New Forest Wildlife Park

Victor the red deer stag, Munchkin the lynx, Hobbit the barn owl and Millie the otter are some of the characters you’re likely to meet at New Forest Wildlife Park in 2019.

In the heart of the New Forest National Park, this beautiful wildlife park has friendly and knowledgeable keepers who will introduce you to the amazing animals and tell you more about their lives.

Walk the natural woodland trails to meet the playful giant otters, a rare and endangered species, as well as inquisitive fallow and roe deer and impressive European bison. There are Scottish wildcats, wolves, wallabies, ferrets, hedgehogs, foxes, badgers, polecats, pine martens, mouflon, souslik, harvest mice, and tropical butterflies too, as well as several species of otters and owls.

Let your hair down in the fabulous Go Wild adventure playgrounds, designed for kids and adults of all ages, and visit the restaurant and gift shop for mouth-watering and tempting treats.

Summer opening times - 10.00am to 5.30pm

Winter opening times - 10.00am to dusk

Open everyday except 25th and 26th December.

Admission price 


Children (3 to 16)

Family - (2 adults + 2 children or 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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The New Forest Wildlife Park

Valid from 01/01/2018 until 31/12/2018

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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

The bus runs from mid-June to September (the dates for 2019 are not confirmed)

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.