Chestnut Centre Chapel en le Frith (Otter and Owl sanctuary)


Our Conservation and Wildlife Park, located in scenic Peak District National Park of Derbyshire, is set in 50 acres of landscaped grounds and is home, not only to a unique collection of birds and animals, but to many wild birds and mammals.

As you walk about the Wildlife Park you’ll see some of Europe’s largest gathering of otters, 16 species of owls and other indigenous wildlife all in their natural surroundings including, buzzards, pine martens, polecats, foxes, Scottish wildcats and deer.

Our Giant Otters Manoki (male) and Panambi (female) with their cubs Kaituma (boy) and Meamu (girl) are a delight to all who see them. Indigenous to South America they cope well with our climate even swimming in their large natural pool in the Derbyshire snow. Giant otters are an endangered species. Native to South America and are very rare in captivity.

Just like the 35,000 visitors we receive a year to the Chestnut Centre, we know you’ll enjoy your visit – and that you’ll want to return time and time again!

To compliment your visit enjoy a relaxing hot / cold drink or light refreshment in our coffee shop. Open from 10.30am to 5.30pm, and open to non-park visitors.

Great Property! Perfect setting for Chris's 29th birthday and annual friends getaway. Lovely local pub and great scenery.

Chris & Amanda

Fab Cottage. Location great for our cycling weekend at the L’Eroica event. Pub food nearby, great! Hope to return!! Thanks.

The Mynards and Warmans

A very comfortable home from home, perfect for day trips and lots of walks with our dog. Thank you!

Fay and Adam – Lichfield

A lovely cottage in a lovely part of the country – so much to see and do!

Gary and Anita – Bradford

Great week exploring The Peaks and relaxing at Endmoor House, Thanks Sue!

Nick and Lisa and friends