Wildlife Parks and rescue centres in and around Burnham-on-Sea

Click on the images below to find out more information about wildlife parks and animal rescue centres. If you need any further information please come along to the BiARS centre opposite Morrisons on the sea front.



Weston SeaQuarium
Marine Parade, Weston-super-mare
Tel:  01934 613361
The Weston-Super-Mare SeaQuarium was opened in 1995, and was placed upon the first seaside pier to be built in Great Britain for over 85 years. Situated on the beach, the aquarium is surrounded by 3 miles of sand along the coast of Somerset, with panoramic views across the estuary of Wales.

The centre contains an amazing underwater tunnel, providing visitors with a closer look into the depths of our oceans. With sharks, rays and other creatures swimming gracefully past, just inches away. It doesn't stop there, with over 25 displays throughout the aquarium, visitors can see the beauty and terror of the oceans creatures, from the severn estuary to the wonders of the rainforest rivers.

Animal Farm Adventure Park
Red Road, Berrow.  TA8 2RW
Tel:  01278 751628
Animal Farm Adventure Park was established in 1984 when an area of land was utilised from a larger farm to start a Rare Breeds Farm. Set on 23 acres on the Somerset levels behind Brean Sands and one mile from Berrow, the Farm nestles between the Mendips on one side, Brent Knoll on the other and the beach to the west.
Over the years various facilities have been added including a shop and a café. The key attraction apart from the animals has to be the all-weather play barn which attracts many local families and holiday makers, giving children the opportunity to play whatever the weather.

Longleat Safari & Adventure Park
Longleat, Warminster.  BA12 7NW
Tel:  01985 844400
Longleat Safari & Adventure Park has been one of the UK's best-loved attractions for over 60 years. It features an extensive Safari Park, is home to BBC Animal Park and CBBC Roar and also has over 15 fabulous attractions, including the new multi million pound Jungle Kingdom and Longleat House, one of the most stunning stately homes in Britain.

Bristol Zoo Gardens
Clifton, Bristol.  BS8 3HA
Tel:  0117 974 7300
We're more than just a zoo. We are the Bristol, Clifton and West of England Zoological Society Limited - a conservation and education charity. 
We're made up of three distinct parts.  
-  Bristol Zoo Gardens, our five-hectare zoo in the heart of Bristol.
- The Bristol Conservation and Science Foundation, which is responsible for our conservation work - both in the field, and at home.
- The National Wildlife Conservation Park - a proposed, new 55-hectare zoological park located at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol. 

Secret World Wildlife Rescue
New Road, East Huntspill.  TA9 3PZ
Tel;  01278 783250


Secret World Wildlife Rescue is dedicated to the preventing the needless suffering of British wildlife and inspiring in everyone an understanding and love of wildlife and the countryside.

We do this by:

·         Providing a 24/7 rescue service caring for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife

·         Rehabilitating the animals in our care and returning them to the wild wherever possible

·         Being a respected source of expertise and a centre of excellence where all British wildlife can receive the best care

·         Inspire learning about the world of British wildlife, encouraging everyone to discover what they can do to protect it

We assist over 5,000 animals and birds each year.  We welcome visitors to our site on five special Open Weekends per year.  Please check our website for these dates

Court Farm Country Park
Wolvershill Road, Banwell.  BS29 6DL
Tel:  01934 822383
Have a great family day out at Somersets top award winning farm attraction - all year round
Now into our 25th year as a family run farm attraction, all the animals and staff at Court Farm are looking forward to welcoming hoards of children and their families for a fun packed summer of fun. With lots of new, baby animals mixed with a range of great play facilities that can tire out even the most energetic of kids (and adults), we hope that all our visitors, regardless of age, will have a day to remember. Don't forget that we have lots of things going on during the year so whenever you come, you may well see some new additions.

Washford Cross, Watchet. TA23 0BQ
Tel:  01984 640688
Tropiquaria is West Somerset's own tropical house and adventure park. Set in a 1930s art-deco BBC transmitter hall they still take waste heat from a BBC transmitter to help keep their animals warm.

In the hall there are a range of reptiles, some of which may be handled. You can also meet Mr. Bumble, the famous skunk here. The hall also has a range of free-flying tropical birds. Downstairs in the crypt there is an aquarium. Outside there are a range of animals on display including meerkats, lemurs, a tapir and some monkeys called tamarins which Tropiquaria is currently breeding.