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Zoos and Wildlife Parks near to Rotherham

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Sheffield
Tropical Butterfly House Encounter the exotic and discover a wild family day out at the Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre! Meet lemurs, meerkats, owls, otters, snakes, lizards, a tarantula and other amazing animals during unforgettable Animal Encounters!
Doncaster
Yorkshire Wildlife Park From Wallaby Walkabout to Land of the Tigers with new raised platforms, all the kids' furry favourites are here! The latest features are a giraffe house and a viewing platform into largest leopard enclosure in the world, where visitors come face to face with them up 10m high climbing frames!
Ponderosa (23 miles)
Batley
Ponderosa Children of all ages and abilities from severely disabled to able bodied can engage in a variety of interesting and stimulating activities together. Huge selection of activities includes rare breeds, reptile rooms, zip wire slides, beaches and sandpits, plus indoor and outdoor play areas!
High Peak
Chestnut Conservation and Wildlife Park From the giant otter to polecats and free-roaming deer, there's something for all the family at the Chestnut Centre. In beautiful grounds of the Derbyshire Peak district, with a stream running through the valley, home to four species of otter, owls, pine martens, foxes, Scottish wildcats, sika and...
Matlock Bath
Matlock Bath Aquarium offer a weird and exciting mix of public aquarium plus thermal carp pool, creepy petrifying well, shiny gemstone and fossil display, vintage chinaware collection, regional history exhibition and one of the largest public displays of Holograms in Europe!
Halifax
Manor Heath Park and Jungle Experience is a tropical oasis packed with fish, quail, terrapin and butterflies as well as a collection of plants from all over the world, where families can enjoy the all year round tropical atmosphere to explore. Plus adventure playground.
Leeds
Roundhay Tropical World is one of the most well-loved family attractions in Leeds. At Tropical World you can take a trek through the rainforest and experience tropical wildlife at night before a quick excursion through the desert, all in the same day.
Donkey Sanctuary (33 miles)
Abbey Hay
Donkey Sanctuary Largely an assisted therapy centre, but you can also visit rescued donkeys in their dotage, use the visitor centre, and enjoy nature walks and cycle routes. Access may be restricted so ring ahead!
Leek
Peak Wildlife Park With numerous walk through exhibits, a splendid penguin zone with underwater viewing, outdoor play area including bouncy castle and loads extra encounters to choose from!
SMJ Falconry (36 miles)
Oxenhope
SMJ Falconry A Bird of Prey centre with loads of owls, kestrels, falcons, hawks plus an eagle and a clever raven! Experience Days, Hawk Walks, Owl Encounters and Birthday Parties available. All give you a chance for a personal first hand experience.
Manchester
Sea Life Manchester An amazing aquatic array of curious creatures, plus interactive touch pool and 3D interactive claw, Europe's first Sea Bed Walk and the chance to feed a giant turtle! Plus new Octopus Hideout!
Lincoln
Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park Come along and enjoy flying displays, tropical butterflies, snakes and reptiles, watch the wolves and big cats being fed and much more! Plus play area for the children and barn style tea rooms for grown ups. Ahhh!
Huby
York Bird of Prey Centre A centre with over 70 birds of prey and owls with a chance to fly and handle some of them. Educational talks, plus two flying displays per day. Hawk Walks, Owl Experiences and Falconry Courses available.
The Deep (47 miles)
Hull
The Deep Discover the dramatic story of the world's oceans at Hull's award winning aquarium, which blends stunning marine life, fun interactive and audio-visual presentations. It's home to over 6,500 animals including spectacular sharks and rays!
Monkey Forest (48 miles)
Trentham
Monkey Forest Unique to the UK! The only place you can walk amongst 140 free roaming Barbary macaques in 60 acres of beautiful English forest. Guides are located on the three quarter mile path to inform you of all the monkeys’ behaviour ensuring you have an exciting and memorable day.
Acton Bridge
Vale Royal Falconry Centre is a new British birds of prey and wildlife visitor attraction set in the beautiful Cheshire countryside. Suitable for all ages, friends and families can experience these magnificent creatures up close and get involved in handling and flying these beautiful birds under direct supervision.
Talon Falconry (53 miles)
Ripon
Talon Falconry Meet over 35 birds of prey, have a photo taken and see them fly. Other residents include ferrets, rheas, snakes and rabbits. A variety of experience packages also available.
Northwich
Cheshire Falconry With special experiences on offer for over 4s, daily flying demonstrations, Family Falconry sessions plus the weathering lawn and aviary, there's plenty of things to see and do for bird lovers of all ages!
Eccleshall
Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre is a small sanctuary for unwanted and mistreated exotic animals and birds of prey. Home to a wide variety of creatures including, Owls, Hawks, Snakes, Monkeys, Raccoons, Wild cats, Lizards,Fruit bats, Falcons, Terrapins and also new activity packs for kids!
Twycross Zoo (54 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...
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.
Cotebrook
Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre Shire Horses are the focus but there are many more spices to visit with and learn about too from mini Shetland ponies to Polecats and Otters!
The Jungle Zoo (56 miles)
Cleethorpes
The Jungle Zoo Centres around a Tropical House in a spectacular jungle-like setting which includes a large water feature. The outside exhibits include capuchin monkeys, meerkats, ring tailed lemur and more!
Falconry UK (57 miles)
Thirsk
Falconry UK A Birds of Prey and conservation centre with over 70 birds and 30 species including hawks, owls, falcons, kites and vultures. Falconry experience days offered for adults and kids.
Thirsk
Sion Hill Hall Birds of Prey Enjoy the thrills and excitement of falconry at the Birds of Prey and Conservation Centre, with over 70 birds and 30 species. Daily flying displays and handling opportunities for the Ultimate Hands on Experience.
Preston
Bowland Wild Boar Park Enjoy a picnic and take a ramble in beautiful wooded countryside, view Wild Boar, Longhorn cows and deer in scenic Ribble Valley Park. Fun includes kids' tractor play area.
Bedale
Thorp Perrow Gardens, Falcons, Meerkats Hands-on family wildlife experience with birds of prey, meerkats, wallabies, reindeer, llama, pygmy goats and 2 new white donkeys, set in 85 acres of beautiful woodland with one of the country's finest collection of trees and shrubs. Plus children's playground!
Stafford
Rodbaston Visitor Centre Animal Zone Our Animal Zone houses a varied collection of animals and birds from around the world. See our own Meerkat family and count their babies, watch our Red Lemurs playing outside in their enclosure and see our Wallabies, Raccoon Dogs and all the other animals, which bring animals of the world into one place.
Turbary Woods (60 miles)
Preston
Turbary Woods Offers a unique collection of over 90 birds of prey including eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, vultures and more unusual species. Daily demonstrations.
Prescot
Knowsley Safari Park Prepare to discover an incredible host of creatures from cute and cuddly meerkats, to majestic zebras, mischievous monkeys and clever sea lions! With new features, play features and Hire Wire features this is a day and a half!
Sheffield
Aston Springs Farm is a farm which includes a farm trail with animals such as pigs, goats, deer, alpacas and donkeys. A farm shop sells produce reared on the farm and a family restaurant serves it too.
Wigfield Farm (8 miles)
Barnsley
Wigfield Farm is a working farm with lots of animals to see and feed. There are meerkats, donkeys, goats, cows, owls, pigs, sheep, chickens, ponies, alpacas, rabbits, guinea pigs, rodent room and an aquatics room. We have an outside play area, a cafe and gift shop.
Cannon Hall Farm (14 miles)
Barnsley
Cannon Hall Farm Family run farm attraction featuring hundreds of animals with lots of babies always on show. Spectacular adventure playground too! Farm Shop selling home produced beef, pork and lamb. Toy and gift shop. Don't miss our famous home made pies in the delicatessen and restaurant.
Doncaster
Shepherds Place Farm Fun, educational petting farm introducing you and your family to animals from home and overseas, including goats, pigs, llamas, rheas, tortoises, and more! Play area with sandpit, and supersized bouncy castle!
Rotherham
Clifton Park Museum One of the most modern and user-friendly Museums in the country, the twice nominated Museum of the year features famous exhibits such as Nelson the Lion and the breath-taking Rhinoceros Vase. Plus Lion's Den children's play area.
Rotherham
Magna Science Adventure Centre Power your imagination at Magna; the UK's first Science Adventure Centre and explore the four elements of fire, air, earth and water. Home to 'Sci-Tek' the largest science and technology playground in Europe, and Aqua-Tek the UK's largest outdoor water play area.
Sheffield
Kelham Island Museum Immerse yourselves in the sights and sounds of industrial Sheffield during the Industrial Revolution and follow the growth of the city through the Victorian Era and two world wars to see how steelmaking forged both the City of today and the world!
Sheffield
Millennium Gallery See some of the unique heritage of Sheffield, including metalwork, plus a great variety of contemporary design and art exhibitions. Different events and temporary exhibits throughout the year. Free to visit.
Graves Gallery (6 miles)
Sheffield
Graves Gallery Visit the home of Sheffield’s visual art collection and enjoy the city’s art in a peaceful haven away from the noise of the city. 8 galleries to explore. Great programme of temporary exhibitions. Free to visit.
Sheffield
Milllenium Gallery Sheffield A world class Metalwork Collection backed up by special exhibitions and a handy set of activity boxes to help explain it to kids! Host to regularly changing exhibitions on the local area plus a permanent collection including natural history.
Sheffield
Weston Park Museum Extensive collections of all kinds with nice touches to welcome the kids like Activity Cart with quiz sheets and toys; regular Creation Station sessions and 4 differently themed trails to follow outside. Loads to see, loads to do. Bring everyone!
Weston Park (9 miles)
Sheffield
Weston Park A family friendly museum where kids are free to roam. Explore trail for under 4s plus Family Trails available. Special events and creative activities held each month. Free to visit.
Barnsley
Experience Barnsley Discover the history and heritage of Barnsley and its people at this great museum and Discovery Centre that is free to visit. Hands on and interactive exhibits to enjoy, plus a Visitor Centre and a café.
Doncaster
Cusworth Hall and Park A grade I listed country house and grounds open to the public with gardens, adventure playground, lakeland and open spaces as well as a house restored to the period and museum. Free to visit.
Doncaster
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery Family friendly museum that tells the story of the Doncaster area from the end of the last Ice Age to the present day, fun and informative events throughout the year. Interactive exihibits, dressing up, and giant chess! Free to visit.
Doncaster
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum Air museum at Doncaster Lakeside, the former site of WWII RAF Doncaster, with historic buildings and aircraft hangers, military aircraft and helicopters. You can even put yourself in the pilot seat as selected cockpits are always open!
Barnsley
Cannon Hall Museum Country house museum set in 70 acres of historic parkland. Kids will love the childrens room with costumes, puzzles and hands-on learning plus the war zone with sights and sounds of war through the ages helping history come to life.
Doncaster
The Trolleybus Museum is the world's largest collection of preserved trolleybuses, alongside other vehicles and artefacts from the same era. Rides and seasonal fun available too, if you can catch them open!
Rotherham
Rotherham Leisure Complex Leisure pool with shallow entry and aqua flume water slide plus standard swimming pool and a smaller parent child pool.
Ponds Forge (5 miles)
Sheffield
Ponds Forge Come down and make a splash at Ponds Forge leisure pool! Whizz through the 2 flumes, float along the lazy river or jump through the big waves. There is also a smaller fun pool, for parent and toddler swimming!

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