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Wild Discovery

Type:Animal Collection

Ribby Hall Village, Ribby Road, Wrea Green, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 2PR

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Tel: 01772 673 836

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Wild Discovery

Wild Discovery is the zoo that interacts with you.  A small friendly business situated within the beautiful grounds of Ribby Hall Village.

The aim is to bring you unique experiences through daily interactive and educational talks and animal encounters, including the Farmyard Talk, Pelican Feed & Talk, Bat Talk, Meerkat Feed and Talk, Armadillo Talk and much more.  They hope to inspire people of all ages to help conserve the fascinating animal kingdom and protect the environment that you all live in. 

Wild Discovery is home to a variety of animals including Otters, Armadillos, Porcupines, Pelicans, Wallabies, Meerkats, Genets, Rare Breed Pigs and Sheep, Tortoise, Marmosets and many more including bugs, reptiles and amphibians.

Seasonal activities include Lamb Feeding, Meet the Chicks, Reindeer Feeding, Pumpkin Carving and Decorate your own Christmas Tree.

Special one-hour Animal Encounters are provided, where visitors can pre book a unique experience to meet and greet some of animals up close, prepare food, feed them and provide them with some enrichment.  Or for those that would like to be a zoo keeper, Zoo Keeper for the Day is available, where you get the chance to work alongside some of the Wild Discovery Keepers, meeting quite a few of the animals.

At Wild Discovery, your admission is a day pass, so you have unlimited entry for that day so you can explore all the areas within the zoo, discovering and learning about animals from around the world, whilst enjoying the facilities at Ribby Hall Village including the Children’s Play Park and the Woodland Walk.

They also offer childrens parties and educational school and group visits throughout the year.

It’s a great day out for the whole family.

For more information about opening times, admission prices, daily talks and activities and experiences please visit the website.



Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult 16yrs+£7.00 per ticket
Child 3-16yrs£6.00 per ticket
Family Ticket£24.00 per ticket
Free 2yrs and underFree

Family ticket - upto 5 people - maximum of 3 adults

Opening Times

Open (1 Sept 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Monday10:30 - 14:00
Tuesday - Thursday10:30 - 17:00
Saturday - Sunday10:30 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:30 - 17:00
Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
Monday10:30 - 14:00
Tuesday - Thursday10:30 - 17:00
Saturday - Sunday10:30 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:30 - 17:00

* Last entry 1 hour before close


Monday, 3rd September 2018 - Monday, 1st October 2018

Wild Messy Play MorningsWild Discovery's Wild Messy Play mornings return at the beginning of September when the kids go back to school. If you have some free time on a Monday morning with the kids, come and visit Wild Discovery and see all the animals.
more info

Saturday, 6th October 2018 - Saturday, 10th November 2018

Kids Zoo ClubThe 6 week Zoo Club is delivered by their education team giving the children the chance to meet and greet several of our animals up close.
more info

Sunday, 7th October 2018 - Sunday, 7th October 2018

Grandparents Day at Wild DiscoveryEnjoy a visit to Wild Discovery with the grandkids and get involved with all the animal talks and activities throughout the day. Your admission is a day pass so you can come and go all day.
more info


  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018


Road Directions

Car - Sat Nav use postcode PR4 2PR

Leave the M55 at Junction 3 towards Kirkham. Follow the A585 to the fourth roundabout, and take the 2nd exit signed Wrea Green. Ribby Hall Village is approximately 200 metres on the left. Once on site take 3rd exit at roundabout and follow road and signs.

Public Transport Directions


The 61 bus service operates between Kirkham & Wesham train station and Ribby Hall Village every 30 mins Mon - Sat during the day and every hour on Sunday


Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking
  • Coaches Welcome
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Special Offers

  • 2 people for the price of 1 for all Animal Encounters - that's just £25!

    Enjoy a close up encounter with your chosen animal, create them some exciting enrichment and watch them enjoy it whilst learning all about the animal with the keeper.
    You can chose from Meerkats, Marmosets, Lemurs, Armadillo or Tortoise.

    Offer only available for bookings made between 1 and 30 September 2018.

    Offer not available for animal encounters for just 1 person.

    Age restrictions apply. 5 years and above for Tortoise, 8 years and above for Meerkats, Marmosets, Armadillo and Lemur.

    Payment to be received at time of booking.


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