Drayton Manor Zoo

Welcome to Drayton Manor Zoo, where the wonders of the wild await your discovery!

Nestled in the heart of Drayton Manor Resort, our zoo offers a captivating experience for all ages. Explore carefully curated exhibits showcasing a diverse range of creatures, from majestic big cats to playful primates.

Join us in fostering a love for nature, learning about conservation, and celebrating the extraordinary beauty of the animal kingdom. Embark on a journey of discovery at Drayton Manor Zoo – where every visit supports our commitment to wildlife conservation.

Our Animals

Drayton Manor Zoo is a fascinating place to explore with 15 acres of open plan zoo. It's home to over 500 animals from all over the world, including endangered species. 

Dino Trail

Embark on a journey through time in our Dino Trail! Encounter lifelike dinosaurs, lush landscapes, and immersive exhibits that bring the prehistoric world to life. Perfect for adventurers of all ages, it's an educational and thrilling experience you won't forget!

Zoo Experiences

Go wild with our unique and unforgettable animal experiences – perfect as a treat for yourself or a gift for others!

If you’re an animal lover, or just want to get up close and personal with some of our fascinating animals, then we have the perfect experience for you.


Here at Drayton Manor Zoo, we work with a whole host of incredible animal and wildlife field programmes to support their individual mission; such as Red Panda Network, World Parrot Trust and Wildcatas Conservation Alliance.

To complete an internship at our zoo, you must be enrolled on to a relevant Level 6 or higher animal course at the time of your placement and conducting an internship as part of an industrial or sandwich year placement.

Applications for internships are currently open.

At Drayton Manor Zoo we encourage college, undergraduate and postgraduate students to carry out research projects based in our zoo.

Research can range from animal behaviour to environmental enrichment. It's important to us as a zoo as it helps us understand how to provide the animals with the best level of care possible and make sure that our animals are both physically and mentally healthy.

If you would like to carry out research at Drayton Manor Zoo, please contact us below.

Research Policy
Research Guidelines