About Bowland Wild Animal Park

Perfect for a relaxing, fun filled day out in beautiful Lancashire countryside. Situated in the heart of the Forest of Bowland National Park it sits on the banks of the River Hodder. Surrounded by fells and woodland teeming with wildlife and wildflowers it is a delight for those that enjoy fresh air, fun in the outdoors or simply want to relax away from the hustle and bustle.

We are an independent, family owned, Park and have been welcoming visitors since we opened our doors in 1999. We take great pleasure in sharing our love of animals, wildlife and amazing Lancashire Countryside, whilst ensuring our visitors have a memorable, enjoyable and fun packed day out.

We have plenty of activities to choose from. Wild animals and Farm animals that you can enjoy petting or feeding. A huge Kids Adventure Play area with slides, zip wire, swings and lots of things to climb or crawl through. Tractor rides and Hay Barn for the kids. Woodland and river walks for those that love to explore.

There are also lots of places where you can sit and enjoy the peace and tranquility, fresh air and stunning views. Our relaxing café also offers a refreshing selection of hot drinks, snacks and freshly prepared homemade light lunches and cakes – all with a magical view of the huge variety of feeding wild birds and wildlife that visit our feeders and pond daily.

As well as day visitors and families we also cater for groups and birthday parties. Offering a wide variety of organised and supervised activities for all ages, with refreshments and a comfortable and relaxing place to meet. Also for those that want to stay a little longer, our Camping Pods are available to book from February through to the end of October.

The Countryside isn’t just an amazing place to visit though. It is also the perfect environment to learn about conservation, animal welfare and how to get the most of the great outdoors safely. We love welcoming schools and educational groups to the Park. Sharing our passion for animals, the countryside and our precious environment, our visitors enjoy hands on practical experience and leave with valuable knowledge and memories that will last a life time.