Conservation & Wildlife Park
Tel: 01298 814099
Spring/Summer 10.30am - 5.30pm
Autumn/Winter 10.30am - 4.30pm or dusk
Advised last admission is 1.5 hour before closing time
Open everyday except December 25th and 26th.
Open weekends only in January.
Our Conservation and Wildlife Park, located in scenic Peak District National Park of Derbyshire, is set in 50 acres of landscaped grounds and is home, not only to a unique collection of birds and animals, but to many wild birds and mammals.
As you walk about the Wildlife Park you'll see some of Europe's largest gathering of otters, 16 species of owls and other indigenous wildlife all in their natural surroundings including, buzzards, pine martens, polecats, foxes, Scottish wildcats and deer.
We hold special events and fun days during school holidays, please contact us for details.
Calling all fairies, gnomes and wizards! Visit the beautiful Chestnut Centre in the Derbyshire Peak District this summer for the chance of some magical fairy fun.
Discover hidden fairies and gnomes on the Fun Fairy Trail from July 20 to August 2, learning all about wildlife along the way. Thereís half price entry for children dressed up as fairies and gnomes plus the opportunity to make your own fairy garden.
From August 3 to 16 you can find out more about Beautiful Butterflies and make your own beautiful butterfly art. Donít miss the chance to discover more about different species of Garden Birds from August 17 to September 6, and to make your own bird feeder and bird box.
Regular arts and crafts sessions every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday during the school holidays will also make for an exciting summer of fun.
You can make friends with the Chestnutís amazing animals, including giant otters Manoki and Panambi and their daughter Meamu, and orphaned fallow deer Peach. The Chestnut Centreís giant otters are one of the main attractions and were recently seen on a BBC TV Countryfile programme on July 12th.
With16 different species of owls as well as pine martens, Asian short-clawed otters, foxes, deer and the highly endangered Scottish wildcat, all in a stunning countryside setting, the Chestnut Centre is the perfect family day out. There are lovely woodland trails, a cosy tearoom and well stocked gift shop - everything for an enjoyable and informative visit.
School parties and groups welcomed. Guided tours, and worksheets provided. Special discounts available