Plan Your Visit

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.

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.

In the winter months last entry to the park will be 3pm and the park will close at 4pm. The car park gates will be locked at 5.30pm.

How to book

Booking is not essential. You can pay on arrival but online pre-booked tickets are discounted.

  • Book online discounted tickets via our online tickets system on our website here.
  • 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.

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




Cockatoo Cafe

The cafe serves a range of hot and cold food, including; jacket potatoes with various fillings, sandwiches, sausage rolls, cakes and snacks. There is food that is suitable for all age ranges and many vegetarian, vegan 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.


Feed & Talk Times

Leopards 12.30pm

Monkeys 2.00pm

Tigers - times vary. Please ask for more information on the day.

* Feed & talk times can be subject to change so please check the information board near the entrance when you arrive.

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