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New Forest Wildlife Park

#1 of 3 things to do in Ashurst Features Animals
Deerleap Lane | Longdown, Nr Ashurst, Ashurst, New Forest SO40 4UH, England
+44 23 8029 2408
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Day trip with the kids

Another excellent day out, plenty of parking, plenty to do and all quite modestly priced. The wild... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tim C
Bracknell, United Kingdom
Fabulous day out

Lovely wildlife park for adults and children alike. Plenty to occupy all ages including woodland... read more

Reviewed yesterday
carol b
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Enjoy the amazing animals at this beautiful park, in the leafy New Forest, with its fabulous adventure playgrounds. Follow the woodland trails to see wallaby, European bison, wolves, wild boar, Scottish wildcats, lynx, foxes, pine marten, polecats, owls and ferrets. Meet the friendly deer and say hi to the playful otters, including the endangered giant otter. Feeding sessions, keeper talks and special events year round. Amazing playgrounds for under 6's and from 6yrs to 86yrs!!!
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Deerleap Lane | Longdown, Nr Ashurst, Ashurst, New Forest SO40 4UH, England
+44 23 8029 2408
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Reviewed yesterday

Another excellent day out, plenty of parking, plenty to do and all quite modestly priced. The wild life selection is brilliant, but the exotic animals like Wild Boar, Wolves and the enormous Bison really captured the children's attention.

Thank Tim C
Reviewed yesterday

Lovely wildlife park for adults and children alike. Plenty to occupy all ages including woodland walks, play parks and butterfly house. Lots of animals including deer, otters and wolves. Lots of information to read about the animals.

Thank carol b
Reviewed yesterday

After having been to Marwell a lot & given it a good review, we were looking for some where else to go that was a little different. This was very much the case with the New Forest Wildlife Park ! We had a great time...More

Thank pooresta
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic value for money, great for nature lovers, plus brilliant play areas for all ages. Enough to see and do for toddlers to teens. Can't wait to go back for another visit. The staff are very helpful and accommodating. Can't praise this park enough.

Thank Jacqui043
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited here with our 3 yr old and another family with teenage daughters. We loved seeing all the animals and my daughter loved making her own badge, seeing the fox up close and the tiny mice. My husband and I visited here 4 years...More

Thank Angelkbubbles
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had seen some excellent reviews here and were not disappointed. The staff are excellent and care so much for the animals and the talks they are excellent and are happy to listen to any questions. All of the animals look incredibly healthy and have...More

Thank Craig A
Reviewed 4 days ago

The man claimed to be the owner. If this is true it is alarming because his manner was hostile and bullying, especially to a younger female member of the party. His comments were illogical, claiming it would cost him £150 for us to park there...More

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wildlifepark235, Owner at New Forest Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. In the interest of fairness we feel we should respond. When an oversized vehicle is parked blocking access to 12 parking spaces we will always do our best to have the vehicle re parked in a safer and less obstructive...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a brilliant place to visit on a nice day, however, nearly everything is outdoor, with very little shelter, so not a "rainy day" trip. The set up is like a beautiful woodland walk, with some of the animal enclosures being quite open, meaning...More

Thank Clair W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A perfect place to visit with young kids (9 and 7). The park is well maintained and cared for, the staff care about their jobs and are enthusiastic. The animals seem well cared for and the enclosures have been designed with each species in mind...More

Thank AverageJoe71
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bought a keepers experience for my son for his birthday, Ali was the lady who looked after us for the morning, she was amazing. Very quickly put my son at ease and was very encouraging . He had sent a list of the animals he...More

Thank jostecoe
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13 August 2017|
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Response from Kaz B | Reviewed this property |
There were no signs restricting the photographing of animals shown in the park, I snapped away merrily.
Steve G
3 August 2017|
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Response from snappyo7 | Reviewed this property |
Yes before you go in - actually the food is quite good - can recommend the jacket potatoes!!healthy snacks for kids available too
Sharon Louise J
18 October 2016|
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Response from fin6y | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I know this is late but the above answers are wrong/not helpful so if anyone else comes across this then the nearest train station is ASHURST. We walked from the train station to the park because the seasonal "sight... More