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Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

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Introduction


Located on Pershore Road, two miles south of Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park homes a wide range of animals, We are currently full members of BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquaria) and full members of EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria). Through these associations we are proactive participants in a number of high profile EEP’s (European Endangered species Programmes). Some species we are working with are critically endangered in the wild ( Aloatran Gentle Lemurs, Yellow Breasted Capuchin Monkeys, Northern Bald Ibis, Utila Island Iguanas, Cotton Topped Tamarins). We are also raising awareness of the plight of species and their habitats through various initiatives such as the ‘cans for corridors’ campaign. Our new name reflects the fact that we are now focused on helping to save endangered species through involvement in the EEP captive breeding programmes and highlight the plight of the world's biodiversity through our signage, educational talks and campaigns.

Whether you are interested in animal conservation or just having a fun day out with the family, Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park offers something for everyone. Come and see the exciting and fun animals. We're nearer than you think!



Activities



Volunteering
- are you interested in conservation and working with animals? Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park provides an exciting and versatile environment to work as a volunteer. Anyone over 16 years can apply. Please follow this link to find out more or make an application.


Keeper For A Day Experience


Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a zoo keeper? With our Keeper For A Day experience you can find out!
Pre booking essential - to make an enquiry please follow this link





Work Placements
- if you are still at school you could take the opportunity to find out more about working with animals by applying for a work experience placement at the Park.


School and group bookings


Activities for Schools
- The Centre provides an ideal opportunity to study many subjects including science, literacy, numeracy and citizenship skills along with offering stimulation for looking at geography, history, art and of course environmental projects. Schools activities are booked through our Ranger Service.
For more information or to make a booking please visit our Ranger Service School Sessions page.





Sponsorship
- it is possible to sponsor any of the animals in at the Park. If you are interested in sponsoring, please follow this link.


Animal Encounter



For just £20 you'll get the chance to shadow one of our keepers - helping to prepare food and assist at feeding time. The experience is open to all ages (under 5's must be accompanied by an adult) and lasts for approximately 20 minutes. Pre booking essential - to make an enquiry please follow this link





Animal Feeding Times



Visit us at feeding time! - a chance to observe our animal keepers feeding a variety of the animals - great photo opportunty! (Please note times can be subject to change. Please check at reception on the day of your visit.

Weekdays Saturday Sunday
Asian Short-Clawed Otters at 11:00am Asian Short-Clawed Otters at 11:00am Asian Short-Clawed Otters at 11:00am
Porcupines at 11:30am Porcupines at 12:00am Porcupines at 12:00pm
European Lynx at 12:30pm European Lynx at 12:30pm Squirrel Monkeys at 1:00pm
Emperor Tamarins at 1:00pm Squirrel Monkeys at 1:00pm
Squirrel Monkeys at 1:05pm



Activities



Why not hire our private function room? For a charge of £15 per hour we provide:
Free entry for 1 organiser, use of tables and chairs for up to 20 children, access to set up/decorate and the use of a CD player. Please note normal admission charges apply. To make an enquiry please follow this link


Opening Times

Summer (commencing the first week of April) 10.00am - 5.00pm, last admission 4.00pm.

Winter (commencing the last weekend of October) 10.00am - 4.00pm, last admission 3.00pm.

Please note - we will be closed over the Christmas period Monday 22nd December to Friday 26th December 2014 (inclusive).

Admission Details


Adults £5.50
Adults accompanying a child under 3 years £5.50
Concessions (Senior citizens, students, passport to leisure holders) £4.50
Child aged 3-15 years inclusive £3.00
Children under 3 FREE
(All children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult)
Family Day Ticket (2 adults & max 3 children aged 3-15 years) £18.00
Family Day Ticket (1 adult & max 3 children aged 3-15 years) £12.50
Season Tickets - Family £70
Season Tickets - Single Adult £50
Season Tickets - Concessionary (Senior citizens, students, passport to leisure holders) £45

ADMISSION CHARGES CORRECT AS OF 1ST JANUARY 2014.
Accessibility

There is full access for people with mobility difficulties including wheelchair users. No dogs allowed, except guide dogs. The car park has a number of disabled bays and is close to the main entrance.

Please follow the link for more information about disabled access and facilities available at the Nature Centre (you will be directed to the DisabledGo website).




Finding Us


Location of Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

Buses/public transport

No's 45 & 47 Pershore Rd.
No's 61 & 62 & 63 Bristol Rd.

To view our location on Google Maps please follow this link.


Our Full Address:

Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park
Pershore Road
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B5 7RL.



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