Africa Alive!, explore the sights and sounds of Africa and discover lions, giraffes, meerkats, hunting dogs and many more animals from the African continent!.
The spectacular centrepiece of Africa Alive!, our ‘Plains of Africa’, is the perfect place to spot five species of African savannah animals, including our graceful giraffe and heavyweight rhinos. During the summer months there is even the chance to get up close to these magnificent creatures with our ‘Plains of Africa’ experience!
Enjoy a bird’s eye view of our magnificent lions from our viewing point ‘Lookout Lodge’ and visit ‘Lemur Encounters’, which offers you the chance to get right in with the action – as you walk-through the lemurs’ enclosure! The park is also home some other amazing primates including bushbabies, colobus monkeys, drill and our new residents; the rare golden-bellied mangabeys.
The park is set in 100 acres of stunning Suffolk countryside and also offers the chance to spot a wide range of British wildlife. Bird lovers can also enjoy spotting native nature from our new ‘Wader’s Lake’ boardwalk or seeing some African feathered friends on our Woodland Walk!
Discover some amazing facts about our animals during our exciting feeding talks and seasonal ‘Bird of Prey’ displays. Climb aboard the free road train for an entertaining journey around the park. Look, learn and play in our fun-packed ‘Discovery Centre’ and meet some of our smaller residents at the animal encounter sessions.
The park offers a great outdoor adventure play area, as well as restaurants, free car parking, disabled facilities and a gift shop, where you can find presents and gifts for everyone.
Open daily at 9.30am all year, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. For more information and admission rates visit their website www.africa-alive.co.uk or telephone Guest Information on 01502 740291.
British & Irish Association of Zoos & Aquariums (BIAZA)
BIAZA is the professional body representing the best zoos and aquariums in Britain and Ireland. Member Collections pride themselves on their excellent animal welfare, education and conservation work. BIAZA supports them in their work and helps promote the work of good zoos and aquariums.
For more information please visit their website www.biaza.org.uk
European Association of Zoos & Aquaria (EAZA)
EAZA represents and links European zoos and aquaria and members are dedicated to providing their visitors with rewarding experiences and their animals with optimal care. EAZA zoos and aquaria play a vital role in conservation by promoting an increase in public and political awareness of the necessity for conservation and by actively participating in managed breeding programmes.
For more information please visit their website www.eaza.net
The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA)
The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums is the “umbrella” organisation for the world zoo and aquarium community. Its members include leading zoos and aquariums, and regional and national Associations of Zoos and Aquariums, as well as some affiliate organisations, such as zoo veterinarians or zoo educators, from all around the world. Together they are ‘United for Conservation’
For more information please visit www.waza.org
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ provides taxonomic, conservation status and distribution information on plants and animals that have been globally evaluated using the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria. This system is designed to determine the relative risk of extinction, and the main purpose of the IUCN Red List is to catalogue and highlight those plants and animals that are facing a higher risk of global extinction (i.e. those listed as Critically Endangered, Endangered and Vulnerable).
For more information please visit their website www.iucnredlist.org
Norfolk + Suffolk Tourist Attractions
Norfolk + Suffolk Tourist Attractions is the trade association for tourist attractions in Norfolk and Suffolk. They work to promote tourism in Norfolk and Suffolk and help their members by developing products and projects that bring mutual benefit.
For more information please visit their website www.norfolkandsuffolkattractions.co.uk
Visit Norfolk is the official tourist information website for Norfolk. Whether your trip is for a day, a weekend or longer, you will find yourself spoilt for choice!
For more information please visit their website www.visitnorfolk.co.uk
Visit East Anglia
Visit East Anglia is the region’s official tourism website. It’s time you visited East Anglia. We have everything from beach holidays, rural escapes and cultural experiences all within easy reach.
For more information please visit their website www.visiteastofengland.com
DAYoutWITHtheKIDS.co.uk – is an easy to use website for finding places to visit with your family all over the UK. Searchable by age of kids, county, town, postcode and indoor or outdoor attraction.
Things to do with kids in Norfolk on Day Out With The Kids.
Applewood Countryside Park
Applewood Countryside Park is located in the beautiful area of South Norfolk and offers some great facilities for a relaxing break in the countryside. The park is adjacent to one of the country’s most exciting wildlife attractions, Banham Zoo and is ideally situated to explore the many attractions and picturesque landscapes of Norfolk and Suffolk. A quiet, family-friendly caravan park and campsite, it caters for touring caravans, motor homes, tents and offers a number of cosy glamping pods for those who prefer camping with the comforts of home!
For more information please visit their website www.applewoodholidays.co.uk
Dinosaur Adventure is an award-winning family attraction and a unique family day out. The park offers a host of exciting and fascinating attractions in natural surroundings.
New to Dinosaur Adventure is Dippy’s Splash Zone, a 755 square metre water play park, with 31 water features including a giant tipping bucket and slide. The whole area is themed around the parks mascot, Dippy the dinosaur, and in his colours of yellow and purple.
Tracking through the woods at Dinosaur Adventure children will gasp in amazement as they come face to face with the 8 meter Spinosaurus and the mighty T-Rex, Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, and more, along the woodland dinosaur trail.
Children can also tackle the big wide open adventure play area, Arachnophobia, our giant prehistoric spider’s web, ‘Climb-a-Saurus’ our 75ft dinosaur activity, ‘Xtinction’, Jurassic Putt, Raptor Racers, Stone Age Road Race, Pterodactyl’s Treehouse and ‘Dinomite’ Norfolk’s biggest indoor play adventure, Secret Animal Garden and much more.
Open daily at 9.30am all year, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. For more information and admission rates visit their website www.dinosauradventure.co.uk or telephone Guest Information on 01603 876310
Heritage Horses are passionate about heavy horses, particularly conserving promoting the Suffolk Punch, the oldest and rarest of the heavy horse breeds in Great Britain. The Heritage Horse team actively work to keep alive the skills and traditions of heavy horsemanship.
For more information please visit their website www.heritage-horses.co.uk or telephone: 01953 887193.
The Garden Enclosure
An independent plant centre and garden shop situated just outside the admission kiosks at Banham Zoo.
For more information please visit their website www.gardenenclosure.co.uk
Banham Car Boot
Banham Car Boot is well established and has been in operation since 1984, with up to 200 stalls each week including bric-a-brac, food, plants, antiques and clothing of which 70% are private and 30% are trade.
For more information please visit their website www.banhamcarboot.co.uk
Social networking for horse lovers that allows you to meet with other horse enthusiasts and share the fantastic diversity of horse experiences, photos and videos.
For more information please visit their website www.troton.com