We will be reopening on 12th April.

You can find a run-down of all our Covid-19 measures and answers to frequently asked questions here.

There will be two important changes…

NHS Test and Trace

We are now legally required to record the name and contact details of every visitor over the age of 16. This is a departure from last year when we were only required to take the name of one person in the group. You can help us do this by downloading the NHS Test and Trace App, or simply fill out the form on arrival.

Online Booking

We will be limiting the number of people allowed into the park and managing the queues with a simple online booking process. Both members and paying visitors must book an arrival timeslot before visiting.


Previous lockdowns have cost the Wildwood Trust around £500,000 in lost income. In periods where we have been allowed to open our doors we have welcomed tens of thousands of visitors to our park who have been able to enjoy a safe, covid-secure visit.

We got through the previous lockdowns thanks to the amazing support we received from our members and supporters and we know that we can do it again thanks to you.

As they did before, our teams of animal keepers and support staff continue to provide our animals with the world class care that we pride ourselves on. Our conservation team will carry on with their essential work, saving and protecting native species. Being closed will not stop this work, our animals and their welfare always comes first. We will do all we can to carry on sharing our news and stories with you through our social media channels. The animals will miss their visitor friends.

We know that many of you will have lots of questions about what this closure means to you and any events or experiences you have booked. We will be contacting everyone who has anything booked with us later this week, once we know more about the details of the new rules. We will also be updating the website as soon as we know more.

If you would like to help us by contributing to the cost of looking after our animals while we are closed and receiving no income, then please donate here. You can also support us by visiting our Amazon Wishlist and/or purchasing your Wildwood Christmas gifts here.

Stay safe everyone, keep in touch and we’ll be back open soon!