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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!
Battersea Park Childrens Zoo invites you to check on the monkeys, crawl down the tunnel to see the meerkats, talk to the parrots and mynah birds, on to the farm to say hello to the goats, donkeys, pigs, emus etc. Playground which includes climbing frames, large sandpit with water toys, swings and roundabouts etc.
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!
Sea Life London Aquarium Home to one of Europe's largest collections of global marine life - the experience takes visitors on an immersive and interactive journey along the Great Oceanic Conveyor. Newest addition is the Frozen Planet interactive experience!
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!
Birdworld Birdpark and gardens covering 26 acres. Admission includes Underwater World and Jenny Wren Childrens Farm. Special penguin feeding times and animal encounters at the children's farm!
Surrey Hills Llamas Gentle and friendly llamas will carry your picnic as you lead them through the spectacular North Downs. Llamas are affectionate, intelligent and alert and kids really enjoy their company. For over 8s.
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!
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!
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.
Beaver Water World An animal rescue centre charity with loads to see and learn about. Quiz sheets available for the kids, plus tours and handling. Reasonably priced and open daily except for Christmas Day.
Foal Farm Animal Rescue Centre Rescued dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and more are now safe and sound here and ready for you to visit! Learn about the great work they do with the animals and maybe even join in one of their projects like helping with bunny socialisation!
The British Wildlife Centre A peaceful, relaxing place to see and learn about Britain's wonderful wildlife, from tiny harvest mice to magnificent red deer and everything in between! Over forty different native species are displayed in natural surroundings.
Huxleys Birds of Prey Centre A wide range of birds from hawks to eagles, falcons to owls, and vultures to kites! Plus a gorgeous Japanese Water Garden. Note limited opening times.
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.
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.
Woods Mill Nature Reserve A mixture of woodland and wetland habitats to explore plus the headquarters of the Sussex Wildlife Trust. There is always something to see, whatever the season. Free to visit.
Groombridge Enchanted Forest The Enchanted Forest has giant tree swings, teepees, a pirate ship and board walk with zip wire and rope swings. See the Zedonk, watch birds of prey and take a canal boat ride. Beautiful gardens with a giant chess set.
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.
Dunreyth Alpacas For a while now they have been training their young alpacas to walk to hand; thus enabling people to walk them about happily without training or experience.
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...
Marwell Wildlife The 140 acre zoological park is home to over 200 exotic and charismatic species, in beautiful, landscaped surroundings. Be as active or as relaxed as you want. There are 3 play areas where children can run wild while you take a well earned break.
The Hawk Conservancy Trust Alice Lowe
Over 150 birds of prey, from the tiny Pygmy Owl to the impressive Steller's Sea Eagles! The full daily schedule includes three world class flying displays, keepers’ talks and opportunities for all visitors to hold a British bird of prey.
Hensting Alpaca Walking Experience When the weather is good we like to walk our alpacas, so why not come and join us here in Otterbourne, Hampshire. Get up close and personal and learn all about these fascinating creatures!
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!
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!
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.
Earnley Butterflies, Birds and Beasts Walk among Tropical Butterflies, see exotic Birds and get close to many Beasts while being protected from the British weather.
Brighton Sea Life Centre offers a fun and educational day out whatever the weather. With over 150 species and 57 displays, you will be hard pressed to find a more enjoyable day for the whole family! Great idea for things to do in Brighton with kids.
Blackberry Farm Loads of friendly animals plus tremendous outdoor play area with loads of fun features, huge undercover adventure play barn with baby area and sensory zone. This place is awesome!
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.
Blue Reef Aquarium This award winning facility brings the magic of the undersea world alive! Come face to face with tropical sharks, rays, otters, seahorses and hundreds of other aquatic creatures. Highlights include underwater tunnel, open top ray display, Amazing Amphibians and Riveting Reptiles exhibitions.
South Woodham Ferrers
Tropical Wings World of Wildlife All weather fun for the whole family, within acres of attractive gardens with one of the UK's finest tropical butterfly houses. Lively programme of animal encounters, animal feeds and fun activities, plus Monkey Run and Meerkat Lookout!
Leigh on Sea
Belfairs Nature Reserve and Woodland Get away from it all at this nature reserve and woodland centre and enjoy the wildlife and scenery. Lots of plants and animals to see, plus exhibits and displays in the woodland centre.
The New Forest Wildlife Park Amazing animals to see, from owls and otters to wolves, bison, wild boar, red deer, muntjac deer, Scottish wildcats, lynx, wallabies, water voles, foxes, polecats, pine martens and ferrets. Children love the harvest mice scurrying around their mini home. “Go Wild” Adventure Playgrounds for tots...
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.
Drusillas Park Widely regarded as the best small zoo in the country - with brilliant play areas, Thomas the Tank Engine and close encounters in Lemurland and Lory Landing. Hello Kitty Secret Garden also offers the UKs first themed Hello Kitty attraction with 3 theme park rides, a Hello Kitty bedroom and a beauty parlour.
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.
Southend on Sea
Sealife Adventure From sharks to seahorses, starfish to stingrays, it’s all here in a family friendly environment with fascinating talks and presentations by their knowledgeable aquarists throughout the day.
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 the beautiful grounds of Holdenby House with a great range of owls, hawks, eagles, and falcons!
New Forest Reptile Centre Discover more about reptiles and amphibians here at this unique reptile centre located in the national park. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Hampshire with kids
Bucklebury Farm Park A great family day out in the countryside with farm animals to meet, Pat a Pet area and other activities to enjoy. Tractor and trailer ride included in entry fee. Free entry for kids under 2 years old.
4 Kingdoms Farm Adventure Park is a farm park, petting farm, indoor soft play, outdoor play, nature park, wildlife encounters, adventure play, working farm, cafe, educational centre, rare breeds farm, adventure play, children’s birthday parties.
Legoland Children aged 3 to 12 can take to the road, soar through the skies and sail the seas in complete safety. With over 50 interactive rides, attractions, live shows, building workshops and driving schools, not to mention over 55 million LEGO bricks, all set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland. Heartlake City...
Eton College Natural History Museum Berkshire’s only museum dedicated to Natural History with over 70 interesting displays to enjoy, a selection of trails to follow plus a cool hands on exhibit to get to grips with! Free to visit, but REALLY limited availability!
Museum of Eton Life Eton College was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI and is one of the oldest schools in the country. Discover the world of the Eton schoolboy, including games and colourful customs! Guided tours are available too.
Maidenhead Heritage Centre Explore the amazingly varied history of Maidenhead at this Heritage Centre with lots of hands-on activities for families.
The Look Out Discovery Centre Has over 90 hands-on science and nature activities, fun for everyone! Leave your shadow on the wall, make a mini animation, dam up "The Stream" and much more! Plus, a fantastic adventure play area, coffee and gift shops and 1000 hectares of Crown Estate woodland.
The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology The museum's 2000 objects include an exciting collection of Egyptian antiquities, including a funeral boat and a mummified cat's head! They also have exciting family events running during school holidays.
Reading Museum Fantastic museum that is family friendly and free to visit! Discover over 1,000 years of history, from Reading’s Saxon beginnings to the hi tech town it is today. Includes Riverside Museum at Blake’s Lock.