Woodside Wildlife Park

Woodside Wildlife Park, Newball: Hours, Address, Woodside Wildlife Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Woodside Wildlife Park
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Zoos
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Lincolnshire's premier family run, hands on, friendly wildlife park. Shows every hour from amazing animals, big cat feeding, reptile handling, wolf feeding to flying displays. Tropical house with butterfly's, bats, monkeys and even a sloth. Birds of prey to meerkats and tapir. Children's play area, tea rooms and gift shop with load's more....
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Sophia Ioanna
Scarborough, UK3 contributions
Fantastic experience for anyone
Oct 2021 • Friends
Me and my friend were staying around the corner and decided to visit yesterday, we did not expect anything amazing but I would say this was nothing short of amazing. There were so many animals to see and so much to do, how this is not massively talked about amazes me. Family run business with very friendly staff. I will definitely be travelling back to visit soon.
Written October 27, 2021
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Adele9293848
Louth, UK4 contributions
Staff are awful
Oct 2021 • Family
Staff here are absolutely disgusting, and by staff I mean the ‘management’. The way they spoke to the lovely girls who were helpful is shocking.
Really shocked at how this place is still running. We used to visit quite frequently, and it’s gone down hill. Animals in small cages, SOME of the staff are awful. The way the older ones, I’m assuming the managers, speak to everyone else is appalling! Didn’t know I was listening.
Awful.
Written October 19, 2021
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gail b
12 contributions
Lovely day out
Oct 2021 • Couples
Lovely visit today, really enjoyed seeing the penguins being fed, lots of animals to see and to watch being fed, would definitely go again, very reasonable price
Written October 19, 2021
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Dezza
2 contributions
Otters!
Sep 2021
My friend treated me for my birthday, as they have otters. They have so much more than otters!
I’m baffled by one comment saying there wasn’t enough to keep them occupied for more than an hour. We were there for 5 hours. Yes, we had lovely weather, and yes, we had a couple of trips to the cafe, but there was so much to see. Schools had just restarted, but despite the low numbers of visitors the staff still staged hourly talks and feeding sessions around the park. These lasted around 15 minutes or so and ended with Q&As, so detailed information boards weren’t really needed. We attended 5 of these, but the friendly, knowledgable staff were happy to answer a quick question we had about the otters before an unrelated talk.
It was lovely to see so many seats and picnic benches around the park, both inside and out, allowing families to bring their own food. No notices stating that only food bought on the premises could be eaten on the premises. The toilets were clean, and there was a roomy hand-washing station near the café, in addition to the numerous hand sanitiser bottles around the site.
It’s clear to see that the staff care about the visitors’ experiences, but more importantly the welfare of the animals. In a world where not all captive animals can be returned or reintroduced to the wild, it’s comforting to know that some can find a home here.
Written September 10, 2021
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George T
2 contributions
Really nice day out with the family.
Sep 2021
Went with my wife and 2 year old son. Our little boy loved it, unlike our experience at London zoo there were not huge crowds of people and it was possible to get a really close look at some of the animals. The large greenhouse which seemed to be full of multi coloured butterflies was amazing. Not sure if we were just lucky and came at the right time, but it was very cool to see. I don't know much about animal well being, but so far as I could tell they all seemed well cared for, and not in any obvious distress.
Written September 6, 2021
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Ian P
2 contributions
A great family day out
Aug 2021 • Family
We (2 adults and 2 girls aged 7 and nearly 2) had a fantastic day out here. The park isn't huge but this was no bad thing for short legs and there are still a good variety of animals of all shapes and sizes.

The feeding displays, in particular for the tiger and wolves (along with informative commentary) were highlights of the day, as was the meet and (if you are brave enough) handle the animals session towards the end of our visit. Toby and his colleagues were knowledgeable, engaging and humorous and both the girls touched a skink and a snake.

The walk through the heated indoor area which included some very impressive butterflies was enjoyable too.

I would thoroughly recommend this place for young families.
Written August 23, 2021
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Kate W
Lincolnshire, UK47 contributions
A great day out for the family
Aug 2021
What a lovely day we had here! The park is well designed and attractive, and all the animals were well cared for - and seemed really pleased to see us! There was plenty to keep us occupied for a full day, with animal feeding and interesting and informative talks every hour. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and clearly passionate about the animals. There was good signage about the animals.

The two tropical houses are great, with free flying birds and butterflies, and the chance to observe them on different levels. Our six year old granddaughter had a wonderful time. A final highlight was being able to meet Sharon the tarantula and handle a snake.

Like all such places, you need to stop and look and take your time - the animals have enough space to decide when they want to be on full view and when they want a bit of quiet time.

There's a nice teashop, not overpriced. All in all, an excellent family day out.

Finally - a mention for the very friendly and vocal otters. They even managed to out-cute the meerkats!
Written August 20, 2021
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Lilly B
2 contributions
Amazing
Jul 2021 • Family
Amazing little place the children loved it spent a full day here. We walked round twice to ensure we didn’t miss anything. The butterfly house was an amazing experience with butterflies landing on you
Written August 14, 2021
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PBPG
Yorkshire, UK2,803 contributions
Poor limited experience
Jul 2021
A disappointing place. Very poor signage to get you round, and little information about the limited number of animals. It feels as though it needs a good dose of TLC . £41.40 to get in, two adults and a concession. We had planned to be there sometime but by an hour we had seen enough
Written August 4, 2021
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jeanjeanie
Nassau, New Providence Island37 contributions
Cute wildlife park
Jul 2021
Good for a day out with the kids, plenty of talks about the animals, nice cafe but very busy when we went, however food was good
Written August 1, 2021
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