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Educational Visits


Discovery Centre

Discovery Centre


Award winning attraction. Explore the sights and sounds of Africa. Get your group up close to some incredible animals! These 45 minute hands on sessions with reptiles, insects and small mammals bring the curriculum alive! We offer a wide variety of topics from a basic animal encounter to feeding, habitats, camouflage, babies, growth and classification. Available for KS1 to 4, GCSE and 16+ groups. We also run fantastic discovery sessions for rainbows, brownies, clubs and scouts.

OPENING TIMES: Open daily from 9.30.

Free preliminary visit for teacher, teacher and pupil resource pack, classroom/study area.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsPushchairs availableRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Opening Details

Open all the time

Open daily from 9.30am except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


Please visit our website, or telephone the park reception for educational rates

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 3 - Sat 24 Dec Christmas at Africa Alive!


NR33 7TF



See location of Africa Alive! on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 521865  Lat: 52.41857 Long: 1.70681

By road :
5 minutes south of Lowestoft off the A12.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Lowestoft station


  • 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 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
  • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
    • Yesis gravel
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesService dogs are NOT allowed:
  • disruption to animals

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu