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Peak Wildlife Park is a beautifully-kept zoo and wildlife conservation centre in Winkhill on the edge of the Peak District, close to Leek in Staffordshire.

Here you can get up close and personal with a wide variety of exotic and native animals, from penguins, wallabies and zebras, to deer, rabbits and otters. The large walkthrough areas allow you to observe the behaviour of the animals at close quarters, and if you’re lucky the wallabies will feed gently out of your hand. 

You can find out more about the animals’ habits in the wild and the conservation of their habitats through the regular keeper talks, plus there are informative boards throughout the park, making your trip educational as well as exciting.

With more than 100 animals from across three continents, there’s an animal encounter at Peak Wildlife Park to please everyone!

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Animal Experiences

If you’d like more hands-on activity than you’ll get as a visitor, Peak Wildlife Park runs a number of great Animal Experiences, including Keeper Days, allowing you to get a true behind-the-scenes view of looking after some of the Park’s animals. 

All Animal Experiences are one-to-one with a professional zookeeper. This is the closest you can get to endangered animals in natural surroundings, alongside keepers who know them well, understand their needs and have a wonderful rapport with them. And your experience makes a difference because all fees support the Peak Wildlife Park’s conservation work.

Keeper Days

Junior Keeper – Suitable for children aged between 8 and 15. You’ll help with everything from mucking out to feeding, as well as making ‘enrichment’ activities for some of the world’s most endangered animals.

Mini Keeper – Suitable for children under the age of 8. Your smaller children can get a unique, hands-on experience with their favourite animals, and they’ll be responsible for giving them their dinner!

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Penguin Meetings

Enjoy a hands-on, behind the scenes visit to the Peak Wildlife Park’s penguins. They’re a friendly bunch and enjoy meeting visitors. You can get to see their bedrooms, the layout of their new walkthrough, and work with the keepers to care for them.

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Meet the Animals

A chance for you to get up close and personal with your favourite animals, from meerkats and lemurs to wallabies, giant tortoises or giant rabbits! 

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Great for Kids

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As well as the chance to see such beautiful animals in a great environment, Peak Wildlife Park offers great family-friendly facilities for a wonderful day out. There’s a lovely shop with plenty of pocket-money priced items, a café selling sandwiches, lunch items and stone-baked pizzas, plus a family picnic area.

To help your kids burn off steam, there’s a large outdoor play area, including a huge bouncy castle, sand pit, jungle gym and space hoppers, all in the stunning surroundings of the Staffordshire Moorlands.

And if the weather isn’t behaving itself, let your kids go wild in the large indoor soft play area, set over two jungle-themed levels, with slides, bridges and ladders for your mini adventurers to play on. 

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Getting There

Peak Wildlife Park is open 7 days a week from 10am – 6pm.

The postcode for your satnav is ST13 7QR.

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