Animals and Farms
If you are looking for a child-friendly farm, sea life centre or animal sanctuary in or near Brighton you will find it here. There are lots of opportunities to visit a wide variety of animals in Brighton, Hove and surrounding Sussex, and it always makes for a great day out with the kids. Whether it's a cuddly lamb or a frightening looking shark, kids are fascinated by other living creatures. Visit a farm or a zoo and meet some of the animals, explore the depths of the ocean at Brighton's Sea Life Centre or discover the great work done in animal sanctuaries.
Arundel Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre
A specialist wetland conservation centre owned by The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust. It provides a home to a variety of wildlife, such as ducks, geese and swans, and is a fun and interesting place to learn about nature. Café, gift shop, picnic area.
Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum
Over 1000 swans, geese and ducks as well as veteran, Edwardian and vintage cars and motorcycles can be found at this stunning stately home. An interactive trail makes learning about the wildlife fun. Adventure playground, picnic area, café, gift shop.
Brighton Sea Life Centre
Giant turtles, razor toothed piranhas and sharks are just a few of the 150 species to be found at the Brighton Sea Life Centre. The kids will enjoy seeing the creatures from the ocean and learn from the 57 displays that inform them of life in the sea.
Drusillas Park is widely regarded as the best small zoo in Europe and was voted 2010/2011 South East England's Visitor Attraction of the Year. Enjoy a fun finding-out day out that includes Thomas the Tank Engine and brilliant play areas!
Earnley Butterflies Birds and Beasts
EARNLEY, Nr CHICHESTER
Tropical butterflies, exotic birds, covered theme gardens, play area, crazy golf (extra charge), café, shop, picnic area. Reptiles, raptors, donkeys and many small animals you can feed.
(Closed for the winter, re-opens in Spring)
Noah's Ark Animal & Reptile Rescue
EARNLEY, Nr CHICHESTER
Home to nearly 400 small animals, tortoises and reptiles that have been rescued after being abandoned, neglected or injured. Some of the small animals are re-homed if the centre decides they are well enough.