The ARK is a wildlife park with a difference, operating as a rescue sanctuary for exotic animals that is also open to the public like a traditional zoo. The vast majority of our residents are rescues from the European pet trade and the ARK has become a home to a wide variety of captivating animals from exotic mammals and fearsome carnivores to stunning reptiles and some of your favourite farmyard friends.
Many of our beautiful and engaging residents have been with us for many years, since our days as a private, exotic animal sanctuary.
Our doors are open all year round.
As well as the wonderful outside areas, visitors also benefit from popular indoor attractions such as the Tropical/Reptile House, Meerkat and Familiar Friends Barn and an all weather activity/play area.
Take a walk around Lemur lake, Lincolnshire’s first and only primate island and home to our group of rescued ring-tailed lemur monkeys.
There is also a large outdoor play zone for children and the family friendly, Kalahari Cafe, offering a delicious selection of locally made cakes, savouries and other refreshments.
With themed events planned throughout the year, term-time toddler specials and our informative twice daily, animal encounter shows, the Ark is a must visit destination for a truly wild family time.