Watatunga Wildlife Reserve

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About

Set in 170 acres of breathtaking woodland, grassland and lakes, our award-winning nature reserve in Norfolk is dedicated to the conservation of endangered deer, antelope and birds and home to the most varied collection of deer and antelope in Europe, free to roam at their will. 

Here at Watatunga, we are passionate about restoring, nurturing and sharing nature’s ecosystems. Our purpose-built wildlife reserve has been created to embrace the uniqueness of the area, landscape and species, brought to you by our conservation-obsessed team and with principles of sustainable tourism running throughout. During your visit, you can see, Axis deer, water buffalo and white stork plus plenty more!

Watatunga also offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for visitors to experience expert-led safari tours, in our fully-accessible self-drive buggies. A chance to explore the stunning scenery and see the animals in what is as close to their natural environment as we can create, grazing on the rich grasslands, drinking at the lakeside or even concealing themselves amidst the ferns and the woodland floor. No two visits are the same.

Year-round, we welcome guests to our luxury self-catering lodges for short-breaks and longer holidays. Our safari stays make for an unusual getaway, as all guests booking directly with us enjoy unlimited access to explore the reserve from your own self-drive buggy, and are perfectly placed to discover the beautiful surroundings and many visitor attractions of West Norfolk. 

Guide Prices

Each tour runs for approx. 90 minutes with five 4-seater electric golf buggies, one 6-seater and one wheelchair accessible option per tour. When you book a buggy, one member of your party will drive the buggy and it is booked in its entirety – you will not be sharing a buggy with others outside your party. Prices start from £70 for a four seater buggy.
Please book your tickets at: https://watatunga.co.uk/buggy-tours/

Facilities

Other

  • Accessible Venue
  • Outside Seating

Accessibility

  • Accessible Toilet
  • Autism Friendly
  • Disabled access - There is an accessible trailer for those requiring a wheelchair accessible experience.
  • Disabled toilets
  • Mobility Scooter Hire
  • Staff are dementia aware

Booking & Payment Details

  • Advance booking essential
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Online Booking Possible

Catering

  • On-site light refreshments

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups
  • Mini Coach Parties Accepted

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Board/Flipchart
  • Business support
  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Free broadband internet in bedrooms
  • Grounds for outdoor activities
  • Helicopter landing
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Sole use of venue

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • WiFi or internet access

Suitability

  • School Trips

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Adult Exclusive
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Eco-Friendly

Related

Watatunga Wildlife ReserveWatatunga Wildlife Reserve Accommodation, King's LynnNestled in the heart of Norfolk, we provide the ultimate safari park stay that promises a truly unique wildlife experience. If you’re looking for family holidays or short breaks in Norfolk, then look no further.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Watatunga Wildlife Reserve, Watlington Rd, King's Lynn PE33 0RG

From Norwich, it's a scenic drive through the Norfolk countryside, easily accessed via the A47; from Thetford, enjoy a swift and direct route, also along the A47, offering an easy trip northward; and from London, a straight drive on the M11 and A11 towards the heart of East Anglia,

Public Transport Directions

You can access Watatunga via car and taxi.

Buses from Kings Lynn train station and Downham Market take 15 minutes and run fairly regularly. It’s then a 10-minute stroll to Watatunga Wildlife Reserve.

There is a train station situated at Watlington, which is 2 miles from the reserve and direct from Kings lynn station.

Kings Lynn from London Kings Cross (about 115 mins), Cambridge (50 mins) and Ely (35 mins). At Ely there are connections from Thetford, Peterborough and Norwich.

You can find out more about getting to us car free via our partners at Good Journey: https://www.goodjourney.org.uk/attractions/watatunga/

 

Watatunga Wildlife Reserve

Type:Nature Reserve

Watlington Road, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE33 0RG

Tel: 01553 396007

Opening Times

* Our tour season runs from April until October each year with guided buggy tours every day of the week except Mondays and Fridays in off-peak times and six days a week in school holidays and half-terms (seven where bank holidays fall).
Please see website for tour timings, workshops, corporate bookings and school trips: www.watatunga.co.uk

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