Please note that we have been informed that there will be essential maintenance to the payment portal for payments being taken via our website. This is taking place on Wednesday 20 February 2019 between 4:45am and 7:00am. We advise guests who wish to purchase annual passes or tickets to do so outside these times. On behalf of our payment provider, we apologise for any inconvenience.


The Roadtrain at the zoo has, regretfully, broken down. As a result there will be no service around the zoo for the remainder of the school half term holiday as a minimum. We sincerely apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

Admission Prices Inc. Donation Exc. Donation
Adult £15.95 £14.50
Children (3-15 Years) £11.95 £10.85
Under 3's FREE FREE
Senior Citizen (65 Years+) £13.95 £12.65
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Child / Adult / Carer £7.95 £7.20

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Falco tinnunculus

Kestrels are part of the falcon family. They are often spotted hovering in the air, particularly near roadsides, whilst they search for their prey.



Size: 32-39cm, Wingspan – 65 - 82cm
Weight: Male – 136 - 252g, Female – 154 - 314g



These birds have a wide distribution across Africa, Asia and Europe, and live in a variety of habitats from sub-desert to woodland and even in cities.



Kestrels feed mainly on small mammals, but will also eat insects, small birds and reptiles. They see in ultraviolet light, so they often hunt at dusk and dawn, following the trails left by their prey’s urine.



Kestrels nest in trees or on rock faces and building ledges. The female incubates between 1 to 7 eggs for a month while the male hunts for them both.



Kestrels are not classed as endangered but they are listed on CITES, a charter that limits or forbids the export of certain animals.

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