Peak Wildlife Park is set in the beautiful surroundings of the Staffordshire Moorlands. The attraction has large walkthroughs where you can come face-to-face with exotic and endangered animals from across three continents. Peak Wildlife Park was previously known as Blackbrook Zoological Park. Since changing to Peak Wildlife Park new exhibits are opening on a regular basis.
Peak Wildlife Park provides lots of opportunities for animal interaction. You can get up close to the lemurs and the Humboldt penguins. Feed the wallabies with your hand as you walk through their enclosure. The park holds regular keeper talks, making this an entertaining and educational day out. Good on-site facilities are available including a cafe with both indoor and outdoor seating areas.
At the Madagascar-inspired Lemur Heights guests come face to face with some of the world’s most endangered mammals. The lemur family comprises of some of the most beautiful and elusive species found across Madagascar.
Originating from the rainforests on the eastern side of Madagascar is the striking Black and White Ruffed Lemur. These large lemurs spend most of their time high up in the canopy eating fruit, flowers and nectar. You can hear their powerful alarm calls from up to 1km away. Visit the Black and White Ruffed Lemur in the walkthrough enclosure at Peak Wildlife Park.
The park also has a small family of endangered Ring-tailed Lemurs. Easily identified by their long black and white striped tails, these guys are amongst the most iconic of Madagascar’s rich and diverse fauna.
The large Himalayan Falls aviary plays host to a number of bird species from across the globe. Lurking in the trees and ponds found around the enclosure you can observe the stunning peacocks, impressive rheas, gorgeous golden pheasants and captivating ibis.
South American Walkthrough
The South American Walkthrough offers some of the continent’s most iconic animals. Come face to face with the world’s largest rodent, reach new heights with the Patagonian Mara and wander alongside the colony of Humboldt Penguins. Get a great view of the penguins at the underwater viewing area which gives you the opportunity to view the penguins flying through the water at up to 25mph!
In 1940, forced by wartime regulations, a man by the name of Henry Brocklehurst had to close down his private collection of exotic animals. Amongst his collection were five Bennett’s Wallabies, all of which were released into the Staffordshire Roaches. This small population flourished, eventually becoming a population of 50!
Unfortunately, being from much warmer climes (Tasmania), these wonderful marsupials failed to adapt to our long, harsh winters, with the winter of 1963 decimating the population. Their current population is of some debate, with sporadic sightings being reported up until recently. Peak Wildlife Park is trying to keep the legend alive with Wallaby Wanderland, their homage to this most captivating of stories.
Based on a forgotten Namibian outpost is the African Village Walkthrough. Look out for Pygmy Goats foraging around the desert paths and chickens scratching in the sun-scorched sand. A family of meerkats also call this environment their home.
A family picnic area and a large outdoor play area offer a great place to relax and unwind during your visit to the park. The Jungle Bounce Bouncy Castle is quite possibly the biggest bouncy castle you will find in Staffordshire. In addition to The Jungle Bounce, there is a large sandpit and space hoppers meaning that there is plenty to entertain your little ones. Peak Wildlife Park is a fun day out for all the family.
Travelling to Peak Wildlife Park
Peak Wildlife Park is located off the main A523 road which connects Leek to Ashbourne. If you are travelling by car, use the postcode ST13 7QR for your Sat Nav and it will take you straight to the door.
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