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.
Hamerton Zoo ParkHamerton, Nr Sawtry, Cambs PE28 5RE
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:
- 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.
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!
Newquay ZooTrenance Gardens, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 2LZ
The Zoological Society of Glasgow and West of ScotlandCalderpark, Uddingston, Glasgow G71 7RZ
Cotswold Wildlife Park & GardensBurford, Oxfordshire OX18 4JP
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…!
Norfolk Wildlife CentreFakenham Road, Great Witchingham, Norfolk, NR9 5QS
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!
Woburn Safari ParkWoburn, Bedfordshire MK17 9QN
Curraghs Wildlife ParkBallaugh, Ramsey IM7 5EA
The Living RainforestHampstead Norreys Newbury Berkshire RG18 0TN
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.)
ZSL Whipsnade ZooDunstable, Bedfordshire LU6 2LF
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
Hamerton Zoo Park
Address: Hamerton Zoo Park, Hamerton, Nr Sawtry, Cambridgeshire PE28 5RE
LongleatThe Estate Office, Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 7NW
Chester ZooChester Zoo, Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1EU
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.
Paradise Wildlife ParkWhite Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire EN10 7QA
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!
Exmoor Zoological ParkSouth Stowford, Bratton Fleming, Near Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4SG
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.
Plashet ZooRutland Road (off Shrewsbury Road), Plashet Park, London E7 8AJ
Twycross ZooAtherstone, Warwickshire CV9 3PX
Living CoastsTorquay Harbourside Beacon Quay Torquay Devon TQ1 2BG
Bristol Zoo GardensClifton, Bristol BS8 3HA
Blackbrook - The Zoological Park of the MoorlandsWinkhill, near Leek, Staffs ST13 7QR
Edinburgh Zoo134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 6TS
Shepreth Wildlife ParkStation Road, Shepreth, nr Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 6PZ
Cricket St Thomas Wildlife ParkCricket St Thomas Chard Somerset TA20 4DD
Mole Hall Wildlife ParkWiddington Saffron Walden Essex CB11 3SS
Wild BritainRenhold Road, Wilden, Bedford Bedfordshire MK44 2PX
Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur ParkHigher Leigh, Combe Martin, Devon EX34 0NG
Paignton ZooTotnes Road, Paignton, Devon TQ4 7EU
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!
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:
Exmoor Falconry and Animal ParkWest Lynch Farm Allerford Nr.Porlock Somerset TA24 8HJ
Belfast Zoological GardensAntrim Road, BT36 7PN
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.