Welcome to Heythrop Zoological Gardens (HZG)

Our address:

Heythrop Zoological Gardens Ltd
Green Lane, Heythrop
Chipping Norton
Oxfordshire, OX7 5TU

For further details and to book a visit call us on 01608 683 420 between 11.00am and 3.00pm Monday – Friday

Click here for our website

A Unique Experience

For a totally unique experience come and and immerse yourself in Oxfordshire’s best kept secret. Our team are experts in animal training – practising operate conditioning and positive reinforcement methods. Set in the beautiful Cotswolds countryside we provide unforgettable experiences, educating on animal behaviour, handling and training.

“Utterly magical experience. This was the most perfect birthday gift and I am already recommending it to every animal lover I know; the animals are all so healthy and happy, clearly very well cared for.”

Animal Encounters

Our private animal encounters allow small groups to get up close and personal with their favourite animal species whilst learning about their habitat and ecosystem. This is the perfect, unique gift or activity when visiting the Oxford countryside. Here are some of the encounters:

  • Wolf Walking
  • Two-Toed Sloth
  • Tiger Encounter
  • Hippo Encounter
  • Lion Encounter
  • Raven Training
  • Tiger Feeding
  • Striped Skunk
  • Squirrel Monkey
  • Penguin Feeding
  • Fox Walking

Animal Training Courses

From equine training, animal training for beginners – to advanced positive reinforcement training for experienced trainers and zoo keepers.

Adopt an Animal

Get even closer to the HZG family by adopting one of our wonderful animals. All proceeds go towards the care and welfare of the animal you choose, with some special HZG perks for you!

Educational Parties & Events

Arrange private gatherings and educational events at HZG. We will curate the event for you and your group’s interests, allowing you to get much closer to some amazing exotic species.

Our Work in the Community

We believe in supporting and involving our local community and often love to get involved with schools and charity events. If you would like to see what we can do together to create a unique event – get in touch. From school roadshows, charity events, to visiting nursing homes with our friendly penguins – give us a call to see how we can work together, today.