New Forest Wildlife Park

Deerleap Lane, Longdown, Nr Ashurst, Southampton SO40 4UH

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Opening Times

Open daily, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Autumn/winter 10am-4:30pm or dusk (last entry 3pm)

Spring/summer 10am-5.30pm (last entry 4pm)

Admission Prices



Children (3-16 yrs)




Family ticket (2+2 or 1+3)


Special needs adult


Special needs child


One designated carer per special needs visitor free.

Season tickets and group rates also available; see zoo's website for details.


The New Forest Wildlife Park is home to a fascinating array of mammals and birds. The nature trail is set amongst the beautiful woodlands of the New Forest National Park. Watch the North American River otters swim underwater, the shy Eurasian otters sleeping and enjoy the antics of the Asian Short Clawed otters. Along the trail meet 3 species of deer, the endangered Scottish wildcats, foxes, polecats, and 10 species of owl. A walk through Wallaby Wood gives you a chance to see Grishkin the lynx, wild boar, the new wolf enclosure and free ranging wallabies.

The Tropcial Butterfly House is open from Easter to the end of September.

Official Website

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Car Park



Large cafe with picnic areas. Enjoy a cappuccino with a slice of cake. Hot and cold snacks available.

Special Needs

Wheelchair friendly


No dogs (except guide dogs) or other pets


Animal Collections

Mammals, Birds, Amphibians, Invertebrates

Note: The animal pictures on this page are merely representative of this type of attraction; they do not mean that the animals can be found at this specific attraction.

Special Attractions

Butterfly house - Easter to September

Keeper talks throughout the day

How To Get There:

By Car

The New Forest Wildlife Park is located 7km from Southampton. Just off the M271/A35 Southampton to Lyndhurst Road between Totton and Ashurst. Follow the Brown tourist signs.

From Totton: take the A35 towards Lyndhurst. After the second junction with the A326, and just before entering Ashurst, look out for the (second) turning to the left, into Deerleap Lane. Take this turn and the Park will then be on the left after about 1 km.

From Lyndhurst: take the A35 towards Totton and Southampton. After passing through Ashurst, look out for the next turning to the right, into Deerleap Lane. Take this turn and the Park will then be on the left after about 1 km.

By Public Transport

By Train:

Train to Totton station and then a taxi to the park. There is a taxi rank at the station.

Data on this page last updated: Apr 13 2014

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