Top Animal Attractions in Suffolk

Not too far from Hemsby Beach Holiday Park in Norfolk is the county of Suffolk. Like Norfolk, Suffolk is filled with fantastic attractions, things to do and sights to see! One of our favourite things to do is visit the animal attractions in Suffolk! From inhabitants of Africa to those a little closer to home, there’s lots of animals to meet!


Africa Alive!

Africa Alive! is home to over 80 species, including mammals, reptiles and invertebrates, birds and domestic livestock. From aardvarks to lions, lovebirds to flamingos, geckos to snails, there’s plenty of interesting creatures that the whole family will enjoy meeting. There are also a number of activities and displays, including the Discovery Centre where kids can get hands-on with some of the zoo’s smaller residents as well as enjoy the puzzle table, reading corner and colouring in.

Pets Corner Farm Park

Home to plenty of small and friendly animals, perfect for small children to meet, feed and pet, Pets Corner looks after a variety of animals including pigs, goasts, sheep, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens and many more! Plus, the park also has a Tea Hut, serving light bites and refreshments, as well as a picnic area so you make a day of it!

Camel Park Oasis

The only park in the UK where you can pet and get up close and personal with camels, the Camel Park Oasis prides itself on being the nation’s only Camel Park. Llama walks as well as Camel and Donkey rides are available, with twice daily free ‘Meet-a-Camel’ sessions where the kids can learn about the history, evolution and biology of camels. There are also daily, free ‘Cuddle-a-Pet’ sessions where the children can meet the park’s smaller pets, such as rabbits and guinea pigs. Plus, a free Land Train ride is available.

Suffolk Owl Sanctuary

Suffolk Owl Sanctuary was set up as a registered charity in 2001, and has operated a place for the care and rehabilitation of owls from across the region ever since. They also aim to promote owl conservation throughout the UK, with the sanctuary open year-round to the public featuring a Birds of Prey area, Flying area and Woodland Walk. The sanctuary is also home to a young family of meerkats, and the family will love the daily meerkats feeding and encounter sessions.

Shorelands Wildlife Gardens

Open during July and August, the Shorelands Wildlife Gardens are home to a number of rare species and have strong conservation aims, for both European species and native ones including lemurs, birds, marmosets and more!

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