If you are looking for a theme park or fast thrilling rides this is not the place for you..try a theme park.
The center is charity funded and has a really friendly atmosphere, staff all very helpful from those in the cafe to the ladies working on reception.
For adults there is a a really interesting museum about the history of the local area plus beautiful scenery, outside displays and the animals.
For children there is a stunningly crafted gruffalow trail, the Victorian school room, lovely walks , animals and a big opportunity to teach your children about the forest and nature. When I say there are animals its not like the discovery cove in Florida where you can pay for children to be entertained by dolphins and to have photos taken with them. For most of the year there are pigs on site and also ferrets which are walked around the park and interact with visitors at regular intervals through out the day. The animals are there to be enjoyed and respected so they may sleep in the day and not be visable in there cages.
We felt the entire essence of the place is not about pretentious marketing or cheap thrills but about respecting, learning about and appreciating the forest .
The lovely home cooked food in the cafe finished the day of, we had a yummy salad and a piece of cake. It was made from decent ingredients and well cooked.
I really can not fault the place and I thought all the staff were brilliant but then I guess it depends on your expectations!
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