A world of experiences at Jyllands Park Zoo
Denmark's most family-friendly zoo - where you get very close to the animals.
At Jyllands Park Zoo you can meet over 350 animals from suricats to sea bears and swamp beavers. Giraffes, lions, zebras and hyenas - we have everything that belongs in a zoo. You can also visit the Tivoli with boats, pony rides and carousels. Jyllands Park Zoo is full of fantastic experiences and therefore its a perfect excursion destination.
It’s also possible to grill your own food, at our grills that are for free use. Or you can order one of our delicious grill trays.
Tickets to the tivoli can be purchased at the entrance.
Since the opening in 1969, lots of locals and tourists have visited Jyllands Park Zoo (formerly Haunstrup Zoo and Jyllands Mini Zoo), a zoo with a cozy atmosphere and traditions, just outside Herning.
Poul Wittrup founded the park in 1969, and in 1998 Ove and Ingrid Nordestgaard took over. It is also Ove and Ingrid who runs Jyllands Park Zoo today - and they are the ones who changed the name of the park, to what it’s called today.
Of course, there is the opportunity to buy refreshments when you are here. For example, food, sweets, sodas, coffee and ice cream.
If you would like to share your experiences with us, feel free to tag us on Facebook: @Jyllands Park Zoo or Instagram: @jyllandsparkzoo.
In Jyllands Park Zoo you will find free parking close to the entrance.
If you need, we also offer wheelchairs for free use and electric wheelchairs can be rented for kr. 70,- . Our path system is handicap friendly, so you can easily get around the park in a wheelchair.
You also have the possibility to rent trolleys and strollers for your children here in the park.
Of course, dogs are welcome in the park, if they are kept on a leash.
Jyllands Park Zoo has become a smoke-free area, but smoking zones have been set up in 4 different places in the park where smoking is allowed. Look at the overview map here on the page or at the entrance.