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Aviary closed to the public until further notice

An Avian Influenza prevention zone has been declared across the country and although we are in a low risk area we have decided to close the walk through exhibit temporarily as numbers are expected to grow. Our priority is to maintain the health and welfare of or animals and also our visiting public. The risk to public health is thankfully very low, but we will be taking all the precautions.

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Mini Beasts

Mini Beast Cave

Mini Beast Cave

Garden and aviary

The zoo’s small mammal area is now home to common marmosets, alongside our resident meerkats, guinea pigs and rabbits. Our marmosets arrived in January 2018 from Monkey World in Dorset, where they were rescued from the pet trade and rehabilitated back into happy and healthy monkeys.

Our aviary gives you the chance to walk through the enclosure whilst its inhabitants fly and feed around you. The birds can create nests and care for their young in this immersive exhibit which includes a feeding platform and filtered pond. We ask that you respect the animals in this area and do not disturb the nests or touch their food.

Minibeast cave

Lurking in the mini-beast cave live a range of species adapted to life in dark and dense habitats. Clawed frogs, hissing cockroaches, blind fish, giant snails and more await your visit. Other residents include our giant 'pacman' frog; this species is a sit-and-wait predator, meaning he will happily spend his days camouflaged in the leafy soil waiting for his prey to wander along, before lurching forwards to chomp down his food. 

Meet the keeper!

Each weekend and every day during the school holidays at 11:30am you have the chance to meet our zoo keepers, and get even closer to some of our animals. You can learn about an animal’s lifecycle, diet, native habitat and will have the chance to ask as many questions as you like.

Entry to the Butterfly House and MIni Zoo (available for purchase at the gift shop):

  • Adult £4
  • Child £3 (under-3s free)
  • Family of four £13
  • Family of six £18
  • Concessions/students £3.50

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