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"Educational and perfect for wet chilly days.…"
The greenhouses don't look that exciting when you first pull up but once inside they are full of tropical plants, animals with wandering paths throughout. The car park is small and close enough to the entrance that you won't really need to take coats in with you, even on a cold day.
It's not that big so if like me you have young children then a couple of hours is enough to wander round a few times and discover all the different animals and see the most important rainforest plants. But older children would easily last longer and there is also a nice cafe to eat in.
Some of the animals are roaming free, including the sloth. However he was wisely sitting at the top of a tree having a scratch when we visited. The kids loved watching the snake and piranhas and the plants overhang the pathways just enough to make it exciting. They also have some activity sheets for children to complete on their way round or take home to colour in.
Bit expensive for the tickets, but they are annual tickets so you can go again with the 12 months.Read moreLess
"I agree. It's not the cheapest day out, but lots…"
I agree. It's not the cheapest day out, but lots of fun, and is a really lovely day out for something a bit different.Read moreLess
"This is a great day out that will appeal to…"
This is a great day out that will appeal to children (and adults) of all ages. With over 600 exotic plants, birds and animals in a giant glasshouse, it provides a fun and educational day out. The centre provides activity sheets which can be downloaded before you visit and when I visited and gift-aided my entrance fee, I was given a year's free entry.Read moreLess