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The UK is home to some fantastic Zoos and Wildlife Parks. The Attraction Near Me’s guide to the Top 10 UK Zoos and Wildlife Parks will help you to decide where to visit.

Top 10 UK Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Read our top 10 listing to find the best-rated Animal Attractions near you. We understand that everyone has their personal favourites. We have based this Top 10 listing on our personal experiences and extensive knowledge of Zoos and Wildlife Parks.


1 – Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo - Eastern Black Adult Rhino
Chester Zoo – Eastern Black Adult Rhino

There are over 27,000 animals, more than 600 different species and 128 acres of zoological gardens to explore at Chester Zoo. The large collection of animals includes some of the most exotic and endangered species on the planet.

Chester Zoo plays a vital role in inspiring and educating people about the natural world and the impact humans have on it – creating and nurturing the conservationist in us all. The zoo supports field projects around the world and closer to home, preventing the extinction of endangered species.

Attractions Near Me – Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo Official Website


2 – Longleat

Longleat - Deer Park
Longleat – Deer Park

Longleat is a family attraction with a host of entertainment that all adds up to a special family day out bursting with adventure. Featured on numerous television shows, Longleat featured the first drive-through safari park outside of Africa.

Attractions Near Me – Longleat
Longleat Official Website


3 – ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo - Animals in Action
ZSL London Zoo – Animals in Action

ZSL London Zoo ranks as one of the best zoos in the UK. Set in leafy Regent’s Park amid heritage-listed buildings and beautiful gardens, ZSL London Zoo is an oasis in the heart of the capital with over 20,000 amazing animals to discover.

The Zoo’s biggest experience, Land of the Lions, gives visitors the chance to get closer than ever before to the mighty Asiatic lions – of which only 400 remain in the wild.

Attractions Near Me – ZSL London Zoo
ZSL London Zoo Official Website


4 – Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo - Giant Panda
Edinburgh Zoo – Giant Panda

Visitors to Edinburgh Zoo can discover a wide range of species, from chimps to penguins. The Zoo is also home to the UK’s only koalas and giant pandas.

Attractions Near Me – Edinburgh Zoo
Edinburgh Zoo Official Website


5 – Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Yorkshire Wildlife Park - Lion
Yorkshire Wildlife Park – Lion

Yorkshire Wildlife Park brings families in touch with some of the world’s most beautiful and at-risk species. With nearly 400 animals and 70 different species of animal, Yorkshire Wildlife Park is a fantastic place to experience a truly breathtaking walkthrough wildlife adventure.

Most of the animals at the park are either endangered or threatened, Yorkshire Wildlife Park works closely with charities to help the conservation of endangered species in the wild and in captivity.

Attractions Near Me – Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Yorkshire Wildlife Park Official Website


6 – Flamingo Land Resort

Flamingo Land - Tiger
Flamingo Land – Tiger

Flamingo Land Zoo is the UK’s most visited zoo. There are over 140 species of animals on show, with a monorail offering a bird’s eye view of the animals. The zoo also features elevated pathways that go over a small lake to the Penguin Coast.

Animals include tigers, giraffes, lions and hippos. Penguin Coast features a lovely penguin pool. The zoo offers regular handling sessions and talks by the zookeepers.

Attractions Near Me – Flamingo Land Zoo
Flamingo Land Zoo Official Website


7 – Woburn Safari Park

Woburn Safari Park - Lion
Woburn Safari Park – Lion

Woburn Safari Park is a drive-through safari park nestled in over 300 acres of beautiful Bedfordshire parkland. Drive through numerous naturalistic animal enclosures as part of a fascinating family day out at one of the country’s leading conservation parks.

Attractions Near Me – Woburn Safari Park
Woburn Safari Park Official Website


8 – Blackpool Zoo

Blackpool Zoo
Blackpool Zoo

Blackpool Zoo offers a memorable fun family day out, as well as offering educational visits with keeper talks taking place at specified times throughout the day. Many of the animals have open feeding sessions, where visitors can get up close and personal with the zoo’s star turns.

Attractions Near Me – Blackpool Zoo
Blackpool Zoo Official Website


9 – West Midland Safari Park

West Midlands Safari Park - White Rhino Calf
West Midlands Safari Park – White Rhino Calf

West Midland Safari Park is an award-winning visitor attraction, located in Worcestershire in the heart of England. It is home to a variety of all-weather attractions, including four miles of drive-through safari, the largest animatronic dinosaur exhibit in the UK and a theme park.

Attractions Near Me – West Midland Safari Park
West Midland Safari Park Official Website


10 – Dudley Zoo and Castle

Dudley Zoo and Castle - Entrance
Dudley Zoo and Castle – Entrance

Enjoy a great day out at Dudley Zoo and Castle, home to more than 1300 animals, and nigh on 200 species, including some of the rarest creatures on Planet Earth. Hundreds of exotic and endangered animals inhabit an ancient wooded hillside, with a rich geological history, around the ruins of the 11th century Dudley Castle​.

Attractions Near Me – Dudley Zoo and Castle
Dudley Zoo and Castle Official Website


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Zoos and Wildlife Parks was last modified: April 21st, 2024 by Dan

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