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Action Wildlife Park Goshen

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Action Wildlife Park
337 Torrington Rd. (Rte. 4)
Goshen
CT
06756
Tel: 860 482-4465

Directions

The park is located on Route 4 in Goshen. If you are coming from Hartford, take the 84 west, then exit 39 to Route 4. At the end of the ramp, go through the light and to Rt 4 W. Follow for about 26 miles and the park will be on your right.

Where are we going today?

Love animals? Then you better keep reading because we're going to tell you all about Action Wildlife Park, where the whole family can learn, and observe animals from ALL around the world!

There are animals from New Zealand, India, Asia, and even the Arctic! Any visit to this park is an education in animal life and habitats, but it's also a fun experience - especially the kids when they get to touch and feed the smaller animals in their sweet petting zoo. Older kids might find the museum more fascinating...want to know why?

Well, if you want to get REALLY close to some animals, the museum is your place! All on display at taxidermy animals (kids, if you don't know what that means, ask your parents!) all displayed in their natural settings. There are even two waterfalls on display!

There is also an educational center which is very hands-on for kids, where they can play, learn and interact.

Then, there is the 116 acres that you can explore with all the animals, as well as the 50 acres for the new drive thru safari that they have just completed. If you experience the very fun seasonal hayride, you will have the chance to view more than 32 species of amazing exotic animals - from the Aoudad to the Zebu. 

Other animals you might experience during your time at Action Wildlife Park range from bison, deer, llamas, water buffalo, yaks, zebras, swans, oryx, and Ibex. A real range! 

Make sure you have your cameras on hand,  because you won’t want to miss any of the animal experiences you will have with your family! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$10
  • Children$8 for under 12s
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

Spring: Friday 10:30am - 3:30pm / weekends 10am - 4pm. Summer - Tues - Sunday 10am - 4:30pm. / Fall

Closed in winters.

Teachers corner

Anyone from K - 8 are more than welcome to make your lessons that bit more interesting surrounded by exotic animals! .

I'm Hungry!

There are places for picnics so why not pack some yummies and make your way down by the pond to enjoy it! .

Any Top Tips?

If you want a hayride, they are seasonal and available in October on weekends. Group rides can be booked April to October by appointment. .

Doing our bit

They really look after their animals here! They constantly have vets visit to check up on the animals, and make sure that they are well taken care of. .

Need a little extra help?

The roads are dirt and gravel, but they are wheelchair accessible. .

More information

No pets or motorcycles allowed for the safety of the animals. .

What people are saying?

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    A group of us booked a Quad Biking session at Wild Park and we were all more or less novices, especially me who had no idea what to expect. Our instructor for the ten mile trek was called Jodie and he was exceptionally professional in his approach, painstakingly emphasising the pivotal importance of safety first and excitement and fun second.

    I initially thought that he was perhaps over-egging the pudding a little as Quad Biking was not meant to be a lethal activity but after an hour or so of many tempting moments of just wanting to accelerate...Read More

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    This is an absolutely fantastic adventure destination! Not only are the facilities fabulous (there are even ladies and mens changing rooms and showers and they are lovely) but the whole experience just blew me away. The safety briefings were brilliant. The Quad biking was such an adrenaline experience, we loved it!! The Paintballing areas are sectioned off and there are so many different games zone areas...very, very exciting. They do Laser Tag and Archery which we are going to try next time as well as going on the quads and paint ball again. Highly...Read More

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    Fantastic: I went to play laser tag. The staff was very friendly, fun and professional, the range great and even though it was raining a bit from time to time everyone had a great time. I recommend it and will definitely come back again!

    I also recommend to not wear to warm clothes even in the colder times as you get absolutely boiling as soon as you're running around the woods with a fake gun =)

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by Nabeela Siddiqui

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A group of us booked a Quad Biking session at Wild Park and we were all more or less novices, especially me who had no idea what to expect. Our instructor for the ten mile trek was called Jodie and he was exceptionally professional in his approach, painstakingly emphasising the pivotal importance of safety first and excitement and fun second.

I initially thought that he was perhaps over-egging the pudding a little as Quad Biking was not meant to be a lethal activity but after an hour or so of many tempting moments of just wanting to accelerate and throw all caution to the wind, I realized how essential Jodie’s persistent hammering in was of being in control of the bikes at all times irrespective of the mad urges to just zoom off.

Not only was he acutely conscious of the safety element but he was intelligent enough to read well in advance the psychology of the likely culprits who may want to do something more adventurous and hence he had a special prep-talk with those particular aggressive roadhogs and kept them in his sight throughout the trek, which I found eerily proficient.

I was very impressed with this astute awareness on his part as it inspired confidence that this guy knew his job inside out as he did not underestimate either the potential for accident if one ignored his instructions or the impulsiveness of some participants to underplay the real dangers of some hazard if they were not properly negotiated.

The experience was overall very exhilarating and enjoyable – thanks largely to Jodie’s superb professionalism and instructing abilities. I will be recommending the outing to many of my friends in full confidence that they will have a fabulous time and be two-hundred per cent safe under Jodie’s beady eyes!!!

Thank you Wild Park in general and Jodie in particular…..

by Dina Holland

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This is an absolutely fantastic adventure destination! Not only are the facilities fabulous (there are even ladies and mens changing rooms and showers and they are lovely) but the whole experience just blew me away. The safety briefings were brilliant. The Quad biking was such an adrenaline experience, we loved it!! The Paintballing areas are sectioned off and there are so many different games zone areas...very, very exciting. They do Laser Tag and Archery which we are going to try next time as well as going on the quads and paint ball again. Highly recommend this to families, friends and all special occasion outings :-)

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