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Opening Hours 

2022 Opening Hours

Open Daily
10:30am - 5:00pm 

For ways to help and for up to date news from the zoo, check our social media pages regularly.

Tropiquaria Zoo still needs your help. Since the pandemic started we will have lost around 9  months of income and we are still trying to raise money to get us through the year. Every penny raised goes straight towards the welfare of all of our animals.


Who are we? Where are we?

Tropiquaria Zoo is one of the most unique zoos or wildlife parks in the country. The former "Art Deco" BBC radio transmitter station originally built in 1933, now houses our Tropical Hall, Nocturnal House and Aquarium.  Outside we have 4 acres of animal enclosures, along with our two life size pirate ships, and adventure castle,



Over 40 tanks can be found in the aquarium, housing fish and amphibians from around the world, including the second largest breeding programme in the world of Mexican Livebearing fish known as Goodeids. The Aquarium also houses our collection of spiders and creepy crawlies.

The Aquarium is open

Additional hand sanitiser units have been placed in the aquarium. 


Nocturnal House

Built in 2017, using recycled double glazing windows, donated by a local double glazing firm, this area houses a number of rarely seen animals including one of the worlds smallest primates.

The Nocturnal House is open,

Additional hand sanitiser units have been placed near the Nocturnal House.


Childrens Play Areas & Cafe

We have a number of play areas to allow children to use their imagination to the full. From our two lifesize pirate ships and our newly built Adventure Castle, to our indoor play castle. There is something to do in all weather, 

The Pirate Ships and Adventure Castle are open

The Indoor Play Areas are open

The Cafe is open.

A table service is offered on the indoor cafe tables. and the outdoor eating area adjacent to the cafe.

Additional hand sanitiser units have been placed in these locations. 


Animal Sanctuary

Unlike many larger Zoos, Tropiquaria occasionally takes in rescue animals............... 


Tropical Hall

Our Tropical Hall is situated in an old BBC Radio Transmitter Station. This Grade II listed building still receives waste heat from the current radio transmitter station, that occupies the rear of the building, to help heat our tropical hall. 

The Tropical Hall is open

Additional hand sanitiser units have been placed in the Tropical Hall. 



Tropiquaria is a world leader in the breeding and conservation of a critically endangered group of small fish known as Goodeids.

These small livebearing fish can only be found in Mexico, and are under severe pressure from both climate change and human action


Animal Encounters & Talks

With up to 4 animal encounter sessions, and up to 8 talks around the park daily, you have plenty of opportunity to get close and personal with our residents.

Hold a lizard or snake, or learn about our rare and endangered animals, there is something for everyone.

Animal Encounters, are currently on hold until we get the animals used to human interaction.

Animal Talks and Feeds take place Daily


Washford Cross
TA23 0QB


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 Phone : 01984 640688    

No dogs are permitted in the Zoo with the exception of assistance dogs associated with Assistance Dogs UK (ADUK).