Planning a getaway to the Peak District? Are you an animal lover? Well then, we’ve got the perfect activity for your stack! At Peak Wildlife Park, you can get closer to wildlife than ever before, offering you the unique opportunity to walk side by side, interact with and feed some of the worlds most beloved and endangered species of animals.

Where can I take the family in Staffordshire Peak District?

The Peak Wildlife Park makes for a fantastic family-day out, with animals from all over the world freely roaming the park and plenty of opportunities for the kids to explore. The park is located just 20 miles from Derby or Stoke-on-Trent, off the main A523 road which connects Leek to Ashbourne. You can also take the Aimees 108 bus from Leek to Ashbourne, and ask to be dropped off at the road leading to Peak Wildlife Park.

Peak Wildlife Park is a conservation centre near the ancient borough town of Leek, at the edge of the Peak District national park. At Peak Wildlife Park you’ll find a variety of animals from across three continents, from native to exotic. Penguins, zebras, deer, lemurs and more roam the park, and unlike most other wildlife attractions, the large walkthrough areas allow you to get truly close to the animals!

Come face to face with one of the worlds most beautiful and elusive species at the Lemur Heights walkthrough – from the booming calls of the black and white ruffed lemurs, to the iconic ring-tailed lemurs. Waddle alongside humboldt penguins at the South American walkthrough, where you’ll also find one of the continents most iconic animals and the world’s fourth largest rodent, the Patagonian mara. Discover the legendary wallabies of Staffordshire and make friends with these Tasmanian natives, who are said to be secretly still roaming the Staffordshire Roaches after being released into the wild in the 1950’s!

If you want to get even more hands-on, then the animal experiences will give you an immersive behind-the-scenes insight into the life of Peak Wildlife Park’s keepers. See conservation in the works, feed endangered animals and hang out with some of the park’s star animals where you’ll be responsible for their dinner! There’s plenty of room for the kids to blow off some steam at the indoor and outdoor play areas, a gift-shop and a café selling some delicious snacks and meals to end your family day out.

  • Open Monday-Sunday, 10am to 6pm.
  • Paths are friendly for wheelchair users.
  • Free parking on-site.
  • Adult – 17 to 64 years old: £13.95
    Child – 2 to 16 years old: £11.95
    Under 2’s FREE
    Concession – senior Citizens from 65 and students: £11.95


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