Ventura Wildlife Park

Come and visit Ventura Wildlife Park - A unique and interactive wildlife centre home to over 55 species of rare, beautiful and endangered animals from around the world.

Located within approximately 3 acres of beautiful grounds on the outskirts of Ware in Hertfordshire this is one of the UK’s newest wildlife parks and concentrates of delivering an interactive wildlife adventure for all ages and abilities to enjoy.

Whether you want to spend a few hours, half a day or the whole day you will have fun discovering a variety of different animals including lemurs, zebras, monkeys, kangaroos, giant tortoises, crocodiles, and kookaburras. Plus enjoy discovering rarely seen animals including the fossa, binturong, red-rumped agouti and the Cuban hutia.

Every admission to Ventura Wildlife Park includes unlimited access on the day of your visit so that you can make the most of each animal feed and ranger talk. Whilst on weekends and during school holidays you can enjoy an interactive Animal Encounter Shows inside Explorer’s Lodge along with the chance to meet the park’s mascot, Sidly the Skunk. There is also a whole host of special events throughout the year including Ventura Wildlife Park’s ‘Halloween Spooktacular’ and ‘A Wild Christmas’ & ‘Jungle Bells’.

Those looking for even more fun can journey behind the scenes with a variety of optional pre-booked extras including VIP tours and animal experiences such as the hugely popular ‘Meet the Lemurs’, and ‘Australian Outback Experience’.

Every visit to Ventura Wildlife Park is not only a fascinating and enjoyable adventure but supports several wildlife conservation and educational initiatives both locally and overseas through the Ventura Wildlife Conservation Fund.

Ventura Wildlife Park offers an extensive range of educational visits and welcomes groups of all sizes, ages and abilities. The 'Explorers Lodge’ provides an interesting exploration themed education & events centre, creating the perfect space for educational visits, meetings, fun days and private events.



Ventura Wildlife Park is open all year round and is located within the grounds of the Van Hage Garden Centre in Great Amwell, near Ware. Conveniently positioned just off the A10 and A414 intersection, and only 15 minutes from junction 25 of the M25 the park is easily accessed by car. Those adventurers looking to travel by public transport can also reach the park by train or bus. Bicycle parking facilities are also available.

*Ventura Wildlife Park is closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & Easter Sunday. Please visit for opening times.

Opening Times

Open daily from 10.00am during the summer and 10.30am during the winter.
Please see website for further details on opening.


Ventura Wildlife Park,
Van Hage,
Amwell Hill,
Great Amwell,
SG12 9RP