The New Forest offers fascinating surroundings, and when you stay at our bed and breakfast in Lymington, you will be in one of the UK’s most beautiful locations, giving you the perfect opportunity to explore. At Harvest House, we offer luxurious accommodation located within the New Forest, close to numerous local attractions. One of the more popular locations is the New Forest Wildlife Park, which offers a chance for visitors to get closer to nature.
If you’re heading here during the summer, the park is open from 10am to 5:30pm, giving you ample time to explore everything it has to offer. The park has been made as accessible as possible to all visitors, although any special requirements should be discussed with the park prior to your visit. This magnificent park is home to a fantastic array of animals, including barn owls, spectacled owls, European bison, European polecats, wild boars, red-necked wallabies and more. If you book in advance, you can even take part in keeper experiences and learn how to care for the animals. There are regular keeper talks throughout the day that can help to teach you about the wildlife that you will encounter. Animal encounter sessions are also held regularly, allowing you to get closer to the animals.
There is also a tour in the form of the open-top New Forest Tour available. The journey runs to the Wildlife Park from the last week in June to mid-September, giving you phenomenal views of the New Forest. This is certainly something to keep in mind on your visit to the area. You can also enjoy relaxing, eating and drinking at the Woodland Restaurant, and there is, of course, a gift shop where you can purchase a memento of your visit.
If you wish, you get more closely involved with the Wildlife Park by adopting your own animal for six months to a year. With costs based on feeding and welfare, this gives you a chance to be a part of the Wildlife Park’s conservation programme. You’ll receive a certificate and a photograph of your chosen animal, and your name is put on the “Thank You” board at the relevant enclosure. You can apply while visiting the park – this certainly makes a unique gift for the animal lover in your life.
The New Forest Wildlife Park will make a wonderful destination for your visit to the New Forest, and certainly shouldn’t be missed. When you’re staying at our welcoming bed and breakfast in Lymington, you should definitely consider making plans to visit this lovely attraction.