Zoo's wildlife etc in Norfolk
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Zoos & Wildlife Centres in Norfolk

Including Zoos, Wildlife Parks, Birdwatching & Rescue Centres

Norfolk Zoos and Wildlife Parks, Birdwatching, Rescue Centres

Blakeney Point

c/o The National Trust Office, Friary Farm, Blakeney, Holt, NR25 7NW
Tel: 01263 740480 (April to Sept) 01263 740241 (Oct to March)     Fax: 01263 740241
E-mail: blakeneypoint@nationaltrust.org.uk

Grey Seals Blakeney Point Photo © Tony Scott
Grey Seals Blakeney Point -
Photo: Tony Scott CCL


One of Britain’s foremost bird sanctuaries.

The Point is a 3½-ml long sand and shingle spit, noted in particular for its colonies of breeding terns and for the rare migrants that pass through in spring and autumn.

Both common and grey seals can be seen, as well as an interesting range of seaside plants.

An information centre at Morston Quay provides further details on the area’s attractions.

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Brancaster Millennium Activity Centre

Dial House, Brancaster Staithe, King’s Lynn, PE31 8BW
Tel: 01485 210719
E-mail: brancaster@nationaltrust.uk

Tidal Marshes Brancaster Photo © Stephen Craven
Tidal Marshes Brancaster -
Photo: Stephen Craven CCL


Large area of coastal habitat, particularly noted for birdlife.

Around the village of Brancaster Staithe, the NT looks after an extensive area of salt marsh, intertidal mud and sand flats, the site of the Roman fort of Branodunum and Scolt Head Island.

The Activity Centre offers residential and day courses for schools, adults and families.

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Banham Zoo

The Grove, Kenninghall Rd, Banham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR16 2HE
Tel: 01953 887771       E-mail: info@banhamzoo.co.uk
Web: www.banhamzoo.co.uk

Experience a fun filled family day out at Banham Zoo, East Anglia's premier wildlife attraction. Simply purrrrfect for those who have an interest in rare and endangered animals from around the world. Where else can you appreciate the power and prowess of the Tigers, admire the majesty of the giant Heavy Horses or wonder at the ariel agility and speed of the bird of prey displays? You will soon be immersed in our animal extravaganza, set in 35 acres of beautifully landscaped parkland. Listen and learn at a keeper feeding talk, enjoy the Safari Roadtrain with live commentary of fascinating animal facts, let the children go wild in the Tarzan Trail, meet a snake or a rat at the animal handling sessions, have your face painted or simply sit back, relax and enjoy a meal or an ice-cream in unique surroundings.

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Park Farm Snettisham

Manor Lane, Snettisham, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 7NQ
Tel: 01485 542425         E-mail: info@snettishampark.co.uk
Web: www.snettishampark.co.uk

Experience a 45 minute safari, around the farm to the deer park by tractor & covered trailer or Safari Land Rover. View the magnificent stags, see the new born deer calves & hand feed the mums. A 320 acre farm full of interesting and exciting things to do. Help us bottle feed lambs, kid goats & piglets, say hello to a host of friendly farm animals. Throw a clay pot. Explore the huge adventure playground. Take a safari to see the famous red deer herd. Visit the craft, leather and gift shops. Walk a farm trail and learn more of the archaeological heritage of West Norfolk. Horse, pony rides and lessons available with fully trained staff, throughout the year. Relax and enjoy home-made refreshments in the Orchard Tea Room.

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Natural Surroundings

Bayfield Estate, Bayfield, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 7JN
Tel: 01263 711091        E-mail: loosley@farmersweekly.net
Web: www.hartlana.co.uk

WILDLIFE GARDENS - examples of how to attract wildlife.
WILDLIFE PONDS - full of life for you to discover.
WILD FLOWER MEADOWS - natural and man-made.
WOODLAND - nature trail and bird hide.
HERB GARDEN - great for wildlife!
WILD FLOWER NURSERY - hundreds of plants for sale.
SHOP - all you need for your wildlife garden, coffees, teas etc.
FAMILY EVENTS - all the year round.
IDEAS & ADVICE - for your garden.

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The Sea Life Centre

Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3AH
Tel: 01493 330631       E-mailslcyarmouth@merlinentertainments.biz
Web: www.sealifeeurope.com

Enjoy a fascinating sea-bed stroll, from local waters through to tropical depths. Your journey will lead you to the amazing walk-through tunnel where you’ll be surrounded by sharks, rays and hundreds of other marine creatures. New for 2002: They have blue blood, three hearts and eight legs...and are smarter than the average pet dog. They are the curious cephalopods - incredible creatures to meet and marvel at in our amazing new Lair of The Octopus exhibition!

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Pettitt's Animal Adventure Park

Camp Hill, Reedham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 3UA
Tel: 01493 700094       E-mail: enquiries@pettittsadventurepark.co.uk
Web: www.pettittsadventurepark.co.uk

Feathercraft and Taxidermists Workshops. Aviary, donkey rides, miniature horse-jumping show, adventure assault course, toboggan run, train rides plus children's paradise area with many tame animals and birds to feed.

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Hunstanton Sea Life & Marine Sanctuary

Southern Promenade, Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 5BH
Tel: 01485 533576       E-mail: hunstanton@sealsanctuary.co.uk
Web: www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

A breathtaking display of British marine life. Stroll around over 20 settings as you view over 2,000 fish from 200 different species. The environments have been specifically designed to re-create their natural habitats. Five thousand gallons of water surround you in the ocean tunnel with creatures of the deep only inches away. Observe both resident seals and pups in the seal pools, in the process of being rehabilitated for their release back into the wild. With new otter sanctuary adjacent to the seals.

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