Banham Zoo, Banham

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Banham Zoo is the best zoo experience in Norfolk, with over 2,000 animals to see in almost 50 acres of parks and gardens.  


  • For families
  • Outdoor
  • Wildlife
  • Animals & Zoos, etc.
  • Photography
  • Restaurant/Café on site
  • Gift shop
  • Facilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Education/study area
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Picnic area
  • Birthday parties, etc.

Banham Zoo

Situated in south Norfolk, just off the A11 near Snetterton, Banham Zoo offers a fantastic day out for everyone.

Animals include tigers, leopards, giraffes, monkeys, zebra, lemurs, wolves, meerkats, kangaroos, scorpions, tarantulas, reptiles, domestic livestock, a variety of different birds – and many more…

Giraffe at Banham Zoo, Norfolk

There’s a train ride (at no extra cost) which takes you round most of the zoo which is a great way to get familiar with the layout and to see what’s available. It’s also handy for those who are less able with walking. The accompanying guided talk given during the train ride is very informative.

The train ride at Banham Zoo, Norfolk

Food and drink is available inside the zoo or you can bring your own picnic. The zoo gift shop offers a good range of quality souvenirs (at reasonable prices).

The SkyTrek experiences, high rope adventure courses, are very popular (and impressive) but unfortunately require an additional fee – but well worth it if your purse can stretch this far. See the promo video further below.

There are often various activities and events happening at the zoo as well as pre-bookable experiences (e.g. Keeper for the Day). Birthday parties and group visits are catered for.

Rachel with the Meercats at Banham Zoo, Norfolk

Rachel, a ‘Keeper for the Day’

The entrance fee to the zoo is substantial but offers very good value for money – just make sure you get there early in the day and watch out for the weather. Many of the animals are likely to retreat into their private dwellings if the weather isn’t suitable.

Note also that a reduced admission price is available during the winter months.

Ring-tailed lemurs, Banham Zoo, Norfolk

Ring-tailed lemurs basking in the sun at Banham Zoo

We visited Banham Zoo in 2015 and thoroughly enjoyed our day out.

Locations shown are approximate