Daily Activities & Talk Times

Summer Holiday Talks Programme

We have also put QR codes at various animal enclosures so you can watch the talks virtually!


Tiger Talk (at the Tiger Enclosure) 11.30 am
Bird of Prey (in the Castle Courtyard, weather permitting) 12 pm
Giraffe Talk (at the Giraffe Platform) 12 pm
Otter Talk (at the Otter Enclosure) 12.20 pm
Orangutan Talk (at the Orangutan Enclosure) 12.40 pm
Sea Lion Talk (at the Sea Lion Enclosure) 2.15 pm
Sloth Talk (at the Sloth Enclosure) 2.45 pm
Meerkat Talk (at the Meerkat Enclosure) 3.45 pm
History & Ghost Talk (in the Castle Courtyard) 4 pm

(Please remember to pick up a Map on arrival)

Please note that in the event of fine weather opening hours may be extended by one hour at weekends.  Please call 01384 215313 for further information.

Safari Gift Shop

10.00am – 5.00pm

Queen Mary Restaurant

10.00am – 4.30pm (Hot food served until 3.30pm)

Castle Creatures

10.00am – 5.00pm

Lemur Wood

11.00am – 5.00pm

Lorikeet Lookout

11.00am – 5.00pm (last nectar pots given out one hour prior to closing)

Farm Barn & Contact Paddock

12.00pm – 12.45pm and 2.15pm – 4.30pm

Land Train

From 10.00am – 4.30pm (last run 4.30pm from the Elephant Statue to main entrance)

Chair Lift

Weekdays from 11.00am – 4.00pm.  Weekends from 10.30 am – 4.30 pm.

Children must be aged 7 yrs + and have a height of 1.2m to travel on the chair lift.
For safety reasons this vintage chair lift has a maximum weight restriction of 19 stone / 120 kilos per chair.  Please speak to the operator with any queries.

Face Painting

Not currently available.

Fun Fair

Open Weekends & School Holidays (weather permitting). Please purchase tokens from the funfair provider.

First Aid Stations are located at the Queen Mary Restaurant, Discovery Centre and Safari Gift Shop.

Seasonal activities  may be extended during busy periods.  Closing time may also be extended.  Please check with the Safari Gift Shop.