We are open 7 days a week including Bank Holidays* 

10:00 am – 16:00 pm

Last entry at 15:30 pm

*excluding the Christmas period.

Our Animal Park is set in 15 acres of the Southwick Country Park. Over the past decade we have created a haven for wildlife, and provide homes to a large number of animals of all varieties. When visiting, you’ll find Alpaca, Donkeys, Emus, Goats, Sheep, Pigs and many more.

Some of our animals will be very friendly when they know you’ve got some tasty feed. Remember to buy some animal feed when you enter the park.

As well as providing a visitor attraction for people of all ages, our Animal Park helps us to achieve our charities aim, to provide jobs for young adults with disabilities. Our trainees assist our staff in making sure the animals are cared for and carry out important park management. You can find out more about our charity work here

Our Treat Wagon will be open throughout busy weekends and school holidays to ensure you can enjoy snacks and a selection of ice creams. 


Only service dogs are allowed within the Animal Park.

Our Cafe and Animal Park is also a smoke and vape free zone.


Celebrate in style at Hope Nature Centre!


Check out our events page for all our upcoming events!


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 a moment of peace.


Our Animal Park is set in 15 acres of the Southwick Country Park. Come and visit our animals including; Goats, Sheep, Pigs, Donkeys and much more.


Our Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, snacks, hot drinks and a range of homemade cakes. We guarantee you'll always find something to tempt you.


We host a whole range of events in our Animal Park throughout the year. From Fun Days to Goat Walks, there's always something exciting happening.


Hope Nature Centre is part of the Fairfield Farm Trust, which encompasses Fairfield Farm College in Dilton Marsh. The aims of Fairfield Farm Trust is to provide young adults with learning difficulties an opportunity to learn new skills to help secure employment.