LOCAL'S DISCOUNT

do you live in the
fy or pr postcode area? 

bring along proof of address when you visit
for a 10% discount on entry.

valid until end of
february 2019.

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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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

january
​​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 21st January
Monday 28th January
Monday 4th February
Monday 11th February

No booking required.

rspb big bird walk with wild discovery
sunday 27th january   9.30am - 10.30am

Join a Wild Discovery keeper on Sunday morning and enjoy a walk through the woodlands looking for and recording the bird species that you find.  Learn about the birds you see in the woodland and their natural habitats and surroundings.  The records collected on the day will be given to RSPB to add to their national
RSPB BIG BIRD WATCH.

At the end of the walk customers will be able to make and take away their very own bird feeder.  Get messy making a delicious treat for the bird visitors to your garden.  The walk is free, however donations would be appreciated for the bird feeders as all proceeds will be funding the development of the native conservation area.

Our meeting point is ........... make sure you are there by 9.30am as the walk will start straightaway to allow us to record as many bird species as possible.

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
11.30am - Enrichment Activity Session
12.30pm - Exotic Bug Talk
1pm - Meerkat Feed & Talk
2pm - Farmyard Talk
2.30pm Meet the Lizards
​3.30pm - Otter Feed & Talk


january family fun quiz 

Our theme for January is all about birds, birds that you will see in your garden or on a woodland walk.  So if you visit during January you will recieve a free quiz sheet all about native birds.  Have fund finding the birds around the zoo, learning a few facts about them and asnwering the questions of the quiz sheet. 

Did you know.... there are so many beautiful bird species that call our the country home, whether they live here all year round or for just part of the year as they migrate around the world.  


latest news

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.
Provisional Members