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New Forest Wildlife Park

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Deerleap Lane | Longdown, Nr Ashurst, Ashurst, New Forest SO40 4UH, England
+44 23 8029 2408
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Not much there but a nice place

The otters and deer are nice but there's not a huge amount to do. I imagine young children would... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
Good value slightly confusing

We went for a day out, thought we would check out this attraction wasnt expecting much but actually... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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!!!
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Deerleap Lane | Longdown, Nr Ashurst, Ashurst, New Forest SO40 4UH, England
+44 23 8029 2408
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The otters and deer are nice but there's not a huge amount to do. I imagine young children would love the otter talks and stroking the deer and wallabies but not sure you could spend a whole day here.

Thank ashleeb37
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a day out, thought we would check out this attraction wasnt expecting much but actually quite good value for money. We got to see wallabies up close and fox and wolf. There was feeding sessions and talks with animals plenty to see...More

Thank millianaire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came across this by accident. Entry fee excellent value. Really enjoyed the walk around the various exhibits. The otters were most definitely my favourite from the tiny European otter to the massive giant otters who have quite a voice on them. Well worth a visit...More

Thank tonksie63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a surprise. Well informed staff, wonderful animals in good enclosures. Amazing conservation and breeding programs in such a small out of the way place. Our only regret was the we did not have our grandchildren with us.

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I took our toddler here for a day out whilst staying in the New Forest. The park is in a lovely setting - lots of shade by large trees and we had a warm welcome which is always nice. There is a...More

Thank Parton30
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited in September, not sure what to expect. What a lovely surprise we had, so peaceful and quiet. The animals looked very well cared for and there was more than one that we wanted to take home! The park is so spacious and there...More

Thank Tina T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited whilst camping in the New Forest and it was a nice way to spend a few hours. Having never seen a lynx, otter or polecat, it was lovely to see these shy and elusive creatures. I'm not a big fan of captive animals...More

Thank Holly1977
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went during the first week of Sept when schools had gone back, and it was pretty peaceful. We went with a 3yr old and a 10m old baby. The playgrounds especially the teen/adult one was fab - I had a great time climbing! We listened...More

Thank Sammy S
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I took my 3 and 6 year old to the NFWP in the last week of the school holidays. While it was busy at the start, especially around the otters at feeding time, most people just rushed round so it was fairly easy to see...More

Thank VJ83
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Small and compact, at first glance it wont take long to wander round, but as you slow down and spend time looking you get to see more and more. Harvest mice, once you spot one......you start to spot them in lots of places! 5 of...More

Thank Marie M
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20 August 2017|
Response from deeboy | Reviewed this property |
Already answered on here: "Thank you for your question. Regrettably we do not allow dogs in the New Forest Wildlife Park as we have free ranging animals with in the park (deer and wallabies)."
13 August 2017|
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Response from jostecoe | Reviewed this property |
We took lots of photos, no restrictions , would recommend a telephoto lens for some of the enclosures in particular the wolves.
Steve G
2 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