mothers day
special offer

free entry for mum's on mothers day when visiting with the kids.

sunday 31st march

interactive     inspirational     educational

Wild Discovery the zoo that interacts with you!

Our aim is to bring you unique experiences through our daily interactive and educational talks and animal encounters.  We hope to inspire people of all ages to help conserve our fascinating animal kingdom and protect the environment that we all live in. 

At Wild Discovery, your admission is a day pass, so you have unlimited entry for that day so you can explore all the areas within the zoo, discovering and learning about animals from around the world.  We are open to Ribby Hall Holiday Guests, the local community, schools and groups.


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plan your visit

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For our current opening times click here.

​Free parking and light refreshments available within Wild Discovery or you can bring your own picnic.  There are several eating places within Ribby Hall Village.

If you are using a satnav the post code is PR4 2PR.
We have a great selection of animals, along with some of the most unusual animals from across the globe.

You can meet them and see their unique ways of eating, living and find out how they would defend themselves from predators through our daily animal talks.
Have you ever wanted to meet your favourite animal and have a personal encounter with it or maybe always wanted to be a zoo keeper?

You can do both with our unique animal encounters and zoo keeper for the day experience.

news

news

Brand New @ Wild Discovery......the opening of our new Bat house.
After several weeks of renovation our new bat house is now open to the public.  The bat house is the first feature our Secret Forest section. 

The Secret Forest aims to introduce people to animals that live in and rely on our forests to survive.  Many of the animals found in the forests help to keep our forests alive, by trampling plants to let sunlight through and seed dispersal.

​We have three species of fruit bats living in our Bat house, the largest is
the Straw Coloured Fruit Bats, then the Egyptian Fruit bats and the smallest and most active, the Sebas Fruit Bats. 

All our bats are free flying.  They will fly above your heads and around you!  We have designed our bat house so you can experience these beautiful animals up close and learn all about them. 

Our Bat house is also home to a very unusual animal called the Greater Egyptian Jerboa.  These little guys live 
on the floor, hopping about, see if you can spot our babies!

We now offer Bat Encounters for those that love bats and want to experience our bats up close.  Get the chance to feed our bats and learn all about them with one of our dedicated keepers. 

Prices start at £25 per person (including zoo admission) for more information please call 01772 673836.
Wild Discovery has hit another milestone within its first few years of opening.  It is now a provisional member of BIAZA.
BIAZA is the professional body representing the best zoos and aquariums in Britain and Ireland that is a powerful force in the care and conservation of the natural world. BIAZA support zoos and aquariums to inspire people to help conserve the natural world, achieving the highest standards of animal care and welfare. 

Wild Discovery is now a provisional member of BIAZA which is a huge achievement for the zoo.  This means that Wild Discovery is recognised as being one of the few zoos in the UK that is now associated with BIAZA working towards becoming a full member through a mentoring programme offered by BIAZA.   
Wild Discovery has always aimed for high standards particularly when it comes to animal welfare and education.  Being associated and supported by BIAZA, Wild Discovery can now achieve much more to help conserve our natural world.  Neil the Zoo Director explains “this is massive achievement for the zoo, we are delighted to be provisional members, it shows that BIAZA recognise the hard work that the whole team puts in on a daily to help us achieve our ultimate goal of conserving wildlife for future generations.”

For more information about BIAZA please visit www.biaza.org.uk.

events

events

march
​​wild messy play mornings

Looking for something to do with the little ones on a Monday morning? 
Come along to Wild Discovery and enjoy our free craft activity,
take a walk around the zoo to and see all the animals, and adults you can have a brew on us!

£7 per adult, children of all ages free (just on Wild Messy Play dates)
Please note that there are no animal talks on these dates.

Wild Messy Play is taking place on these dates:
Monday 25th February
Monday 4th March
Monday 11th March
Monday 18th March
Monday 25th March
Monday 1st April

No booking required.
Wild Messy Play does not take place during the school holidays.


animal talks and activities

Every day we offer a variety of animal talks and activities that are included in your admission.  All of our talks allow you see the animals up close and learn about them and in some of the talks you have the opportunity to touch, hold or feed some of our animals. 

Our current talks are:

​10.45am  - Farmyard Talk
Meet Miss Piggles, hold a guinea pig and feed the sheep.

11.15am - Meet the Lizards
Meet and learn about some unusual lizards, their is a chance to touch and hold.

12noon - Enrichment Activity Session
 Join our keeper in making some exciting enrichment items for the animals and watch them enjoy or destroy what you have made!

1.30pm - Meerkat Feed & Talk
Learn about our cheeky meerkats whilst the keeper gives them their midday feed.

2pm - Genet Feed & Talk
This talk is our focus for this month "Animals of the Forest". Learn about these beautiful and elusive cats through our keeper talk and be amazed by their agility whilst they enjoy an afternoon feed - one not to be missed!

3pm - Farmyard Talk
Meet Miss Piggles, hold a guinea pig and feed the sheep.

Meet the Lizards
 
​3.30pm - Otter Feed & Talk
Learn about our little Otter family whilst the keeper gives them their afternoon feed, who knows what is on the menu today?

latest news

march family fun quiz 

Our theme for March is all about Animals of the Forest, what animals live there and how they have adapted to live on, up and below the trees.  If you visit during March you will recieve a free quiz sheet as you arrive.  Have fun finding the answers and learning a few facts about each of the animals featured in the quiz. 

mothers day special offer

To celebrate all the fab mum's out there Wild Discovery are offering free entry to all Mum's visiting on Mothers Day, Sunday 31st March 2019 when visiting with their child(ren).​

Wild Discovery
Ribby Hall Village
Wrea Green
Preston
PR4 2PR
​Tel: 01772 673836
​Email: info@wilddiscovery.co.uk
We accept SPICE time credits. Two credits per person, for a maximum of 5 people.