Can you believe we’re almost at the end of July?! Not sure where the time has gone but we’re certainly hoping that the good weather remains over the coming months so we can (safely) get out and about again with the risk of coronavirus being passed on to others outdoors now considered to be low risk whilst people are socially distancing, and lockdown easing, and travel allowed, meaning these attractions are re-opening again after many long months of closure due to lockdown. Eventswhatson.com have hundreds of days out, and family and places to visit listed throughout the South of England, also featuring some lovely holiday destinations for a UK staycation so you can have a great summer come rain or shine..
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).
However, we would like to remind our readers to check details in advance with individual attraction, as they will have limited capacity, pre-booking will be required, and all will be enforcing social distancing.
When traveling please ensure you follow official UK guidance on COVID-19.
Farm parks in Buckinghamshire
Eco friendly lovers will be excited by Buckinghamshire’s Green Dragon Eco Farm in Aylesbury Vale, as it boasts an environmentally friendly 44 acre farm with rare breeds.
Zoos in Kent
Howletts Wild Animal Park near Canterbury and Port Lympne Reserve near Folkestone are specifically designed to protect and breed endangered species with the aim of returning them to their natural habitats. Howletts is regarded as a breeding sanctuary for some of the most rare and endangered species in the world and prides itself on its large enclosures.
Port Lympne is home to Kent’s only safari experience with close access to animals from the safari truck at feeding times. The watering hole isn’t the only refreshment on-site since
Zoos and Farm Parks in Sussex
Drusillas Park in East Sussex is a fun finding out day out for all the family! Widely regarded as the best small zoo in Europe, Drusillas offers a home to over one hundred different animal species.
One of the UK’s best zoos for domestic animals and informative keeper talks is the British Wildlife Centre on the Surrey/Sussex border. It’s home to more than 40 species of wildlife native to the UK from red deer and owls to otters and wildcats.
Fishers Adventure Farm Park in West Sussex, offers fun activities including a tractor ride and a barrel bug ride for the kids to complement the animal encounters barn. Explore the three new theme park rides in Hello Kitty Secret Garden at Drusillas Park, Eastbourne, as well as Thomas the Tank Engine that kids of all ages can ride.
Zoos and Farm Parks in Hampshire
Marwell Zoo near Winchester is famous for its wetsuit wearing penguin Ralph, but this spacious wildlife park is home to white rhino, tigers, hippos as well as a giraffe house and viewing point giving close access to these beautiful creatures. Marwell’s land train lets you conveniently explore the park at your leisure without having to walk too far.
The Hawk Conservancy Trust is a visitor centre and conservation charity that works in the fields of conservation, education, rehabilitation and research of birds of prey. It boasts some of the best flying displays you can wish to find including demystifying vultures and the powerful kick of a secretary bird.
If you’re a TV buff then Manor Farm Country Park in Hampshire, was the setting of BBC series ‘Wartime Farm’ so you can see for yourself where all eight episodes were filmed.
Farm parks in Oxfordshire
Every day at Farmer Gow’s in Oxfordshire, you’ll be able meet and pet the animals ‘hands on’ with piglets, goats and sheep. If you require extra assistance to make sure your children can experience a farm fully then look no further than Fairytale Farm, Oxfordshire, which is the only visitor attraction in the UK to put disabled children first in the design and layout.