The Animal Zone

South Staffordshire College
Rodbaston Campus
ST19 5PH

Tel: 01785 710560

The Animal Zone


The Animal Zone at South Staffordshire College, Rodbaston campus is home to around 700 animals from Meerkats to Monkeys. It is open at weekends and school holidays (opening times vary depending on the time of year). The animal zone has a host of exciting activities including animal encounters, meet the keeper’s sessions, feeding, craft sessions. There is an outdoor picnic and play area, tea room selling sandwiches, confectionary and cakes. There is also a wide range of gifts to purchase. Look out for the special events which are held throughout the year advertised on the website for example lambing weekends.

The Tea Room serves hot and cold drinks, snacks, sandwiches, cakes and ice cream. Where possible their food items are locally produced in Staffordshire.

Our shop sells a variety of pet products, including food and toys. 

No dogs allowed onto the site except guide dogs. No smoking anywhere on site or at the Visitor Centre.

Guide Prices

Adults: £6.00, Child: £5.00, (Under 3) Free, Concessions: £5.00, Family: (2&2): £21.00

Free Parking.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

One mile from Junction 12 M6, follow A5 west signed Telford, at roundabout take A449 north signed Penkridge, Stafford, follow signs on right for Visitor Centre  

Public Transport Directions

Bus Route on A449 - Stafford to Wolverhampton The nearest railway station is Penkridge, which is 2 miles away.




  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00


Weekends: 10:00 - 16:00

Daily: School Holidays: 10:00 - 16:00

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