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Welcome to ARK Wildlife Park & Exotic Animal Sanctuary – The UK’s first rescue zoo and Lincolnshire’s multi award winning, independent wildlife park & exotic animal refuge

Following Government guidelines regarding the Covid-19 outbreak the Ark is closed for the foreseeable future, please see our Facebook page for full details, if you have a pre-booked experience with us during the closure, your experience will be rescheduled when the park re-opens, please do not call the park as phone lines will not be manned at this time, when we are back open please call using your original booking date and name to reschedule your booking.  We thank you for your understanding.

We want to say a huge thank you to everyone that has helped the Ark over these difficult times. There are some truly fantastic people about.
We know everyone is struggling in these uncertain times, but this is a very testing time for the Ark and its 250 plus residents. They still need heating, feeding and medications etc, we can’t pop them all on a shelf until this all passes over and the income starts up again. The dedicated care of the Arks residents needs to carry on throughout this unprecedented global emergency.
How can you help??
Amazon Wishlist has also been updated with essentials.

See our experiences page for special promotions 

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Ark Wildlife Park with easyfundraising?

There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.

All you need to do is:

1. Go to and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to Ark Wildlife Park at no extra cost to you whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and Ark Wildlife Park will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support.

We can also take PayPal to
Or message us for bank details.

You can also purchase season tickets, adoption packs encounters and entrance tickets up to 50% off, please contact us through website for details, or message us.
We can always use dry animal foods/fruit & veg/tinned pet food so if you can help with this then please contact us.

If you would like to speak to someone about how you can help with donations, please call us on 07957 500704 or 07546 295977

We thank you to everyone for reading and helping where they can, every amount helps no matter how much, even a share would be great!

The ARK exotic animal sanctuary 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 zoo, 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.

Many of our beautiful and engaging residents have been with us for many years, since our days as a private, exotic animal sanctuary.

Our doors are open all year round.

As well as the wonderful outside areas, visitors also benefit from popular indoor attractions such as the Tropical/Reptile House, Meerkat and Familiar Friends Barn and an all weather activity/play area.

Take a walk around Lemur lake, Lincolnshire’s first and only primate island and home to our group of rescued ring-tailed lemur monkeys, meet our group of Rhesus Macaques at the brand new Macaque Manor.

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.

New for 2020, put your wits and cunning to the test in the Arks very own escape room “Defeat the poachers”

With themed events planned throughout the year, term-time toddler specials and our informative twice daily, animal encounter shows, the Ark is a must visit destination for a truly wild family time.

Opening Times

The Wildlife Park is open throughout the year.

Summer season- 10 am – 5 pm (7 days a week)

Winter season – 10 am – 4 pm (closed Mondays & Thursdays except for School & Public holidays)

Park may close during inclement weather, please check on our Facebook page for latest updates before travelling.

Closed Christmas and Boxing day.

Last admission 1 hour before the park closes.

Daily Animal Encounters

Reptile encounters at 11.30 am & 2.30 pm, during special events encounter times may vary.

Over summer and peak times 3.00 pm carnivore talk featuring our cats and foxes.

Last admission is one hour before closing time

The Kalahari Cafe opens daily from 10 am, catering for park visitors and the public alike.

Amazon Wishlist

Would you like to help the rescued animals that live at the ARK?

We have an Amazon Wish List, full of enrichment toys that will stimulate, entertain and enhance their lives.

All donations are greatly appreciated and every penny you spend will go towards increasing the happiness and well-being of the animals.

To donate simply click ‘HERE’ or the image link above.

If the above doesn’t work then you can simply log onto your amazon account.

  1. Go to Find a List or Registry.
  2. Enter Ark Wildlife Park
  3. Click Search.

Thank you.

 Tourist attraction of the year 2019 - Highly commended

Tourist attraction of the year 2019 - Highly commended

 BBC Lincolnshire ″Make a Difference″ award winner

BBC Lincolnshire ″Make a Difference″ award winner

DOWTK Family Favourites Awards Finalist 2019
Ark Daily News

All the latest news, stunning photographs and exciting videos direct from the Ark can now be found on our Facebook page.

Information about new arrivals, upcoming events, competitions and visitor comments are updated daily.

Follow the link below and ‘like‘ our page to keep up to date with announcements from the Ark.

ARK Wildlife Park, West Fen Lane, Stickney

PE22 8BD

01205 481468

Whats On

Every day at ARK:

  • Animal encounters and twice daily reptile talks

Personal and group encounters:

  • Meerkat meet and feed
  • Reptile keeper experience
  • Small mammal keeper experience
  • Meet the foxes
  • Coati experience
  • See experiences page for full details of encounters