I went here with my 9 year old and a friend with her son so purchased a family ticket. For the entry fee you also get one go each on the mini train. The train runs every 15 mins and does a lazy figure 8 up one side of the property so you can see some of the larger enclosures.extra goes are £1 each person. Not a very long ride but the kids enjoyed it. Then we walked up the same route as the train had taken to look at the animals more closely. There are several small creatures and a few larger ones but they seem quite random in what they have. Meerkats, prairie dogs, alpacas and emus to name a few. There is a good rope playground with several pieces of equipment in and a sand base so if they get fed up climbing they can make castles etc. I had brought a bucket and spade so they played there for a while. Continuing on there are a few more animals and aviaries and a pond where you can buy feed from a machine at 20p a child's handful and feed the ducks. A small area with 'pet ' animals was disappointing as you couldn't stroke any of them. Then you come to a large play area with equipment for ages form tiny up to 10ish. There is plenty to keep them happy for a couple of hours including a fenced off paddling pool. There are changing rooms which were a good idea. The lake was having a revamp so the model boats were out of bounds.
The cafe was expensive but had several choices if you had to buy food. this didn't effect us as we'd brought our own picnic. Lots of tables to eat at. Toilets weren't situated at the play area which could be a problem if you had little ones and one suddenly had to go. Over 10s would get bored quickly. I would like to go again when it's warmer to get full use of the facilities. Take a picnic, swim trunks and towel and a bucket and spade to get your money's worth.
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