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10 Best Attractions For Animal Lovers!

Written by Jenna Johnston

If you’re an animal lover like us too,
Check out this blog for a list of parks and zoos!
With animal experiences, shows and so much more,
Find your favourite attraction to explore!

Each attraction has worked hard to ensure the safety of all visitors so that everyone can get out once again and enjoy their amazing facilities! Capacity has been restricted so make sure to book your tickets well in advance.

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, rhino, giraffe 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. Book your tickets here.

2. Kent Life, Maidstone

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! Find out more here!

3. Hounslow Urban Farm, Feltham


Situated in London, this urban farm has reptiles waiting to meet you! Are you brave enough to hold a snake? Plus, throughout the day at the farm enjoy a number of events happening such as animal encounters, pig meet and greet, owl display and so much more. Find out more here. 

4. 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.

5. Howletts Wild Animal Park, Canterbury


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

6. SEA LIFE London


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’. Find out more here!

7. ZSL London Zoo

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. Find out more here!

8. Adventure Wonderland, Bournemouth

After becoming bigger and better in 2013, Shetland World is a well-loved attraction! Featuring a range of animals for you to see such as alpacas, donkeys, lambs and guinea pigs children will love getting involved. Make sure to check out Pony Palace for a pony ride for a small additional cost! After you’ve had your animal fix, there are lots of thrilling rides perfect for the family to enjoy together. Find out more here. 

9. 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.

10. Chessington World of Adventures

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Not only does Chessington World of Adventures 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.

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