Visited today with my 3 kids (2,6 &7) after searching through tripadvisor for a new interesting place to take them. Was not disappointed! The park is very well kept - immaculate and well set out. The staff were all really friendly and seemed to genuinely like working there (and who can blame them?!). There were loads of shows and talks on all day which all 3 kids found interesting (as did I), although we didn't have time for all of them. The tropical house was the best we've been in (having visited 3 others in the region) and we spent ages spotting different birds, insects, snakes & lizards, and of course butterflies which were truly spectacular!
We especially liked the nature trail / wildlife area (which seemed the least populated area of the park) as it provided lots of opportunity for all 3 kids to use different senses to learn about British and international wildlife - as well as safely run about in beautiful surroundings. There are lots of nice little touches dotted about, such as African drums to play, a fairy land, and "how fast can you run?" speedometer. There were also free tractor rides.
They loved feeding the meerkats with the food we bought (70p), and also enjoyed the indoor activities in the classroom area.
The cafe was very reasonably priced with a good selection of sandwiches and homemade meals. Ice lollies were cheap (£3.50 for 4!), and the play park is great for all ages (up to 10).
We will definitely return and tell our friends as we think this is a great wildlife park and much better value (as you can easily fill a whole day) than others in the area.
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