New Forest Wildlife Park

New Forest Wildlife Park

You’ll find a warm welcome at New Forest Wildlife Park, where friendly and knowledgeable keepers will do their best to ensure you have a fascinating day out.

Set in the heart of the New Forest National Park, you’ll see amazing animals and learn interesting facts about their lives. Hear about the parks conservation work with endangered species, such as the giant otter, European bison and Scottish wildcat. Meet playful brothers Simuni and Akuri, the first giant otters to be born 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.

Adventure playgrounds, newly refurbished restaurant and tempting gift shop all add to a wonderful family day out.

Summer opening times - 10.00am to 5.30pm

Winter opening times - 10.00am to dusk

Open everyday except 25th and 26th December.

Admission price 



£32.75 ( 2 adults + 2 children; 1 adult + 3 children

Why should I visit?

    • Keeper Talks throughout the day is an opportunity to meet the keepers - times vary so check on arrival.
    • Two playgrounds - young children up to 6 years and larger apparatus for 6 years to 80 years!
    • Free car park and on the red route of the New Forest Tour bus during the summer months.
    • Snacks, light meals etc with indoor and outdoor seating
    • Animal Encounters, Nature Quiz Trails and other events throughout school holidays


Assistance dogs allowed
Baby changing facilities
Disabled access
Disabled parking available
Free parking on site
Gift shop
Suitable for ages 3 and above
Tour Guide – we require booking for this facility
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New Forest Wildlife Park

Valid from 13/01/2017 until 31/12/2017

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Where to find us


New Forest Wildlife Park
Deerleap Lane
SO40 4UH

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By car

Sat Nav – Please put the address into your sat nav as using the postcode only may take you on a less direct route.

The New Forest Wildlife Park is situated off the A35 between Southampton and Lyndhurst.

From the motorway system leave the M27 at Junction 3 onto M271 to Southampton and the Docks. Turn right at the end of the short M271 onto the A35 in the direction of Lyndhurst. Follow A35 for about 1.5 miles and look for brown tourist to New Forest Wildlife Park signs directing left into Deerleap Lane.

From Lyndhurst follow A35 towards Southampton. After Ashurst village turn right into Deerleap Lane following brown tourist signs to New Forest Wildlife Park. Continue past Dairy Farm to New Forest Wildlife Park on the left.

By train

Totton rail station is approx 55 minute walk to New Forest Wildlife Park. There is a taxi rank at station.

Ashurst rail station( approx 2miles) trains from London and Poole arrive at 40mins past the hour in both directions.

On arrival at Ashurst there's choice of easy ways to reach us.

By bus

The Bluestar 6 bus runs between Southampton and Lymington stopping at Ashurst - hourly Monday to Saturday and 2 hourly on Sunday.

New Forest Tour Bus

- 2016
Hop on the New Forest Tour to the New Forest Wildlife Park this summer. The open top’s Red Route runs a circular, hourly, seven days a week to the Wildlife Park from 25th June to 11th September, 2015. You can catch it from Ashurst, Lyndhurst, Burley, Ringwood or Fordingbridge or link up via the blue or green routes from Brockenhurst, Lymington, Hythe and New Milton. Please note the last bus of the day from the park is 16.49pm.

Bus and train travel

- walk from Ashurst
Blue Star No 6. Exit train station cross A35 to No 6 the bus stop. Take No 6 to the next stop on the A35 get off at the small supermarket and stay on this road. Walk until you come to brown signs directing you right into Deerleap Lane. Deerleap Lane is a country lane without pavements.


The New Forest Wildlife Park is lucky enough to be next to the Forest cycle network.