INFORMATION ON CLOSURE

Sorry, we are closed today.

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE (COVID – 19 Restrictions)

YOU CAN HELP US DURING THIS TIME AT THIS LINK

The following changes will be implemented in order to safeguard you, our staff and animals.

As of the 21.03.20 the wildlife park will be closed. We’ve taken this decision to safeguard our staff and animals to ensure animal welfare standards remain consistently high.

We would like to thank you for your patience while we do our best to contact everyone with a booking individually.

SCHOOL BOOKINGS & BIRTHDAY PARTIES

All school bookings, organised sleepovers and birthday parties have regretfully been cancelled up until 31st May 2020. If you would like to arrange a refund on any deposits paid please email: office@sheprethwildlifepark.co.uk to make the appropriate arrangements, if we have not contacted you personally already.

MEMBERS & PASS HOLDERS

We will be extending the validity of all Membership Cards and Annual Passes by the amount of time we will be closed.

EXPERIENCE BOOKINGS

All VIP animal experiences have regretfully been cancelled up until 31st May 2020. We are happy to extend ALL vouchers until 31st December 2020 (and can extend this further if required at a later date).  If you have already reserved your date in March, April or May we will be contacting you to either reserve a future date from 1st August 2020 onwards or extend your gift voucher for you. If you have not heard from us and our concerned, please do feel free to email us at office@sheprethwildlifepark.co.uk.

We will regularly be reviewing this situation and will update visitors on our social media pages and on here. We thank you for your support and understanding during these difficult times and hope you are all keeping safe ❤️

Wildlife Park & Gift Shop

CLOSED

Ringo’s Cafeteria

CLOSED

Jungle Café / Snack Area (seasonal)

CLOSED

Ringo’s Soft Play

CLOSED

Safari Train Ride (fair weather only / Seasonal)

CLOSED


HOW YOU CAN HELP: DONATE HERE

Thank you for taking the time and consideration to read this story. Like every business across the country (and around the world) right now, SWP is suffering the impact of COVID-19. The team here at SWP made the decision to close the wildlife park to visitors on 20th March at 5pm, not knowing for how long that might be.

While we are able to furlough a large number of the staff, we do need to keep our essential animal keepers working as normal to care for the animals, as their welfare remains our top priority.

Although we are closed, our core bills remain unchanged. We still must pay our energy bills, food bills, veterinary costs, waste and water bills etc. The wildlife park costs approximately £2,700 a day to operate since it requires such specialist care and maintenance.

The team is currently applying for a loan to be able to meet these bills for the next 6 months, and while we are grateful to have this lifeline, the repayments on this loan will be impossible if the wildlife park remains closed to visitors.

We do not receive any other form of funding and truly hope normality resumes very soon, so we can continue the great work we do on conservation, education and rehabilitation. The school trips that we host throughout the spring and summer terms will be a huge revenue lost to us and, a sadly very quiet and desolate park, which has never had to close its doors on this level before.

We have asked for help and support for the SWCC charity Hedgehog Hospital in the past, but have not needed to for the wildlife park, as the admission income, retail gift shop sales and cafeteria all support the running costs and care of the animals. Now that we no longer have these revenue streams, we really do need your help, to help us care for all the animals here in the style they both require and deserve.

The smallest donation makes a difference and is received with the deepest gratitude. This family-run organisation began 40 years ago with the love and respect of all animals at its core – and this soulful core remains at its ethos.

Your kindness will help us – help them – so together we support those that can’t support themselves in an ever-changing world.

PLEASE DONATE HERE

Entrance Prices

  • Adults
    16 years and over  CLOSED
  • Children
    2 – 15 years – under 2’s free   CLOSED
  • Seniors
    65 years and over   CLOSED
  • Students
    Only with current student ID   CLOSED

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Zoo Keeper & Animal Experiences

Visiting Shepreth Wildlife Park

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Contact Details

Shepreth Wildlife Park
Station Road
Shepreth
Nr. Royston
Herts
SG8 6PZ

Tel: 01763 262226
Email: office@sheprethwildlifepark.co.uk

SAT NAV
Please use our full address when using a SAT NAV, the postcode location has not been set up correctly on some maps  
    We’re in the village of Shepreth, next to the Train Station.

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How to get here

We welcome car-free visitors and offer a discount. For full details and directions see our Good Journey Page

 

By Car

From Cambridge
  1. Exit Cambridge via Trumpington Rd traveling south
  2. Continue onto High St/A1309 Continue to follow A1309 1.5 mi
  3. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Cambridge Rd/A10 Continue to follow A10 4.7 mi
  4. Turn right onto Fowlmere Rd 0.5 mi
  5. Continue onto Station Rd 0.1 mi
  6. Turn right into Wildlife Park entrance road
From London using A1
  1. From M25 take A1 traveling north
  2. At junction 9, take the A505 exit to Baldock 0.3 mi
  3. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A505 Go through 3 roundabouts 11.4 mi
  4. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A10 4.1 mi
  5. Turn left onto Fowlmere Rd 0.5 mi
  6. Continue onto Station Rd 0.1 mi
  7. Turn right into Wildlife Park entrance road
From London using M11
  1. From M25 take M11 traveling north
  2. At junction 10, take the A505 exit toRoyston/Duxford 0.2 mi
  3. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit ontoA505 2.7 mi
  4. Turn right onto Chrishall Rd 0.9 mi
  5. Slight right onto London Rd/B1368 Continue to follow B1368 0.4 mi
  6. Turn left onto Long Ln 0.7 mi
  7. Continue onto Shepreth Rd 1.0 mi
  8. Continue onto Fowlmere Rd 0.5 mi
  9. Continue onto Station Rd 0.1 mi
  10. Turn right into Wildlife Park entrance road

 


By Train

Visit: www.nationalrail.co.uk for further details.

We are right next to Shepreth Railway Station and rail is a great way to reach us!

Regular Great Northern services run to Shepreth – just a few minutes from either Cambridge or Royston.

Large groups must book assistance (and benefit from a discount too!) with Great Northern’s customer relations on: 0845 026 4700 (select option 4) as far in advance as possible, but at least a week before you travel.

If large groups do turn up unannounced at Shepreth station, then they are urged to use the telephone at the level crossing to speak to the Network Rail signaller before crossing.

To get the latest journey times, just click on the link below and enter the location you’re coming from, and the destination station ‘Shepreth’.

Membership, Train & Forces Discounts

Travelled to us by train?                                                                                                                                                

Get discounted prices on production of a valid train ticket. See discounted price below: 

Discount Information

Membership         

ADULTS                £9.50  (March – Oct) and £6.50 (Nov – Feb)                                                                       CHILD                    £8.50  (March – Oct) and £7.00 (Nov – Feb)                                                                CONCESSION      £7.50 (March – Oct) and £6.50 (Nov – Feb)

Travel to us by Train  (valid train ticket per person required)

ADULTS              £10 (March – Oct) and £6.50 (Nov – Feb)                                                                                   CHILD                  £9 (March – Oct) and £7 (Nov – Feb)                                                                              CONCESSION   £8.50 (March – Oct) and £6.50 November – Feb)

Emergency Services, NHS & Armed Services (valid ID required)

ADULTS            £11.00 (March – Oct) and £7 (Nov – Feb)                                                                                  CHILD                £9.50 (March – Oct) and £7.50 (Nov – Feb)                                                                 CONCESSION  £9.50 (March – Oct) and £7 Nov – Feb)

 

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Please note: Discounted tickets cannot be purchased online. Please buy your tickets at the entrance with production of a valid train ticket per person. Membership cards allow discount for up to 6 family members. Forces discount will require a valid ID, which will allow discount for up to 4 people. These discounts can not be applied or used in conjunction with other offers or vouchers.

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