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Tropical Wings World of Wildlife

Tropical Wings World of Wildlife

  • Essex Tourism Awards

Wildlife Park

ESSEX TOURISM AWARDS 2009 - Best Tourism Experience


Wickford Road,
South Woodham Ferrers,


All weather all day entertainment for all the family! Tropical Wings Zoo offers a fantastic day out and is proud to be one of the best interactive zoo attractions in Essex, boasting one of the finest tropical houses in the UK, a miniature oasis where you can experience a tropical feel with free-flying butterflies and birds. Our exciting daily programme of Animal Encounter sessions and keeper talks will entertain, educate and introduce you to wildlife face to face. New for 2014 is our walk-through paddock allowing you to walk amongst the friendly Cameroon sheep and Pygmy goats.

There’s fun for all the family – feed a wallaby, brush a goat, hold a bug or get up close to the lemurs! Get active with the indoor soft play and outdoor activity play areas enjoy the Tractorland and Diggerland rides, there really is something for everyone. Visit Macawbers Café for a light snack, cake or just an ice-cream. Don’t miss the themed weeks during all school holidays with additional activities during these times. We aim to be the best small family zoo in the country!

Whatever the weather and whatever your age – there is always something to ‘see, learn, discover and do!’ We look forward to seeing you soon!

For prices and opening times please see the website:

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening Details

Open all the time

9.30am to 5.30pm every day summer. 10am to 4.30pm every day winter. Last admissions 1.5hrs before closing.


see website for current prices and event details



See location of Tropical Wings Zoo on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TQ 793976  Lat: 51.64873 Long: 0.59150

By Road:
Take the A130 towards Southend, take 1st exit signposted South Woodham Ferrers. Take 1st exit at 1st roundabout, then 4th exit at the 2nd roundabout. Approximately 2 miles from roundabout follow brown signs.

By Public Transport:
From South Woodham Ferrers station it is 15 minutes' walk to Tropical Wings Butterfly and Bird Gardens.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from South Woodham Ferrers station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed