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Zoos & Wildlife Centres in Cambridgeshire

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Cambridgeshire Zoos and Wildlife Parks, Birdwatching, Rescue Centres

blank tabOUSE WASHES NATURE RESERVEZoos & Wildlife Parks
Welches Dam Manea, March, Cambridgeshire, PE15 0NF

The Ouse Washes is an excellent introduction to Fenland wildlife. In the winter, the reserve attracts thousands of ducks and swans; and redshanks, lapwings and snipe breed in the summer. Walking behind the banks avoids putting the wildfowl to flight. There are wildfowling activities from adjacent private fields from 1 September to 31 January, especially on Saturdays. Sunday is a non-shooting day. There are 10 hide's available & visitor centre.
Tel: 01354 680212See our website

Wood Green Animal Shelter

London Road, Godmanchester, Cambs. PE29 2NH
Contact: Officer for Tourism
Tel: 08701 90 40 90     Fax: 01480 832817
Web: www.woodgreen.org.uk


Provides Shelter and care for up to 6,000 domestic animals every year.

Some larger breeds such as llamas and deer are permanent residents.

The Shelter is open from 10am until 4pm every day except Christmas and Boxing Day.

The Shelter enjoys easy access from the A1, A14 and M11.

Visitors can enjoy lunch or afternoon tea in the restaurant/coffee shop and purchase gifts and pet supplies in our site shop.

The Shelter is home to many public events at weekends including craft/collectors fairs, garden shows and German beer festivals.

Admission to the Shelter: Free, coach parties welcome by appointment.

Registered Charity Number: 298348

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Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve

Lode Lane, Wicken, Ely, CB7 5XP
Tel: 01353 720274    Fax: 01353 724700
E-mail: wickenfen@nationaltrust.org.uk

Wicken Fen Ely Photo © Stephen_McKay
Wicken Fen -
Photo: Stephen McKay CCL


Britain's oldest nature reserve.

A unique fragment of the wilderness that once covered East Anglia, the Fen is a haven for birds, plants, insects and mammals alike.

It can be explored by the traditional wide droves and lush green paths, including a boardwalk nature trail, giving access to several hides.

The William Thorpe Visitor Centre provides a range of facilities and information about this fascinating place, which has now embarked on an ambitious expansion plan for the next 100 years.

Discount National Trust Membership

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Hinchingbrooke Country Park

Brampton Road, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 6DB
Tel: 01480 451568     Web: www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/hinchingbrookecountrypark

170 acre Country Park near Huntingdon. Free access to woods, lakes and meadows. Disabled access to visitor centre, toilets, hardened paths. Fishing platforms and wildlife garden. Electric wheelchairs available for use. Watersports available to people of all abilities.

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Linton Zoo

Hadstock Rd, Linton, Cambridge, CB1 6NT
Tel: 01223 891308       E-mail: enquiries@lintonzoo.co.uk

There is now a large collection of wildlife at Linton ranging from Mexican Red-Kneed tarantulas, axolotis and snakes through giant tortoises, hornbills, toucans, parrots, owls and pheasants to beautiful snow leopards, magnificent Sumatran tigers, Grevy's zebra and Brazilian tapir. Each year new species are brought in, many of them being part of an International captive breeding programme, so the collection is constantly on the increase. Linton Zoo is noted for its beautiful gardens. Thousands of bedding plants are put in every year and there are some unusual trees and shrubs too. Look out for the fan palms and Tasmanian giant tree ferns planted in the aviaries and shrubberies. The Chinese trumpet vine (or Campsis) which grows over the patio area of the cafeteria is an eye-catcher - from Mid August it is covered in 3" trumpet-shaped flowers which are salmon-red in colour. During the summer thousands of butterflies visit the gardens and breed on the wild plants which are left especially for them.

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Wandlebury Country Park & Nature Reserve

Wandlebury Ring, Gog Magog Hills, Babraham, Cambridge CB22 3AE
Tel: 01223 243830     E-mail: admin@cpswandlebury.org   
Web: www.cpswandlebury.org

Attractive parkland with woodland walks & a nature trail located within 5 miles of the city centre.

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Welney Wildfowl Reserve

Tel: 01353 860711 (The Warden) for information and a leaflet.
E-mail: info.welney@wwt.org.uk    Web: www.wwt.org.uk/visit/welney/

850 acre wildfowl reserve including nature trail and information centre. Toilet facilities for people with disabilities and access for wheelchair users to main observatory. Entrance fee.

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