We failed to read trip advisor reviews prior to going to the park, but having read the advertising leaflet which mentioned some steep paths, we did not envisage such steepness!!
On the park map " we are built upon a beautiful, natural valley and some paths are fairly steep, it advisable not to rush - take your time and enjoy the scenery" still does not actually say that those with mobility problems would have difficulty accessing the park.
We went on a very wet and dismal "summer" day - one thing the park has no control over!!!!
On arrival, we were unable to make the climb in our car to the car park, and the car is only six months old!!!!!! It was very lucky therefore that disabled parking was at the bottom of the park or we would have left before experiencing anything!!
The staff member at the ticket booth was friendly and helpful, and seemed to suggest, in vocal tone rather than what she said, that the park would be difficult to navigate for one member of the our party who has mobility issues. She suggested that we took our time and enjoy the talks and shows - most of which at the time we arrived were to be held in the room next to the ticket booth!!
We had a 50% discount voucher so the total for two adults and two pensioners was around £24.00. We had all agreed that if we hadn't had the voucher, we would have not paid full price to go in!
As mentioned...it was wet... VERY wet!!! This made the little of what part of the park we could access VERY limited. We came as a family, so we were not prepared to leave one member by themselves whilst the rest of us saw more!!
The dinosaurs were fun!! The first enclosures were the wallaby's! This too was so steep that we all decided that in the rain it would be unsafe for any of us to experience.
And due to the rain, most of the animals in Petsaurus corner had taken shelter - who could blame them.
We had a drink and cake in the cafe - decent drinks and food and prices were OK!
Unfortunately we decided that we couldn't stay in the park as the weather made the only accessible part of the park animal free!!!
Important to say... The weather causing the animals so hide away was NOT the park's fault...
The location of the park is beautiful...even if inaccessible to many...
HOWEVER... The park could be a bit more honest within its advertising by suggesting how difficult some people may find getting around, therefore, people could decide whether to go before arriving and driving away again.
Overall... Lovely idea, time spent in park...60 minutes, including;
Time seeing animals....15 minutes (even thought hey were hiding!)
Time spent in the cafe... 30 mins
We were sorry that we didn't read trip advisor first as we would certainly not have come and visited something that we could not access. We came in good faith and were disappointed!
£24:00 for 1hour is a little expensive!!!!
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