New Forest Wildlife Park

You’ll find a warm welcome at New Forest Wildlife Park, where our friendly and knowledgeable keepers will do their best to ensure you have a fascinating and enjoyable day out. Set in lovely natural woodland in the heart of the New Forest National Park, you’ll see amazing animals and learn interesting facts about their lives.

Hear about our conservation work with endangered species, such as the giant otter, European bison and Scottish wildcat, and about how we rehabilitate animals rescued from the wild. Meet playful brothers Simuni and Akuri, the first giant otters to be born and bred in the UK, or watch the antics of the lovable Asian short-clawed otters at feeding time. Get up close to the inquisitive fallow and roe deer in the deer encounter enclosure, or learn about the habits of different species of owls, including barn owls, snowy owls, tawny owls, eagle owls and great horned owls. Wander through the trees to see European bison, Scottish wildcats, wolves, lynx, wild boar, wallabies, ferrets, hedgehogs, foxes, badgers, polecats, pine martens, mouflon, souslik, harvest mice, red deer, muntjac deer and more, and visit the Tropical Butterfly House from Easter to October. Our popular Keeper Experiences, for all ages, offer the chance to become part of the keeper team while our keeper talks, feeding sessions and arts and crafts activities make your visit even more enjoyable.  Our fabulous Go Wild adventure playgrounds, newly refurbished restaurant and tempting gift shop all add to a wonderful family day out.

How to find

Opening Times

Open all year except 25th and 26th December

Spring/Summer  10.00am – 5.30pm
Autumn/Winter  10.00am – 4.30pm or dusk

Advised last admission is 1.5 hours before closing time

Ticket Prices

Ticket from April 1st 2017


Adult £11.50
Children (3 to 16 years) £8.50
Family (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children) £35.00
Seniors (Over 60) £10.25
Disabled/special needs adult (1 designated carer free) £10.25
Disabled/special needs child (1designated carer free) £6.95
Serving military personnel (with ID) £10.25

Please note: Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult when visiting the park.

Annual pass

Adults £45.00
Children aged 3+ £30.00
Family (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children) £140.00
2 Adult £85.00
1 Adult & 1 Child £70.00
Seniors £35.00
Disabled Adult £35.00
Disabled Child £25.00

Coach parties

Book one of our special coach party packages – cream tea/lunch plus park admittance and stay as long as you wish!

Package 1

Soup and Sandwich, Toastie or Panini available from midday – 3pm

Adult £16.50 inc Admission
Senior/Concession £15.50 inc Admission

Package 2

Warmed Scone, clotted cream, choice of preserves and a pot of tea.

Adult £12.50 inc Admission
Senior/Concession £11.50 inc Admission


Pre-book and pre-pay for a visit during our off peak season and receive 20% off our entrance price. (Does not include lunch/cream tea)

Contact Information

New Forest Wildlife Park

Deerleap Lane
Nr Ashurst
SO40 4UH

General enquiries

Tel:02380 292408
Fax:02380 293367


Tel:0845 601 6679

Birthday Parties / Keeper Experience


Tel:0845 601 6679 – Moira

“Had a really enjoyable day with a couple of friends and kids aged from 2-9 years old. Woodland play area was amazing and kept them entertained for well over two hours. The kids loved the otters, the lynx and the baby wild boar in particular. Really lovely place for a relaxed day out.”

Unknown (Brighton)

“Lovely setting with spacious animal enclosures, great staff, excellent service and food in the cafe and frequent short talks throughout the day of interest to all ages. Highlights were the wolves and the wallabies with babies in their pouches.”

Ann (Winchester)