Giant Otter at The New Forest Wildlife Park

The New Forest Wildlife Park

Deerleap Lane
Near Ashurst
Ashurst
Lyndhurst
Hampshire
SO40 4UH

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:30*

* Last advised admission 90 minutes before closing. Closed the 25th and 26th December.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Map & Directions

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Road Directions

Sat Nav – Please put our address into your sat nav as using the postcode only may take you on a less direct route.

New Forest Wildlife Park are situated off the A35 between Southampton and Lyndhurst.

From the motorway system leave the M27 at Junction 3 onto M271 to Southampton and the Docks. Turn right at the end of the short M271 onto the A35 in the direction of Lyndhurst. Follow A35 for about 1.5 miles and look for brown tourist to New Forest Wildlife Park signs directing left into Deerleap Lane.

From Lyndhurst follow A35 towards Southampton. After Ashurst village turn right into Deerleap Lane following brown tourist signs to New Forest Wildlife Park. Continue past Dairy Farm to New Forest Wildlife Park on the left.
 

Public Transport Directions

Train: Totton rail station is approx 55 minute walk to New Forest Wildlife Park. There is a taxi rank at station. Ashurst rail station( approx 2miles) trains from London and Poole arrive at 40mins past the hour in both directions. On arrival at Ashurst there's choice of easy ways to reach us. 

Taxi: For an easy life from Ashurst a taxi costs approx £7 to £8. Book a taxi on 023 8029 3399 or contact New Forest Wildlife Park for more assistance.

Bus: The Bluestar 6 bus runs between Southampton and Lymington stopping at Ashurst - hourly Monday to Saturday and 2 hourly on Sunday. 

Bus and train travel: walk from Ashurst. Blue Star No 6. Exit train station cross A35 to No 6 the bus stop. Take No 6 to the next stop on the A35 get off at the small supermarket and stay on this road. Walk until you come to brown signs directing you right into Deerleap Lane. Deerleap Lane is a country lane without pavements.

New Forest Tour Bus - 2018: Hop on the New Forest Tour to the New Forest Wildlife Park this summer. The open top’s Red Route runs a circular, hourly, seven days a week route to the Wildlife Park from Saturday 6th July 2019 to Sunday 8th September 2019. You can catch it from Ashurst, Lyndhurst, Burley, Ringwood or Fordingbridge or link up via the blue or green routes from Brockenhurst, Lymington, Hythe and New Milton. Book online at www.thenewforesttour.info. Please note the last bus of the day from NFWP is 16.49pm. Concessions to New Forest Wildlife Park with current New Forest Tour Bus ticket.

Cycle: New Forest Wildlife Park are lucky enough to be next to the Forest cycle network.
 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£12.50 per ticket
Child (3 - 16)£9.50 per ticket
Family£38.00 per ticket
Registered disabled adult (carer free)£11.50 per ticket
Registered disabled child (carer free)£7.50 per ticket
Senior£11.50 per ticket
Serving Military Personnel (with ID please)£11.50 per ticket

Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children). Further details available on New Forest Wildlife's website.

Facilities

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Open New Year
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted
  • Special group rates

Provider Preferences

  • Outdoor Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given - Keeper talks
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Booking essential

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Recent Reviews:

  • Orkhan2703
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    👍👍👍
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 30th October 2020
    Highly recommend visiting! It cost £12.5 and you don't have to book in advance as you can pay at the entrance. Be aware that you might have very bad or no signal but there is WiFi near the cafe area... Read full review
  • Triooer
    Keeper Experience
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 1st November 2020
    I redeemed my keeper experience last Sunday and me and my son spent a superb 2.5 hours with Dave. Nothing was too much trouble and we fed wolves, wild boar, deer, bison and otters. Dave was a great... Read full review
  • TrevB56
    Camberley, United Kingdom
    Worth visiting
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 6th November 2020
    Very interesting place to visit - lots of otters and owls with the odd wolf thrown in. Great to wander around and see the animals - a bit of exercise as you enjoy seeing the animals. Staff friendly... Read full review

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