New Forest Wildlife Park

Type:Wildlife Park

New Forest Wildlife Park, Deerleap Lane, Longdown, Ashurst, Hampshire, SO40 4UH

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Otter at New Forest Wildlife Park in the New Forest

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Come and meet Victor the red deer stag, Hamish the pine marten and Hettie the hedgehog at New Forest Wildlife Park this year. Ogle at all the otters or be enthralled by the tropical butterfly house at this lovely woodland park, which helps to conserve endangered species and rehabilitates injured animals from the wild. Meet Bobbie the rescue roe deer face-to-face in the deer encounter enclosure or see the harvest mice scurrying in their glasshouse home. Admire Munchkin the lynx, with her hypnotic stare, or be impressed by the howling wolves. It’s great fun watching the lively Asian short-clawed otters at play or the giant otters sploshing in their pool. With polecats, mouflon, wild boar, wallabies, ferrets, Scottish wildcats, European bison, foxes and North American river otters to enjoy too, it’s a great day out for all the family. There are many species of owls to admire, including snowy owls Chilli, Orkney and Herdi, little owls and barn owl Hobbit. You’ll learn fascinating facts from the friendly keepers on their daily feeding rounds and have a blast in the fabulous Go Wild adventure playgrounds. The Tropical Butterfly House is open in summer and there’s a tempting café and gift shop. The New Forest Tour Bus red route goes right to the door in the summer months and there are special events in the school holidays. Check out or the park’s Facebook page for more information about the amazing animals on show.              



Guide Prices

Adults - £12.50
Children (3-16 years) - £9.50
Seniors - £11.50
Family (2A+2C or 1A+3C) - £38.00
Disabled Adult - £11.50
Disabled Child - £7.50
1 Carer free
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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Guided tours for groups


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs) - Registered assistance dogs permitted in certain areas
  • Gift shop
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Exit 3 from M27 onto M271 - signed Southampton Docks. At Redbridge roundabout turn right onto A35 towards Lyndhurst. Before Ashurst turn left   following brown tourist signs to the New Forest Wildlife Park on Deerleap Lane. The nearest railway station is Ashurst, which is 4 miles away but you need to book a taxi.  Deerleap Lane does not have any pavements.

During the summer months the New Forest Tour bus red route can be used to vist the park.

Public Transport Directions

From June to September the New Forest Wildlife Park is on the red route fo the New Forest Tour Bus.  Further details on our website.


  • Other AwardsGo New Forest Member Go New Forest Member 2018

Opening Times

Open New Year

* SPRING/SUMMER - 10am to 5.30pm
AUTUMN/WINTER - 10 am to 4.30pm (dusk)

Last entry 1 hour 30 minutes before closing time.

Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

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