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Zoos and Wildlife Parks near to Peterborough
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Hamerton Zoo Park (12 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.
The Raptor Foundation (17 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.
Shepreth Wildlife Park (34 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.
Birds of Prey Centre (34 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.
Holdenby Falconry Centre (36 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.
Deer Safari at Snettisham Park (38 miles)
Snettisham
Deer Safari at Snettisham Park During the 45 minute round trip you will meet and be able to feed their spectacular herd of red deer. You can be sure to get an amazing close encounter with the Deer all of which are more than happy to feed from your hands! Magical.
Parrot Zoo (39 miles)
Boston
Parrot Zoo Now the UK’s largest collection of parrots with nearly 2000 birds covering over 100 species, but there’s not just parrots here, you will also see Marmosets, Meerkats, Lemurs, Giant Tortoises, Snakes, Kookaburras and many more.
Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary (39 miles)
Hunstanton
Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary Hunstanton SEA LIFE is closed for the foreseeable future following a tidal surge. - An amazing variety of animals from Otters and Penguins to a full Seal rescue facility and hospital. Classic walk through tunnel, touch pool, interactive rock pool and pirate ship play zone.
Linton Zoo (40 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.
Woburn Safari Park (42 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.
Tropical Birdland (45 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.
Squawk on the Wild Side (46 miles)
Skegness
Squawk on the Wild Side Here you will see Macaws, Chameleons, Marmoset Monkeys and many more exotic animals. Our tropical zone allows for an all weather attraction for the whole family. Daily Shows and Free Parking. NOW OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. CHEAPEST ANIMAL ATTRACTION IN SKEGNESS!!!
Natureland Seal Sanctuary (47 miles)
Skegness
Natureland Seal Sanctuary Everyone loves our resident seals and there are always plenty to been seen during their rehabilitation process. Loads more too! Penguins, Aquarium (find Nemo and friends), Tropical House (creepy crawlies), Tropical Butterflies (April to Oct) and Pets Corner too. Natureland is fun for all ages from toddlers to...
Catanger Llama Trekking (48 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.
Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve (48 miles)
Fakenham
Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve A reserve with a rare fen habitat for wild birds of prey, plus reed bed and woodlands habitats, full of different wildlife to see throughout the year. Free to visit.
Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park (49 miles)
Lincoln
Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park Come along and enjoy flying displays, pig racing, tropical butterflies, snakes, reptiles, trout fishing and much more. Indoor and outdoor play areas for the children and barn style tea rooms for grown ups to relax.
Mead Open Farm (50 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.
Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens (51 miles)
Fakenham
Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens Get closer to nature at Pensthorpe Natural Park. Explore the wildflower meadow, enjoy the natural beauty of our gardens, take a walk around the park, discover underwater wildlife, become a bug detective and run WILD in our extraordinary 2 acre outdoor adventure play area WildRootz!
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo (52 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...
Abbots View Alpacas (53 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.
Plantasia (54 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.
Banham Zoo (54 miles)
Banham
Banham Zoo is an award winning family attraction and one of the most exciting wildlife attractions in the country with over 2000 animals from around the world in almost 50 acres of parks and gardens.
Twycross Zoo (55 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...
College Lake Nature Reserve (55 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.
Paradise Wildlife Park (58 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...
The Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary (58 miles)
Mablethorpe
The Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary A visit here offers a unique nature experience. Walk through two acres of sand dunes only fifty metres from the sea and gain first hand experience of some of the county's most stunning wildlife.
Ada Cole Rescue Stables (59 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.
Bishops Boats Seal Trips (59 miles)
Blakeney
Bishops Boats Seal Trips - a boat trip out to see the Seals in their natural habitat, and Landing on Blakeney Point Bird Sanctuary. One of the many family places to go if you're looking for things to do in Norfolk with kids
Butterfly World (59 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.
Pigeons Farm (7 miles)
Peterborough
Pigeons Farm Children's Farm with hands on daily activities where children really do get close to the animals. Feed the animals, collect the eggs, enjoy the indoor and outdoor play areas, petting barn, Jumping Pillow, bale climbing, and Gobots
Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre (8 miles)
Peterborough
Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre Feed the friendly animals, hop on our bumpy Tractor Ride, explore the Straw Bale Maze, discover the 18th century working Watermill and play in our indoor Activity Barn. Come rain or shine, experience an action-packed, fun-filled day.
Wimpole Home Farm (31 miles)
Royston
Wimpole Home Farm Hidden amongst the trees, the Adventure Playground is a popular spot with those who love to climb, slide, scramble and swing, while tiny tots enjoy their own play area and mini pedal tractors. Rare breeds animals and seasonal events.
Railworld (< 1 mile)
Peterborough
Railworld A large Wildlife Haven and habitat creation project, steam engines in the process of restoration, the worlds first 100MPH hover train, a large garden railway, and an amazing 7 track OO gauge model railway.
Thorney Heritage Museum (7 miles)
Thorney
Thorney Heritage Museum Concentrates on the time from the first settlement by these monks, but relates human life to the geology and water courses of the natural world.
Cromwell Museum (17 miles)
Huntingdon
Cromwell Museum The purpose of the Cromwell Museum is to interpret his life and legacy through portraits, documents and objects associated with Cromwell. Impressively impartial!
St Neots Museum (24 miles)
St Neots
St Neots Museum Find out all about St Neots in this small but fascinating museum. A number of hands on activities for kids plus police cells to visit! Free entry for local residents.
The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey (26 miles)
Waterbeach
The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey Discover farming through the ages and learn about the rural history of Cambridgeshire with objects displays and interactives for all ages.
Museum of Cambridge (29 miles)
Cambridge
Museum of Cambridge is a local social history museum housed in a 17th-century timber-framed building, which operated as the White Horse Inn for 300 years. The wonderful and varied collections are displayed in nine room settings, including a children’s attic playroom, each filled with intriguing objects, some dating back to...
Kettles Yard (29 miles)
Cambridge
Kettles Yard Family friendly, on top of the fantastic exhibitions they also offer an Education Room where the kids (4+) can make their own artwork from a selection of free materials.
Whipple Museum of the History of Science (30 miles)
Cambridge
Whipple Museum of the History of Science - holds a pre-eminent collection of scientific instruments and models, dating from the Middle Ages to the present. The Museum's collection includes microscopes and telescopes, sundials, early slide rules, teaching and demonstration equipment, pocket electronic calculators and laboratory apparatus.
Cambridge Museum of Technology (30 miles)
Cambridge
Cambridge Museum of Technology The museum shows the history of power through the ages, collections include letterpress-printing and pump station equipment, information and artefacts from local industries.
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences (30 miles)
Cambridge
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences Varying range of exhibitions, encompassing more than 500 million years of Earth's history, plenty of it dinosaur related. Try the Trail after!
The Fitzwilliam Museum (30 miles)
Cambridge
The Fitzwilliam Museum Houses world class collections of works of art and antiquities spanning centuries and civilisations. Enjoy tales of mighty rulers, warrior kings and powerful armies from Ancient Egypt and closer to home.
Centre for Computing History (30 miles)
Cambridge
Centre for Computing History is a hands on, interactive computer and video games museum dedicated to the history of the technology that has changed our lives! Many of the computers can be played with and we have programming guides for you to follow and learn to code!
Burwell Museum (32 miles)
Burwell
Burwell Museum Learn local history; visit the windmill and other authentic buildings. Vintage vehicles, mobile butcher’s shop and interactive Victorian schoolroom, plus dressing up in the Nissen hut. Free for under 5s.
Imperial War Museum Duxford (36 miles)
Duxford
Imperial War Museum Duxford One of the world's most spectacular aviation heritage complexes with 200 aircraft, the American Air Museum and a fine collection of military vehicles plus special exhibitions including, the Normandy Experience and Monty. The Museum holds four Air Shows, a Military Vehicle Show plus other events...
Peterborough Lido (< 1 mile)
Peterborough
Peterborough Lido Three outdoor heated pools: a 50m, a teaching and a paddling pool in a Grade II listed building. Seasonal opening for a family splash about! Also a large lawn area with play facilities, balcony and refreshment area. What better way is there to enjoy the summer sun?
Regional Fitness Swimming Centre (< 1 mile)
Peterborough
Regional Fitness Swimming Centre Swimming pool with diving facilities, standard and teaching pools, synthetic pitch and hydro health spa suite for mum!
Jesus Green Pool (28 miles)
Cambridge
Jesus Green Pool Unheated outdoor swim facility with natural windbreak. There are plenty of grassed and paved areas for sunbathing.
Parkside Pools (30 miles)
Cambridge
Parkside Pools 25m fitness pool and combined teaching and diving pool with moveable floor. They also have two flume rides: one single, and one suitable for two people, plus a children's leisure pool.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Zoos and Wildlife Parks near Peterborough 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

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Cambridgeshire can enjoy the great day out as well.



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