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Wet Weather Activities

Don't let wet weather dampen your visit!

There are plenty of undercover facilities and activities to get involved throughout the park even if its raining, as well as many daily feeds and displays taking place!

Animal Enclosures

Animal-enclosures-c-Paul-Lange-webThere are a number of animal enclosures with undercover viewing just waiting to be explored, including the Orangutan Forest, underwater sealion tunnel at Playa Patagonia, Sun bears, Chimp World, Iguana Forest and Amur tigers plus many more!

There are also undercover exhibits to visit, including the Kingdom of the Wild building housing a number of different species, from the pygmy hippos, lizards, snakes and fish to the leaf cutter ants! Worlds Apart also houses a number of different species including tamarin monkeys, fish and frogs in an undercover building.

Discovery Centre

Discovery-centre-c-Stacey-England-webThe Discovery Centre is open from 9.30am every day with plenty of fun and learning activities and crafts to enjoy!

Have a go at handling some of our friendly bugs at the bug handling station and explore the various touch tables.

Jungle Tumble

Jungle-Tumble wet weatherJungle Tumble is an exciting, new, indoor soft play area which caters for children aged up to 14 years old.

The play area is conveniently situated at the top of the zoo near the Discovery Centre, and is open daily from 10.30am until 30 minutes before the zoo's closing time.

It is a great place for parents to sit and enjoy a relaxing coffee in the comfortable seating area, overlooking the play area which will keep the kids entertained for hours with its new features!

Sensation Station

Bearded-DragonEngage with your senses as you can SEE how exotic snakes and other reptiles are adapted to their environment, as well as rabbits and tortoises. You can use your super senses to TOUCH, SMELL, LISTEN and ultimately discover the differences between the animals that you meet here. Sensation Station is undercover and open daily from 10.30am and closes at 5.00pm* *Autumn and winter opening times may alter.

Australian Rainbows

Lorikeets

Journey through a rainforest paradise with our colourful group of rainbow lorikeets with the chance to feed them a treat of nectar! Find out more about Australian Rainbows here.

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OPENING TIMES

Opening times: 

9.30am – 5.00pm or dusk if earlier*

*Last admission 4.00pm

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