Wingham Wildlife Park

Wingham Wildlife Park – Feel Close To Nature

October 18, 2021

Wingham Wildlife Park is one of the most popular family-friendly destinations in the UK. But if you’ve never visited before, it can be hard to know what to expect. When you get there, you’ll probably want to do more than just snap a selfie with a bear. Here are four fun tips for making your visit awesome! 

Wingham Wildlife Park is More Than Just Cute Animals 

Wingham Wildlife Park is a privately owned wildlife park in the town of Wingham in UK. The park is home to various native wildlife including Kiwi, wallabies, deer, owls, eagles, and other birds. The park is open everyday from 9am to 5pm, with the last entry at 4.30pm. Families can enjoy guided wildlife walks, along the Kettlebell Track, a day-use animal enclosure, bird observation area, and a children’s garden. Families can also book overnight accommodations at nearby Four Season Campsites and Retreats. There are so many things to do in and around Wingham that it’s completely worth the trip if you have little ones. In addition to the guided nature walks, there are many other activities surrounding the park that are kid-friendly, such as a visit to Wave Hill and a camp-out at Iceland.  



There are Plenty Of Things To See And To Do At Wingham Wildlife Park

See the list of our most popular attractions below. 

Tennent Hill Trial One of the most well-known UK hiking trails, the TNHS (Trials of the Two Tributaries) is a challenging 3.4 mile circuit complete with switchbacks and no shortage of beautiful foliage. There are two different paths you can choose to hike, with a total elevation gain of about 3,000 feet. At the top, you’ll get some stunning views of the Yorkshire Dales, with the Yorkshire Coast in the distance.  

Darlington Castle This is one of the most iconic castles in the world. Not only is it the home of Queen Elizabeth II, but you’ll also walk down a mountain path inside the castle to see the entire interior. The original grounds of the castle still exist, but decayed portions outside the walls unfortunately aren’t a part of today’s tour, but you will enjoy admiring the remnants of the original layout within the hike. Plus, nothingquite beats a walk through the castle interior.  

Deep Sutton A short walk from the admissions office (it only takes about 5 minutes), Deep Sutton is situated in gorgeous Surrey. In the 1930s, it was a hunting preserve, and today it is home to hedgehogs, deer, and wild squirrels. Take an informal tour with one of the park rangers or just follow the signs and look for wildlife.  

Bengtavang 26 This nine-mile trail, situated in Southern Norway, is dotted with reindeer for many miles. When we were there, there seemed to be plenty of them, and they were actually thriving. Walk among them for a day, and you’ll see a surprising amount of wildlife. If you have time, check out the northern lights. While you’re in Bergtavang, there’s a guided nature course for kids. 



Bring the whole family along for a great day out! 

When you’re travelling with kids, it can be challenging to keep everyone happy. It’s important to make sure the whole family has a great time. Here are some tips to make sure you have a great day out with everyone in tow. If you are travelling with children, make sure you bring along some snacks that are easy to eat on the go. Eating out is a hot topic in the UK right now. You may be tempted to keep the big family happy by ordering in, but this can actually make things worse. Having a bunk full of food in the car and eating in moderation is a much better thing to do. When children are small, they can get quite worried if they have forgotten something at home.

During your day at the park, it isn’t a bad idea to provide a little pocketful of snacks just in case. One thing at Wingham that is optional is a trip to the zoo. The animals are pretty tame, and shouldn’t cause too much worry if you are with kids. You will be able to spot some animals at a glance even if you are not a natural at seeing them. What should you look out for? Donkeys – These are adorable little creatures but chair hopping is a much more natural way to keep them fun. Donkeys love to grind oats so they are perfect for trains and rucksacks, plus they make the perfect entertaining lap pillow.

Wild boar – Another cute animal to spot at the zoo and a great way to bond with the kids. They love eating wood even though it means their meat takes a bit longer to digest, meaning it tastes even better when enjoyed again after a meal at camp. Wild boar are shy animals that scare easily but again, this shouldn’t be a problem. Most wild boar you come across will be very docile. Basically, anything you find in nature is a good thing to bring along. When you visit a national park, it’s not just about the wildlife. 

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