To help you plan your visit to Woodside Wildlife Park, we have answered a few of our most commonly asked questions below. If you have any further questions, please call us on 01522 754280, send us an via our Contact Us page, or message us on Facebook.
What are your future plans?
We are constantly challenging ourselves to improve and develop the park. New animals, enclosures and facilities are always in the pipeline and planned for the future.
Our loyal visitors are the first to find out. Join us on Social Media to be the first to hear about new developments. You will also have the opportunity to enter the competitions at Woodside Wildlife Park.
Do you do chips?
Here at Woodside Wildlife Park we pride ourselves on preparing and serving freshly made food using home grown and local produce, so the answer is NO, we do not serve chips. We aim to provide healthy alternatives to fast food and wish to stay true to our traditional tearoom.
Do you still have pig racing?
Pig racing was always a very popular and enjoyable event and huge part of Woodside Wildlife Park’s history. We are constantly developing the park and the area where the pigs were housed, is now used for our Big Cat enclosures.
Can I feed or touch the animals?
Woodside Wildlife Park has a no touch policy, both for the safety of visitors and to not frighten the animals.
In our daily reptile handling sessions we allow some of our reptiles to be touched, as these animals have been trained to be handled and will always be accompanied by a member of our animal staff.
Part of our animals’ enrichment is to provide food for our otters and meerkats, who enjoy public interaction. Food for these animals can be purchased from our reception.
Can I bring my dog?
Woodside Wildlife Park only allows entry to guide dogs for visitors who are registered as visually impaired.
We are dedicated to the highest standards of animal welfare and we do NOT allow dogs to be left unattended in our car park. Your dog will be much happier, safer and more comfortable at home, rather than being left alone for several hours in a car.
* Whilst it is not illegal currently to leave a pet unattended in a vehicle, if the animal becomes ill or dies as a result, you could be charged with animal cruelty. If convicted under the Animal Welfare Act 2006, drivers can be jailed for six months and given with an unlimited fine.
Can we bring our own food?
Absolutely! We have a variety of indoor and outdoor picnic areas, especially for visitors who wish to bring their own picnic.
Is there an admission charge for carers?
Yes, we do charge for carers, but at a reduced concessionary rate. After spending the day at Woodside Wildlife Park and enjoying all we have to offer, we are confident you will not be disappointed with your visit!
Can I smoke in the park?
We do NOT allow smoking in the park itself, but you are able to smoke in the car park away from our animals and other visitors.
Enjoy Your Visit
At Woodside we try our very best to make your visit a safe and enjoyable one. If there is anything we have missed or you have any further questions, please call us on 01522 754280,send us an email via our Contact Us page, or message us on Facebook.
We are always happy to help…