New Forest Wildlife Park

Lynx at New Forest Wildlife Park
Bison at New Forest Wildlife Park
Giant otters at New Forest Wildlife Park
Natural surrounds at New Forest Wildlife Park with roaming deer
New Forest Wildlife Park play area for under 6's with sandpit
New Forest Wildlife Park
Wolf at New Forest Wildlife Park
Deer at New Forest Wildlife Park
Owl at New Forest Wildlife Park
Keeper Experience at New Forest Wildlife Park

About New Forest Wildlife Park

Nestled in the enchanting New Forest National Park, the New Forest Wildlife Park is the perfect destination for nature and animal lovers. Home to more than 30 species of animals, the park spans several acres of natural woodland with a variety of stunning habitats and enclosures.

Animals at New Forest Wildlife Park

A haven for animals large and small, there are over 250 different creatures to see at the New Forest Wildlife Park. From the smallest harvest mice to the mighty European bison, visitors are greeted by an incredible selection of inquisitive creatures.

Follow the winding pathways for a magical journey through the park where the animals happily go about their day in stunning recreations of their natural environments. Guests have the unique opportunity to learn and observe the different animals with regular Keeper Talks throughout the day.

During your visit to the New Forest Wildlife Park, you can see the endangered giant otters, stroll through wallaby wood where you can meet the bouncy wallabies in their enclosure and step into the deer enclosure where you will come up close to a group of friendly deer. Looking for more wildlife encounters? Why not visit the majestic howling grey wolves and the agile northern lynxes?

Bird lovers will not be disappointed either, as the Park is also home to a selection of owls from barn owls to snowy owls, tawny owls and great grey owls.

Go Wild Adventure Playgrounds

Designed for kids and adults who are young at heart, the New Forest Wildlife Parks’ Go Wild adventure playgrounds are the perfect place to blow off steam and develop your skills. Children under the age of 6 will love diving into the large sand pits, controlling diggers, swinging, sliding and climbing to their hearts content. While older children can take on the more challenging spider nets, birds nest climbing ropes and log jumble.


A testament to the New Forest’s commitment to conservation, the New Forest Wildlife Park houses endangered species such as the giant otter and champions various breeding programs. The park also rehabilitates native species such as injured or orphaned hedgehogs, deer and owls.


For a more hands on experience, why not try the Keeper Experience Day? True animal lovers have the opportunity to become a keeper, meeting the various animals and immersing themselves in the exciting world of the New Forest Wildlife Park.

Spring/Summer opening times – 10.00am to 5.30pm (Last entry 4pm)

Winter opening times – 10.00am to 4:30pm (Last entry 3pm)

Open everyday except 25th and 26th December.

Family (2 adults two children or 1 adult 3 children): £40.50

Adults (16 to 59): £13.50

Senior (60+): £12.50

Child  (3 to 15): £10.25

Child Under 3: Free

Concessions for students and military personnel with ID: £12.50

Registered Disabled Adult: £12.50

Registered Disabled Child: £8.25
*Registered Disability entries can bring 1x Free Carer

Annual Memberships

Family Membership: £160.00
Unlimited entry for 2 named Children + 2 named Adults
Or 1 named Adult and 2 named Children

Joint Adult Membership: £94.00
Unlimited entry for 2 named adults

Adult Membership: £54.00
Unlimited entry for 1 named Adult

Adult & Child Membership: £84.00
Unlimited entry for 1 named Adult and 1 named Child

Child Membership (Age 2-15): £38.00
Unlimited entry for named 1 named child

Senior Membership (60+ years): £44.00 Unlimited entry for one named senior.

Disabled/Special Needs adult membership: £44.00 Plus one FREE accompanying carer

Disabled/Special Needs Child membership: £38.00
(1 Free Carer for Registered Disabled)

All memberships will run for one year from the date of purchase.

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 2024

Valid from 24th May 2024 until 31st Dec 2024

One child half price with accompanying full-price paying adult

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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.

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