Yes, there are problems with catering, which are being addressed. The paths can be a bit dusty. Queues can be long on nice days because,guess what, it's a popular attraction. Oh, and it's difficult to find...in which case you should have a word with Doncaster Council who are responsible for signage and who seem to singularly fail to see what a potential goldmine they have on their doorstep ( along with the last surviving airworthy Vulcan bomber at Robin Hood Airport a couple of miles from here ). 8000 people on May Day Bank Holiday cannot be wrong ( slightly above the average at the Keepmoat Stadium ) and this is a 364 days a year attraction, not 30 at the most !
This place is only going to grow and I am glad I can watch the process come to fruition as an annual pass holder.
My latest visit was 11th May,2013. A dismally raw day in truth, but even though I turned up at 2 in the afternoon( thanks to the horrendous on-going roadworks on White Rose Way) the car park was half full.
The new play area and the vertical slides were very popular unsurprisingly.
The ring-tailed lemurs were wrapped up in the tightest ball imaginable, balanced precariously in the branches of a tree, which summed the day up. The squirrel monkeys weren't for venturing out, the mara were fairly active, just one agouti was visible when I went around the South American Viva. The marmosets were out and about but largely because there were some young rangers being shown around their enclosure.
It was Vlad, the Amur tiger's 4th birthday, so I am sure there will be photos around the web of the present-giving" ceremony." Giraffes are achingly-beautiful animals;can't wait to see them on African Plains. The baboon enclosure at the side of the new play area is an excellent addition and I particularly like the full-length window allowing the children an eye-level view.
The grassed area to the side of the leopard enclosure has now been opened up as the area is no longer a quagmire, thus allowing more picnicking opportunities, as well as another viewpoint to see the leopards.
Lions looking ever more imperious.
Anteater on track for August.
Speak soon ;)
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