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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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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.)

Marwell Zoological Park

Thompsons Lane, Colden Common, Winchester SO21 1JH
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Over one thousand wild animals including red pandas, zebras and many endangered species in 100 acres of beautiful parkland. Make friends with the domesticated breeds.There's an adventure playground, railway, free road train and other amusements. Easily accessible from the M3 and M27. Please phone or log onto our website for directions and nearest railway station.

Web: www.marwell.org.uk

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Curraghs Wildlife Park

Ballaugh, Ramsey IM7 5EA
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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

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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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Norfolk Wildlife Centre

Fakenham Road, Great Witchingham, Norfolk, NR9 5QS
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We have Wild Animals from Around the World, a Pets Pavilion and a Model Farm. Two Children's Play Areas and Tea-room Gardens in a 30 acre Landscaped Country Park where you can see Wallabies, European Lynx, Barbary Apes, Otters, Iguanas, Snakes, Tortoises and birds of all sizes and colours and many more Wild Animals. We have many enclosures that you can walk through and get that little closer to the animals, enabling you to feel at one with nature.

Open Every Day 1st April to 31st October 10.00am - 5.30pm. 1st November to the 31st March 10.30am - 4.30pm. Weekends and School Holidays.

The Norfolk Wildlife Centre is the Perfect Day Out for all the Family!

Web: www.norfolkwildlife.co.uk

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Knowsley Safari Park

Prescot, Merseyside L34 4AN
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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/

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Paignton Zoo

Totnes Road, Paignton, Devon TQ4 7EU
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Web: www.paigntonzoo.org.uk
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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 four star hotel with leisure facilities.

From just £109 per family (based on 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 Sketchley Grange and enjoy 3 of these 5 world class, educational and entertaining attractions:

  • Conkers
  • National Space Centre
  • Twinlakes Family Theme Park
  • Snibston Discovery Museum
  • Twycross Zoo

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

  • Land or water activities at Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre
  • Ten pin bowling at Hollywood Bowl
  • Family 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 the four star 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 Glorious Heritage.

*Additional adult and child tickets available at time of family ticket purchase. Book your break online at www.stayplayexplore.co.uk or telephone 0116 225 4000. See website for terms and conditions.

Alstone Wildlife Park

Alstone Road Highbridge Somerset TA9 3DT
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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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Woburn Safari Park

Woburn, Bedfordshire MK17 9QN
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Web: www.woburnsafari.co.uk
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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:

Shepreth Wildlife Park

Station Road, Shepreth, nr Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 6PZ
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Chester Zoo

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

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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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Newquay Zoo

Trenance Gardens, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 2LZ
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Web: www.newquayzoo.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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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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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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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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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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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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Amazon World Zoo Park

Watery Lane, Newchurch, Isle of Wight PO36 OLX
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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

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Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park

Higher Leigh, Combe Martin, Devon EX34 0NG
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Web: www.dinosaur-park.com
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Buckfast Butterflies and Otter Sanctuary

Buckfast Steam & Leisure Park Buckfastleigh Devon TQ11 0DZ
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Web: www.ottersandbutterflies.co.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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Wild Britain

Renhold Road, Wilden, Bedford Bedfordshire MK44 2PX
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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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Mole Hall Wildlife Park

Widdington Saffron Walden Essex CB11 3SS
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Web: www.molehall.co.uk
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Wickford Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex CM3 5QZ
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The Living Rainforest

Hampstead Norreys Newbury Berkshire RG18 0TN
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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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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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Blackpool Zoo

East Park Drive, Blackpool FY3 8PP
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Web: www.blackpoolzoo.org.uk
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Dublin Zoo

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, Ireland
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The zoo offers a fantastic day out for the whole family.

Web: www.dublinzoo.ie

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Living Coasts

Torquay Harbourside Beacon Quay Torquay Devon TQ1 2BG
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Web: www.livingcoasts.org.uk
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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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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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