Welcome to Reaseheath Animal Management Centre and Zoo
Reaseheath Zoo is a small sized animal collection in the heart of Reaseheath College, Nantwich. We are home to over 170 species of animals. We were the first college in the UK to gain a zoo license and we’ve been open to the public since 2010. We are home to over 180 species of animals including Brazilian Tapir, Meerkats, Savu Island Pythons Birds of Prey and many more.
Reaseheath Zoo began as an education teaching facility for the animal management students who then go on to work within the animal industry in a number of roles. We’ve had students go on to work in zoos, vet practices, rescue and animal welfare organisations and to be animal trainers.
The Zoo is a member of BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) who are a professional body that represent the UK’s best zoos and aquariums providing a high standard of welfare, education and conservation of animals.
Reaseheath is a teaching zoo therefore we are only open during certain school holidays, please check our opening dates below. During your visit, you can enjoy getting up close to a variety of animals, keeper talks and themed activities ideal for families with small children. You can also book an animal encounter or bird of prey experience for a more personal experience.
Prices of zoo tickets are as follows:
Adults – £5
Children and Concessions – £4
Family (2 adults and 3 children) – £16
Children under 3 – free
Opening Dates and Events:
- Reaseheath Family Festival, 15th May – OPEN
- *May half term, Love your Zoo week, 28th May – 5th June – OPEN
- *Rabbit Awareness Week, 25th & 26th June – OPEN
- Summer holidays – TBC
- October half term – TBC
10am – 5pm (last entrance 4pm) on selected school holidays.
*These are all themed events that we run in partnership with industry links. As well as the zoo being open over these dates, we will also be running activities to match the theme.
**Please note we are not open during every school holiday and our term times may differ to local authority schools**