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Here you can find our visitor information and see what we have to offer at ARK Wildlife Park & Exotic Animal Sanctuary.
Take a walk on the wild side as you visit our fascinating rescued animals and learn about them and their stories and how they came to be at our sanctuary, from the exotic to some familiar faces, the cute and the deadly, we have a diverse selection to delight animal lovers of all ages.

Daily talks not currently running in line with Covid guidance

Daily reptile encounter presentations, 11.30 am & 2.30 pm

Carnivore talk, 3.00 pm over summer and peak times

Large outdoor play area with trim trail, “Trash Panda Towers” indoor soft play, as well as indoor climbing towers and giant sandpit located in the activity barn.

Tropical house/Jurassic Ark, take a photo with our lifesize Velociraptor and meet our other dinos.

African themed cafe, the Kalahari cafe, offering delicious local produce.

Lemur lake, walk around our picturesque pond and lemur monkey habitat, visit the macaque monkeys at Macaque Manor.

A range of behind the scenes animal encounters, for a unique one on one experience.

Escape room (bookable in advance)

Disabled access and toilet facilities.

– Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Please find our code of practice for visitors below

Zoo Rules pdf

Admission Prices:

Under 3’s: Free
Adult: £9.00
Child (under 16): £6.50
Family (2 adults + 2 children): £30
Extra children: £5 each
OAP/Disabled/Carers/Military: £8.00

Schools: Please see our special school rates under the Schools visits page

Annual Passes:

Adult: £35
Child: £25
Family (2+2): £110

Concession: £30

Discounts are available for pre-booked (10+ people) school groups, Scouts, Guides, Brownies etc and care homes.

Animal adoptions available from £35 

To inquire about discounts/annual passes or adoptions please call us on

Opening Times

The Wildlife park is open throughout the year except January

Summer season: 10am – 5pm, Apr-Oct (7 days/week)

Winter season: 10am – 4pm, Nov-March (Closed all of January), Closed Mondays & Thursdays during Winter season except for School holidays

Closed: Christmas & Boxing Day, New Years Day and January 

Park may close during inclement weather, check our Facebook page for latest information

Last admission 1 hour before the park closes.

No dogs allowed except assistance dogs

Kalahari Cafe

Trim Trail

Tractor Play Area

Tropical House/Jurassic Ark

play area

Indoor Climbing Towers

Kalahari Cafe

At our African themed cafe, the Kalahari cafe you can enjoy locally made cakes, sandwiches, savouries and hot meals with vegetarian and vegan options alongside a wide range of cold drinks and hot beverages, whilst the kids burn off energy around our play park, and for the really young there’s our toddler corner in the cafe.

The Kalahari cafe will be open everyday from 10.00am, outside of peak season the cafe may not be open all day.

Play areas, Activity barn and Soft play

As well as the diverse range of animals that call the Ark home, we have a range of activities to keep the kids happy no matter the weather, with a large well equipped play area, including trim trail, there’s plenty to do outside when the weather’s fine, but even on a rainy day the children won’t miss out with “Trash panda towers”, our soft play area for 9yrs & under, our large indoor climbing area located in the activity barn, featuring towers, bridges, swings, slides, climbing walls, fireman’s pole and giant sand pit, not to mention our indoor tropical house where you will also find our dinosaurs!

And if you fancy a bite to eat in the Kalahari cafe, our toddlers corner will keep young children entertained whilst you enjoy a hot drink and a bite to eat.

Come and see why Ark wildlife park has rapidly established itself as Lincolnshire’s premier family friendly wildlife park.

Outdoor Play Area

″Trash Panda Towers″, soft play area

Get in touch

At our African themed cafe, the Kalahari cafe you can enjoy locally made cakes, sandwiches and savouries alongside a wide range of cold drinks and hot beverages, whilst the kids burn off energy around our play park, and for the really young there’s our toddler corner in the cafe.

The Kalahari cafe will be open everyday from 10.00am.

At our African themed cafe, the Kalahari cafe you can enjoy locally made cakes, sandwiches and savouries alongside a wide range of cold drinks and hot beverages, whilst the kids burn off energy around our play park, and for the really young there’s our toddler corner in the cafe.

The Kalahari cafe will be open everyday from 10.00am.