Shepreth Wildlife Park

Shepreth, Herts SG8 6PZ 01763 262226

There are so many different animals to meet you won’t know where to start! Marvel at the sheer ‘roar’ power of the tigers in the Big Cat House or spy upon the mischievous primates on Monkey Island. Getting up, close and personal with the residents of the park is what it’s all about. The park provides lots of unique experiences from hand feeding the ring-tailed lemurs to playing with meerkats in Meerkat Manor. And for those under 18, the education team are on hand to amaze young minds with their ‘Bug Parties’ where children can get a ‘hands-on bug experience’ in their very own home, or if you’re the next Attenborough and enjoy exploring all things wild, then ‘Junior Conservationist’ is just for you! For those who are a little more adventurous why not try at being a real-life Animal ‘Keeper for a Day’ with the unique opportunity to shadow an experienced member of the animal team.


No visit to the Park is complete without visiting the Nocturnal House. Get to know the bats in their darkened cave where they free range, swooping just inches from your head! For those afraid of what inhabits the dark, why not try something a little friendlier – what about hand-feeding the ducks or even the fish in the lake! Young children just love Bunny Land, while the older children and adults can enjoy one of the many talks and events scheduled throughout the day.


Visitors can also explore the alien world of fish, reptiles and invertebrates in ‘Waterworld & Bug City’, better still why not conquer your arachnophobia at one of the hands-on experiences in this wondrous and exotic indoor attraction.


In between your animal encounters you should visit the gift shop, and if you build up a ‘lion’s’ appetite take a trip to Ringo’s Play Barn, where you will find a cafeteria to sit and relax while your little ones can let off steam in the indoor adventure play area, or if the sun is shining, watch outside as they play on the pirate ship or be ‘king of the castle’ on this mighty building complete with tube slide, noughts & crosses and climbing frame.


Shepreth Wildlife Park continues to grow from strength to strength every year. A far cry from when it first opened its doors in 1979, to a young injured jackdaw in its days as a private wild animal sanctuary

Since 1984, the park has been open to the public to help maintain its good work. Many of the exotic animals you see today have arrived from other animal collections which closed down, were unwanted pets or are part of the European Endangered Breeding Programme (EEP) to conserve species in the wild. Shepreth Wildlife Conservation Charity also now hosts the existing busy ‘Hedgehog Hospital’, formally managed by the wildlife park team.


As members of BIAZA and EAZA, the wildlife park is progressively and actively committed as ever to its animals and conservation, and to educating the next generation of conservationists. Our conservation work covers an amazing biodiversity of species, and to date has raised over £50,000 for wildlife charities.


Shepreth Wildlife Park has a well established and award winning education facility offering both on-site and outreach services to nurseries, schools, colleges, universities, clubs and the general public. The park is also paving the way as a local champion in Green Tourism, having been credited with the GoldStar Award for its environmental awareness and practices. Students from all over the world use the wildlife park for research and work experience, with a strong bias in the fields of conservation and ecology too.


Our mission statement is to ‘Conserve, Educate & Enjoy’, and it is to this end that we welcome the chance to inspire future scientists, teachers and conservationists.


So if one trip to this wildlife haven just isn’t enough, this is where the Shepreth Wildlife Park ‘Family Discount’ card is on hand. For just £10, anybody named on the card can explore the park at a significantly reduced price again and again throughout the year.


We hope to meet you soon!



Building Number / Name Shepreth Wildlife Park
Street Station Road
City Shepreth
Region England - East of England
Post Code SG8 6PZ
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Address Shepreth, Herts SG8 6PZ
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