Best Zoos and Wildlife Parks In East Sussex

We've rounded up the best zoos and wildlife parks in East Sussex in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 17 East Sussex 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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Drusillas Park4.6 out of 5 starstotal reviews(5)

  • Alfriston
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Home to over 100 exotic animals, the award winning Drusillas Park has something for all the family!  From sloths and cheeky monkeys, to adorable...

British Wildlife Centre

  • Lingfield
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

The British Wildlife Centre was established to educate people about the beauty and wonder of Britain's own native wildlife in the hope that they will...

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

  • Rye
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

The Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is an acknowledged Site of Special Scientific Interest, supporting many unusual plants and mini beasts awaiting your d...

Huxleys Birds of Prey Centre4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Horsham
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

At Huxleys Birds of Prey Centre they have a wide range of birds from hawks to eagles, falcons to owls, and vultures to kites! They have around 70 bir...

Willows Bird of Prey Centre

  • Knockholt
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Nestled in the rolling Kent countryside, Willows Bird of Prey Centre allows you to get up close and personal with their winged residents. The team at...

Hemsley Conservation Centre

  • Wrotham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Creature comforts and conservation are the name of the game at Hemsley Conservation Centre, with all sorts of cute and curious animals and activities...

The Kent Owl Academy

  • Maidstone
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

What’s more magical than coming face-to-face with a wild animal? The Kent Owl Academy has a huge family of owls and birds of prey - from eagles to fa...

Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation

  • Eynsford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Do you want to see the home of some of the most incredible animals in the world? Come explore the majestic Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation, one of...

Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve

  • Hythe
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Step into your own luxury safari experience at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve . The UK’s original and authentic safari experience gives you an anima...

Chessington World of Adventures

  • Chessington
  • Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

 Get in touch with your wild side at Chessington World of Adventures - watch the world’s largest tiger species walk above you in Europe’s first...

Surrey Hills Llamas

  • Hambledon
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

When you think of relaxing family days out you may not imagine walking a llama through the country, which is exactly what you can do at Surrey Hills...

Battersea Park Children's Zoo4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Battersea
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Pint-sized animals for pint-sized kids makes Battersea Park Children’s Zoo the perfect miniature afternoon out. Get up close and cuddly with otters,...

ZSL London Zoo5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Regents Park
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Welcome to ZSL London Zoo - the world’s oldest scientific zoo! With 712 species and over 20,000 animals, it's an expansive and highly interactive div...

Howletts Wild Animal Park

  • Bekesbourne
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Which are your brood’s favourite critters? Chances are they’ll spot them at Howletts Wild Animal Park, with over 400 intriguing animals all waiting t...

Wildwood5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Herne Bay
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Within 40 acres of beautiful woodland come nose to nose with British wildlife past and present at Wildwood. Kent’s unique wildlife park and conservat...

Dunreyth Alpacas

  • Chichester
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Ready for an adventure? Then ALPACA your bags. Drive on down to Dunreyth Alpacas and enjoy an amazing day out with your family this week. With alpaca...

Wingham Wildlife Park

  • Canterbury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

After starting life as a bird park in 1986, Wingham Wildlife Park really spread its wings under new owners in 2008 to become one of Kent’s most popul...

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