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Tropical Wings World of Wildlife

Tropical Wings World of Wildlife

Tropical Wings Zoo

Tropical Wings Zoo

Tropical Wings Zoo

Tropical Wings Zoo


Wickford Road,
South Woodham Ferrers,


All weather all day entertainment for all the family!
Tropical Wings is set in acres of attractive gardens and features one of the largest butterfly houses in the country. There are many different species of birds, insects and animals and we pride ourselves on encouraging interaction whenever possible.
A daily programme of Animal Encounter sessions will entertain, educate and introduce you to wildlife face to face. Livestock includes free-flying butterflies, a large collection of exotic parrots, marmoset monkeys, minibeasts, otters, goats, red squirrels, wallabies, meerkats, owls, skunks, ponies, marbled polecates, reptiles, ring-tailed lemurs, donkeys, birds of prey, coatis, mara, pets corner and farmyard area. Other attractions include children's assault course, toddler play area and motorised ride-on vehicles in Tractorland.
Many indoor and undercover areas.
We welcome groups and schools. To view our 'educational visits' page or for any other information see our website:

For further details see

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities 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.


Adult: £8.95, Child: £6.95, Senior: £7.95, Family1: £30.00 2 adults and 2 children, Family2: £28 1 adult and 3 children.



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


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • 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
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