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Reopening: Zoos, Theme Parks & More Opening After UK Lockdown

Lisa O'Keeffe

18 December 2020

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With the government easing lockdown restrictions gradually following the third national lockdown, we’re excited to see many UK attractions are setting out their plans to welcome visitors back through their doors. After what feels like forever, we’ll have the chance to enjoy a day out again - and just in time for the Easter holidays too!

As we know from before, it won’t just be back to normal straight away - we can expect phased openings, reduced capacity, and lots of additional safety measures in place, as well as the need to book ahead in advance. 

Here we have all the details for reopening dates for top attractions across the UK - we’ll be keeping this updated in the coming weeks too, but you can also check out our Facebook page for announcements. These dates are confirmed in line with the current government advice, but please bear in mind some dates may be delayed as part of the roadmap announcement. 

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Theme park reopening dates

Ready to ride a rollercoaster again? These are the confirmed opening dates for some of the biggest theme parks in the UK - just remember to book in advance.

Paultons Park, Hampshire - Monday 12th April, tickets available to book now

Drayton Manor Theme Park, Staffordshire - Monday 12th April, tickets available to book now

Alton Towers Resort, Staffordshire - Gardens open from 29th March - 11th April for local residents, theme park open from Monday 12th April

Chessington World of Adventures, Greater London - Monday 12th April for park only, hotels and Glamping to follow at a later date

Thorpe Park, Surrey - Monday 12th April

Crealy Theme Park and Resort, Devon - Monday 12th April 

Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Lancashire - Monday 12th April 

Wicksteed Park, Northamptonshire - Gradual reopening from 17th April, fully opened for 22nd May

Zoo and safari park reopening dates

If you’ve been missing catching up with your favourite animal attractions, then you’ll be glad to hear that they’ll be open again soon. Here are the confirmed opening dates for some of the best zoos in the UK - again you’ll need to book in advance in most cases.

Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh - Open to Edinburgh residents only from 26th February  

West Midland Safari Park, Worcestershire - Monday 12th April

Twycross Zoo, Warwickshire - Monday 12th April

Marwell Zoo, Hampshire - Hoping to reopen on Monday 12th April

Paradise Wildlife Park, Hertfordshire - Book now for visits from Monday 12th April

Woburn Safari Park, Buckinghamshire - Planning to reopen on Monday 12th April, tickets not yet on sale

Farm park reopening dates

Spring is the perfect season to visit a farm park, thanks to the incredible lambing season, adorable baby animals and loads of outdoor fun. Here are the confirmed dates for some of the most popular children's farm parks in the UK - just remember you'll likely need to book in advance and capacity may be reduced.

Odds Farm Park, Buckinghamshire - Monday 12th April 

National Trust reopening dates

There has been no official confirmation from the National Trust yet about reopening, so check back soon!

Other attraction reopening dates

Treasure Trails, nationwide - Open and available now

Go Ape, nationwide - Planning to reopen on 29th March, with tickets available from to book now

Mother Shipton's, Yorkshire - Open weekends in March (subject to weather conditions) then every day from 29th March

Warwick Castle, Warwickshire - Monday 12th April

Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire - Planned to reopen on 17th May

Check back soon as we confirm more attraction reopening dates for 2021!

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