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Perfect for a day out with the kids, ideal outdoor activities for children including hands on experiences, great for a family day out.

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Cambridgeshire

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Linton Zoo

At Linton Zoo emphasis is on conservation and education, while providing an enjoyable family day out. There is a wealth of rare and exotic creatures to see including Grevy's Zebra, Snow Leopards, Tigers, Lions, Tapirs, Lemurs, Binturongs, Owls, Parrots, Giant Tortoises, Tarantula Spiders and many others.

Set in 16 acres of beautiful gardens with plenty of picnic areas and a children's play area. There is also a coffee shop and gift shop (restricted winter opening hours).

Web: www.lintonzoo.co.uk

Address: Hadstock Road, Linton, Cambridgeshire CB1 6NT

Tel:

(01223) 891308

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Hamerton Zoo Park

Hamerton's 15 acres of parkland provide a safe home for a fascinating array of beautiful creatures from around the world. The park specialises in rare, endangered and unusual animals.

Lots of hands-on activities and play areas for children. Log on for full details.

Web: www.hamertonzoopark.com

Address: Hamerton, Nr Sawtry, Cambs PE28 5RE

Tel:

(01832) 293362

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Somerset

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Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park

Web: www.cstwp.co.uk

Address: Cricket St Thomas Chard Somerset TA20 4DD

Tel:

01460 30111

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Bristol

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Bristol Zoo Gardens

Enjoy an exciting real life experience and see over 300 species of wildlife in beautiful gardens.

Web: www.bristolzoo.org.uk

Address: Clifton, Bristol BS8 3HA

Tel:

(0117) 974 7300

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Isle of Man

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Curraghs Wildlife Park

Great days out for families on the Isle of Man

Address: Ballaugh, Isle of Man IM7 5EA
Email: curraghswlp@gov.im
Web: www.gov.im/wildlife

Address: Ballaugh, Ramsey IM7 5EA

Tel:

01624 897323

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Devon

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Paignton Zoo

Web: www.paigntonzoo.org.uk

Address: Totnes Road, Paignton, Devon TQ4 7EU

Tel:

(01803) 697500

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Northern Ireland

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Belfast Zoological Gardens

Belfast Zoo offers a wonderful family day out. Animals on show include Asia Elephants, African wild dogs, bears, giraffes, camels, zebra, great apes, smaller primates, lions, tigers, cheetahs and leopards and an impressive collection of birds from all over the world. An unusual aspect of the zoo is the free-ranging animals that include lemurs and tamarinds allowed to roam around the zoo offering visitors a delightful experience.


Address: Antrim Road, BT36 7PN

Tel:

(028) 90776277

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Southern Ireland

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Dublin Zoo

The zoo offers a fantastic day out for the whole family.

Web: www.dublinzoo.ie

Address: Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, Ireland

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Oxfordshire

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Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

Take a break on animal adventure at the Cotswold Wildlife Park! Encounter Anteaters, peer at Giraffes, roar at the Lions or waddle like a Penguin, in over 160 acres of beautiful parklands.

Take a ride on the railway around the Park or climb into the tree house in the adventure playground. You’re never too old to visit, there’s something for everyone. Whether it’s the beautiful planting, or over 250 different species of animals, insects and birds. It’s wheelchair and pushchair friendly!

Take a picnic and watch the Rhinos and Zebras while you eat or enjoy lunch in the Oak Tree Restaurant.

Take shelter inside our Reptile House (if you dare) and peak at the snakes and crocodiles or hide away in the dark Bat House. Creep into the Tropical house and see if you can spot the sleepy Sloths or leap about with the Lemurs in their walk-through enclosure so much to do…!

Web: www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk

Address: Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4JP

Tel:

(01993) 823006

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Devon

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Exmoor Zoological Park

Exmoor Zoo is a unique and unusual zoo to visit! Opened in 1982 the zoo is now an ideal family venue. So much change has taken place, that even a visit last year, will today see new exhibits and animals.

The zoo specialises in smaller animals, providing living spaces for many creatures no longer seen in the city zoos. The careful planting of shrubs and trees as they have matured, keep the visitor wondering what is next and provide a relaxing and natural atmosphere within the park.

Web: www.exmoorzoo.co.uk

Address: South Stowford, Bratton Fleming, Near Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4SG

Tel:

(01598) 763352

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Hertfordshire

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Shepreth Wildlife Park

Address: Station Road, Shepreth, nr Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 6PZ

Tel:

(0891)715522

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Lancashire

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Blackpool Zoo

Web: www.blackpoolzoo.org.uk

Address: East Park Drive, Blackpool FY3 8PP

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Warwickshire

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Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo opened in 1963 on a site in Leicestershire. Initially a comparatively modest collection, it has grown into one of the major British zoos, attracting over 450,000 visitors a year. It is famous for its collection of primates.

Web: www.twycrosszoo.com

Address: Atherstone, Warwickshire CV9 3PX

Tel:

(01827) 880250/880440

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North London

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ZSL London Zoo


Address: Regent's Park, London NW1 4RY

Tel:

(020) 7722 3333

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Hertfordshire

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Paradise Wildlife Park

We are a friendly family run leisure park which offers day long interest, excitement and enjoyment for all the family.

At Paradise Wildlife Park you can touch and feed our paddock animals which include Zebras and Camels! There is a great range of other animals to see including Meerkats, Lions, Red Pandas, Tigers, Spiders, Snakes and lots more.

We offer a range of different experiences beyond a family day out, that can create life long memories including feeding the big cats, and hands-on encounters with Meercats or Wolves. Ideal unique gift ideas for birthdays, Christmas, Anniversaries, or just as a special treat for that special someone!

Web: www.pwpark.com

Address: White Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire EN10 7QA

Tel:

(01992) 470 490

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Conwy

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The Zoo is set in 37 acres of woodland and beautiful gardens, overlooking the coastline and mountains of North Wales.

Address: Colwyn Bay, Clwyd, North Wales LL28 5UY

Tel:

(01492) 532 938

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Essex

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Mole Hall Wildlife Park

Web: www.molehall.co.uk

Address: Widdington Saffron Walden Essex CB11 3SS

Tel:

(01799) 540400

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Devon

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Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park

Web: www.dinosaur-park.com

Address: Higher Leigh, Combe Martin, Devon EX34 0NG

Tel:

(01271) 882486

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Bedfordshire

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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

An experience for adventurers big and small. Pack your kit bag, put your boots on and see if you’re big enough to find the BIG 5 at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo!

Pick up your essential full colour travel guide at the start of the trail which takes you around the five 'action stops' on your quest to meet and learn all about this majestic quintet. (lions, giraffes, elephants, bears and rhinos).

Fax: 01582 872649

Address: Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU6 2LF

Tel:

(01582) 872171

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Isle of Wight

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Amazon World Zoo Park

At Amazon World Zoo Park you can explore the Amazon Jungle with free flying birds, wander along the Amazon River and meet the Rainforest Animals. Then, if you dare, pass through to Insect World and on to Agriculture & Desert Land where Armadillos, Fennec Foxes, Porcupines and much more survive this desert environment.

Web: www.amazonworld.co.uk

Address: Watery Lane, Newchurch, Isle of Wight PO36 OLX

Tel:

(01983) 868560

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Suffolk

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Welcome to Africa Alive! Get close to the animals and discover the sights, sounds and smells of the world’s most vibrant and exciting continent!

New in 2015 - Lakeside Boardwalk & hide:
The Wader's Lake at the lower end of Africa Alive!, originally man-made, has been extended to give our visitors better access and an opportunity of spending some time viewing the itinerant visiting birdlife. The project will provide an opportunity for our visitors a discreet viewing area over the lake.

Discover the fascinating lives of our animals at the daily feeding talks. Look, learn and play in our fun-packed Discovering Centre and meet some of our smaller residents at the animal encounter talks.

Climb aboard our Free Safari Road train for an exciting journey around Africa Alive! And see how many amazing animals you can spot from your carriage!

Experience the Plains of Africa - an awe-inspiring presentation of the African Savannah, where the animals roam freely together as they do in the wild!! Get up close and personal with our Rhinos, Giraffes and Zebras! Join one of our senior keepers on the Plains of Africa Safari Experience for a personal guided tour and an unforgettable experience amongst the animals of 'The Plains of Africa'! (Additional charge for safari experience, book on day of visit)

Encounter the 'King of the Jungle' and enjoy a stunning bird's-eye view of the lion’s domain from the Lookout Lodge. Leave the Plains of Africa for a moment and head for the farmyard. Children will love to feed and stroke the animals. And if you're feeling brave, visit the scary lizards and bats in the house next door.

Lemur Encounters - where the wildlife can't wait to meet you! Come and be captivated by our beautiful lemurs. Experience their incredible antics as you walk through their wooded enclosure. They won't fail to bring a smile to your face and they'll ensure that a truly magical experience is had by all!

For further details see our website

Address: Kessingland, Lowestoft NR33 7TF

Tel:

01502 740291

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East Sussex

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Drusillas

Enjoy a great family day out at Drusillas in East Sussex.

Our child friendly environment focusses on involvement with lots of hands-on activities and interactive displays. It’s the perfect day out for families with children!

See a great range of exotic animals, brilliant play areas, the interactive maze and the soft indoor-play jungle, Amazon Adventure.

Other attractions include taking a ride on Thomas the Tank Engine, Annie and Clarabel and seeing the Hello Kitty Secret Garden which includes themed fairground rides.

With all this and plenty more children's activities your kids will be happy and entertained throughout the day!

Address: Alfriston, East Sussex BN26 5QS

Tel:

01323 874100

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Cambridgeshire

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Hamerton Zoo Park

Hamerton Zoo park is great for a kids day out. There's more than just seeing our collection of animals including Play Areas, Picnic areas and Gardens, Gift Shop, Coffe Shop and out Stroll-a-Safari allows you to get up close to our domestic animals and you can even feed some of them.

Address: Hamerton Zoo Park, Hamerton, Nr Sawtry, Cambridgeshire PE28 5RE
Web: www.hamertonzoopark.com

Tel:

01832 293362

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Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Centres

Web: www.wwt.org.uk

Tel:

(01453) 890900

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Glasgow

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The Zoological Society of Glasgow and West of Scotland

Web: www.glasgowzoo.co.uk

Address: Calderpark, Uddingston, Glasgow G71 7RZ

Tel:

(0141) 7711185

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Edinburgh

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Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo opened in 1913, in leafy hillside parkland just ten minutes from the centre of Edinburgh. Recognised as one of the world’s leading zoos. Lots of animals including all the favourites but the zoo's principal claim to fame is its army of penguins, the most assembled in captivity anywhere. At 2pm, every day between March and October, the penguin parade is one of Edinburgh's most bizarre sights.

Web: www.edinburghzoo.org.uk

Address: 134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 6TS

Tel:

(0131) 314 0311

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Merseyside

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Knowsley Safari Park

Knowsley Safari Park was opened to the public in July 1971 by the 18th Earl of Derby. The route through Knowsley Safari Park consists of a 5-mile (8 km) long route drive and the main attractions are lions, cheetahs, monkeys, giraffes, zebra, elephants, various antelopes camels, buffalo and white rhino as well as a group of tigers.

Knowsley Safari Park has become one of Merseyside's premier leisure attractions, winning several awards for tourism and its animal husbandry.

Web: www.knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk/

Address: Prescot, Merseyside L34 4AN

Tel:

(0151) 430 9009

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Stirling

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Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park

  • Drive through Wild Animal Reserves
  • Boat trips to Chimp Island
  • Sea Lion Shows
  • Birds of Prey Displays
  • Fun Fair
  • Restaurant & Bar Facilities
  • Gift Shops
  • Adventure Playground
  • Pets Farm & Lemur Land
Open: 7 days a week 15th March – 20th October 2008, 10am – 5.30pm. Last admission 4.30pm

Directions: J10 M9 4 miles along A84 towards Callander signposted on M9 & A84. On-site parking

Address: By Stirling FK9 4UR

Tel:

(01786) 841456

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Essex

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Colchester Zoo

Web: www.colchester-zoo.co.uk

Address: Maldon Road Stanway Colchester Essex CO3 0SL

Tel:

(01206) 331292

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Devon

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Living Coasts

Web: www.livingcoasts.org.uk

Address: Torquay Harbourside Beacon Quay Torquay Devon TQ1 2BG

Tel:

(01803) 202470

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Cornwall

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Newquay Zoo

Web: www.newquayzoo.org.uk

Address: Trenance Gardens, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 2LZ

Tel:

(01637) 873342

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Worcestershire

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West Midland Safari Park

West Midland Safari Park situated in Worcestershire is an all day attraction with impressive facilities.

See White Lions and Tigers, Giraffe, Elephants, Indian & African Rhino, African Wild Dogs, Cheetah and white Wallabies in the four mile self drive safari that combines with Discovery Trail - showcasing a Sea Lion Show; Twilight Cave, Seaquarium, Mark O’Shea’s Reptile World, Creepy Crawlies, walk-through Lemur Exhibit and friendly animal encounters as well as an Amusement Area with over 25 family orientated rides.

Web: www.wmsp.co.uk

Address: Spring Grove, Bewdley, Worcestershire DY12 1LF

Tel:

01299 402114

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Norfolk

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Award winning family attraction & unique day out for everyone!

It’s time you came-n-saurus! at Dinosaur Adventure. A full family day out in the heart of Norfolk, offering a fantastic array of things to do including; ‘DINOMITE’ – our indoor adventure play area, animal handling sessions in the Secret Animal Garden, Raptor Racers, Stone Age Road Race*, Jurassic Skywire*, Deer Safari*, the Dinosaur Trail and TRACK T-REX, Neanderthal Walk and our giant prehistoric spider’s web ‘ARACHNOPHOBIA’ and so much more!

Marvel at some of the largest dinosaurs that ever walked the earth and watch three of our animatronic Dinosaurs come to life!

Out in the park there is also the amazing adventure play area – including the 23 metre climb-o-saurus, and Dippy’s ‘Passport to Adventure’ trail… collect the stamps to receive your medal

NEW FOR SUMMER – ‘Dippy’s Splash Zone’ our new outside water splash attraction. Dippy the Dinosaur is holding a special party for the opening, there will also be extra activities, running from 17th – 23rd August inclusive.

A warm welcome is awaiting you at Dinosaur Adventure!

*additional charge applies

Tel:

01603 876310

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East London

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Plashet Zoo

Admission is free, donations are welcome. Goats, Turkeys and a pony roam free. See all kinds of birds. Open every day from 10am-5pm except Mondays. Located in Plashet Park. which als offers tennis courts, a playground and picnic tables, making this an ideal place for a day out.

Address: Rutland Road (off Shrewsbury Road), Plashet Park, London E7 8AJ

Tel:

(020) 8503 5994

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Derbyshire

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Chester Zoo

Every visit to Chester Zoo is a unique and exciting experience! The UK’s number one Zoo, close to the historic city of Chester, is set in 110 acres of award-winning gardens. In this spectacular setting are over 7000 animals – more than 400 species of rare, exotic and endangered wildlife. There’s so much to do and see, with lots of great activities for all the family. With more than one million visitors every year, the Zoo is an all-year round favourite attraction for kids of all ages!

There are lots of places for picnics, inside and outdoors, including the Arara Picnic Lodge. And if the sun is shining you can enjoy your lunch in the award winning gardens throughout the Zoo.

Web: www.chesterzoo.org

Address: Chester Zoo, Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1EU

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Norfolk

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Banham Zoo is an award winning family attraction and one of the most exciting wildlife attractions in the country with over 2,000 animals from around the world.

Come and see our newest development! Opening in 2015, ‘Penguin Cove’ an enlarged and enhanced enclosure for the colony of penguins at the zoo.

Throughout the day there are plenty of activities to thrill and entertain families, including daily animal feeding talks and displays, one of the largest ‘Birds of Prey’ displays in the UK, the incredible ‘Giraffe House and Zarafa Heights’, ‘Eureka’ our subtropical house, ‘Province of the Snow Cat’, indoor live ‘Amazing Animals’ presentations, free Safari Roadtrain, indoor soft play area, Tarzan Towers Adventure Play Area, Sky Trek aerial trekking course and zip wire, Zorb Zone and fun and interactive activities in our Education Centre.

As well as all the wonderful things to see and do, the zoo offers an excellent choice of eating facilities, a fantastic gift shop, free car parking, disabled facilities and much more!

Open daily at 9.30am all year, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day For admission prices and closing times please check our website or phone 01953 887771 Option: 2. Follow us on facebook and twitter

Address: Kenninghall Road, Banham, Norfolk NR16 2HE

Tel:

01953 887771 Option 2

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Bedfordshire

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Woburn Safari Park

Web: www.woburnsafari.co.uk

Address: Woburn, Bedfordshire MK17 9QN

Tel:

(01525) 290407

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Leicestershire

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Family breaks from £129 in Leicestershire

Each Stay Play Explore break offers a choice of 3 out of 5 family attractions or themed experiences - complete with a night’s stay and breakfast at a four star hotel with leisure facilities.

Stay Play Explore - Family Fun (£129)
A family of four* can stay at one of these family friendly hotels: Hilton Leicester, Hinckley Island, Leicester Marriott, Sketchley Grange or Hilton East Midlands and enjoy 3 of these 5 world class, educational and entertaining attractions:

  • Conkers
  • National Space Centre
  • Twinlakes Family Theme Park
  • Stonehurst Family Farm
  • Twycross Zoo

Stay Play Explore - Family Adventure (£129)
A family of four* can stay at the Hilton East Midlands or Hinckley Island and choose three fun-packed activities from a choice of:

  • Tobogganing and sno-tubing at Swadlincote Ski Centre
  • Crazy Golf & Pedalos at Bosworth Water Park
  • Land or water activities at Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre
  • Fun in the National Forest at Rosliston Forestry Centre
  • Bush craft, orienteering or ancient woodland skills at Conkers

Stay Play Explore also offers £129 short breaks for couples including Gourmet Taste of Leicestershire, City Treat, Richard III breaks and Glorious Heritage.

*Additional child tickets available at time of booking. See website for terms and conditions.

Tel:

0116 225 4000

Email:

spe@l-p-l.com

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Isle of Wight

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Isle of Wight Zoo

Admire the most beautiful and dangerous of creatures including: Royal and White Bengal Tigers, Chinese Tigers, Siberian Tigers, Leopards, Jaguar and Black Panther PLUS many exotic species including Lemurs, Monkeys, Reptiles, Birds, Insects and Giant Spiders.

Web: www.isleofwightzoo.com

Address: Yaverland's Seafront, Near Sandown, Isle of Wight, UK PO36 8QB

Tel:

(01983) 403883/405562

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