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  • Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Wildlife Park

NTAA MEMBER

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Make your day out an adventure with a visit to Africa Alive!. Explore the sights and sounds of Africa discovering lions, giraffes, meerkats, hunting dogs and many more animals from the African continent, including our new arrivals this Easter, the Red River Hogs, in their brand new enclosure “Hog Snorts”.

Discover our fantastic new “Amazing African Animals!” daily presentation starting at Whitsun and throughout the summer there will be special appearances from some children’s favourite characters as well as the return of the ever popular Mighty Zulu Nation Theatre Troupe - check out our website for diary dates.

The spectacular centrepiece of Africa Alive!, our ‘Plains of Africa’, is the perfect place to spot five species of African savannah animals, including our graceful giraffe and heavyweight rhinos. During the summer months there is even the chance to get up close to these magnificent creatures with our awe-inspiring ‘Plains of Africa’ experience! Or you could choose to get even closer to our giraffe, ring-tailed lemurs, aardvarks or meerkats in one of our other amazing on the day experiences available.

Enjoy a bird’s eye view of our magnificent lions from our viewing point ‘Lookout Lodge’ and visit ‘Lemur Encounters’, which offers you the chance to get right in with the action – as you walk-through the lemurs’ enclosure! The Park is also home some other amazing primates including bushbabies, colobus monkeys, drill and the rare golden-bellied mangabeys.

The Park is set in 100 acres of stunning Suffolk countryside and also offers the chance to spot a wide range of British wildlife. Bird lovers can also enjoy spotting native nature from our new ‘Wader’s Lake’ boardwalk or seeing some African feathered friends on our Woodland Walk!

Learn some amazing facts about our animals during our exciting feeding talks or climb aboard the free Safari Roadtrain for an entertaining journey around the Park. Look, learn and play in our fun-packed “Discovery Centre” and meet some of our smaller residents at the animal encounter sessions.

The Park offers a great outdoor adventure play area, as well as restaurants, free car parking, disabled facilities and a gift shop, where you can find presents and gifts for everyone.

With many events taking place throughout the year, check out our website or follow Africa Alive! on social media to ensure you don’t miss out!

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

Children welcomeDisabled access

Opening details

Open daily at 9.30am all year, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. For admission prices and closing times please check our website www.africa-alive.co.uk or telephone (01502) 740291. Africa Alive!, Kessingland, Lowestoft, NR33 7TF

Prices

Please contact Guest Information for details or visit www.africa-alive.co.uk for admission prices.

Address

Kessingland,
Lowestoft,
Suffolk,
NR33 7TF

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • 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
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Directions

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

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • 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)

General

  • 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

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • 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