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“All year round attraction”

Paradise Wildlife Park
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Come and visit Paradise Wildlife Park, the most interactive zoo in Britain. Based at Broxbourne in Hertfordshire, we are open all year round, every weekday and weekend! The brilliant design of our enclosures means that you can meet some amazing animals face to face! We have a huge collection of over 500 animals including the best collection of big cats on display in Britain. Our cats include: white tigers, white lions, Amur tigers, snow leopards, cheetahs and ocelots. We also have penguins, meerkats, monkeys, gibbons, lemurs, zebras, tapirs, wolves, wallabies, reptiles, birds and much, much more! We are unique because you can touch and even feed many of the animals in the Animal Park by purchasing one of our specially prepared animal feedbags. Have fun in one of our five adventure playgrounds, at the daily shows and meet the keeper sessions.
Hertford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“All year round attraction”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

I recently organised a large group to visit the park. Dispite the weather being against us, we had a wonderful day. The park is extensive, catering for all ages. The animals appear to be happy within their enclosures and your able to get up close for some great pictures.
We enjoyed 5 hours walking around and could have easily stayed longer. Worth every penny.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Andy B
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“Fun for all and plenty to see and do”
Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Very interesting place, variety of animals to see and plenty for the kiddies with slides and parks. They also get to feed some of the farmyard animals my son really enjoyed this. We shall be visiting again as we loved it so much :)

Visited August 2013
Thank Natasha J
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“It's all in a name - PARADISE !!!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

What a fantastic place! Endless fun all day long - plenty of spaced out talks/feeds.. Play area, picnic area, splash lagoon, rides, bouncy castle, slide, playground, train rides, indoor play !!! Then there are all the incredible animals - beautiful big cats !!!!!!! Informative friendly staff - we spent the WHOLE day at Paradise Wildlife Park and still need to come back to see and do more !!
Thank you for an amazing visit !

Visited July 2013
Thank Shelley B
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75 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A fantastic day out for the whole family”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We love visiting Paradise Wildlife Park, definitely one of our favourite days out.
We've visited loads of times over the years and - as the Park develops constantly - there are always fascinating things to do and see.
I particularly love the big cats and my daughter is obsessed with wolves so we are in our element. The staff have been fantastic, offering help and advise with her recent school project and have gone that extra mile to support her.
We've also adopted red pandas and booked an animal experience for this year.

The animals all seem to be happy and have plenty of space and care.

Can't recommend it highly enough!

Visited August 2013
Thank Sharpy0507
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Great Day Out - Lots to see and do”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Graham and I took the grandchildren Cameron aged 11 and Lucy who is 9, here yesterday. We all had a really great time (and to be honest Graham and I didn't think we would really - it was a trip for the kids). Plenty of places to eat either snacks or bbq food or you can take your own. The staff put on shows/quizzes on the little stage in which the children can join in. There's a lovely play area for the kids which Lucy spent an hour in and there were slides and other things suitable for her age group. There were bouncy castles, other play stuff and a splash pool for younger children. The four of us then went round the animal enclosure. I've never really understood what people would get from going on a safari but now I understand!! The animals have so much space and such a variety from white lions, camels, smaller animals that children can feed eg goats and sheep to meercats. An emu ate from the palm of my hand, its beak is rounded so it didn't hurt. I then fed a reindeer, whose lips felt like soft velvet on my hand. One of the tigers came right up to a fence and we were so close to it. There are keepers around who obviously love the animals and are happy to engage with the children. We spent ages ages going round. We rounded the day off with a game of adventure golf on their excellent 18 hole course. We just about finished by 6.00 when the park closed. We went home weary but oh so pleased to have visited. Truly a place for the young and not so young.

The zoo sell bags of animal feed at £1 each. You have to watch out for signs as only certain animals can eat this food.

I've just spotted a review from a woman who says she 'felt sorry for the white tiger because its enclosure is increadibly small' She couldn't have seen all the walkways and tunnels that all the animals seemed to be able to access in their own particular enclosure.

All Iknow is, we had a really good day - the sun shining all day was a bonus!!

Visited September 2013
Thank Jo K
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