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Wetlands Animal Park

Features Animals
Closed Now: 10:30 - 17:00
Open today: 10:30 - 17:00
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I used to enjoy taking my grandchildren to this delightful Park .Due to retirement of the owners... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Retford, United Kingdom
a surprise round every corner

considering its more prestigious neighbour (Yorkshire Wildlife Park) this place is a little gem... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Dean L
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
8 Oct 2018
28 Aug 2017
“a surprise round every corner”
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:30 - 17:00
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Sutton Cum Lound, Retford DN22 8SB, England
+44 1777 818099
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

If you enjoy a nice walk around a large lake with lots of animals to see and feed, this is worth a trip. It's not flash and corporate, but local and nicely done. Local venues like this will need visitor support to survive, so go...More

5  Thank Iain H
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

I'm deeply concerned by the welfare of the animals at Wetlands. Most of the animals seemed desperate to be fed (thankfully we had bought 4 bags of food to give them but they ran out very soon!) I didn't see any clean drinking water for...More

5  Thank ClaireS2B
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

I used to enjoy taking my grandchildren to this delightful Park .Due to retirement of the owners the Wetlands has had to close down.I have not read any news as to whether or not any and other business person would be interested in it but...More

Thank davidharrylarder
Reviewed 28 August 2017

considering its more prestigious neighbour (Yorkshire Wildlife Park) this place is a little gem. Its rustic and in need of an upgrade but the selection of wildlife is impressive and they appear to be well fed and cared for

4  Thank Dean L
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Was very good. But the owners have closed it down because of retirement so it's now not open to the public sorry.

3  Thank Carl J
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This is a fantastic place to go for a family day out. The variety of animals is amazing at a very good price too. It's accsesable for disabled and there a cafe and shop. You get to hold the owls witch was amazing. They have...More

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is the best place to go if you got young children but it is a massive shame that they are closing down due to retirement after 20 years running

1  Thank Luke D
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We visited here for the first time yesterday and apparently chose the best weather day of the year which was great being as the park is all outdoors. Being a Wednesday it was quite so there were just the 2 of us wondering around which...More

1  Thank tinylass
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I felt although you can take the children to view the various wildlife and spend an hr or two the main feature is for those that go fishing. It's also quite expensive for what it is but the Park has improved over the years.

2  Thank Peter G
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely place for all the family. All the kids love feeding the animals - big kids too! Good value for money and lovely little coffee shop too.

Thank Claire1984H
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Visited yesterday. We usually try to visit 2 or 3 times a year, as the park is a lovely place to have a relaxing walk around. The staff who you encounter out and about are always very cheerful and friendly, and the variety of animals...More

1  Thank GemmaH2081
Reviewed 16 September 2016

yes it is run down and needs a lot of maintenance but its a lovely place to take kids were their safe to walk around. :-)

Thank Ami H
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brian l
4 September 2018|
Response from Mick H | Reviewed this property |
It’s closed due to retirement
1 August 2016|
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Response from Nicf74 | Reviewed this property |
Hi it's£7.50 adults and£6.50 for kids,I believe under 2free
linda d
16 April 2016|
Response from Zara C | Reviewed this property |
£6.50 for concession and under 2's go free, 2 plus is £6.50 :)