Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens
Published date: May 2020
Located 8 miles north-west of Great Yarmouth and 15 miles south-east of Wroxham, Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens is a popular Norfolk attraction for the whole family. In the landscaped grounds of Thrigby Hall visitors will find an interesting collection of animals, including endangered tigers, large crocodiles, a variety of leopards, red pandas, meerkats and cheeky gibbons. Explore the unique network of raised walkways that allow you to get up close with these fascinating creatures. Suitable for both wheelchair and pushchairs, there is plenty of free parking, delightful picnic areas, a café, gift shop and play areas to keep children of all ages entertained.
The Swamp House and Forest House is where you will find their collection of American alligators, mugger crocodiles and the infamous saltwater crocodiles, as well as an array of other reptiles such as Burmese, reticulated, short tailed and green tree pythons, geckos, mangrove snakes and Asian water dragons.
Discover a wide variety of birds and waterfowl, including painted storks, sacred ibis, fulvous and mandarin ducks in their Walk Through Aviary. There are also owls, hornbills and Moluccan cockatoos in their Pool Garden. Take a wander through their Willow Pattern Garden and over the bridges to see white storks, cranes and geese.
Visitors are able to watch the keepers feed the animals and listen to their informative talks, with the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the animals. It’s worth checking what times these take place on arrival or before you visit, so that you don’t miss this fascinating experience.
Thrigby Hall Conservation Fund supports numerous conservation projects both locally and further afield and has also funded many research projects. By adopting your favourite animal at Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens you can support this fund so that it can continue its important work. Animal adoptions make a really unique gift and more details can be found by going to their website.
Cockatoo Café serves a range of hot and cold food throughout the day including jacket potatoes, sandwiches, hot dogs, sausage rolls, cakes, ice creams and other snacks, with vegetarian and gluten free options available.
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens has a variety of different play areas suitable for all ages, including a soft play area for toddlers.
There is a well-stocked gift shop selling a selection of gifts such as clothing, toys, souvenirs and books and a range of local produce including jams, chutneys and sweet treats.
To find out further details about Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, including opening times, admission costs and how to adopt an animal, please go to their website.
Tel: 01493 369477