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Banham Zoo

This page provides a summary of basic information for this animal park as at 21/07/2007. To check for up to date information and full details please visit the official website at :

Banham Zoo

Name Banham Zoo

The Grove, Banham, Norfolk NR16 2HE, England

Telephone number:

Fax Number

E-mail address

  01953 887771

  01953 887445 


How to Get There? For directions go to Mapquest and type in the postcode of the zoo.

Road: Banham Zoo is signposted off the A11 and A140 - follow the brown tourist signs.

Opening Hours

Open Daily from 10am - Except Christmas Day and Boxing Day



  • Activity & Education Centre
  • Safari Roadtrain
  • Heritage Farm Stables
  • Undercover viewing and information shelters
  • Souvenir Gift shop
  • Natural World Art Gallery (seasonal opening)
  • Groups - reduced rates and special facilities are available for organised groups of 12 or more paying visitors.
  • Free coach and car parking
  • Within easy reach of Norwich, Ipswich, Cambridge and Great Yarmouth
  • Signposted off the A140 and A11


  • Parrot Pavilion Food Hall
  • Coffee Shop
  • Snack Shack's
  • Picnic Areas


  • Under 3's receive free admission
  • Children 3-14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • Baby changing and mother's nursing room available
  • Tarzan Towers adventure play area
  • Soft Play
  • Children's Farm Barn


  • Disabled Visitors - full facilities provided including:
  • access
  • parking
  • toilets
  • wheelchair available if advance notice is given.


  • Llamas
  • Lemurs
  • Otters & Meerkats
  • Cheetahs
  • Penguins
  • Seals
  • Tigers
  • Maned Wolfs

Animal feeding and talk times may vary depending on weather and time of year, please check at admissions or the relevant information boards around the Zoo for an update on feeding and talk times on the day of your visit.  

Presentations & Displays

  • Birds of Prey
  • Amazing Animals

Other Attractions

Additional Costs  
Restrictions Children 3-14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times

Number Of Species

Number of animals

  Number of Species Number of Specimens





















Annual number of visitors Number of staff Area in acres Association memberships Proprietor






  Your Day at Banham Zoo
10.00am Zoo opens



Provided by Banham Zoo and information updated 25.02.2002.

Banham Zoo - Editorial

Voted Norfolk Top Family Attraction for 2001

Enjoy the ultimate fun filled day out at one of the most exciting wildlife attractions in the country, recently awarded 5 Stars for quality by a Which report? Our wildlife spectacular will take you on a journey around the globe to experience at close quarters some of the worlds most exotic, rare and endangered animals.

Set amongst 35 acres of beautiful Breckland countryside and magnificent landscaped gardens, you will discover hundreds of animals ranging from big cats to birds of prey and siamangs to shire horses. Don’t miss the daily feeding talks and displays!

What will you do today?

Banham Zoo is dedicated to enrichment for all its animals. Throughout the year our staff strive to provide them with the highest standards of habitat. We are confident you will appreciate the exciting developments and changes being implemented at the zoo each year.

Tiger Territory - A purpose built 2-acre enclosure for our Siberian tigers is believed to be the largest of its kind in the UK. At a cost of over 120,000 it includes their own rock pool and woodland setting.

Marmoset Island - Home to two families of tamarins and marmosets. It is one of the latest additions to the zoo, portraying the very essence of utilising natural materials to create an exciting and enriched environment.

Farm Barn - The first stop for most of our families to see the cute, cuddly and furry animals in our children’s farm barn. Rabbits, guinea pigs, goats, pigs and a rat room are just some of the encounters waiting for you.

If the size of the zoo sounds a little daunting, try the Safari Roadtrain with its fascinating live commentary as it twists and turns through the very heart of the zoo. There really is something for all the family at Banham Zoo - so what will you do today?


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Last Updated 21/07/2007

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