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Zoos in the South East of England

Heading to the zoo is a great way to spend a family day out – especially for animal-loving children. Here are some zoos in the South East of England which shouldn’t take too long to get to from Berkshire.

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Zoos in the South East of England

Marwell Zoo, Winchester – Here you will find 100s of animals, 5 adventure play areas, a road train and animal experiences. They host themed events during school holidays as well. You can find more details on the website.

Marwell Zoo

Woburn Safari Park – You can take the road safari drive and there is a foot safari also. There are several outdoor play areas, swan boats, high ropes, a railway and an indoor play area too. Find out more here.

BCA Zoo, Maidenhead – is located within the college campus and acts as a training facility for students but is also open to the general public to explore on set days throughout the year. It’s a fantastic little zoo with a great variety of animals to see. You can find more details on their website and read about our visit here.


London Zoo – Home to over 10,000 animals from tiny marching leafcutter ants to a giant 193kg silverback gorilla. The Animal Adventure Zone allows children to come face to face with some of the smaller animals and there is a play area with splash zone here as well. They also hold themed events. You can find out more here.

Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable – This is the UK’s biggest zoo. There are over 10,000 animals here plus outdoor and indoor play areas for the children. There is a railway and lots of experiences on offer as well – you can even sleepover! You can find out more here.

Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford – Lots of different animals to see including a giraffe walkway where you can get up really close to them! There are also gardens to explore and a chidren’s play area. You can find out more here.

Camels at Cotswold Wildlife Park

Hanwell Zoo, London- Hanwell Zoo is the home to a selection of birds, mammals as well as other cheeky residents like Hatari the porcupine, a mob of meerkats and a flock of Flamingos. You can find out more here.

Drusilla’s Park, Polegate – This is a zoo and play park (with rides). There are lots of animals here, walk through exhibits and you can watch the animals feeding. You can find out more about the zoo area here.

Wingham Wildlife Park – Home to hundreds of animals from all over the globe, from the playful lemurs to majestic tigers. They also have a Dinosaur Zoo and lots of different animal experiences to book. Click here for all the details.

Chessington World of Adventures – Mainly known for it’s rides and attractions but there is a zoo here as well with over 1000 animals to see (there is also Sea Life to visit here as well). You can find out more about the zoo on the website and read about our visit here.

Chessington World of Adventures
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