Nothing like a fun day looking and feeding animals! A couple of weeks ago, we were invited to visit Paradise Wildlife Park with Days Out, an online attraction retailer that offers vouchers to thousands of fun places in the UK.
Paradise Wildlife Park is an award-winning family attraction situated in Hertfordshire with over 400 animals across the zoo, from tigers and white lions, to cute meerkats and penguins.
We had a guided tour when we arrived, which took us to meet and stroke a leopard tortoise, then get up and close with a royal python. Little man got very excited when he touched the python!
Our next part of the tour was watching how jaguars are trained at the zoo and learning more about them.
Paradise Wildlife Park offers talks and feeds throughout the day, so you can go along to find out more about reptile, penguin, big cats, tapir, cheetah, African fruit bat and even farmyard animals. It is a great opportunity for kids to learn about their favourite animals and eating habits.
After a fun morning walking around the zoo, we stopped to watch the Karisma Kidz Show on the Safari Stage. Little ones were treated to an energetic and engaging show, full of dancing and games, followed by Meet & Greet the characters.
Karisma Kidz Shows are available throughout the day, with five shows from 12pm to 4pm. The stage is conveniently located by the playground and restaurants, so you can have a snack and drink while waiting for the show, or let little ones enjoy themselves in the playground.
After lunch, we carried on exploring the zoo. Little man really enjoyed feeding the farmyard animals, including pygmy goats, sheep, pigs and lambs. Food bags of mixed vegetables are available for £1, or included in the VIP wristband. There is a full list of animals that you can feed, so little ones have plenty of opportunity to get close to zebra and reindeers too.
The Birds of Paradise Presentation was very interesting, and my favourite part was feeding colourful lorikeets. You can purchase a pot of nectar for £1, or included in the VIP wristband. Walking through the Lorikeet Enclosure was very exciting, the friendly lorikeets were happy to land on us and feed from our hand. One of them got very comfortable on my hair – maybe it is the red colour!
We had a fantastic day at Paradise Wildlife Park, before we left, little man played at the playground. There is also a soft play area if you have any energy left at the end of the day. We will definitely come back, and we will be using our new Days Out membership to look for vouchers and discounted family days out.
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Tickets were provided free of charge for review purposes. However the opinions expressed in this post are honest and my own.