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“Good day out” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Paradise Park

Paradise Park
16 Trelissick Road, Hayle TR27 4HB, England
+44 1736 751020
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Ranked #6 of 17 attractions in Hayle
Type: Zoos
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Owner description: Your family will love a day in Paradise . . . !This Award-winning wildlife sanctuary with JungleBarn indoor play centre offers so much for all the family, from amazing free flying bird shows, Fun Farm to Penguin photocalls and feed the little parrots.You’ll meet colourful birds including many rare and beautiful parrots, flamingos, toucans and red-billed Cornish choughs, plus owls, kookaburras and cranes. With over 140 species and a total of over 650 birds there is a stunning range to see. On top of this there are the animals in the Fan Farm including mini donkeys, pygmy goats, sheep, rabbits and guinea pigs. Then you have red pandas, red squirrels and otters with many species in conservation breeding schemes.Children love the penguins, especially the summer photocall at the end of the talk and feed sessions. During the summer ‘Flight of the Rainbows’ experience you can buy small pots of nectar to feed the forty plus Lorikeets that come swooping out from there enclosure down onto the awaiting crowd. It’s a fantastic experience!The amazing ‘Eagles of Paradise’ display (summer) gives you the opportunity to see birds like Archie the Bald Eagle and Saffron the Golden Eagle close up as they fly over and around you during these very informative and interesting flying displays.The ‘Free Flying Bird Show’ (summer) is an opportunity to see and learn about many other species including stunning Macaws as they fly over your head and in-between the crowds. With the large Otter Pool Cafe and the Bird In Hand Pub just opposite the entrance you can be sure of a wide and tasty selection of food and drinks.Paradise Park’s ‘JungleBarn’ indoor play centre is fabulous fun whatever the weather. With giant slides, challenging soft play and a special toddlers’ zone with ball fountain you and your kids will want to stay all day. There is a snack bar with daily papers available, balcony overlooking the gardens, plus jungle-themed rooms perfect for birthday parties. Try our new outdoor ‘Paradise Island’ adventure play area as well.And don’t forget their great value ‘Return Tickets’ if one day is not enough!Keep an eye on the website for the latest discount vouchers.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Plymouth
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“Good day out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Nice spot for children great wildlife and play barn, educational also and worth a visit if you are in Hayle

Visited August 2012
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“Best day out of my trip to Cornwall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Loved it loved it loved it!!!!!!!!!! I can not wait to come again had a brilliant day here and my son loved every second couldnt get him away from the play area,,,,,,,,,,,although you couldnt drag me away either think we were the last to leave :) Definalty come here if your around you wont be dissapointed

Visited September 2012
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“Reality didn't match publicity”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

I visited Paradise Park mid October 2012 with my three and a half year old little girl. We were looking forward to having a decent half day out on a drizzly autumn day. The first alarm bells were ringing when I paid £22 for my adult ticket (my daughter went free). A bit steep compared to The Cotswold Wildlife Park (which is close to where we live) at £9 for an adult. Onward to the cafe for a quick snack and a drink before going 'round. We seemed to be the only visitors there (mid-morning). A couple of maintenance men from the park were busy repairing the woodwork around the doors of the cafe, my daughter had her hands on her ears as his drilling was noisy. I would have thought that such work was carried out when paying visitors were not around? Had a walk around the 'zoo' bit, which felt a bit depressing. I'm sure the birds are cared for but they didn't seem to have much space. I'm sure Ravens and Golden Eagles are designed for roaming wide spaces, and not sure that they are suitable species for close confinement. back to the cafe, which now had a good few tables occupied. The workmen were still there, and I noticed a tin of paint with the lid off sitting on one of the cafe tables. Decided not to eat in the cafe after all. Mentioned to the workman that he shouldn't really have a tin of gloss paint opened in a cafe whilst people are eating. he said that it was OK, and that it was waterproof paint that met EU standards. That's alright then. I'm sure that the local Environmental health Officer would disagree. The play barn was good fun though. Perhaps they should re-think what they do, concentrate on Kids fun indoor/ outdoor activities and move the animals to better homes. - in my opinion.

Visited October 2012
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ParadisePark_Hayle, Director at Paradise Park, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Hello 201Anon,

I appreciate your feedback and sorry that you were disappointed with some of the aspects of your visit, but glad that you and your daughter enjoyed the play barn.

Yes the workmen should have been out of the café area (we are installing double glazed panels for more efficient heating this winter), by the time we had opened. They have been reminded of this to ensure it doesn’t happen again and apologise for the inconvenience.

We do indeed do our utmost to care for our birds – our Golden Eagle does fly free on most days in the bird of prey area beyond the farm. She will be in an aviary for a few months until training starts for the 2013 season. We work closely with many national and international breeding schemes for the rare and endangered species held here at the Park.

Regarding the entry price in October, we do everything we can to keep our entry prices as low as possible. Having checked the Cotswolds Wildlife Park website, for one adult and one child (3 years & over) we are just 90 pence more. When we can we offer discounts on our website or via Facebook/Twitter to help reduce costs to our visitors.

Again many thanks for your feedback.
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Amazing the staff are lovely nowledgable, aviaeries are imaculate and really nicely done loadsa plants natural perching and most of all the birds and animals look really happy and healthy even tho bit mre in entrance fee but u can c where the money goes, back into the birds and animals

Visited September 2012
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“Surprisingly Nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

We visited very recently and luckily managed to come and have most of a day without rain

Although the entrance fee was quite expensive, and we were a little dubious about how interesting the place would actually be, we were really happy.

My boys, 2 and 4 were able to feed the penguins a whole bucket of fish and stroke a little old penguin and then we went off to feed nectar to a million lorikeets!

The park is nicely laid out on a kind of twisty path so you feel you are seeing everything and most of the cages were quite substantial compared to others I have seen. Iv seen people complain there is too much in the cages and it's difficult to see some but this is what they need. The red squirrel did have a fantastic cage, however some animals clearly shouldn't be holed up judging by his repetitive acrobatics :(.

The farm animals were all in great condition, not all boxed away and really friendly.

The indoor play area was great, really big and well laid out

We visited Trethorne Leisure park today and was so disappointed with it, we really wished we had come back to Paradise Park instead

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