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Zoos and Safaris - Family days out

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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The Greatest Day Out In Devon
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The largest Family Theme Park in South West has 11 action packed Zones with all weather family fun. Experience white knuckle rides like the high flying Swing Ship and pulse pounding Avalanche, fly down water coasters that electrify and small rides that delight.

Explore indoor Fun Factories and discover cuddly creatures and exotic animals, birds and insects at the Zoo-Farm. Then watch exciting owl and hawk displays.

From 4th November – 27th March 2014 we are open weekends and Devon School Holidays only. For just £7.15 per person you can take your whole family for an action packed day of Winter fun at Woodlands Family Theme Park. With vast indoor centres nearly the size of two football pitches there is so much fun to choose from. (Watercoasters, Toboggan Run, Avalanche, Arctic Gliders, Dune Buggies, Pedal Boats are closed during the winter.)

Hamerton Zoo Park

Hamerton, Nr Sawtry, Cambs PE28 5RE
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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

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Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4JP
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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

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Exmoor Falconry and Animal Park

West Lynch Farm Allerford Nr.Porlock Somerset TA24 8HJ
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Web: www.exmoorfalconry.co.uk
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Shepreth Wildlife Park

Station Road, Shepreth, nr Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 6PZ
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Woburn Safari Park

Woburn, Bedfordshire MK17 9QN
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Web: www.woburnsafari.co.uk
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The Zoological Society of Glasgow and West of Scotland

Calderpark, Uddingston, Glasgow G71 7RZ
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Web: www.glasgowzoo.co.uk

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Hamerton Zoo Park

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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

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The Living Rainforest

Hampstead Norreys Newbury Berkshire RG18 0TN
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Kessingland, Lowestoft NR33 7TF
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Explore the sights and sounds of Africa and discover lions, giraffes, rhinos, cheetahs, hyaenas and many more animals and birds from the African continent.

Visit the “Plains of Africa” to see giraffe, antelope, zebra, rhino and ostrich roam freely together as they would in the wild.

Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the magnificent lions from the Lookout Lodge and visit Lemur Encounters an incredible experience where the wildlife can’t wait to meet you, a truly magical experience is had by all.

For the under 12’s there is an amazing innovative indoor adventure play area aptly named ‘The Wild Zone’ Watch and listen to our daily feeding, seasonal Bird of Prey displays and climb aboard the safari roadtrain for a free journey around the Park. Look, learn and play in our fun-packed Discovery Centre and meet some of our smaller residents at the animal encounter sessions.

The park offers a great outdoor adventure play area, as well as restaurants, snack shacks, free car parking, disabled facilities and a gift shop where you can find presents and gifts for everyone including yourself.

Open daily at 9.30am all year, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. For admission prices and closing times please check our website:

Paignton Zoo

Totnes Road, Paignton, Devon TQ4 7EU
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Web: www.paigntonzoo.org.uk
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Longleat

The Estate Office, Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 7NW
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Web: www.longleat.co.uk
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Theme Parks: Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Chessington WoA, LEGOLAND Windsor, Disneyland Resort Paris, Port Aventura, Disney World Resort, Florida, Orlando FlexTickets - and much more.
Heritage Sites: HM Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Warwick Castle, Hampton Court, Windsor Castle, Warwick Castle, Tower Bridge Exhibition.
Visitor Attractions: London Eye, The Dungeons, Madame Tussauds, Original London Sightseeing Tour, The Big Bus Company, Jorvik Viking Centre, Ripley's Beleive it or Not!
Natural World: London Zoo, London Aquarium, 10 UK SEA LIFE Centres, Whipsnade Zoo
River Sightseeing: London Ducktours, City Cruises, Thames Clippers, Flying Fish Jet Boat Tours
Eating Out: Hard Rock Café VIP Meal, Medieval Banquet, Bateaux London

Plus much more!

Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park

Cricket St Thomas Chard Somerset TA20 4DD
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Web: www.cstwp.co.uk
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Alstone Wildlife Park

Alstone Road Highbridge Somerset TA9 3DT
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Kenninghall Road, Banham, Norfolk NR16 2HE
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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 2000 animals from around the world.

Throughout the day there are plenty of activities to thrill and entertain families, including daily Animal Feeding Talks and Displays, one of the most exciting “Birds of Prey” Displays in the UK, the incredible ‘Giraffe House and Zarafa Heights’, “Province of the Snow Cat”, live ‘Amazing Animals’ presentations, Safari Roadtrain, indoor Soft Play, Tarzan Towers adventure play area, Zarafa Heights Sky Trek 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.

Twycross Zoo

Atherstone, Warwickshire CV9 3PX
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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

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Colchester Zoo

Maldon Road Stanway Colchester Essex CO3 0SL
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Web: www.colchester-zoo.co.uk
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Wickford Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex CM3 5QZ
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ZSL London Zoo

Regent's Park, London NW1 4RY
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Newquay Zoo

Trenance Gardens, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 2LZ
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Web: www.newquayzoo.org.uk
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Wild Britain

Renhold Road, Wilden, Bedford Bedfordshire MK44 2PX
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Exmoor Zoological Park

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

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West Midland Safari Park

Spring Grove, Bewdley, Worcestershire DY12 1LF
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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

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Isle of Wight Zoo

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

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Mole Hall Wildlife Park

Widdington Saffron Walden Essex CB11 3SS
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Web: www.molehall.co.uk
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Linton Zoo

Hadstock Road, Linton, Cambridgeshire CB1 6NT
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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

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Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park

By Stirling FK9 4UR
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  • 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

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Paradise Wildlife Park

White Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire EN10 7QA
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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

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Plashet Zoo

Rutland Road (off Shrewsbury Road), Plashet Park, London E7 8AJ
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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.
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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU6 2LF
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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

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Washford Cross, Watchet, Somerset TA23 0QB
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Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Centres

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Web: www.wwt.org.uk
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Belfast Zoological Gardens

Antrim Road, BT36 7PN
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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.


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Award winning family attraction & unique day out for everyone!
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The closest you'll get to experiencing Jurassic Park is tracking through the woods at Dinosaur Adventure. Children will gasp in amazement as they come face to face with the 8 meter Spinosaurus and the mighty T-Rex, Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, and more, along the woodland dinosaur trail.

Let the children tackle the adventure play area, Arachnophobia, our giant prehistoric spider’s web, 'Climb-a-Saurus' our 75ft dinosaur activity, Xtinction, Jurassic Putt, Raptors Racers, Dinomite our indoor play adventure and much more.

Get up close and personal with some present day dinosaur relations at our reptiles encounters, in the Secret Animal Garden. Climb aboard the Deer Safari and see our magnificent deer herd

The park offers an excellent choice of eating facilities, where you can either eat in or takeaway and If you are looking for that exclusive souvenir of your visit then our Gift Shop is sure to have exactly what you seek.

Dinosaur Adventure offers a host of exciting and fascinating attractions in unique natural surroundings and makes a great family day out.

IT’S TIME YOU CAME-N-SAURUS! 

Edinburgh Zoo

134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 6TS
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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
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Blackbrook - The Zoological Park of the Moorlands

Winkhill, near Leek, Staffs ST13 7QR
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Set amid the Staffordshire Moorlands, Blackbrook Zoological Park has developed into a large and varied collection of some of the most rare and endangered species to be found in the world. Every visitor that comes to Blackbrook is surprised at the wide variety of birds, aniamls and fish on view. Children’s birthday parties are also catered for.
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Family breaks from £109 in Leicestershire
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Experience an exclusive range of short breaks in Leicester and Leicestershire for just £109

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 three or four star hotel with leisure facilities.

From just£109 per family (two adults and two children*) you’ll be saving up to 60 per cent on standard rates and admission prices! Gift vouchers are also available

Stay Play Explore - Family Fun (£109)
A family of four can stay at one of these family friendly hotels: Hilton Leicester, Hinckley Island, Leicester Marriott, or Holiday Inn Leicester City and enjoy 3 of these 5 world class, educational and entertaining attractions:

  • Conkers
  • National Space Centre
  • Twinlakes Family Theme Park
  • Snibston
  • Bosworth Battlefield

Stay Play Explore - Family Adventure (£109)
A family of four can stay at Hilton East Midlands or Hinckley Island and choose three fun-packed activities from a choice of:

  • Adventure Club activities at Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre
  • Ten pin bowling at Hollywood Bowl
  • Cycle hire in The National Forest
  • Tobogganing at Swadlincote Ski Centre
  • Bush craft, orienteering or ancient woodland skills at Conkers

Stay Play Explore - Theme Parks Adventure (£159)
A family of four can stay at Hilton East Midlands or Burleigh Court and visit two fantastic theme parks:

  • Drayton Manor Theme Park & either
  • Twinlakes Family Theme Park or Wheelgate Park

Stay Play Explore also offers £109 short breaks for couples including Gourmet Taste of Leicestershire, City Chic and a new Glorious Heritage short break coming soon.

*Additional adult and child tickets available at time of family ticket purchase. Book your break online at www.stayplayexplore.co.uk or telephone our short break bookings team on 0844 888 5181 or 0116 299 4444. See website for terms and conditions.

Colwyn Bay, Clwyd, North Wales LL28 5UY
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The Zoo is set in 37 acres of woodland and beautiful gardens, overlooking the coastline and mountains of North Wales.

Bristol Zoo Gardens

Clifton, Bristol BS8 3HA
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Enjoy an exciting real life experience and see over 300 species of wildlife in beautiful gardens.

Web: www.bristolzoo.org.uk
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