When my father started the Park in 1970 at Bradwell Grove, his family home, he hoped to give new life to a house and park that he loved, and to share with as many people as possible his enduring interest in nature.
Over forty years later, I am delighted to welcome you to what is now one of the UK’s largest zoological collections and most exciting gardens. Millions of visitors in that time have discovered here the beauty and diversity of the natural world.
The Park relies totally on our visitors and receives no outside help from any other sources, so your visit is vital to all the staff and the animals here. It also enables us to support a thriving education programme, numerous endangered species breeding programmes and several vital conservation projects in the wild.