Zoo and Wildlife Parks in South East London
If you intend on taking the children along and having some family fun, check out the exciting theme parks, popular zoos, steam railways and farm parks – all of which are sure to provide that next memorable day out in South East London for you and your family. A perfect day out for families with children, whether you are on holiday, enjoying a weekend break or simply having a day out with the kids is Drusillas Park in East Sussex. One of the most renowned zoos in England, 100-acre Marwell Zoo in Hampshire, is primarily dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and habitats. From african animals to an underwater view of penguins, Marwell Wildlife encompasses animals from all corners of the world.
One of Oxfordshire’s top attractions and one of the most beautiful collection of zoo animals in the country is Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens. Get eye-to-eye with Giraffe, Walk with lemurs or watch rhinos graze on the Manor House lawns.
Across the Solent, one of the most popular zoos in England is the Isle of Wight Zoo. Home to one of the biggest collections of tigers and lemurs in the country, the Isle of Wight Zoo preserves many endangered species through research and education. If you are visiting Surrey, be sure to see the reptiles, birds of prey, deer, rabbits and pine martens at the British Wildlife Centre.
Howletts Wild Animal Park and Port Lympne Reserve are specifically designed to protect and breed endangered species with the aim of returning them to their natural habitats. Today, Howletts is regarded as a breeding sanctuary for some of the most rare and endangered species in the world while Port Lympne is home to Kent's only safari experience.
New Cross Gate Cutting or Brockley Nature Reserve is a 4.2 hectare nature reserve in Brockley in the London Borough of Lewisham. It is a Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation managed by the London Wildlife Trust. This designated green space runs alongside the East London Line between Brockley and New Cross Gate, on the forest site that once lay on the Kent/Surrey border known as Hatcham Wood. The entrance is on Vesta Road situated between Barriedale in Brockley and Sandbourne Road, Telegraph Hill. The reserve sustains a natural rare habitat for flora, fauna and wildlife including deer, however, it is mostly characterised by woodland such as sycamore, English & Turkey Oak, hawthorn and silver birch.
Vauxhall City Farm is a city farm located in Vauxhall in the London Borough of Lambeth. The farm is run as a charity focusing on education, youth work, animal care and horticulture and is a centre for Riding for the Disabled. The farm contains animals such as alpacas, sheep, goats and pigs which are used for the farm's education and youth work as well as for filming and photo-shoots.