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The 15 Best UK Attractions For Animal Lovers!

Written by Jenna Johnston

If you’re an animal lover like us too,
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With animal experiences, shows and so much more,
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If you’re anything like us and are animal mad, you’ll love these animal attractions we have listed below! From sea adventures to playing with micro pigs, this list has got you covered for the best attractions to see lots of adorable animals and fascinating sea creatures. 😊 Xx

1. Longleat, Warminster

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Enjoy a full-on fun-packed day for all the family at Longleat! Take a drive with a difference! On the Drive-Through Safari lookout for lions, tigers, rhinos, giraffes, and Longleat’s infamous cheeky monkeys! See the fastest creatures on earth in ‘Cheetah Kingdom’ and brave a trip into Lion Country and Tiger Territory.

You can even experience the Festival of Light at Longleat and adventure through The Wondrous Worlds of Roald Dahl! Marvel at beautiful displays of light throughout the park! Book your tickets here.

2. Kent Life, Maidstone

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If you love petting zoo’s this is the attraction for you! Cuddle Corner and Farmyard Walkthrough allows you to see amazing animals such as pigs, horses, rabbits and many more. Kent Life also features other fantastic family activities such as paint-a-pot, Groom a Pony Demo, Ferret Racing and a Wooden Animal Anagram Hunt! Book your tickets here!

3. Hounslow Urban Farm, Feltham

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Situated in London, this urban farm has reptiles waiting to meet you! Are you brave enough to hold a snake? Meet and greet the cute animals including pigs (don’t miss the super cute piglets!), sheep, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, snakes, lizards and tortoises and many, many more! Everyday you can take part in animal encounters throughout the day and watch amazing owl displays. Book your tickets here. 

4. Howletts Wild Animal Park, Canterbury

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Home to over 400 animals and the chance to walk aside lemurs is this animal park! Not only are there animals to see there are also plenty of other great family activities such as animal talks and an education centre. Book your tickets here!

5. SEA LIFE London Aquarium

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Ever wanted to touch starfish, sea anemone or crabs? Sea Life offers just that at their rock pools. If you’re feeling extra brave, challenge yourself to walk over the Shark Walk! You can also see Marama & Rocky, Sea Lifes same-sex couple, adorable penguin chick, which is sure to make you say ‘aw’. Book your tickets here!

6. ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire

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Visit the UK’s biggest zoo set amongst 600 acres of amazing countryside! With over 10,000 fantastic animals to discover, you and your family could see elephants, tigers, lions, cheetahs, and many more this September! There’s also a new Hullabazoo outdoor play area where your kids can burn off some energy after meeting all the wildlife! On the 24-25th of September, there’s also the Sense-sational Festival welcoming children with learning difficulties and their families. There will be increased specialist facilities as well as sensory interactive events! Book here!

7. Chessington World of Adventures Resort

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Not only does Chessington World of Adventures Resort offer lots of thrilling rides, but it also features Chessington Zoo and a Sea Life Centre! With shows happening at Sea Lion Bay, Trail of the Kings showing beautiful Sumatran tigers and a glass tunnel where you can watch sharks and other sea creatures at the Sea Life Centre, Chessington has something for all animal lovers to enjoy! Book your tickets here.

8. Oceanarium, The Bournemouth Aquarium

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Do you fancy feeding fish to penguins or looking closely into the eyes of Carrie the turtle? Get behind the scenes this summer on a trip to the Oceanarium! You can help with feeding time and enrichment exercises for the otter family or wonder along the Adventure Quiz Trail to earn your sticker! Plus, there’s a kids’ play zone specifically designed for under 10’s, featuring a wobbly walk and ‘spring rocker’ penguin! Save up to 20% off tickets, book here!

9. Liberty’s Owl, Raptor & Reptile Centre, Hampshire

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Enjoy daily flying displays and a wide range of birds of prey on display this summer! With a reptile house of snakes and lizards on display, your little ones faces will be amazed. After they’ve seen these magnificent animals, you can head over to the children’s sand pit for them to let off some steam. If you feel like treating yourself to a day out like no other there are also special falconry experience flying days! On these days you will get the chance to fly various hawks, owls, and vultures and for those over the age of 16 you will be lucky enough to handle an eagle! Book here now!

10. Birdworld, Farnham

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Celebrate the Parrot Pandemonium at Birdworld this upcoming bank holiday weekend! With parrot talks and noisy music activities, your little ones will be laughing all day long! Whilst you’re there, why not also go and visit the 1,200 other birds and animals which include many rare and endangered species! Book here with Picniq!

11. ZSL London Zoo

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Ever wanted to meet meerkats? Penguins? Monkeys? Or even giraffes? ZSL London has got you covered with their unique animal experiences! Not only does the zoo offer fantastic animal experiences but there are also over 750 different animals for you to look at. Book your tickets here!

12. Africa Alive! Suffolk

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See the spectacular centrepiece that is the ‘Plains of Africa’ this September! You can spot five amazing species of African savannah animals such as giraffes and rhinos! Plus, on the 22nd of September it’s World Rhino Day and to celebrate why not head to Africa Alive to learn more about the fascinating creatures and how we can help save them! There’s also the opportunity to get a close-up view of the lions from the ‘Lookout Lodge’ viewing point! Book here!

13. Banham Zoo, Norwich

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Immerse yourself in the world of Banham Zoo! Visit the Penguin cave and Farm barn to meet some fascinating animals! Explore this award-winning family attraction and experience over 2000 animals from around the world! Book here now!

14. Kew Little Pigs, Buckinghamshire

Oink, Oink! If you weren’t a pig lover you will be by the end of this attraction! Take part in all aspects of caring for a pig such as fluffing up beds, mucking out, grooming and feeding! Make sure to get a perfect piggy selfie with the famous pig Mia who has starred in adverts for Hendricks Gin! Find out more here.

15. Port Lympne Reserve, Hythe

Go on a safari adventure and see over 700 rare and endangered animals roam! From bears, rhinos, gorillas to lions and tigers, I’m sure you’ll see your favourite animal! For dinosaur, fanatics make sure to check out dinosaur forest which features the largest collection of life-sized dinosaurs in Europe! Find out more here.

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