Discovery Trail is a fantastic all-weather animal attraction where you can visit a variety of species and watch our informative animal encounters, talks & shows.

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Observe our Humboldt Penguins dive and frolic around Penguin Cove, emerging from the water to “chill” on their beach. 

Their enclosure includes a pool with semi-submerged beach, sculptures, penguin house and public viewing areas.

The Humboldt penguins live on the rocky islands and coasts of Peru and Northern Chile. 

Don’t miss the daily Penguin Feeds, where you get the chance to learn even more about these fascinating seabirds!


Enter the specially designed theatre to watch our California sea lions show off their amazing skills in our daily shows, approx 15 minutes long. Have a chance to take part on centre stage as STAR OF THE SEA LION SHOW. Meet a sea lion, collect your certificate fact sheet and photo.

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Get up close to our amazing flock of rainbow lorikeets in this heated indoor exhibit. Their specially designed walk-through enclosure includes state of the art eco heating to help these Australasian parrots feel at home at a balmy 18*C.

Lorikeet Landing provides the chance to walk amongst one of the largest flocks in the UK.


Visit some of the largest and most deadly reptiles from all around the globe. Everything from crocodiles to snapping turtles to boas and pythons over 15ft long, and highly venomous cobras & vipers!

Daily reptile talks give the opportunity to discover more in an informative presentation from one of our expert reptile keepers.


Home to some of the creepiest crawliest creatures including fascinating tarantulas, infestations of hissing cockroaches, amazing leaf cutting ants and a plague of locusts!


Experience aquatic life from different regions of the world, including many of the tropical oceans, the Amazon river and even the shores of Britain.
Watch piranhas devouring their food, a clown fish or two hiding amongst the anemones, and brightly coloured reef fish from around the world. 


Step into the darkness and experience two species of bat flying around your head!  This is the home of our Rodrigues fruit bats and Seba’s short-tailed bats.

You may also be able to spot our douroucouli, also known as the night monkey or owl monkey, which is one of the world’s only nocturnal primates!

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