All government Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted from 19th July, but Wildwood will be retaining some of the existing Covid-19 safety measures at the park for the well-being of our visitors, team members and the animals in our care. Wildwood is a very safe outdoor space to visit – please be aware of the following measures to make your visit even safer this summer:

  • All visitors and members MUST book a timed arrival slot before visiting.
  • The park will retain the one-way system for visitors. This will be voluntary rather than a requirement, but we encourage the use of the one-way system for your safety and to see all of the park.
  • You will be able to scan a QR code on entry to the park to register your visit on the NHS Track and Trace app, but it will not be compulsory.
  • We’re still providing lots of additional hand-wash and sanitisation facilities around the park.
  • The Coach House cafe will return to normal capacity for indoor seating.
  • Animal talks will be restarting, we recommend that visitors maintain social distancing if possible.
  • Face coverings for visitors in indoor settings will not be required. Visitors may wear face coverings if they wish.

Wildwood has been awarded the Industry Standard mark from Visit England, which shows that we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, have a Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

Visitor FAQs

Wildwood Escot is open with some Covid-19 Measures remaining in place.

Is there an Industry Standard mark to show that attractions are following COVID-19 safety guidelines?

Wildwood has been awarded the Industry Standard marks from Visit England and the A, which show that we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, have a Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing. Click here to view our certificate.

Will I still be able to buy souvenirs?

The shop is open as normal. Face-coverings are optional and visitors are asked to be mindful of distancing.

Will car-parking change?

You’ll still be able to park free of charge at Wildwood, as normal.

Since the new measures to manage the queue impinge upon our usual disabled parking facilities, we have extended the disabled parking into the car park opposite the Coach House. Please look out for the new signs.

Where will I find hand-washing facilities?

Additional hand washing facilities will be remain available at convenient points throughout the park.

Will toilet facilities be open?

Toilets will be available in the park adjacent to the Play Barn and in the Coach House Cafe.

Will we have to wear masks when visiting?

Face-coverings are optional.

Will the walk-through exhibits be open?

The Red Squirrel Walk-through and Wetland Habitat will remain open.

The Play Barn will reopen soon following some essential maintenance. 

Will I be able to bring a group to visit?

Groups are welcome.

Gold Groups will need to book in advance and need to email before coming to the park.

Can I still use cash at the park?

Although we encourage you to use cashless and contactless payments as much as possible when at the park, we will still have the ability to accept cash where needed.

In addition, on days when the Snack Shack is open, you will need cash.

Will there still be animals talks?

The animal talks timetable will be restarting. Visitors are asked to be mindful of distancing where possible.

Bird-flying displays will be returning later in the summer.

I'd like to support your work by making a donation. How do I do this?

Please visit our donation page.

Your kind donation will allow us to carry on Protecting, Rewilding and Conserving British Wildlife – Thank you!


Will there be changes to your catering services?

The Coach House Cafe queue will be returning to normal capacity for indoor seating.

Will the Snack Shack be open?

The Snack Shack will be open to offer a takeaway service when overall visitor numbers warrant.

When open, it will be a cash only service.

Can we bring a picnic?

Yes, you’re very welcome to bring a picnic with you when visiting Wildwood. Please use our picnic areas and where possible, please take your waste home with you for responsible disposal.