New Forest Wildlife Park, Marchwood

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updated on 23 January 2020

Food hygiene



Business type:


Local authority:

New Forest

Date of inspection:

24 April 2018

Risc scoring:

Hygienic handling of food is considered to be very good

Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building are rated very good

Management of food safety is also considered to be very good

Last update from FSA 26 January 2020

Opening Times

10:00 – 17:30
10:00 – 17:30
10:00 – 17:30
10:00 – 17:30
10:00 – 17:30
10:00 – 17:30
10:00 – 17:30
Opens in  8 h 24 min.
8 h 24 min


New Forest Wildlife Park.

Company description
New Forest Wildlife was originally a Butterfly Farm and later became the Nature Quest Wildlife Centre. Carol and Roger Heap and their son Ed Heap, who have been working in wildlife conservation for most of their lives, took over the park 17 years ago and later re-named the centre the New Forest Wildlife Park. Our staff Jason Palmer Animal Manager Jason has overall responsibility for the welfare of all our wildlife. After working for us at Battersea Park Children’s Zoo and a couple of years abroad he returned to the New Forest Wildlife Park. Under his management many new species have been introduced to the park and he co-ordinates the studbooks for Pine Marten and Asian Short Clawed Otters. Jason has appeared on local TV and radio stations, passing on his expertise about our animals, and also represented the park when CBBC Wild came to do a live broadcast in 2013.
Donna Liversedge Senior Keeper - after travelling and working in Texas and Canada with North American native species Donna is now working in the New Forest with our European native species. Donna has experience with many types of zoo animals and thoroughly enjoys her time here. In 2013 Donna had a few sleepless nights with Bryony, a roe deer, and Skye, our orphaned joey. Both needed a lot of TLC but Donna is now very proud to see them fit and well in the park. Shanna Dymond Head Keeper Shanna was one of our first work-experience students from Sparsholt College in 1999 and after qualifying she came to work at the park as a trainee keeper.
Shanna enjoys sharing her knowledge about our wildlife and leads our birthday parties, Keeper Experience and Junior Keeper days. Like most of our keepers she has done her fair share of night feeds for orphaned animals, including taking them home to her family. As a result Shanna has many wildlife friends around the park. Gareth Morrissy Gareth, after a little searching around the world, has finally found his passion in life as an Animal Keeper and he loves looking after and
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