Home to a number of habitats and in easy reach of the Visitor Centre.
Surrounded by established woodland and incorporating a large pond, wood piles and nest boxes for birds and bats, the wildlife area offers much variety to the park's residents. Goldfinches, woodpeckers, wagtails, robins, emperor dragonflies and bumble bees are regular visitors, while other sightings have included heron, foxes, nuthatches, siskin and willow warblers. The viewing hide provides the perfect opportunity to keep an eye on any activity or if a warmer venue is preferred you can view images from cameras that are displayed in the Visitor Centre.
Next to the wildlife area is the sand lizard enclosure (vivarium), where rare sand lizards are nurtured as part of an important breeding programme. On warmer days in Spring and Summer there is a good chance of seeing one, most likely basking on the logs when there is some sun. Any eggs that are laid are carefully removed and given to Amphibian and Reptile Conservation who will incubate them, giving the youngsters that hatch a better chance of surviving their first Winter. The young are released on sites where populations have been struggling. In previous years this has included Hengistbury Head and sites in Hampshire.