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Zoos and Wildlife Parks near Northampton

Enjoy 10% off llama trekking at Catanger Farm!
Holdenby
Holdenby Falconry Centre Falconry centre offering a number of Experiences, including a half day with Owls and Hawks, and an Introduction to Falconry. Set in beautiful grounds of Holdenby House and Gardens. See a great range of owls, hawks, eagles, and falcons.
Bugtopia (11 miles)
Kettering
Bugtopia An all weather attraction where you can meet and greet a variety of bugs, spiders, butterflies and lizards. Hands on interaction, feeding sessions, and a chance to learn more from the handler. Jungle Hut play area.
Towcester
Catanger Llama Trekking What better way to get away from it all than by leading a gentle llama along bridleways, farm tracks and country lanes. They’ll carry your backpack while you enjoy the scenery. A perfect way to destress.
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.
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.
Hamerton
Hamerton Zoo Park Over 20 acres of parkland, home to 100s of incredible animals. Kids will love the newly expanded natural style play areas, Stoll-a-Safari and hands on reptile encounters!
Dunstable
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo 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 Zoo, plus a brand new visitor centre!
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.
Stratford Upon Avon
Stratford Butterfly Farm A landscaped tropical greenhouse, with the largest display of beautiful tropical butterflies in the UK. Learn about their life cycle in the Caterpillar Room, discover a number of insects in Insect City, and spiders in Arachnoland!
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.
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...
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
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! Plus Keeper talks run throughout the day.
Evesham
All Things Wild Nature Centre is an all-weather zoo, nature centre and family attraction. Our facilities include our "Step Through Time" dinosaur attraction, indoor beach, barefoot walk and soft play areas. Check out our daily itinerary for fun, educational and hands-on adventures!
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.
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
Birmingham Nature Centre homes a wide range of animals from across the world. including many children's favourites like meerkats, lemurs and otters. The Centre has a wide collection of endangered reptiles and you can get Animal Encounters or be Keep For A Day, too!
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. Skymaze coming soon, too!
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! Sea Stars!
Broxbourne
Paradise Wildlife Park is most interactive Zoo in Britain. We have 3 outdoor adventure play areas, indoor soft play ‘Tumble Jungle’, Paradise Lagoon, Crazy Golf, Go Karting, Crazy Sands, loads of shows and talks to keep the whole family entertained.
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!
Dudley
Dudley Zoo and Castle Lions and Tigers to Snakes and Spiders: Go Wild at Dudley Zoological Gardens. Enjoy keeper talks to learn about the important conservation projects we carry out. Dine in our licensed restaurant. Land train, fair, chairlift, face painting and more!
Newbury
The Living Rainforest Discover the rainforest's wonders as you stroll between tropical trees and plants, among free roaming butterflies, armadillos, monkeys and toucans! Plus t-shirt printing workshops, cool outdoor play zone, on site parking, cafe and shop!
Stourbridge
The Falconry Centre A Falconry centre with over 70 birds of prey, including various species of Falcon, Owl, Eagle, Kite, Buzzard and Vulture. Daily flying display at 1pm, plus a chance to get close to some of these amazing birds. Experiences offered too.
London
The Mayhew Animal Home Visit London's famous rescue and rehousing sanctuary for cats and dogs and learn oodles of detail about our furry friends and the important work of caring for them. Great place to adopt a new buddy!
London Zoo (58 miles)
Regents Park
London Zoo Enjoy interactive, immersive exhibits the family can explore together including Rainforest Life, Gorilla Kingdom and the popular Animal Adventure Children's Zoo. Daily live animal shows too and new lion exhibit for 2016!
Bewdley
West Midland Safari Park Voted the Best Animal Attraction in the UK, the Park includes four miles of self-drive safari, Discovery Trail show casing Land of the Living Dinosaurs, animal exhibits, shows, African Village, walk-through lemurs, family Theme Park, shops and restaurants.
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!
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.
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 over 35 rides and attractions including Rocky River Falls, our famous Waterchute, Train, Double Pirate ship and adventure playground! Plus new Wicky's Play Factory indoors, too!
Northampton
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Discover the history of Northampton and its importance in the footwear industry. See LOTS of shoes (they have over 12,00!), plus decorative and fine arts, and an archeology display. Free to visit.
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!
Stoke Bruerne
The Canal Museum A treasure trove of collections, stories, films and displays all about the waterways in Stoke Bruerne and the Grand Union Canal. Always plenty to see and do. Free audio guide available.
Towcester
Towcester Museum Walk through thousands of years of the history of Towcester in this family friendly museum. Lots of things for kids to do such as interactive games and e learning. Dressing up area. Worksheets, quizzes and puzzles available too!
Wellingborough
Wellingborough Museum Discover the history of Wellingborough and the surrounding villages through a collection that spans over 2 million years of history! Inexpensive Trench experience available. Family friendly and free to visit.
Wellingborough
Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum Railway museum set in a country park, that is home to a collection of exhibits and industrial artefacts, which include steam and diesel locomotives, over 30 items of rolling stock, a life size diorama of a quarry, and more!
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.
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
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.
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.
Rushden
Splash Leisure Pool Their cool 25 metre leisure pool features a beach entry and a cool flume slide, plus spray umbrella and play jets! So add in lessons, swim club, Toddler Splash sessions plus an enormous inflatable assault course pulled out on special occasions!
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 and Laser Tag on site too!
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.
Riverside Hub (3 miles)
Northampton
Riverside Hub The largest indoor play frame in the country, full of fun activities for kids aged 0 to 13 years. Dedicated soft baby area, Toddler Village, Climbing Tree, Go Karts and more in this exciting and educational world of play.
Northampton
Berzerk Indoor Play Family owned and run, this is a home away from home except with loads more stuff to play with! Big slides, deep ball pools and lots to climb on, this is just what the doctor ordered to get them a good night's sleep!

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.

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