The site has been designed to be suitable for all access needs including wheelchair users. Paths are all smooth with little to no gradients. Even our wash stations are wheelchair friendly.
Offering everything from basic tea room fare such as hot drinks and homemade cakes, to sandwiches and light lunches
COMING SOON: For those visiting who wish to view animals close up and have a photograph taken as a memento of the day, we have a purpose built photographic studio on site.
Our zoo in pictures – a display of photos of our animals taken by ourselves and visitors. If you would like to submit a photo for display, please feel free to email us any pictures you would like us to see.
Messingham Zoo is a family run business. The primary aim is to offer something different to larger zoos and wildlife parks by focussing on close up encounters with smaller, friendlier animals. Education forms a big part of what we want to deliver, teaching about animal care and welfare. The zoo is still being established but the vast majority of animals are now on display. New animal attractions are being added all the time as animals arrive.
SOME OF OUR ANIMALS
NORTH AMERICAN RACCOON
CRESTED AFRICAN PORCUPINE
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At Messingham Zoo we have revised our range of experiences for 2021 We now offer 3 types of experience (click on each experience to view much larger): Animal Experience Animal Photography Experience Zoo Keeper Experience
Hi all. We’ve just got home after doing a million and one last minute jobs ready for reopening tomorrow! We can’t wait to see you all again, there’s so much to catch up on. We open at 10am and will be open 7 days this week as its still the easter holidays, but you can Read more about Re-opening 12th April 10am![…]
Unfortunately due to UK lockdown restrictions imposed after Christmas 2020 we remain closed until until further notice. Please keep an eye on our website and facebook page for further information on opening as and when the Government issue guidance.
We’re glad to announce Messingham Zoo will be open 7 days a week between 10am and 5pm for the duration of the School Summer Holidays. We look forward to seeing you when you visit. Thanks, The Messingham Zoo Team
Sorry for the delay in updating everyone on our re-opening. We will open on Friday 19th June. We just haven’t had time to make the zoo covid safe yet. We are getting there though and we can’t wait to see you all again. For now we will not be able to do any experiences or Read more about COVID-19 Re-opening – Friday 19th June[…]
This is the first of a series of guest posts introducing some of the Crafters that are selling their work in our Gift Shop. We’re talking Fine Art Photographs this time around with a post from Robin Ling of Home James Media, a photographer who takes images of landscapes and wildlife, taken predominantly around Lincolnshire: Read more about Meet one of our Crafters – Robin Ling of Home James Media[…]
During the summer holidays we are proud to be open 7 days a week! Usual opening hours and admission prices apply – see here
During the Easter Holidays on selected dates we have Stevie and her wonderful birds of prey visiting (see facebook page for details). Here are some pictures of our latest guest attraction on previous days. For more information on Tales of Talons, please see their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/Tales-Of-Talons-279318152606256/
We’ve now got our new play area ready for visitors so kids (and grown-ups) can spend a bit of time digging in our sandpits, climbing our assault course or being king-of-the-castle. The first visitors have had great fun trying it out so come and have a go on your next visit!
After a period of acclimatisation our meerkats are finally ready to go on show in their new enclosure that Iain and the team have worked so hard to complete. Here is a picture of the moment they got to explore the enclosure for the first time followed by a tasty mealworm treat!