Interactive Inspirational Educational

Welcome to Wild Discovery, a small zoo situated in the grounds of Ribby Hall Village in Lancashire. 

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.

Plan your visit


​​Encounters & Experiences

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.

Get to know our animals personalities

Zoo Keeper for the day
Experience a day as a zoo keeper, get hands on with the daily running of Wild Discovery. Have you got what it takes?
Junior Zoo Keeper for the day
The younger generation can also get involved with our daily routines and animal interactions.
Kids Zoo Club
Animal Encounters
​Our Kid's Zoo Club is aimed at children aged 8 years and above and allows them a unique learning opportunity to discover all aspects of the animal kingdom.  The Zoo Club gives the children a true insight into the welfare and husbandry knowledge that keepers need to provide the necessary for the animals. 

The Zoo Club will be returning in September 2018.  To register your interest please email
Our encounters allow you to meet some of our animals up close and create some enrichment for them.

Latest News & Events


What's On

New animals arrive at Wild Discovery

This month at Wild Discovery has
been busy, not only are we seeing
record numbers of visitors
coming through the door, but we
have seen the arrival of two new

The first species is the smallest 
carnivore from Africa, the Dwarf 
Mongoose, Helogale parvula.   We
have a male, Ron and a female 
Kianga.  They have settled into their new enclosure and are busy exploring all areas.  Being a dirunal species means they are active during the day so you are sure see them when you visit.

The second new species to join us
are two male Kirk's Dik Dik's, 
Madoqua kirkii called Dick and
Dom.  They are the worlds smallest
antelope species.  When you see
them you won't believe how small
they are, and as they are naturally
shy and elusive animals, it is best
to be as quiet as you can around
their enclosure.  Dick and Dom
are both very important
individuals, as they are part of the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP).  This is a European wide breeding programme that focuses on creating a gentically viable captive population for conservation of its species. 


Wild Messy Play Mornings
Wild Discovery
Ribby Hall Village
Wrea Green
​Tel: 01772 673836
We accept SPICE time credits. Two credits per person, for a maximum of 5 people.