New Forest Wildlife Park
The New Forest Wildlife Park is set in 25 acres of woodland within the New Forest National Park and is home to a wide range of animals, including four species of otter, 12 species of owl and 4 species of deer. 

The 3 European bison, part of a captive breeding programme for endangered species, form an impressive sight, as do the endangered giant otters, which can measure up to 1.8 metres.  

On the trail look out for the Scottish wildcats, ferrets, lynx, wild boar, wallabies, foxes, pine martens, polecats and harvest mice, and don’t miss the Tropical Butterfly House, open from Easter to end September, where you can watch colourful butterflies emerge from their pupae. 

There are keeper talks, feeding times, animal encounters and special events throughout the year. Children and grown-ups can enjoy the swings, zip wires, log jumbles and climbing nests in the two Go Wild! adventure playgrounds.

All year (except 25 and 26 December)
Daily, 10am to 5.30pm (closing at dusk in winter)
Free entry for under 3s
Deerleap Lane, Longdown, Southampton, SO40 4UH
Tel:02380 292408
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Tropical Butterfly House
From the A35 turn into Deerleap Lane, they are 1.3miles on the left. Streetmap
On the grounds
Woodland Bakehouse
Wheelchair accessible and toilets for the disabled
Wheelchairs: the grounds are flat in most areas and should be easy to get around.
New Forest Wildlife Park - tearooms
New Forest Wildlife Park - otters