Our Animal Park is set in 15 acres of the Southwick Country Park. Over the past nine years we have created a haven for wildlife and provide home to a large number of animals of all varieties. If you’d like to make a friend for life then remember to buy some food at the Park Hut when you pay! As well as providing a great visitors attraction for people of all ages, our park does an excellent job at achieving our charities aim… to provide jobs for vulnerable adults.

Our trainees assist our staff in making sure the animals are cared for and carry out important park management. They absolutely love their time with us and the interaction they get with our animals and the visitors that come to our park. 

Our Ice Cream Wagon will be open throughout busy weekends and school holidays to ensure you can enjoy one of our Mr Whippys! 



Enjoy a game of Mini Golf whilst in our Animal Park. You can hire your clubs and golf balls from our snack outlet in the park for £1.00 per person.


Enjoy a trip around Hope Nature Centre on our Land Train! Our Land Train operates during the school holidays and on bank holiday weekends.

Enjoy a ride for only £1.00 per person.

We have loads of events throughout the year. Check them out on our events page.


Scattered around the park are various play areas to keep the young ones amused whilst parents can take a rest on one of the benches and enjoy the beautiful scenery.


Welcome to the Hope Nature Centre, a fun family day out, set in 15 acres of Southwick Country Park near Trowbridge. Come and join us for a spot of Breakfast or Lunch in our Cafe, before exploring our Animal Park. Come and see a variety of animals including; Goats, Sheep, Pigs,  Donkeys and much more. Open 7 days a week so come along for an afternoon of fun.







BA14 9QD

Phone & Email

01225 759075


Mini Golf returns after refurbisment at Hope Nature Centre

Hope Nature Centre are excited to announce our Mini Golf is re-opening on the 15th July 2019! After several months of refurbishment, it's been painted, re-surfaced and we've...

Summer Quiz Trail at Hope Nature Centre

Take on our Summer Quiz Trail, and go on a fact finding mission about animals in our park! For those who complete it, they’ll win a prize! Entry is £2.00 per person, and can...

BBQ & Bounce Event Coming June 29th!

Join us for a day of fun in our Animal Park! We've got 2 exciting bouncy castles, one for the big kids and one for the younger ones, alongside a BBQ.The Bouncy...

5k for Kale – 15th June 2019

5 K FOR KALE is an event to raise money for Kale - a wonderful 14 year old boy from Trowbridge who was diagnosed with a brain tumour last September. Jane received such...

FULLY BOOKED: Father’s Day Breakfast

This event is now fully booked. We hope to see you soon!Bring your Dad for breakfast at Hope Nature Centre and he will receive a large breakfast for the price of a small one...

Lanyards for Annual Passes

Lanyards now available for our Annual Passes, we currently have two different types to choose from, on sale at £2.50 each.  Pick up yours when you next visit us.  Hurry...

Going Green

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New Animal Arrivals

At Hope Nature Centre we are excited to welcome some new arrivals to the animal park.  We have some Highland cows, quails, miniature ducks, reeve pheasants and a Kune...

Fresh Eggs for Sale

We have some freshly laid eggs from the hens at Fairfield Farm College, £1.20 per half a dozen. Purchase them from our shop. Hurry whilst stocks last.

Easter Fun at Hope Nature Centre

We've got a whole host of Easter activities happening in April at Hope Nature Centre! From April 6th through to April 22nd, you'll be able to take part in our...