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Farms, zoos & wildlife parks

OUTSIDE HERTFORD

Aldenham Country Park

Aldenham Country Park is a not-for-profit farming, food, Rural Care and education enterprise. We aim to enhance the countryside, care for wildlife and farm ecologically. We are open everyday from 9.00am except 25th December. Visit 100 acres of beautiful countryside, only 12 miles from central London. Enjoy the scenery, lakeside walks, explore the farm and feed the animals, playgrounds, pony rides and 100 Aker Wood, home of Pooh Bear and friends. Enjoy great value all year round access by becoming a member. We offer camping, exclusive glamping and facilities for families with SEND children in our pavilion. We offer extensive education and group trips, parties and celebrations for all ages, team building and meetings and have an events field for hire. We have a small farm shop selling produce from our farms here and at Church Farm and a Farm Kitchen where you can sit down for coffee and snacks as well as a refreshment kiosk.more...

Aldenham Country Park, Aldenham Road, Elstree, WD6 3BA [show map & facilities]

Paid parking
Toilets
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Bury Lane PYO Strawberrys

WE ARE NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR PICK-YOUR-OWN STRAWBERRIES FOR SATURDAY 20TH AND SUNDAY 21ST JUNE. OPEN WEEKENDS ONLY - ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL. We anticipate Pick Your Own will be very busy this year so to maintain social distancing and ensure as many people as possible are able to enjoy this summer activity, we have decided to operate a booking system. See attached poster and our website for full details. Please note, when phoning to make a booking, 01763 260418, please select extension 2 (Fun Barn).more...

Bury Lane Farm Shop, Royston, SG8 6DF [show map]

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Cedars Nature Centre-

A community zoo based in the historic Cedars park in Waltham cross Hertfordshire. The zoo gives visitors the opportunity to get up close to Meerkats, Owls, skunks, small bird species, rabbits, Armadillos and various reptiles and minibeasts. New covid measures mean tickets are for 45 min intervals, please arrive on the hour you are booked for. Each interval will have an animal talk take place (weather permitting), please note that as per government guidelines no animal handling will take place. ​ Tickets are limited Set inside the grounds of Cedars park, paths are buggy, wheelchair, bike and scooter accessible. There is a café onsite and plenty of room to roam. more...

Theobald’s Lane, Waltham Cross, EN8 8RU [show map & facilities]

Free parking
Buggy/wheelchair access
Toilets
Baby change

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Cedars Park

Cedars Park has been a popular public park since it was first gifted to the people of Cheshunt in 1919. For 100 years the park has provided essential space for quiet recreation in a landscape of lawns, woodland and formal gardens. Although close to Cheshunt and Waltham Cross with busy dual carriageways enclosing two sides, Cedars Park survives as an oasis of calmness and tranquility. n/b Please note the park is free to enter, parking is also free (although limited) but there is a nominal entrance fee for entrance Cedars Nature Centre (the small onsite zoo)if you chose to visit there. more...

Cedars Park, Theobalds Lane, Cheshunt, EN8 8RU [show map & facilities]

Free parking
Buggy/wheelchair access
Toilets
Baby change

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Church Farm

We are delighted to announce that we will be re-opening for day visitors from the 15th June 2020. There will be a restriction on the number of visitors per day to ensure we can comply with social distancing measures. Therefore, all visitors must book in advance to aid us with managing the capacity. If you arrive without a ticket you may be refused entry. Book online here: https://churchfarmardeley.checkfront.co.uk/reserve/.... For the safety of our visitors and the Church Farm team we are adjusting the way we operate which is outlined here: https://www.churchfarmardeley.co.uk/health-safety. Please read prior to booking your Day Pass and again, before visiting. Farm Activities remain closed until further notice (egg collecting, trailer rides, Pygmy goat experience & lamb bottle feeding). All other information is on our website www.churchfarmardeley.co.uk. Glamping & camping is postponed until 4th July, possibly later, depending on government advice. You can book camping for July onwards, if it has to be moved to a different date in the future this will be possible at no cost. The Farm shop open 7 days. Please pay by card. We look forward to seeing you Covering 175 acres Church Farm produces the widest range of free range meat and naturally grown fruit and vegetables. Church Farm is open to the public everyday from 9.00am to 5.00pm 365 days a year. It is free to visit and free to park. Collect a free map and buy some food to help feed the animals, enjoy our woodland play area, indoor Little Farmers barn or relax in our Farm Cafe. more...

Church Farm, Ardeley, Stevenage, SG2 7AH [show map & facilities]

Free parking
Buggy/wheelchair access
Toilets
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Colchester Zoo

Following the recent announcements from the Government we are pleased to announce that Colchester Zoo will be re-opening on Thursday 18th June but health and safety at the forefront. After many long months of being closed to the public and with no regular income it is vitally important that we open again soon for the zoo to survive and continue the important work of caring for our animals. The majority of Colchester Zoo is open-air, over 60 acres with wide pathways and open areas. We hope that this will be an ideal location for those who would like to venture outside and reconnect with nature but within a safe environment. Tickets must be booked online for a timed slot. more...

Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 0SL [show map]

Herring Green Farm

Visit Herrings Green Activity Farm & Bird of Prey Centre in a safe and secure environment. We are opening up the zoo to small family groups at timed intervals during the day, this provides our visitors with a safe environment for some much needed family time. At the current time we are allowing 12 families to book in every hour for a two hour visit. What has been done to make your visit safe: Tickets to visit the centre can only be booked online. This allows us to control the number of guests visiting each day. Allotted time slots are available with a maximum of 2 hours on site for your visit. Any one that hasn't booked tickets will be refused entry. What has been done to make your visit safe: A one way system has been put into place, with reminders that a 2 metre distance must be maintained while visiting the centre. Hand sanitisers on on the entrance and exit of the site, please ensure you sanitise upon entering the centre and on exit. There are ample hand wash stations around the centre and hand sanitiser stations. These are being cleaned every hour. The toilets are now gender mutual, one family ONLY at one time. Toilets are being cleaned every hour. Children's play areas remain closed until further notice. There are currently no keeper talks/animal meet and greets and flying displays, this is in place to avoid large groups of guests congregating. This will be in place until further notice. Indoor animal enclosures remain closed until further notice. The tea room is closed but you can purchase drinks, snacks and ice creams from the farm shop. You are welcome to bring your own picnic. Please delay your visit if you or any of your family members are feeling unwell. You will be expected to follow Government Guidelines while on site. We are opening up 2 hour slots starting on Monday 15th running every day until Monday 29th . We will be booking families in two weeks at a time as this allows us to monitor the situation and to make sure all safety measures are followed correctly . Times of each hour sessions are as followed: 10.00 - 12.00 11.15 - 1.15 12.30 - 2.30 1.45 - 3.45 3.00 - 5.00 Visits MUST be booked in advance with a deposit of £5.00 paid, any families which turn up without booking will be turned away. more...

Herring Green Farm, Cotton End Road, Bedford, MK45 3DT [show map]

Maidenhead Aquatics

A fish shop with a difference with our new coffee shop and FREE children's soft play area. Feed the giant koi for just £1.more...

Maidenhead Aquatics, The Albert Bygrave Retail Park, North Orbital Road, AL2 1DL [show map & facilities]

Free parking
Buggy/wheelchair access
Toilets
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Old Mcdonalds Farm

Old MacDonald's Farm & Fun Park will be re-opening from the 10th of July 2020! We know you will have lots of questions and we have tried to help with a few of them here- 🐑 How do I book? Booking can be made ONLY online, we will only be taking admissions via our website this is to help us manage capacity. There will be a limited amount of tickets available per day, please remember we ONLY ACCEPT ONLINE BOOKINGS, tickets CANNOT be purchased on the door at the farm currently.more...

Old Mcdonalds Farm, Weald Road, Brentwood, CM14 5AY [show map]

Paradise Wildlife Park

We have a huge collection of over 400 animals. Have fun in one of our five adventure playgrounds, at the daily shows and at the meet the keeper sessions. Enjoy a coffee while the kids monkey around in the Tumble Jungle or splash about in Paradise Lagoon paddling pool. Brand new World of Dinosaurs attraction wth 30 life-size, moving and roaring dinosaurs opens 25th March 2018.more...

White Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne, EN10 7QA [show map & facilities]

Free parking
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