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The Wildlife Park at Cricket St Thomas

The Wildlife Park at Cricket St Thomas

Chard TA20 4DB South West England UK
Tel: 01460 30111
Fax: 01460 30817
web : The Wildlife Park at Cricket St Thomas

The Wildlife Park is fully open to visitors using wheelchairs, although some of the slopes in the Wildlife Valley are steep due to the natural layout of the area. A Map is currently being created which highlights areas of caution ie areas that are steep, or narrow bridge which will be given to visitors or arrival.

  • Our Safari Train has a carriage suitable to carry wheelchairs.
  • A wheelchair can be hired out for the day, for a deposit of £10 which is returnable, once the wheelchair has been finished with at the end of the day. It is recommended to pre-book the wheelchair, either by telephone or email as only one is available.
  • Accessabile Restaurant/Cafe
    To reflect the nature of the park layout, wheelchair users have FREE entry to the park - the carer also receives £1 off the entry price.

    Molucan CockatooYellow MongooseRing tailed Lemur

    Cricket St Thomas is the top Wildlife Park attraction to visit in the southwest of England. One of its aims is to create environments in which animals can behave as naturally as possible. New exhibits are designed to allow the animals to express natural behaviours seen in the wild.

    The Wildlife Park helps to increase awareness and understanding of the natural world. Like nature, it offers a diversity of habitats - the landscape and wildlife are constantly changing to provide something new to see and enjoy. The parks educational programme for schools and groups, working closely with Somerset Education Authorities to provide a vital source of information on various topics.

    Conservation ProgrammeThreatened Species

    An essential role of the Park is the conservation of threatened species. Through its captive breeding programmes, it plays an important part in the international effort to conserve rare and endangered species. We also contribute to in the wild conservation by raising funds and awareness of the animals plight.

    Besides the 600 animals at the Wildlife Park, there is lots more to Cricket St Thomas!

    Amur LeopardZoo TrainZoo Shop

    Jump aboard the Safari Train that runs the length of the Wildlife Valley. Here you can get really close to some of the wildlife and see some excellent views of the park. The train runs daily throughout the year and is free to visitors.Trout feeding in the lower lake is something many of our visitors enjoy - let alone the ever hungry fish!

    There are 4 separate childrens play areas located around the park, giving your children the opportunity to practice a few slides and monkey swings! Take a ride on the electric cars or test your skills on the crazy golf.

    Relax with a drink or a meal at the Black Swan Pub. Have a snack at the Kenco Coffee House or our Lakeside Food is open for refreshments in the summer season.

    The Black Swan PubHamiltons RestaurantThe Tythe Barn

    We have 3 shops on site, offering a variety of unusual and interseting goods; from the exotic, to local crafts. Here is your chance to get a cuddley lemur just like the ones in our Lemur Wood!

    Look out for the Daily Events that take place at the Park. details can be found at the Day Visitor Entrance upon your arrival or call 01460 30111.

    General Information
    The Wildlife Park is open everyday throughout the year, except Christmas day.
    The Park is constantly changing, focusing on conservation and endangered species.

    Opening times: 10:00am - 6:00pm or dusk in winter.

  • Last admission at 4:00pm (3:00pm winter)
  • Average suggested length of stay: 3 to 5 hours.
  • Sorry no dogs (except guide dogs) allowed in the park.
  • Large FREE car park on site

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