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Best Zoos and Wildlife Parks In Norfolk

We've rounded up the best zoos and wildlife parks in Norfolk in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 12 Norfolk zoos and wildlife parks to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the zoos and wildlife parks we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Redwings Horse Sanctuary Aylsham

  • Aylsham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Meet more than 50 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules nose-to-nose at Redwings Horse Sanctuary Aylsham. Residents include real-life Black Beaut...

Banham Zoo4.333333333333333 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Banham
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Banham Zoo is an award winning attraction with lots of exciting animals and experiences to see and do! Passionate about animal conservation, the zoo...

Amazona Zoo

  • Cromer
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

See South American wildlife on your doorstep at Amazona Zoo. Home to over 200 South American animals and tropical birds, Amazona Zoo is one of the mo...

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens

  • Great Yarmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens takes its commitment to conservation very seriously. This ‘progressive’ zoo understands the need to protect those anima...

Redwings Horse Sanctuary Caldecott

  • Browston Green
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Get up close and cuddly with 120 rescued horses, ponies and mules, including a herd of 30 lovable donkeys! Don't miss the chance to meet gentle giant...

Oasis Camel Centre

  • Halesworth
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Think it strange to find camels in Suffolk? Not that strange, the owners of the Oasis Camel Park have kept camels and their various relations for man...

Africa Alive!4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Lowestoft
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

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

Suffolk Owl Sanctuary

  • Stonham Aspal
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Walk on the wild side at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary with over 80 modern-day raptors! Visit owls, eagles and vultures at home in their aviaries or flying f...



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National Dragonfly Project

  • Wicken
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Having recently changed hands from the National Dragonfly Project to The British Dragonfly Society and National Trust, The DragonFly Centre is locate...

Havergate Island

  • Aldeburgh
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Havergate Island This small island in the River Ore is famous for its breeding avocets and terns, which can usually be seen during spring and summer....

Jimmy's Farm and Wildlife Park2 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Wherstead
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

You might recognise Jimmy Doherty’s farm from the BBC documentary. This rare breed's farm is home to ponies, donkeys, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs,...

Lincolnshire Wildlife Park

  • Boston
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Home to nearly 2,000 birds, including the UK’s largest collection of parrots, it’s clear to see what’s got everyone talking at Lincolnshire Wildlife...

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