With a wealth of rare and exotic wildlife to see including Tigers, Lions, Tapirs, Lemurs, Owls, Parrots, Giant Tortoises, Tarantula Spiders and many others so?there is always something exciting to see and do.
The zoo is set in 18 acres of beautiful gardens with plenty of picnic areas. Free parking is within zoo grounds and there are children’s play areas for all ages including a picnic area. There is also a coffee shop and gift shop.
Since opening in 1972, the Simmons family has built up a positive world wide reputation for its success with breeding endangered species and is especially respected for its work with animals often regarded as difficult. The zoo is also an important centre for environmental education, programmes on offer attract nursery groups up to University level.