We visited this attraction yesterday. When we arrrived, it had only just opened for the day, so was very quiet. However, within an hour, there were some mums with young children who were all enjoying themselves. The butterfly enclosure is excellent, and it's great to be able to go in and walk among the tropical butterflies. Some of them settled on us, which was lovely. Next, we went in the bird enclosure, which we also enjoyed. We continued our walk through the small themed gardens, which will no doubt look even more attractive when flowers are in bloom. At the end of the gardens, there's a shipwreck exhibition, but there are steps up to this, so it's not accessible to wheelchair users. There are also some picnic tables and a children's play area.
We continued past the two friendly miniature donkeys, and went along the animal walk, where there were rabbits, chickens, owls and guinea pigs - to name but a few. We had a chat with one of the keepers who clearly loved his work and had an affinity with the animals. We could have chatted with him for a lot longer. We went on to the reptile house, then at the end, we spent some time looking around the exhibition of 20th century memorabilia, which transported us back in time when we saw things we remembered from our childhood.
To summarise, this is an interesting place for all ages, and a great for children who can get close to the animals and learn about them, as well as playing. One bonus point is that with the exception of the picnic and play area, everything is under cover, so it can be visited even on a wet day.
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