Plan Your Visit

The safety and welfare of our visitors, staff and animals is our top priority, so we kindly ask that all visitors adhere to the safety measures we have implemented, so that we can ensure the safest experience possible for everyone.


We recommend that you read this information carefully to understand everything you need to know before you visit, what to expect when you visit and how to book.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our visitors for your support at this time.

*Bookings are time and date specified only and are non-refundable except if the Gardens are closed.


Opening times

The Park will be open every day from 10am. Last entry to the park is at 4pm and the park will close at 5pm. The car park gates will be locked at 5.30pm.

How to book

  • Book via our online tickets system on our website
  • Tickets are free to members and children under 3 years old.
  • When booking you will need to select an arrival time slots. We ask that you stick to your allocated arrival time slot as entry to the park cannot be guaranteed if you miss it. This is so we can keep queuing to a minimum.
  • When booking online you will be required to create an account, in order to proceed beyond the checkout, if you have not purchased tickets online with us before.
  • If you are not able to print your tickets it is possible for you to show us the confirmation email, on your mobile phone, at the admissions desk. If you do not have a mobile phone, please bring your booking reference with you.

Your arrival

Visitors are only permitted to enter Thrigby Hall at the arrival time slot they have booked however the arrival time does not affect the length of time you can stay for your visit.

Our facilities

  • Toilets are available.
  • Baby changing facilities will be available in the toilets.
  • Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnics and picnic blankets/chairs.
  • We would prefer contactless payments, wherever possible.

Staying safe

  • Additional hand sanitiser points have been implemented around the park and we encourage all visitors to use them regularly during their visit.
  • Regular cleaning will be carried out across the entire park.
  • Please avoid touching any of the glass surfaces around the enclosures.
  • Please do not visit if you have been told to self isolate, have recently tested positive for COVID-19 or if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. If you are vulnerable in any way, it is your responsibility to make the right choice for yourself and others around you. Please follow the advice given at

Season Tickets

Valid Season Tickets will be extended to cover the period of time that we have been closed. Any tickets the expired during the period of closure will also be extended to ensure that our valued Season Ticket Holders are not disadvantaged. Please bring your Season Ticket with you so that we can issue a new pass with the extended date on.

If you are not currently a Season Ticket Holder but would like to purchase one then they are available to buy online via our website.


Cockatoo Cafe

The cafe serves a range of hot and cold food, including; jacket potatoes with various fillings, sandwiches, hot dogs, sausage rolls, cakes and snacks. There is food that is suitable for all age ranges and many vegetarian and gluten free options are available. We also sell a range of hot and cold drinks and ice creams.



Play Areas

We have a large play area which includes a 3D Adventure Maze, climbing frames, a large slide and pyramid climbing frame. There is also a separate Tree Ropes play area and there is another maze situated on the front lawn alongside a play area and slide that it suitable for younger children. The large front lawn of the hall provides plenty of space for children to run around and play and is also a perfect spot for a picnic.


Gift Shop

Our Gift Shop is located within the main building of Thrigby Hall. Here you will find a selection of gifts ranging from clothing, toys, souvenirs and books. We also stock a range of local produce including jams, chutneys and confectionery.



Get Close to the Animals

Explore the park using our unique network of walk ways. You can follow the bridges across the lake, climb the Jubilee Tree Walk to get magnificent views of the park and venture into the Tiger Tunnel. There is also the Tiger Tree Walk which takes you directly over the enclosure and the Tiger Machan Viewing Platform where you can be inches away from our magnificent Sumatran Tigers. Walk through the tree tops with the Gibbons and follow the walk way around the trees over the Leopard enclosures. Discover Cats Cloisters, explore the Pool Garden and enjoy the Aviaries.



At Thrigby Hall we want to make everyone's visit as enjoyable as possible, and are committed to providing suitable access for all our visitors, whatever their individual needs. Paths and walkways around the park are predominantly pushchair and wheelchair friendly. Our network of accessible wooden walk ways allow you to walk amongst the trees with the Gibbons and climb the Tiger Machan to the viewing platform where you can be within inches of our magnificent Sumatran Tigers. Access to the park from the car park is wheelchair and pushchair friendly, the cafe and shop have access ramps and we have disabled toilet facilities. If you have any queries regarding your access needs then please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Animal Talks & Feeds

Watch our team of Keepers feed the animals and listen to their informative talks. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn all about the animals here at Thrigby Hall.

All animal talks are currently suspended to prevent large groups of people gathering. This is for the safety of both our staff and visitors. There is informative signage around the park to give you lots of information about the animals and our staff are always willing to answer any further questions that you may have about our animals. 

Feed & Talk Times

Our Public Feeding Talks are currently suspended to prevent large groups of people from gathering in one area. This is for the safety of both our staff and visitors. 

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