The New Forest Wildlife Park

The New Forest Wildlife Park

Deerleap Lane
Near Ashurst
SO40 4UH

Tel: 023 8029 2408

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Opening Times

Spring/Summer (19 Mar 2024 - 22 Sept 2024)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:30
Autumn/Winter (23 Sept 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:30

* Advised last admission is 1.5 hours before closing time.

Open everyday, including Easter and Bank Holidays except Christmas day and Boxing day.

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 - 2022: 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 25th June 2022 to 18th September 2022. 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 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£13.50 per ticket
Child (3 - 16)£10.25 per ticket
Family£40.50 per ticket
Registered disabled adult (carer free)£10.50 per ticket
Registered disabled child (carer free)£8.25 per ticket
Senior£12.50 per ticket

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



  • Cafe
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments Available

Establishment Features

  • Gift shop
  • 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:

    • sionedd2020
      Christchurch, United Kingdom
      Animal welfare at the forefront 5 stars
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 12th November 2023
      We went for my daughter’s birthday and booked a 1 hour keeper experience. Poppy was our keeper and so lovely and informative. It’s so lovely to learn that a lot of the animals are rescued or rehabbed... Read full review
    • J2748TBdavids
      Christchurch, United Kingdom
      A Great Day Out
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 9th January 2024
      Another lovely day out at this amazing venue, with a rich and unusual variety of wildlife. Visitors need to appreciate that this is a wildlife park, not a zoo, so you may need to walk round several... Read full review
    • sunworshipersunited
      Chichester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Expensive, lacks engagement, poor facilities.
      2 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 4th February 2024
      You had to play spot the animal at this place! Enclosures were nice but didn’t see hardly anything. Portaloo toilets around the site were filthy and stinky. Lacking direction/maps so felt very... Read full review

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