Tortoise Experience

Tortoise Experience

Peak Wildlife Park

Available to 6 June 2025

Book now from £75.00

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Get tickets for an inspiring encounter with the Sulcata Tortoise at Peak Wildlife Park

Step into an exclusive, behind-the-scenes exploration with one of the most distinguished reptiles on Earth - the Sulcata Tortoise!

In this remarkable experience, you'll have the privilege of feeding our group of gentle giants. Prepare for a memorable interaction marked by patient eyes, slow-paced movements, and grand shells in this truly one-of-a-kind encounter!

  • What to expect on your Tortoise Experience:
  • A fulfilling 30 minutes spent feeding and getting to know our amicable Sulcata Tortoise group.
  • Benefit from one-on-one time with the park’s dedicated tortoise handler; feel free to ask any and all Sulcata Tortoise-related questions.
  • An insightful behind-the-scenes tour of our Sulcata Tortoise Habitat and Caretaker Kitchen.
  • A special “Tortoise Tender” certificate to celebrate your unforgettable journey.
  • Complimentary entry to the park!

Explore the rest of Peak Wildlife Park after your Tortoise Experience

  • There are five main animal walks that you can go through with Peak Wildlife Park, one of these is the lemur walk. Look out for King Julien as you walk alongside these mischievous Madagascians!
  • Look out for the red-ruffed, black and white-ruffed as well as ring-tailed lemurs as you walk beside these curious creatures.
  • If you’re looking for some flightless fun, then you wouldn’t be out of place on one of Peak’s penguin walks. Waddle on with some Humboldt penguins in their colonies as they eagerly await for some fishy snacks before heading off for a swim in the pool.
  • You can also watch them splash about from an underwater viewing area, which always makes for some great sights when you visit this penguin paradise.
  • The lovable marsupials that are wallabies ended up in the UK wilds under bizarre circumstances in 1940, through being released from a private collection as a wartime measure!
  • Here, you can give a fuss, feed some treats and bounce about with Bennetts wallabies, which is certain to have you leaving with a spring in your step!
  • Another adorable animal you can walk about with in Peak Wildlife Park are the red squirrels
  • Become a part of the project by going on a squirrel walk, as all money goes to the conservation and repopulation of red squirrels. Plus, they’re adorable, so you wouldn’t want to miss these little guys anyway! 

Don't miss out on this unique day out in Staffordshire, get your tickets now and have them delivered instantly via email and SMS!

Winkhill,
Leek ST13 7QR
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How To Find Us

By Car:

The park’s address is Little Paradise Farm, Winkhill, Leek ST13 7QR.
If you’re driving, you can use a GPS or navigation app to guide you directly to the park.
It’s approximately 20 miles from both Derby and Stoke-on-Trent.

Public Transport:

Derby is one of the nearest towns. You can take a train to Derby and then explore other transportation options.
Alternatively, you can check for bus routes or taxis from nearby towns like Buxton.

  • Café
  • Picnic areas
  • Toilets
  • Baby changing
  • Indoor play area

You can walk around Peak Wildlife Park in around 1.5-2 hours, but you can spend so much more time here. We recommend you spend at least 3 hours, if not longer at Peak Wildlife Park

Polar Bears, Humboldt Penguin, Patagonian Mara. Ring-tailed Lemur, Black & White Ruffed Lemur, Black Lemur, Maneless Zebra, Visayan Warty Pig, Meerkat, pygmy goats and more!

Picnics are allowed in the park in their outside areas and in the family room.

Dogs aren't allowed. Foxtwood Kennels, situated 10 minutes from the park, is happy to take dogs for the day.

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