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We are not currently taking party bookings due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Birthday Parties & Group Trips


Please call us to discuss package options for school trips, birthday parties and group visits. We have ample space for coach parking. Please note that handling sessions are only available for children aged 4 and over, in line with BIAZA guidelines.

Children's birthday parties - (Max. 20 children)

Butterfly House and Mini beast tour and activities

Treat your birthday boys and girls with a special party at Williamson Park.

Celebrate this special day with the chance to feed our meerkat mob, a tour of the Butterfly House filled with exotic species, and then onwards to the mini-beast cave - crammed with creepy crawlies. Brave guests can even handle some of the residents for themselves.

Children will learn all about the work of the zoo keepers and how the animals at the zoo are cared for.

There is the option of eating in the café following the trip to the mini zoo, including table reservation, for an added charge per child.

  • Jungle party bookings are available seven days a week between 10:30am – 3pm (April – September) or 10:30am – 2pm (October - March)
  • Tours take just under an hour, followed by party food in the cafe
  • A group of up to 20 children (minimum 10) costs £37, plus £4 per child for the party food

Additional activities are also available at Williamson Park including the children’s play area (free and open during normal park hours), orienteering and children's holiday activities.

Please contact us for more details and to make a booking.

Educational trips

Williamson Park offers everything you would need for an amazing school trip. There are acres of parkland to explore by woodland walkways, lawns for games and picnics and a play area. The Ashton Memorial, the Butterfly House, mini beast cave and zoo is an ideal venue for pupils of all ages and offers a variety of activities linked to the National Curriculum. Trained staff are on hand to answer questions and provide an exciting and stimulating experience.

Option 1

Choose a guided tour of the Butterfly House or the mini beast cave, followed by a visit to the aviary and zoo. A half tour costs only £3.90 per person and takes 30 minutes.

Option 2

Guided tour of the Butterfly House to see butterflies, terrapins and koi carp and more. Learn about each stage of a butterflies lifecycle. Then, off to the mini beast cave where you will meet and handle some of our resident animals. Continue your safari, self-guided, out into the zoo to enjoy a close encounter with free flying birds, guinea pigs and rabbits not forgetting a very cheeky and inquisitive family of meerkats. A full tour costs only £4.60 per child and lasts one hour.

Option 3

Visit the Butterfly House, Mini Beast Cave and Habitat Trail with a guide who will explain all about life cycles, animal behaviour and habitats plus the chance to handle some of the animals.  This tour costs £5.60 and lasts one hour 45 minutes.

  • Trips with children aged 5 and under include 1 free adult pass to every 4 children
  • Trips with children aged 6 or over include 1 free adult to every 6 children
  • Additional adults to pay relevant per person entry fee (£4 or £3.50 concession)