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  • Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member

Wildlife Park

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Our lions enjoying enjoying the sunshine

Our lions enjoying enjoying the sunshine

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Address

Kessingland,
Lowestoft,
Suffolk,
NR33 7TF

Details

Proud owner of a TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice award. Make your day out an adventure with a visit to ZSEA Africa Alive. Explore the sights and sounds of Africa discovering lions, giraffe, meerkats, hunting dogs and many more animals from the African continent.

The zoo is set in 100 acres of stunning Suffolk countryside, and features a range of walks and displays that will take you past some of Africa's most endangered species, whilst also offering keen eyed visitors the chance to spot a wide range of British wildlife.

The ‘Plains of Africa’ display, is the perfect place to spot five species of African savannah animals roaming together, including our graceful giraffe and heavyweight rhinos. During the summer months there is even the chance to get up close to these magnificent creatures with the awe-inspiring ‘Plains of Africa’ Safari experience!

Visitors can enjoy a bird’s eye view of magnificent lions from ‘Lookout Lodge’, or perhaps get up close to the zoo's resident ring-tailed lemurs in ‘Lemur Encounters’, a walk-through enclosure which offers visitors the chance to get right in with the action.

Learn some amazing facts about Africa's animals during the zoo's exciting daily feeding talks or climb aboard the free Safari Roadtrain for a guided tour around the park whilst you rest your legs. Look, learn and play in our fun-packed “Discovery Centre” and meet some of our smaller residents at the animal encounter sessions.

The zoo offers a great outdoor adventure play area, as well as restaurants, free car parking, disabled facilities and a gift shop, where you can find presents and gifts suitable for all ages!

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsPushchairs availableRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Welcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesHearing Accessibility FacilitiesVisual Accessibility Facilities

Opening details

Open daily at 9.30am all year, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. For admission prices and closing times please check our website www.africa-alive.co.uk or telephone (01502) 740291. Africa Alive!, Kessingland, Lowestoft, NR33 7TF

Prices

Please contact Guest Information for details or visit www.africa-alive.co.uk for admission prices.

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Directions

See location of Africa Alive! on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 521865  Lat: 52.41857 Long: 1.70681

By road :
Africa Alive! is signposted off the A146 and A12 – Follow the brown tourist signs

Drive Times :
Bury St Edmunds – 1hr 20 mins
Ipswich – 1hr 2 mins
Great Yarmouth – 30 mins
Norwich – 50 mins

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Lowestoft station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Hearing Accessibility FacilitiesHearing Accessibility Facilities
  • Visual Accessibility FacilitiesVisual Accessibility Facilities

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
    • Yesis gravel
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

General

  • YesService dogs are NOT allowed:
  • disruption to animals

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu