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Christmas at the Ark

Here you can find our visitor information and see what we have to offer at ARK Wildlife Park.
Take a walk on the wild side as you visit our fascinating animals, from the exotic to some familiar faces, the cute and the deadly, we have a diverse selection to delight animal lovers of all ages.

Daily animal encounter presentations

Large outdoor play area as well as an indoor play area and giant sandpit located in the activity barn.

African themed cafe, the Kalahari cafe, offering delicious local produce.

Wildlife walk, around our picturesque pond.

A range of behind the scenes animal encounters, for a unique one on one experience.

Disabled access and toilet facilities.

– Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Please find our code of practice for visitors below

Zoo Rules pdf

Admission Prices:

3 years and under: Free
Adult: £9.00
Child (under 16): £6.50
Family (2 adults + 2 children): £30
Extra children: £5 each
OAP/Disabled/Military: £8.00

Toddler special: During term time (Mon-Fri), all adults with an accompanying toddler get in for £8.00 and receive a complimentary hot drink 

Schools: Please see our special school rates under the Outreach programme page

To purchase any of the above tickets (except toddler special)

Annual Passes:

Adult: £30
Child: £24
Family (2+2): £100

Discounts are available for group bookings (10+ people), school groups, Scouts, Guides, Brownies etc and care homes.

To inquire about discounts or annual passes please call us on

Opening Times

The Wildlife Park will be open daily from 10-5 (10-4 during the winter), every day of the year except Christmas and Boxing Day.

Last admission time 1 hour before the park closes.

 Kalahari Cafe

Kalahari Cafe



 Toddler corner

Toddler corner

 Our new indoor play area

Our new indoor play area

 Giant sandpit

Giant sandpit

 animal themed crazy golf

animal themed crazy golf

Kalahari Cafe

At our African themed cafe, the Kalahari cafe you can enjoy locally made cakes, sandwiches and savouries alongside a wide range of cold drinks and hot beverages, whilst the kids burn off energy around our play park, and for the really young there’s our toddler corner in the cafe.

The Kalahari cafe will be open everyday from 10.00am.

Play areas and activity barn

As well as the diverse range of animals that call the Ark home, we have a range of activities to keep the kids happy no matter the weather, with a large well equipped play area, including our animal themed crazy golf, there’s plenty to do outside when the weathers fine, but even on a rainy day the children won’t miss out with our large indoor climbing area located in the activity barn, featuring towers, bridges, swings, slides, climbing walls, fireman’s pole and giant sand pit.

And if you fancy a bite to eat in the kalahari cafe, our toddlers corner will keep young children entertained whilst you enjoy a hot drink and a bite to eat.

Come and see why Ark wildlife park has rapidly established itself as South Lincolnshire’s premier family friendly wildlife park.

Kalahari Cafe Menu

Breakfast Bites
(served all day)

Bacon Bap £2.95

Bacon and Egg Bap £3.50

Sausage in a Roll £2.95

Beans on Toast £2.50

Scrambled Egg on Toast £2.50

Jacket Potatoes

(available from 11.30)

With Butter £3.50

Cheese, Beans or Coleslaw add 50p

Egg/Tuna Mayonnaise add 75p

(All served with salad garnish)

Hot Food

Chilli Con Carne £4.95

Three Bean Chilli £4.95

(all served with tortilla chips and cheese)

Savoury Snacks

Soup of the Day £3.50

(with crusty roll)

Sausage Roll  £1.00 – £1.50

Toasted Sandwiches

Cheese £3.25

(with onion or tomato)

Ham and Cheese £3.75


Ham, Cheese, Tuna or

Egg Mayonnaise £3.25

(All served with tortilla chips)

Fresh Baguettes

Cheese Salad

Boiled Ham and Salad

Hard-boiled Egg and Salad

Tuna Mayonnaise and Cucumber


(all served with tortilla chips)


Mozzarella, Tomato and Pesto

Tuna and Cheddar Melt

Chorizo and Mozzarella

Cheese, Ham and Red Onion


(all served with tortilla chips)

Kid’s options

Kids Jungle Box Meal, includes sandwich, drink and 3 other items


Jam or Dairylea Soldiers (crusts on or off) £1.50

Hot Meal Deal, includes Macaroni cheese / Spaghetti Bolognese and Drink


Jars of baby food available

Something Sweet

Warm Scone with

Jam and Clotted Cream £1.95

Slice of Homemade Cake £1.95

Rocky Road/Brownie £1.50

Croissant and Jam £1.50

Selection of Ice creams available

Selection of crisps and sweets also available


Pot of tea £1.95

Tea for two £3.00            Herbal Tea £1.50

Coffee/ Cappucino/Latte/Hot Chocolate £1.95

Jug of Squash £1.50

Selection of bottled and canned drinks also available

Please note only food and drink purchased at the Ark to be consumed in the Kalahari Café. Picnics may only be eaten in the areas provided.

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