropical paradise of an aquarium in the heart of the buzzing city of Birmingham. At the National SEA LIFE centre you can take an amazing marine voyage beneath the waves and experience so much more! New Penguin exhibit for 2014!
Paradise Wildlife Park (50 miles)
Broxbourne
Paradise Wildlife Park The most interactive zoo in Britain with over 400 animals, the best collection of big cats in the UK, penguins, crocodiles, gibbons, wolves, anacondas, meerkats and more! Also, a large indoor soft-play area, 3 adventure playgrounds, Dinosaur Woodland Railway, Crazy Golf, Paradise Lagoon paddling pool and the...
Linton Zoo (51 miles)
Linton
Linton Zoo There is a wealth of rare and exotic creatures to see including Grevy's Zebra, Snow Leopards, Tigers, Lions, Tapirs, Lemurs, Binturongs, Owls, Parrots, Giant Tortoises, Tarantula Spiders and many others.
Beale Park (52 miles)
Reading
Beale Park Space, fresh air, tranquility, fun, adventure, enchanting animals, exotic beauty and all this on the banks of the magical Thames. New Bertie's Bugs and Beasts exhibit!
Ada Cole Rescue Stables (53 miles)
Nazeing
Ada Cole Rescue Stables Kids can meet more than 50 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, and learn an important lesson about how we treat our fellow creatures.
Dudley Zoo and Castle (53 miles)
Dudley
Dudley Zoo and Castle Lions and tigers to snakes and spiders. Go wild at Dudley Zoo! Come face to face with lemurs as they roam in the trees. Watch amazing Birds of Prey, meet friends on the farm and look out for Ghosts in the Castle! Gift shop, restaurant, face painting and land train.
The Living Rainforest (54 miles)
Newbury
The Living Rainforest Discover the rainforest's wonders as you stroll between tropical trees and plants, among free roaming butterflies and birds. An outdoor play area allows kids to let off steam, while adults can relax on the sun terrace with a cappuccino. All weather attraction with on site parking, cafe and shop.
UK Wolf Conservation Trust (58 miles)
Reading
UK Wolf Conservation Trust A chance to walk with wolves and see them close up as you learn about these beautiful creatures. A number of Experience days on offer, including some especially designed for kids.
London Zoo (58 miles)
Regents Park
London Zoo Over 720 species including some of the world’s most impressive and inspiring animals. Enjoy interactive, immersive exhibits the family can explore together including Rainforest Life, Gorilla Kingdom featuring their newest addition Kumbuka the silverback, and the popular Animal Adventure Children's...
West Midland Safari Park (60 miles)
Bewdley
West Midland Safari Park The Park combines four-miles of self-drive safari, including UKâs largest pride of White Lions, plus Elephant, Rhino, Cheetah, Giraffe, etc. Plus, Discovery Trail, Penguin Cove, African Village, Walk-through Lemurs, live shows, family rides, shops and restaurants. Voted the Best Attraction in the West...
Stanton Park (60 miles)
Swindon
Stanton Park A local nature reserve and country park with a large lake and extensive woodland. A fairly wild sort place with natural features only, but a wonderful environment to explore, and free!
Rookery Open Farm (7 miles)
Towcester
Rookery Open Farm Offers a large pets corner, waterfowl area, pigmy goats, baby calves incubator hatching, two bouncy castles, miniature tractors, outdoor play area, undercover sand pit and go-carts! Largely under cover.
Old Dairy Farm Centre (7 miles)
Northampton
Old Dairy Farm Centre Lambing weekends in the spring, monthly country food fayres, and they have their famous and unique 'living manger' prior to Christmas.
West Lodge Rural Centre (15 miles)
Kettering
West Lodge Rural Centre Handle the fluffy young chicks, rabbits and guinea pigs in Cuddle Corner and laugh at the antics of the pygmy goats on Goat Mountain. You can feed the ducks, groom a pony, watch and get involved in the ever popular piglet race! So much to do here!
Wicksteed Park (13 miles)
Kettering
Wicksteed Park - 147 acres of lakes, parklands, over 35 rides and attractions including Rocky River Falls, our famous Waterchute, Train, Double Pirate ship and largest free playground in the UK offering a perfect day out for young and old.
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery (< 1 mile)
Northampton
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery A visit to Northampton Museum and Art Gallery will give you the opportunity to explore the amazing shoe collection recognised as a collection of national importance. You can also find out about the history of Northampton and see our excellent art and ceramics collection.
Abington Museum (1 miles)
Northampton
Abington Museum A free museum with an intriguing Victorian Cabinet of Curiosities, historic fashion gallery, displays on the Northamptonshire Regiment and huge collections of leather works including some really interesting costumes!
Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum (11 miles)
Wellingborough
Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum Home to a collection of exhibits and industrial artefacts, which include, steam and diesel locomotives, a life-size diorama of a quarry, along with many other interesting displays.
Harrington Aviation Museum (11 miles)
Harrington
Harrington Aviation Museum Comprises the Carpetbagger Aviation Museum and the Northamptonshire Aviation Society Museum. These museums offer a rare look at life on this Top Secret base from where aircraft flew Special Forces and Secret Agents into Occupied Europe during World War 2. There is a picnic area, canteen and woodland walks.
Danes Camp Leisure Centre (2 miles)
Northampton
Danes Camp Leisure Centre Facilities include a leisure pool with beach entry, adventure soft play, sports hall, pre school activities, climbing wall and roller skating.
Towcester Centre for Leisure (9 miles)
Towcester
Towcester Centre for Leisure Their family sessions are fun packed with waves, flume rides, inflatables, floats and music. For the parent and toddler sessions they have baby waves and pool toys for a fun toddler friendly swim.
Aquatic Playground (10 miles)
Wellingborough
Aquatic Playground Children here can play in amongst the interesting jets, Silly Showers and other interactive wet play features during summer: great idea if you are looking for summer family days out in Northamptonshire.
Splash Leisure Pool (13 miles)
Rushden
Splash Leisure Pool 25 metre pool - Beach pool with water features - including jacuzzi - Flume - Teaching pool - Creche - Cravings Cafe
Corby International Swimming Diving Pool (19 miles)
Corby
Corby International Swimming Diving Pool Feeling adventurous? Enjoy the aquatube flume, Pirate Ship Fun Pool and four springboards (1 to 3m) with a 5m diving platform, as well as many other facilities. Creche also available.
Hullabaloo (1 miles)
Northampton
Hullabaloo Expansive play frame and stylish play area featuring 3 different slides and masses of activities you won't find anywhere else. Parents welcome in to play too.
Wacky Warehouse - Lakeside (2 miles)
Northampton
Wacky Warehouse - Lakeside Wacky Warehouse - Lakeside - There are indoor and outdoor play areas for the younger visitors, the Wacky is a purpose built building with safe play equipment for kids under 4ft 9ins tall.
Berzerk Indoor Play (3 miles)
Northampton
Berzerk Indoor Play Great indoor play structure for the smalls to rampage around
Wacky Warehouse - Quays Billing (4 miles)
Little Billing
Wacky Warehouse - Quays Billing There are indoor and outdoor play areas for the younger visitors, the Wacky is a purpose built building with safe play equipment for kids under 4ft 9ins tall. Pub now known as Quay's Billing.
Paul's Pirates (8 miles)
Wellingborough
Paul's Pirates Paul's Pirates is an indoor play area in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. We are a family run business with a fun filled pirate ship for children to play on - including a ball pool, 2 slides, swings ropes, mangle, stepping stones, shooting canons, rope bridge and much more!

Thanks for all the great things to do and Zoos and Wildlife Parks near Northampton with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

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