Staffordshire Nature and Wildlife Attractions

Staffordshire Nature and Wildlife Reserves and Attractions, tourist and visitor information, many with brief details of disabled access. Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Staffordshire Attractions and Heritage pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.


The Animal Zone - South Staffordshire College’s Rodbaston Campus - home to around 750 animals from meerkats to monkeys, rabbits to alpacas, Animal Encounters, Meet the Keeper Sessions, Feeding, Craft Sessions, outdoor picnic and play area, indoor tea room, shop - wheelchair hire can be pre-booked, please be aware that not all areas are currently accessible to wheelchairs and scooters, enclosures are designed to make it easy for everyone to see the animals, accessible toilets, hearing loops are available in our visitor centre


Ash End House Children's Farm - Middleton, Tamworth - Activities include Chicks / Ducklings, egg hunting, Shetland Pony / Shire Horse, Tractor & Trailer ride, Birds of Prey, Play Barn, cafe, shop - Unfortunately we have no accessibility info for this site


Drayton Manor Theme Park and Zoo - Tamworth - Theme park attractions and rides, Thomas Land, VertiGO high rope adventure course - wheelchair and buggy hire station, baby changing facilities, standard accessible toilets and a "Changing Places" toilet (no sling provided) changing-places-icon "Access Bands allow the guest who is unable to use the conventional queue line to enter a ride via the ride’s exit gate" please see their website


Kingsley Bird & Falconry Centre - Kingsley, Cheadle - Limited opening for general admission but offer bird experiences, has one of the largest collections of birds of prey in the country, Lantra courses approved by the Hawk Board, guided tours, night tours - Unfortunately we have no accessibility info for this site


Lower Drayton Farm - Penkridge, Stafford - family fun farm with friendly animals to look at, an adventure playground, nature trail, a woodland walk, tractor and trailer rides, seasonal activities, coffee bar - please note that the attraction is on grass and some paths on the nature trail may be unsuitable for wheelchair access, toilets, baby changing facilities


National Forest Adventure Farm - Tatenhill, Burton Upon Trent - indoor fun, outdoor adventure and farm animals, events throughout the year, Animal Barn and large outdoor paddocks, farm animals including pigs, sheep, cows, Shetland ponies, quails, chickens and goats plus unusual animals such as reindeer, alpaca and chipmunks, cafe, shop - Much of the site is on one level with access to higher/ lower levels via ramp or steps with handrail, paths and walkways around the Farm are hard core and are one level, the play area is accessible but the play equipment may not be accessible to all


The Owl and Falconry Centre - at the rear of Gardenlands Garden Centre, Shipley, Wolverhampton - owls such as Burrowing Owls, Ashey Faced Owls, African Spotted Eagle Owls, Boobook Owls, Great Grey Owls, and Common and Tawney Owls, Birds of Prey such as a Tawny Eagle, Harris Hawks, a Southern Crested Caracara, American Red Tailed Buzzards, a Saker-Peregrine Falcon, and American and Common Kestrels, domestic animals such as a donkey, goats, sheep, rabbits, guinea pigs, a ferret, chickens, geese, and ducks, also offer a range of experiences - disabled access with level type gravel paths which can be used by wheelchairs


Peak Wildlife Park - Winkhill, Leek - large walkthroughs allow you to come face to face with exotic and endangered animals from across three continents, with the Lemur Heights walkthrough, Penguin Paths, Wallaby Wanderland, Himalayan Falls, African Village, experiences are one-to-one with a professional zoo-keeper available - The whole of the Park is accessible by wheelchair, paths are wide and can accommodate wheelchairs and mobility scooters, accessible toilets, baby changing facilities


Trentham Monkey Forest - The only place in the UK where you can walk amongst 140 Barbary macaques roaming free in 60 acres of forest. Banana Café and Jungle Shop - Wheelchair access to the park, pathway that runs through the monkey enclosure is ¾ of a mile long, is wheelchair and scooter friendly, due to some steeper slopes some wheelchair users do find the steeper areas inaccessible, cafe and shop accessible, accessible toilets, baby changing facilities


Wolseley Centre Wolseley Bridge, nr Rugeley - This is the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s HQ, with a visitor centre, gardens and riverside walk - disabled toilet, baby changing facilities , paths and boardwalks are wheelchair friendly, sensory garden



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