Banham Zoo

There’s so much to see and do this 50th birthday year at Banham Zoo! See tigers, sloths, giraffe and monkeys as well as some of our newest arrivals – our rare Sri Lankan Leopard cubs! Our birthday celebrations start with the official opening of our brand new California Sea Lion enclosure.

Enjoy a full day out with plenty of activities to thrill and entertain you and your family, including daily animal feeding talks, ‘Amazing Animals!’ presentations and one of the most exciting ‘Birds of Prey’ displays in the UK! Also enjoy the Free Safari Road train; indoor and outdoor play areas and fun and interactive sessions in our ‘Activities & Education Centre’.

Check out our amazing subtropical house ‘Eureka!’, where free-flying birds and butterflies can be seen amongst the luscious planting – and make sure you spot our fascinating pair of two-toed sloths. See beautiful big cats such as Amur tigers, snow leopards, cheetahs and our beautiful but rare Sri Lankan leopards and their cubs. Spot a huge range of primates including lemurs, monkeys and siamangs as well as our feathered friends such as flamingos, owls, parrots and ibis. ‘Penguin Cove’ also offers our guests the chance to see some of Africa’s coastal birds up close – including our colony of black-footed penguins who breed regularly here at Banham Zoo.

To round off the perfect family day out, the Zoo offers an excellent choice of eating facilities, a fantastic gift shop, free car parking, disabled facilities and much more.

As part of our 50th birthday celebrations, there will be many new and exciting events taking place throughout the year, so check out our website or follow Banham Zoo’s social media to ensure you don’t miss out!

Open daily at 9.30am all year, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. For admission prices

and closing times please check our website or telephone: 01953 887771 option 2. Banham Zoo, Kenninghall Road, Banham, Norfolk, NR16 2HE

Education Events 2018

DATE: 10th – 18th February
The Asian Adventure!
Banham Zoo is going on an Asian Adventure to celebrate some of the most endangered animals in the zoo!


DATE: 3rd & 4th March

World Wildlife Weekend
Join us for a weekend of activities to mark World Wildlife Day!


DATE: 30th March – 15th April
50 Ways to Save the World!
Become a superhero at Banham Zoo this Easter holidays and find out how you
can do your bit to save the world!


DATE: 21st & 22nd April
Bioblitz at Banham Zoo!
Come and celebrate springtime as we hold our second bioblitz at Banham Zoo –
Make sure to bring your camera to add your records to our list!


DATE: 5th – 7th May
The Big 50!
Which of our animals can live for 50 years? Which animal is found in over 50 countries?
As part of our 50th birthday celebrations, we are exploring the zoo and discovering just how many 50s we can find!


DATE: 26th May –3th June
Love your Zoo – 50 Years of Wildlife Conservation!
As part of BIAZA’s Love Your Zoo week, we will be celebrating Banham Zoo’s 50th birthday with a walk down memory lane!


Date: 8th June – 10th June
World Oceans Weekend 
Come and have a splashing time at Banham Zoo and enjoy some special activities to mark World Oceans Day!


DATE: 21st July – 9th September
50 Days of Summer!
Join us for a whole summer of activities as we celebrate a different animal each day!


DATE: July 29th
International Tiger Day
Join us for a day of ‘ferocious fun’ for our annual tiger celebrations!


DATE: 15th Sept – 16th Sept
International Red Panda Day
Join us for a weekend of Panda-monium as we celebrate International Red Panda Day.


DATE: 20th – 28th October
50 Myths, Mistakes and Misconceptions!
“I think you will find…” 
“well I never knew…”
Just some things you may say after coming to the Zoo!