19 Best Zoos and Wildlife Parks In Cardiff Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Zoos and Wildlife Parks In Cardiff

We've rounded up the best zoos and wildlife parks in Cardiff in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 19 Cardiff 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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Noah's Ark Zoo Farm

Noah's Ark Zoo Farm5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Meet over 100 species of animal at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm in Bristol, including all the big zoo favourites - lions, tigers, bears, giraffes and elephant...

Apex Leisure and Wildlife Park

  • Burnham-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Apex Leisure and Wildlife Park covers approximately 42 acres and a County wildlife site, there are many different sections to Apex, including fishing...

Red Panda at Bristol Zoo Gardens

Bristol Zoo Gardens4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

A visit to Bristol Zoo Gardens is an adventure into an exciting animal kingdom, all set within 12 acres of beautiful grounds and award-winning garden...

Giraffes at Wild Place Project in Bristol

Wild Place Project

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Calling all animal lovers, a trip to the Wild Place Project needs to be on your family to do list. With the focus being on protecting threatened habi...

Owl at Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre in Minehead

Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre

  • Minehead
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre 15th century National Trust farmstead within Exmoor National Park, with a large collection of owls, birds of prey, and fri...

Ape at Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary in Swansea

Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary

  • Swansea
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Go wild at Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary! Find out what it’s like to work with exotic animals with a keeper for the day experience. Get up close to,...

Girl with bug at Plantasia Swansea

Plantasia Swansea5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Swansea
  • Indoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Come and explore this unique tropical haven of wonderful plants and animals situated in the heart of the city, from insects, reptiles, fish and monke...

Plants at Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo in Ross on Wye

Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo2 out of 5 starstotal reviews(4)

  • Ross-on-Wye
  • Indoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Experience the delight of the insect world's most serene and beautiful beasts at the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo! Your family can walk amongst free flyi...

Swans at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

  • Slimbridge
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre offers families an exciting range of close wildlife encounters. From hand feeding birds and handling amphibians, to exp...

Jaguar at Exmoor Zoo in Barnstaple

Exmoor Zoo

  • Barnstaple
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

At Exmoor Zoo change keeps taking place, so even a visit last year, will today see new exhibits and animals! The zoo has always specialised in smalle...

Ferret at Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park

Combe Martin Wildlife & Animal Park

  • Combe Martin
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

You don’t usually see animals and dinosaurs living side by side, however that’s what you get at Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park. Built into a...

Family canoeing at Llanelli WWT National Wetland Centre

Llanelli WWT National Wetland Centre

  • Llanelli
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Llanelli WWT National Wetland Centre is a haven for wildlife and allows you to get up close in hides and on canoes (canoes are summer only) and feed...

Hawk at International Centre for Birds of Prey in Newent

International Centre for Birds of Prey

  • Newent
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Described as a little gem, the ICBP offers a wonderful day out in beautiful grounds. As well as the opportunity to see many rare birds of prey at clo...

Deer at South West Deer Rescue in Crewkerne

South West Deer Rescue

  • Crewkerne
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

South West Deer Rescue is a dedicated non profit centre which offers a unique up close experience with 5 different species of wild and semi-wild deer...

Falcon at Yaraks Bird of Prey in Cullompton

Yaraks Bird of Prey

  • Cullompton
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Yarak's Bird of Prey is a rural centre which houses approximately 35 birds. This may be a small number but owners believe that this allows them to gi...

Kids feeding guinea pigs at Axe Valley Wildlife Park in Axminster

Axe Valley Wildlife Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Axminster
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Axe Valley Wildlife Park is East Devon’s ‘hidden gem’. Situated in the beautiful countryside of the Axe Valley, just a short distance from the Jurass...

Bandstand by lake at Prinknash Bird and Deer Park in Gloucester

Prinknash Bird & Deer Park

  • Gloucester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Once the hunting lodge of King Henry VIII, Prinknash Bird and Deer Park's Old Abbey is set in a charming wooded valley the other side of a monastic e...

Herd of buffalo at Bush Farm Bison Centre in West Knoyle

Bush Farm Bison Centre

  • West Knoyle
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Bush Farm Bison Centre offers the rather unique opportunity to see Bison in the UK and learn all about them, and to see a number of other animals inc...

Falcon at North Devon Falconry in Newton Tracey

North Devon Falconry

  • Newton Tracey
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Enjoy a day hunting with their trained Harris' hawks in some of the UK's most beautiful countryside. You will receive a brief lesson in handling this...

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