Top 10 animal attractions in the UK
Schleich’s Wild Life and Farm World animal figurines are bound to inspire your child’s wild side. Indulge their sense of adventure with our top 10 animal attractions in the UK to visit.
1. Chester Zoo
Cheshire Zoo has a great deal to offer as home to more than 12,500 animals and more than 450 species set in 125 acres of zoological gardens. It has been named Britain’s number one zoo, fourth best in Europe and seventh in the world.
2. Monkey Sanctuary
The Sanctuary cares for a range of different species of rescued monkeys, giving visitors an intimate insight to a working sanctuary and a chance to meet some of its amazing monkey residents and wildlife inhabitants.
3. West Midlands Safari Park
The safari park offers a four-mile drive-through where visitors can come face to face with the world’s fastest, tallest and cutest animals, and a theme park with rides to suit all the family.
4. SEA LIFE London Aquarium
Home to one of Europe's largest collections of global marine life, the SEA LIFE London Aquarium takes guests on a journeying through 14 themed zones laid out over three floors with 500 different species living in 65 displays.
5. Cotswold Farm Park
Cotswold Farm Park offers the full countryside experience with more than 50 flocks and herds of rare breed farm animals, seasonal farming demonstrations, fun trails and play areas for children and plenty of opportunities to interact with the animals.
6. Yorkshire Wildlife Park
This wildlife experience promises to take you to all four corners of the globe, with African lions, meerkats and antelopes and Australian marsupials among the inhabitants. Attractions include Land Of The Tigers, Leopard Heights, Lemur Woods and a Giraffe House & Paddock.
7. Tropical Birdland
More than 250 birds and free-flying parrots from around the world live at Tropical Birdland in Leicestershire. It is set in 6.5 acres of countryside and houses aviaries, a woodland walk and a children’s play area. A Parrot Path gives you the chance to get close to the birds.
8. Longleat Safari Park
Longleat Safari Park was the first of its kind outside Africa when it opened to the public in April 1966. Today, Longleat features an extensive Safari Park and more than 15 attractions, including a new Jungle Kingdom and Longleat House, one of the most stunning stately homes in Britain.
9. Battersea Park Children’s Zoo
Situated in the heart of London’s Battersea Park, Battersea Park Children’s Zoo is designed with children in mind with animal friends waiting to meet them and adventure playgrounds for youngsters to test their climbing skills.
10. The Deep
This unique attraction is a Submarium where visitors can walk under the water through a viewing tunnel to see the marine life from a fascinating perspective. The Deep offers sharks, rays, turtles, penguins and more.