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Best Zoos in England

Updated on July 3, 2011

Zoos are an interesting attraction, aren't they? We walk around and look at caged biological creatures; we laugh at them, their environment; we smile and are astounding on how they act (because is some ways they are like us). But, it's funny, isn't it? When we leave we feel, maybe only a slightly, better than when we entered; because we have freedom, we have intelligence, we have the ability to mold are mailable world.

Anyways - enough rambling. You're here because, even if you didn't know it, want to experience the feeling I just stated - and you want to experience it in England. Luckily for you many of the best zoos in Europe, and some of the best zoos in the world, are zoos which are found in England.

Whether it's zoos in Birmingham, or one of the many zoos in London, England has an array of zoos to choose from. The biggest zoo in England? Well it's also one of the biggest and best zoos in Europe. Unusual and unique zoos in England? Check.

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Longleat - BBC's Animal Park

When Does it Open: Feb 19th - Feb 27th (daily); March 5th - April 3rd (weekends); April 9th - Nov 6th (daily)

Prices:

  • Day Ticket: $26
  • Annual Pass: $65
  • Combo Ticket: $35

The biggest attraction at this England zoo, and what makes it one of the best zoos in England, is the Safari Park. The tour, which lasts over an hour and a half, takes you through various different zones; in some areas you'll able to get out of your car and walk around, giving a more zoo-like experience. The highlight of this section is, without a doubt, a walkway that goes above the Giraffe section.

You'll go through the following areas:

  • East African Game Reserve
  • Flamingo Valley
  • Vulture Venue
  • Monkey Jungle
  • Big Game Park
  • Deer Park
  • Pelican Pong
  • Tiger Territory
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Safari Train

One of the more popular means of travel at Banham zoo uk is the Safari train.  For a small extra price you can ride the train which takes you through the various attractions at the zoo; in some cases it will take you closer to the animals. 

Banham Zoo

Banham zoo isn't just one of the best zoos in England, but one of the best zoos out of all of Europe. It's such a good zoo for numerous reasons, including the variety of animals, the educational tools it utilizes, as well as the price and interactivity.

When Does it Open: 1st January 2011 to 25th March 2011 - 9:30am to 4pm - last admission 3pm

Price:

  • Adult: Around $10
  • Child (3 -15): Around $8


There are many unique things one can do at Banham zoo that make it such a great England zoo. Many exhibits have 30 minute presentations, which provide educational information about the animal, such as if its endangered, why its endangered, and what you can do to save it.
Banham zoo has the largest Bird of prey display in the UK, with, at times, 9 vultures flying together.

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Eagle Heights Wildlife Park

Eagle Heights is one of the largest bird of prey centers in the world, with over 150 raptors. This includes over 50 species, making it one of the largest zoos in England. Expanding every year with more animals such as snakes and cheetahs, Eagle heights is one of the best zoos in England.

Located in the Village of Eynsford, which overlooks rolling hills, Eagle Heights is one of the most pristine settings.

When Does it Open:

  • 1st March - 31st October
  • Open 7 Days a Week
  • 10.30 am - 5.00 pm


Price:

  • Adult £8.50
  • Child £5.00
  • Concession £7.00
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