- Visit Peak Wildlife Park to meet animals across three continents, for a unique and immersive animal experience.
- Check out the different areas for your chance to wander with wallabies, play with meerkats, meet some lemurs and more
- Don't miss out on the opportunity to handle and feed some of the animals at the park to make some best furry friends.
Set on the edge of the Staffordshire Peak District is a truly magical place, the Peak Wildlife Park. The Wildlife Park Peak District gives your little ones a truly immersive and unique animal experience like no other. There are large walkthrough exhibits in the park which enable you to get up close and personal with exotic and endangered animals from three different continents. Your little ones will learn all about these furry friends and the care needed to conserve the beautiful species in the Peak District Wildlife Park.
Whether your kids are obsessed with lemurs, love penguins or want to hop around the park with the wallabies, the park has something for you to enjoy. The open enclosures make this a great experience as you can roam as freely as the animals, so it's no wonder this is a family favourite park in Staffordshire.
Inspire your children as you allow them come face to face with a variety of interesting, fascinating animals as they roam freely around the Peak Wildlife Park. Your little ones can experience the unique habitats of the animals from within and take a stroll on the wild side, coming into contact with these furry creatures. Your kids will be delighted to watch the lemurs, a ring-tailed, black, and ruffed species, as they jump enthusiastically from branches and tightrope and walking sophisticatedly along the strung high ropes throughout. Be on the lookout for their leaping, hooting and pouncing. You might even get the chance to feed them, the lemurs spend a lot of their time relaxing high up in trees and eating anyway! They are very loud though, so be prepared to hear their powerful voices.
Get up close to the animals in large walkthroughs, where your little ones will love following in a penguins footsteps, sitting next to a meerkat and petting, feeding and wandering with the wallabies. Plus, conveniently, there are keepers on hand dotted around the site giving talks regularly about each animal, so you can learn all there is to know, as well as understand all about how to look after them. Wander around the Peak Wildlife Park to have one of the best animal experiences in Stoke on Trent. Watch the penguins doing their daily tasks, waddling about in their pool, which is great fun, and the underwater area is particularly special, giving you an exclusive insight into their lives. See if you can mimic them! Be brave and get up close and personal with the world’s fourth largest rodent, the Patagonian Mara. At the African Village, you can find Pygmy Goats, while hilarious chickens scratch curiously in the sand. Then pop over to the meerkats in this arid environment that their home occupies, the kids will love meeting Lola, Layla, and the rest of the Meerkat family at Peak Wildlife Park.
Although the Wildlife Country Park is small, there’s actually still plenty to discover, you won't be short of a good time without the feeling of being overwhelmed. This is ideal for littler legs, plus the cleverly constructed enclosures allow the animals to be the healthiest they can be, content in their setting. If you're after some more fantastic animal experiences in Staffordshire, you have to check out Trentham Monkey Forest for your chance to make friends with the Barbary macaques monkeys. This is located in the Trentham Estate, home to the Trentham Gardens, Trentham Shopping Village, and Trentham Treetop Adventure, where your kids will have an absolute blast.
Don't miss out on the fantastic animal experiences that the Wildlife Park hosts, which are just perfect for little people, the Mini Keeper Experience is a wonderful way for your own little monkeys to meet all their favourite animals. Just like the Keeper Experience, the unique hands-on, interactive Mini Keeper Experience gives your little ones the chance to engage with and play with most of the animals at the park. They will spend some quality time getting to make friends with some of the parks biggest stars, and they will have the chance to feed them dinner, responsible for their food! All the animal experiences offer one-to-one sessions with a professional zoo-keeper, so you know you'll be in good hands. This is the closest your little ones can get to these gorgeous animals in natural surroundings, it's always a hoot, and makes for an unforgettable day. And the experience really makes a difference as all the fees support conservation work.
After meeting and greeting the animals, making friends and more, your little ones can let off some steam in the outdoor play area with large sand pit, or they can head inside to the jungle bounce, which is a huge bouncy castle. Plus, if you have energy left, there is a a wildlife trail to walk!
What to know before you go
- With year round opening, along with play areas, the park makes a perfect family day out whatever the weather.
- When you're feeling peckish, check out the Peak Cafe to enjoy some delicious meals, snacks and drinks. Plus, there are picnic areas if you bring your own food.
- There are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities on site.
- The Peak Wildlife Park is wheelchair and pushchair accessible. The paths are wide, navigable for wheelchairs, pushchairs and mobility scooters.
- The Peak Wildlife Park is located at Winkhill, Leek near Alton Towers in Stoke on Trent.
- If travelling via public transport, you can get to Peak Wildlife Park from Leek via the Ashbourne Bus 108.
- If travelling via car, use the main A523 road as this has connections from Leek to Ashbourne.
- There is free parking onsite.