Wild Discovery at Ribby Hall Village, near Blackpool & Preston

Wild Discovery is an exciting interactive animal experience for guests of all ages.

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Meet and greet our friendly animals through interactive and educational experiences. Say hello to our friendly Farmyard animals, take a walk through the Exotic House to encounter creatures of the jungle, before walking with animals from around the world in our Safari Walk. With all this, and so many more unique experiences, it's an adventure like no other!

Day Pass Prices: 

Adults: £7  |  Children (under 16): £6

Family of 4 or 5 Pass (3 adults max) £24

Under 3s FREE 

Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

10:45am: Farm Yard Talks

11:30am: Enrichment Activity Session

12:30pm: Pelican Feed & Talk

1pm: Exotic Bug Talk

2pm: Meerkat Feed & Talk

2:30pm: Farm Yard Talks

3:30pm: Armadillo Talk

4:15pm: Otter Feed & Talk

All activities are subject to change without notice. 

Guests are encouraged to wash their hands before and after contact with the animals at the washbasin at Wild Discovery.  


Special Activities & Events 

There's always something new to experience. Take a look below at what's coming up over the next few weeks at Wild Discovery. 

Come along and enjoy a free craft activity with the little ones and discover animals from around the world. Adults can help themselves to a complimentary hot drink from the gift shop.  Please note there are no animal talks during Wild Messy Play mornings, but all animal exhibits are open.

Adults £7 | Children (max 16yrs) FREE during Wild Messy Play Mornings.

10.30am – 2pm:

Monday 10th September

Monday 17th September

Monday 24th September

Monday 1st October

 

Animal Encounters

Get up close to some of the animals for a truly unique experience. We currently offer encounters with our mob of meerkats, troop of common marmosets, troop of red-fronted lemurs, our group of giant tortoise and armadillo. Create an enrichment item for your chosen animal and then you will have the job of delivering it to them and watching them enjoy what you have created.

Duration: approximately 30 mins

Included: Photo, certificate and fact sheet as well as a day pass to the zoo.

Price: £25pp or £40 for two people

Age restrictions: 5 yrs + for the tortoise and meerkat encounter and 8 yrs + for lemur encounters.

If the person completing the encounter is under 18 years they must have an accompanying adult. Admission price applies. 

 

Keeper for the Day

Working alongside a keeper, getting involved with all our daily tasks including cleaning out and replenishing the animals bedding. Food preparation, feeding and creating enrichment for selected animals. You will have special access to the keeper only areas and have the opportunity to interact with some of the animals.

Duration: 9am - 4pm

Included: Photograph and certificate.

Price: £80pp

​Suitable for 15 years and over.

 

Junior Keeper for the Day

Working alongside a keeper, getting involved with some of our daily tasks including cleaning and replenishing the animals bedding. Food preparation, feeding, creating enrichment for selected animals. You will have special access to the keeper only areas and have the opportunity to interact with some of the animals.

Duration: 9am – 1pm

Included: Photo and certificate.

Price: £60pp

Suitable for 8 years and over.

 

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Information

Opening Hours

8th - 28th October

10:30am - 5pm daily 

Last admissions 1 hour before close.


Prices

Day Pass

Adults: £7  |  Children (under 16): £6

Family of 4 or 5 Pass (3 adults max) £24

Under 3s FREE

Annual Pass

12 months unlimited entry!

£30 per adult

£25 per child

Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.


Contact

For more information click here or call Wild Discovery on 01772 673836

An animal adventure for the whole family...

Discover exciting new attractions and get closer than ever to the animal kindgom.

The Farmyard

Meet and greet some of the friendly Farmyard animals including guinea pigs, sheep, chickens and Miss Piggles, our pot-bellied pig. Enjoy an interactive Farmyard Talk during your visit. See our talks times above for more details.

Exotics House & Bat House

Venture into our Exotics House to discover some amazing creepy crawlies, meerkats and plenty of scaly and slithery creatures. Head over to the Bat House for a close encounter with these magnificent mammals.

Safari Walk

Roam with our animals on a self-guided Safari Walk. You'll encounter animals from around the world, including rhea, alpacas and wallabies. 

Birds of the World

Discover the incredible beauty of our birds from around the world. Meet our Eagle Owl, Vulturine Guineafowl, Pelicans and water wading birds up close.

Education & Conservation

Wild Discovery covers a range of topics supporting educational programmes. Be inspired to get outdoors and protect the environment, with keeper led school visits and workshops based on a variety of animal kingdom topics.

Animal Experiences

FROM £25 PP

Go behind the scenes and enjoy a fantasitc day with your favourite animals. See how the Wild Discovery Team tend to our animal residents.