Hertfordshire's Community Zoo!

Cedars Nature Centre is a small community zoo based in the historic grounds of Cedars Park in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire.


Please note - We are currently closed until the 12th April.

When we reopen we will be running 45 min sessions until social distancing laws change.

Tickets will go on sale 5th April.

Ticket information can be found below. 


To comply with Covid-19 restrictions - You will only be able to visit if you have prebooked tickets through our website link below.


During Lockdown tickets are for 45 min intervals, please arrive on the hour you are booked for.
Each interval will have an animal talk take place (weather permitting), please note that as per goverment guidelines no animal handling will take place.

Thank you for your support throughout lockdown and we cannot wait to welcome you back to Cedars Nature Centre.

Created as a place where anyone from any background or ability can learn about the natural world.

Familiar favourites such as meerkats and owls are just some of the animals found here alongside the strange more unusual creatures such as zorilla and tenrecs, there is lots to discover.

Back in 2016 Stuart Short and Nick Spellman took over pets corner from Broxbourne council and created Cedars Nature Centre.

It took over a year to complete but in August 2017 Cedars Nature Centre opened to the public and we have loved every day since!

We run daily talks every 45 mins including our popular meerkat feed and skunk meet and greet!

What our visitors say!

"Highly recommended for families and fans of unusual animals!"


"This place is phenomenal!"

"The staff are so friendly, we will for sure visit again"

"An absolutely brilliant little place for young kids"

"Lovely little zoo with great potential!"

"Lovely place with even nicer staff!"

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