Welcome to ARK Wildlife & Dinosaur Park – Lincolnshire’s multi award winning, independent wildlife/dinosaur park & exotic animal refuge
The ARK Wildlife & Dinosaur Park is a wildlife park with a difference, operating as a rescue sanctuary for exotic animals that is also open to the public like a traditional family friendly zoo with wonderful indoor and outdoor play areas, as well as being twice winners of the BBC Make a Difference award in the animal welfare category, the vast majority of our residents are rescues from the European pet trade, the ARK has become a home to a wide variety of captivating animals, from exotic mammals and fearsome carnivores to stunning reptiles and some of your favourite farmyard friends.
Our doors are open all year round except January (see visitor info for seasonal opening times).
As well as the wonderful outside areas, visitors also benefit from popular indoor attractions such as the Tropical House, Trash Panda Towers soft play area, Meerkat and Familiar Friends Barn, all weather Play area/Dino Racers and Escape Room (Book in advance, please see experiences page for details)
Explore Jurassic Ark-land of dinosaurs, Lincolnshire’s largest dinosaur attraction.
Come face to face with beautiful and seldom seen carnivores, including the most species of wildcats in Lincolnshire. Walk around Lemur Lake, Lincolnshire’s first and only primate island and home to our group of rescued ring-tailed lemurs, meet our groups of Rhesus & Barbary Macaques at Macaque Manor. Take a peek into the twilight world of the kinkajou at Lincolnshire’s only nocturnal house-Kinkajou Cavern.
There is also a large outdoor play park for children, and the family friendly Kalahari Cafe, offering a delicious selection of locally made cakes, savouries and other refreshments, or enjoy a freshly cooked stone baked pizza at Dino Bites pizza outlet (peak times only).
New for 2023, Kinkajou Cavern, Lincolnshire’s only Nocturnal house – opening 11th February
New for 2023, Caracal Glade, One of Africa’s most beautiful wildcats – opening March 25th
New for 2022, Jurassic Ark, Dinosaur land
New for 2022, Dino Racers, battery powered children’s quad bikes
New for 2022, Indoor soft play area, “Trash Panda Towers”, suitable for 9 yrs & under, toddler area for under 5’s
New for 2022, Stamp trail, collect the stamps for a Free enamel dinosaur pin badge (children 3-15 yrs.)
We want our visitors to have a fantastic and enjoyable time, whilst never forgetting our primary objective, the rescue and rehabilitation of animals from the exotic pet trade, ex laboratory animals etc, therefore we never lock our animals into viewing areas, it will be their choice to come out and we offer them plenty of cover, this ensures they are not stressed out, so bear with them and if you don’t see them the first time round, pop back around to see if they are out or ask a keeper for the best time to spot them.
With themed events planned throughout the year, and our informative twice daily animal presentations, the Ark is a must visit destination for a truly wild family time, your support will continue to fund the Arks ongoing mission to rescue animals and raise awareness of wildlife trafficking and the exotic pet trade.
The Wildlife Park is open throughout the year except January.
Summer season, 10am – 5pm, Apr-Oct (7 days a week)
Winter season, 10am – 4pm, Nov-March (Closed all of January), Closed Mondays & Thursdays during Winter season except for local school holidays.
During the wetter times of year we would recommend wearing wellies if you wish to discover the dinosaurs around Jurassic Ark.
Park may close during inclement weather, please check on our Facebook page for latest updates before travelling.
Closed Christmas & Boxing Day, New Years Day and January.
Last admission 1 hour before the park closes.
Daily Keeper talks
Animal talks (peak times) daily, during special events talk times may vary.
Last admission is one hour before closing time
The Kalahari Cafe opens daily from 10 am, catering for park visitors and the public alike.
Would you like to help the rescued animals that live at the ARK?
We have an Amazon Wish List, full of enrichment toys that will stimulate, entertain and enhance their lives.
All donations are greatly appreciated and every penny you spend will go towards increasing the happiness and well-being of the animals.
If the above doesn’t work then you can simply log onto your amazon account.
- Go to Find a List or Registry.
- Enter Ark Wildlife Park
- Click Search.
Ark Daily News
All the latest news, stunning photographs and exciting videos direct from the Ark can now be found on our Facebook page.
Information about new arrivals, upcoming events, competitions and visitor comments are updated daily.
Follow the link below and ‘like‘ our page to keep up to date with announcements from the Ark.
ARK Wildlife Park, West Fen Lane, Stickney
Personal and group encounters:
- Meerkat meet and feed
- Zoo keeper experiences
- Meet the foxes
- Wildcat experience
- See experiences page for full details of encounters