Latest visitor information

Latest visitor information

Our outdoor wildlife park is set within 35 acres of grounds on the banks of the River Thames near Pangbourne, Reading. We want to make sure you have a fun and memorable visit and would recommend that you read the information below.

2021 is going to be a fun-packed year!

It’s going to be a fantastic year – there is so much more to do and see at the Park.

What’s new:

  • The bouncing pillow is one way to let our younger visitors let off steam. Located on the Maple Walk, it is the ideal location to enjoy a cup of coffee or ice-cream whilst others are bouncing away.
  • Additional catering outlets. Our stunning Pavilion is now a Café with a wide range of fresh food and hot drinks, provided by the Honesty Group. We are also pleased to say that now measures have eased, you are able to dine both in and outside! Refreshments from the Pavilion can be enjoyed overlooking the gardens…. A perfect way to relax.
  • Finn is our new Carpathian Lynx. He is simply stunning (well – we would say that…). He arrived last November and we are hoping to find him a mate soon.
  • Scottish wildcats are now one of Britain’s rarest mammals due to multiple threats. As part of their conservation programme, we have three siblings here. It is a great opportunity to see one of these rare animals.
  • The West African Dwarf Crocodile is the world’s smallest crocodile, growing up to 1.8 metres (5.9 feet). Following a poll on Facebook, we have named ours ‘Neville’.  He is a heavily armoured crocodile, which is dark in colour on the back and sides with a yellowish belly featuring many black patches. Dwarf crocodiles are a little-known species, unlike their more studied relatives – come and discover more.
  • Hector, Honey, Willow, Sweet Pea, Beauty and Silver are our new herd of Shetland Ponies. You will find them near the railway station and they are full of fun and character.  


COVID-19 measures

Our COVID risk assessment was carefully conducted with the advice from Health & Safety professionals. Our booking system strictly limits numbers to ensure that social distancing can be maintained. We have over 30 hand sanitiser stations around the park, as well as signage to ask visitors to keep the 2m distance and wash hands. We also request face masks are worn inside the shop and ticket office.


For ticket prices and information and to pre-book your ticket (which is essential now, even for members), please click here.

Opening times

From 12th April 2021 the Park is open daily from 10am until 5pm (last entry) with the gates closing at 6pm. At the end of October 2021 the closing time is 4pm (last entry) with the gates closed at 5pm


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