The Living Rainforest

Discover the wonders of the rainforest

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Visitor guidance

We really want everyone to have a great experience when visiting us, and it is still important that we keep everyone safe. Please can all Annual & Day ticket holders book ONLINE prior to visiting. Whilst at the Living Rainforest please continue to use our hand sanitising/hand washing stations and be patient with other visitors as you navigate our centre. We request you do not visit if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID. Our staff continue to do regular cleaning and sanitising duties.

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Learning resources

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Our learning resources pages are packed with information about rainforests and sustainable living.

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Blue poison dart frog

What to see

Come to the Living Rainforest to experience the sights, sounds and smells of a lush tropical rainforest. Our three glasshouses are home to over 850 types of rainforest plants and animals – including rare and endangered species of global conservation value.

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Channel-billed Toucan - Edwin

Adopt an animal

Adopt a Living Rainforest animal today… You can now adopt Cinnamon the sloth, Edwin the toucan or Lenny the python! Adoptions make great gifts, and include a range of adoption packs to suit different budgets.

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Learn about the rainforest

Despite covering just 6% of the planet’s land surface, rainforests are believed to contain around half of all the plants and animals on Earth. Learn more and get a glimpse of what you will see on your visit in our video.

Highly recommended!

Perfect school trip for School children. We had a fantastic time and learnt a lot about the rainforest animals, plants and their adaptation to their habitat. Highly recommended! From TripAdvisor

Love it here

We have visited several times and find it a fascinating place to visit. There's lots to see and do, especially for children. I particularly love the sloth. Was great watching her at feed time interacting with her patient team worker. Great to see the snakes and the learning session for kids is brilliant. From TripAdvisor

Great value

I came here with my daughter and grandchildren during the school summer holidays. Totally enjoyed our day, and came back again. It's fab that when you buy a ticket, it's valid for a whole year so can come back numerous times. The grandchildren were in awe of the sloth!!! Will definitely go back again, and again!!! From TripAdvisor

Good learning place for young children

Went with granddaughter, she loved it. There was a lot to see and do. There are quiz, colouring, dot to dot, find plants and animals and other pages of fun for the kids to do. As you walk around the massive greenhouses seeing lots of different types of plants and trees, you come across birds and animals, some in tanks and glass enclosures, some are wandering around with the visitors. There are frogs, lizard, snakes, fish and more. From TripAdvisor