Zoo and Wildlife Parks in Watford
Although Watford is a highly urban borough, it has a number of wildlife havens where plants and animals thrive. These include parks, woodlands, nature reserves and allotments.The most important wildlife sites in Hertfordshire have been designated County Wildlife Sites.
Discover, in a corner of Cassiobury Park, a wildlife haven close to the heart of a bustling town.The wet habitats found on the reserve were once shallow watercress beds, fed with water from the river through a series of ditches. These have developed into marshland and open pools, surrounded by wet woodland of alder and willow. This provides valuable cover and nesting sites for birds.
There are also areas of grassland where birds such as goldfinches and greenfinches feed on the seed heads of thistles and teasels. Water rail, lesser spotted woodpeckers and siskins are typical birds here.
During your visit to this voluntary run farm you will be able to get up close and personal to an array of animals.
These include: Sheep, Pigs, Calves, Goats, Ducks, Geese, Chickens, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Owls, Avairy Birds, Ferrets, and our OAP (Old Age Pony) Gemma. Our picnic and play area is set within a lawned area including a pond with large Coy Carp fish. Fresh free range hen, duck and goose eggs are also for sale subject to availability, as well as fresh produce home grown in our veggie patch when in season.
Set in 100 acres of beautiful Hertfordshire countryside and ideally situated just a short journey from the M1 and the A1. The country park is only 12 miles from the hustle and bustle of central London but with amazing scenery, lakeside walks, a children’s farm, SEN pavilion & playground, acres of land for camping, educational facilities and great seasonal events and activities you won’t believe you are so close.