Africa Alive! | Day Out With The Kids

Africa Alive!

4 star Rating 4 / 5 2 reviews

Lowestoft, Suffolk, England

  • Girl petting snake at Africa Alive in Lowestoft
  • Fennec foxes at Africa Alive in Lowestoft
  • African painted dogs at Africa Alive in Lowestoft
  • Lion at Africa Alive in Lowestoft
  • Lake at Africa Alive in Lowestoft

Attraction Information

  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks icon Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Ages: all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

At Africa Alive, explore the sights and sounds of Africa and discover lions, giraffes, meerkats, hunting dogs and many more animals from the African continent!

The spectacular centrepiece of Africa Alive is the “Plains of Africa” - a perfect place to spot 5 species of African savannah animals, including graceful giraffe and heavyweight rhinos. During the summer months, there is even the chance to get up close to these magnificent creatures on the “Plains of Africa” experience.

Enjoy a bird's eye view of the magnificent lions from the viewing point ‘Lookout Lodge' and visit “Lemur Encounters”, which offers you the chance to get in with the action as you walk right through the lemurs' enclosure! The park is also home some other amazing primates including bushbabies and colobus monkeys.

The park is set in 100 acres of stunning Suffolk countryside and also offers the chance to spot a wide range of British wildlife. Bird lovers can also enjoy spotting native nature from the new “Wader's Lake” boardwalk or see some African feathered friends on the Woodland Walk!

Discover some amazing facts about the animals during exciting feeding talks and seasonal ‘Bird of Prey' displays. Climb aboard the free Safari Roadtrain for an entertaining journey around the park. Look, learn and play in the fun-packed “Discovery Centre” and meet some of the smaller residents at the animal encounter sessions.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Whites Lane, Kessingland, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 7TF, England


Click here to visit Africa Alive!'s website
01502 740291

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

29th October - 25th March
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 16:00

26th March - 20th July
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 17:00

21st July - 9th September
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 18:00

10th September - 28th October
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 17:00


General Admission
Adults from £14.95
Kids (3-15) from £10.95
Seniors from £12.95

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes

More Information

Pets allowed

No dogs allowed.

Guest suitability

The lower end of the park is, by its nature set in marshland and whilst there are paths these are erratic in levels. Assistance is advised in this area. There is a gradient to the park.


Day out with children whilst on holiday

3 star Rating 3 / 5

Written by shelagh . 29.07.18

We took two children aged 9 and 4. We were experiencing a heatwave, therefore it was extremely hot for the children and they were reluctant to walk around all of the park, although they managed to find the 'clues' for their medal. However they did enjoy the road-train ride and the information from the driver was very good. The animals appeared well-kept, and had good space (unlike traditional 'zoos'). The park seems to have a breeding programme, and we wondered if any are returned to Africa? I understand that it is expensive to keep animals but the huge cost, over £70 (we realised later that we had not been offere 'senior tickets', despite being in our 70's), puts it out of the reach of many families. Refreshments are costly - £1.45 for a can of Pepsi, £1.95 for a Calipo and £1.90 for a Cornetto. We wish that, like many other families, we had taken our own!

Gem of an attraction

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by nikkileese22 . 06.12.17

A lovely day out exploring and learning about African animals. Great Lion enclosure And animal talks were fab. A great full day out. Birds of prey display well worth waiting for.