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It may be a great park but whatever you do DO NOT hold a party there. They claim to run children's parties but don't do any running at all. For £16.50 approx per child after 10 children (£160 plus VAT including 2 adults) and £10 per adult after that - you are left to your own devices. Noone shows you where to go, everyone shrugs and says "you can do what you want", I had to call up find out what they did for food, there are no balloons on the children's table - its just at the back of the restaurant, no party bags, no invitations, no event management whatsoever - just a nice way of pocketing extra money doing nothing! There is no meeting point for the guests so our guests were wandering around looking for the party group - there is basically no one in charge to run the party. After forking out well over £300 - yes the park is great and the kids had fun - but you'd expect someone to run the show! They should see how Willows Farm in London Colney runs parties - the opposite! A host guides the party from one activity to the next and everything is totally organised. Paradise Wildlife Park needs to scrap their children party advertising - its a joke, and just stick to being a park, or employ someone to run them! Seriously unimpressed.Read moreLess
Me and my family went to paradise pk today and I was really looking forward to it , as soon as we got into the animal bit I saw that the enclosures were ridiculously small especially where the big cats and monkeys were housed this pk is far to small for animals of this size. We walked around the whole pk in 20 mins and that's walking quite slow and looking at the animals , Me and my partner's farces and moods dropped, I was disgusted to see the animals had absolutely no room to run around what so ever , there were other enclosures where some other big cats were housed and could not believe that the size was barely big enough for them to stand in , the size was the equivalent to 1 person standing with their arms out , How on earth is this aloud to happen is there not rules when it comes to an animals welfare? And why should they have to suffer for our needs or wants, If you are an animal lover then I wouldn't advise you to go because you will find it very distressing, and even if your not you should know right from wrong and realise when you do go that this is not how it should be, A zoo should have to make the enclosures as much like their real environment as they can , from what I saw no effort had gone into it ,And the smell of urine was so strong it was disgusting, any way I hope this has given a true vision of how this place really is, the tricky thing is , is that this pk is funded by people who go there so at the same time I won't want to take that support away financially as they clearly need it but the park was packed and when I asked 1 of the workers they said it is always like this so where is the money going ? It seems to me that the owners are making a massive profit while the animals are stuck in tiny cages , I have never seen anything like it before and hope I never see it again,Read moreLess
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"Fantastic place for a day out with children, so good…"
Fantastic place for a day out with children, so good we've now bought annual passes.
The wildlife part has lots of big cats (including white lions and white tigers), penguins, meerkats and zebra to name just a few. There are loads of great play areas. There's an indoor soft play (with Starbucks cafe). The outdoor play areas have everything - a steam train and fire engine converted to slides, a pirate ship, a sand pit, a paddling pool. There's a miniature train ride, bouncy castle, crazy golf and arcade games. Most are included in your ticket price but there are some where you pay extra (usuallyRead moreLess