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The ARK Wildlife & Dinosaur Park is a wildlife park with a difference, operating as a rescue sanctuary for exotic animals that is also open to the public like a traditional family friendly zoo with wonderful indoor and outdoor play areas, as well as being twice winners of the BBC Make a Difference award in the animal welfare category, the vast majority of our residents are rescues from the European pet trade, the ARK has become a home to a wide variety of captivating animals, from exotic mammals and fearsome carnivores to stunning reptiles and some of your favourite farmyard friends.

Our doors are open all year round except January (see visitor info for seasonal opening times).

As well as the wonderful outside areas, visitors also benefit from popular indoor attractions such as the Tropical House, Trash Panda Towers soft play area, Meerkat and Familiar Friends Barn, all weather Play area/Dino Racers and Escape Room (Book in advance, please see experiences page for details)

Explore Jurassic Ark-land of dinosaurs, Lincolnshire’s largest dinosaur attraction.

Come face to face with beautiful and seldom seen carnivores, including the most species of wildcats in Lincolnshire. Walk around Lemur Lake, Lincolnshire’s first and only primate island and home to our group of rescued ring-tailed lemurs, meet our groups of Rhesus & Barbary Macaques at Macaque Manor. Take a peek into the twilight world of the kinkajou at Lincolnshire’s only nocturnal house-Kinkajou Cavern.

There is also a large outdoor play park for children, and the family friendly Kalahari Cafe, offering a delicious selection of locally made cakes, savouries and other refreshments, or enjoy a freshly cooked stone baked pizza at Dino Bites pizza outlet (peak times only).

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  • April 19, 2024 10:43 pm local time

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