I think this is by far the best zoo I have visited. We've been as a family twice, the first time was using Tesco Clubcard vouchers and we paid the second time (approx £40 for family of 4 ticket). It's not the biggest, but it's large enough and immediately you walk in, you have animals surrounding you. Most of the Limas aren't in cages and are sat around on walls, etc. ducks, geese and other birds are walking about. The staff have feeding/information times for certain animals where one of the staff gives a brief talk about the chosen animal whilst it's being fed and with some animals you can feed them too, i.e. feeding the giraffes from a gangway which protrudes into the enclosure and actually getting in the penguin enclosure to feed the birds by hand. We loved every minute. We were one of the last to leave in the afternoon and as we had one last walk towards the wallaby section before we left, I actually felt like I was in some kind of Disney movie - as it had quietened down, a lot of the animal were out and about, ground squirrels popping their heads out of holes, a family of ducks walking past and a bunch of other cute critters all going about their business around you - it was idyllic, the children (5 & 6 years) were enraptured! There is also a little train to take you around. The only downside for me was the price of the food in the cafe, it was too expensive for what you actually got for your money and the choice was a little limited (the usual burgers, fish fingers and jacket potatoes, etc.) we took sandwiches the second visit and just bought snacks, which are expensive too but I am assuming the profit helps towards running costs so I didn't want to be too thrifty.