UPDATE: 18:00 05/04/21
When will we be re-opening?
Due to a large part of the zoo being indoors, the Goverment's road map means the earliest we could open will be 17th May.
Please keep checking our website and social media for updates.
Due to changes in COVID-19 regulations, we have had to temporarily close yet again. Yet again we have more financial uncertainty, but hopefully with the help of our wonderful staff, volunteers and supporters around the world, we'll be able to navigate our way safely through this period
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.
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, and a one way system is in place. Where possible 2m social distancing is to be observed.
Additional hand sanitiser units have been placed in the aquarium.
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, and a one way system is in place. Where possible 2m social distancing is to be observed.
Additional hand sanitiser units have been placed near the Nocturnal House.
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. Where possible 2m social distancing is to be observed.
The Indoor Play Areas are closed
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.
Unlike many larger Zoos, Tropiquaria occasionally takes in rescue animals...............
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, and a one way system is in place. Where possible 2m social distancing is to be observed.
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
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 and Talks are currently not available. This is to prevent the build up of crowds at one location