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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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Amazon World Zoo Park

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.

Kids days out in Isle of Wight

Web: www.amazonworld.co.uk

Address: Watery Lane, Newchurch, Isle of Wight PO36 OLX

Tel:

(01983) 868560

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Devon

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Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park

Web: www.dinosaur-park.com

Address: Higher Leigh, Combe Martin, Devon EX34 0NG

Tel:

(01271) 882486

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The Greatest Day Out In Devon

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.)

Address: Dartmouth, Devon TQ9 7DQ

Tel:

(01803) 712598

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Somerset

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Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park

Web: www.cstwp.co.uk

Address: Cricket St Thomas Chard Somerset TA20 4DD

Tel:

01460 30111

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Stirling

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Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park

  • 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

Address: By Stirling FK9 4UR

Tel:

(01786) 841456

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Devon

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Paignton Zoo

Web: www.paigntonzoo.org.uk

Address: Totnes Road, Paignton, Devon TQ4 7EU

Tel:

(01803) 697500

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Isle of Man

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Curraghs Wildlife Park

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

Address: Ballaugh, Ramsey IM7 5EA

Tel:

01624 897323

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Essex

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Colchester Zoo

Web: www.colchester-zoo.co.uk

Address: Maldon Road Stanway Colchester Essex CO3 0SL

Tel:

(01206) 331292

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Cornwall

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Newquay Zoo

Web: www.newquayzoo.org.uk

Address: Trenance Gardens, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 2LZ

Tel:

(01637) 873342

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East London

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Plashet Zoo

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.

Address: Rutland Road (off Shrewsbury Road), Plashet Park, London E7 8AJ

Tel:

(020) 8503 5994

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Cambridgeshire

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Hamerton Zoo Park

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

Tel:

01832 293362

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Warwickshire

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Twycross Zoo

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

Address: Atherstone, Warwickshire CV9 3PX

Tel:

(01827) 880250/880440

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East Sussex

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Drusillas

Enjoy a great family day out at Drusillas in East Sussex.

Our child friendly environment focusses on involvement with lots of hands-on activities and interactive displays. It’s the perfect day out for families with children!

See a great range of exotic animals, brilliant play areas, the interactive maze and the soft indoor-play jungle, Amazon Adventure.

Other attractions include taking a ride on Thomas the Tank Engine, Annie and Clarabel and seeing the Hello Kitty Secret Garden which includes themed fairground rides.

With all this and plenty more children's activities your kids will be happy and entertained throughout the day!

Address: Alfriston, East Sussex BN26 5QS

Tel:

01323 874100

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Cambridgeshire

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Linton Zoo

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

Address: Hadstock Road, Linton, Cambridgeshire CB1 6NT

Tel:

(01223) 891308

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Glasgow

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The Zoological Society of Glasgow and West of Scotland

Web: www.glasgowzoo.co.uk

Address: Calderpark, Uddingston, Glasgow G71 7RZ

Tel:

(0141) 7711185

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Hertfordshire

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Shepreth Wildlife Park

Address: Station Road, Shepreth, nr Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 6PZ

Tel:

(0891)715522

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Norfolk

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Norfolk Wildlife Centre

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

Address: Fakenham Road, Great Witchingham, Norfolk, NR9 5QS

Tel:

(01603) 872274

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Somerset

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Alstone Wildlife Park

For kids days out in Highbridge in Somerset, this family run park and zoo has a great range of animals including camels, emus, deer, owls llamas and a pets corner.

Address: Alstone Road, Highbridge, Somerset TA9 3DT

Tel:

(01278) 782405

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Hertfordshire

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Paradise Wildlife Park

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

Address: White Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire EN10 7QA

Tel:

(01992) 470 490

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Berkshire

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The Living Rainforest

Address: Hampstead Norreys Newbury Berkshire RG18 0TN

Tel:

(01635) 202444

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Wiltshire

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Longleat

Web: www.longleat.co.uk

Address: The Estate Office, Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 7NW

Tel:

(01985) 844400

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Essex

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Mole Hall Wildlife Park

Web: www.molehall.co.uk

Address: Widdington Saffron Walden Essex CB11 3SS

Tel:

(01799) 540400

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Northern Ireland

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Belfast Zoological Gardens

Belfast Zoo offers a wonderful family day out. Animals on show include Asia Elephants, African wild dogs, bears, giraffes, camels, zebra, great apes, smaller primates, lions, tigers, cheetahs and leopards and an impressive collection of birds from all over the world. An unusual aspect of the zoo is the free-ranging animals that include lemurs and tamarinds allowed to roam around the zoo offering visitors a delightful experience.

Kids days out in Belfast

Address: Antrim Road, BT36 7PN

Tel:

(028) 90776277

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North London

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ZSL London Zoo


Address: Regent's Park, London NW1 4RY

Tel:

(020) 7722 3333

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Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Centres

Web: www.wwt.org.uk

Tel:

(01453) 890900

Category: Zoos and Safaris - Family days out

Address: Wickford Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex CM3 5QZ

Tel:

(01245) 425394

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Bedfordshire

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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

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

Address: Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU6 2LF

Tel:

(01582) 872171

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Edinburgh

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Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo opened in 1913, in leafy hillside parkland just ten minutes from the centre of Edinburgh. Recognised as one of the world’s leading zoos. Lots of animals including all the favourites but the zoo's principal claim to fame is its army of penguins, the most assembled in captivity anywhere. At 2pm, every day between March and October, the penguin parade is one of Edinburgh's most bizarre sights.

Web: www.edinburghzoo.org.uk

Address: 134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 6TS

Tel:

(0131) 314 0311

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Bedfordshire

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Woburn Safari Park

Web: www.woburnsafari.co.uk

Address: Woburn, Bedfordshire MK17 9QN

Tel:

(01525) 290407

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Merseyside

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Knowsley Safari Park

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/

Address: Prescot, Merseyside L34 4AN

Tel:

(0151) 430 9009

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Norfolk

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Banham Zoo is an award-winning family attraction and one of the most exciting wildlife attractions in the country with over 2,000 animals from around the world and set in 50 acres of beautiful Norfolk.

Throughout the day there are plenty of activities to thrill and entertain families, including daily animal feeding talks, ‘Amazing Animals!’ presentations and one of the most exciting ‘Birds of Prey’ displays in the UK! Also enjoy the Free Safari Road train; indoor and outdoor play areas, ‘SkyTrek’ a high ropes course, and fun and interactive sessions in our ‘Activities & Education Centre’.

Check out our amazing subtropical house ‘Eureka!’ where free-flying birds and butterflies can be seen amongst the luscious planting along with our Linne’s two-toed sloth. See beautiful big cats such as Amur tigers, snow leopards and cheetahs; spot a huge range of primates including lemurs, monkeys and siamangs or spy some flamboyant feathered friends including flamingos, pheasants, parrots and ibis. ‘Penguin Cove’ offers our visitors the chance to see some of Africa’s coastal birds up close – including our colony of black-footed penguins who breed regularly here at Banham Zoo.

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 www.banhamzoo.co.uk or telephone: 01953 887771 option 2. Banham Zoo, Kenninghall Road, Banham, Norfolk, NR16 2HE

Address: Kenninghall Road, Banham, Norfolk NR16 2HE

Tel:

01953 887771 Option 2

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Devon

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Living Coasts

Web: www.livingcoasts.org.uk

Address: Torquay Harbourside Beacon Quay Torquay Devon TQ1 2BG

Tel:

(01803) 202470

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Suffolk

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Explore the sights and sounds of Africa and discover lions, giraffes, meerkats, hunting dogs and many more animals from the African continent!

The spectacular centrepiece of Africa Alive!, our ‘Plains of Africa’, is the perfect place to spot five species of African savannah animals, including our graceful giraffe and heavyweight rhinos. During the summer months there is even the chance to get up close to these magnificent creatures with our ‘Plains of Africa’ experience!

Enjoy a bird’s eye view of our magnificent lions from our viewing point ‘Lookout Lodge’ and visit ‘Lemur Encounters’, which offers you the chance to get right in with the action as you walk-through the lemurs’ enclosure! The park is also home to some other amazing primates including bushbabies, colobus monkeys, drill and our new residents; the rare golden-bellied mangabeys.

The park is set in 100 acres of stunning Suffolk countryside and also offers the chance to spot a wide range of British wildlife. Bird lovers can enjoy spotting native nature from our new ‘Wader’s Lake’ boardwalk or see some African feathered friends on our ‘Woodland Walk’!

Discover some amazing facts about our animals during our exciting feeding talks and seasonal ‘Bird of Prey’ displays. Climb aboard the free Safari Roadtrain for an entertaining 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 great outdoor and indoor adventure play areas, as well as restaurants, free car parking, disabled facilities and a gift shop.

Open daily at 9.30am all year, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. For admission prices and closing times please check our website www.africa-alive.co.uk or telephone (01502) 740291.

Address: Kessingland, Lowestoft NR33 7TF

Tel:

01502 740291

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Log on for places of interest in Sheffield and the surrounding areas. Includes details about Zoos, Theme Parks, Farms, Museums, Galleries and Parks.

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Isle of Wight

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Isle of Wight Zoo

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

Address: Yaverland's Seafront, Near Sandown, Isle of Wight, UK PO36 8QB

Tel:

(01983) 403883/405562

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Chester Zoo

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

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

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Norfolk

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Award winning family attraction & unique day out for everyone!

Dinosaur Adventure is an award-winning family attraction and a unique family day out. The park offers a host of exciting and fascinating attractions in natural surroundings.

From March to September ‘Dippy’s Splash Zone’, a 755 square metre water play park, with 31 water features including a giant tipping bucket and slide is open for children to enjoy. The area is themed around the parks mascot, Dippy the dinosaur, and in his colours of yellow and purple.

Tracking through the woods at Dinosaur Adventure children will gasp in amazement as they come face to face with the 8 meter Spinosaurus, the mighty T-Rex, Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, and more.

Children can also tackle the big wide open adventure play area, ‘Arachnophobia’, our giant prehistoric spider’s web, 'Climb-a-Saurus', our 75ft dinosaur activity, ‘Xtinction’, ‘Jurassic Putt’, ‘Raptors Racers’, ‘Stone Age Road Race’, ‘Pterodactyl’s Treehouse’, ‘Dinomite’, “Norfolk’s biggest indoor play adventure”, visit the ‘Secret Animal Garden’ and much more.

Open Daily from 9.30am except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. For more information visit our website www.dinosauradventure.co.uk

Tel:

01603 876310

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Address: Washford Cross, Watchet, Somerset TA23 0QB

Tel:

(01984) 640688

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Worcestershire

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West Midland Safari Park

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

Address: Spring Grove, Bewdley, Worcestershire DY12 1LF

Tel:

01299 402114

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Conwy

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The Zoo is set in 37 acres of woodland and beautiful gardens, overlooking the coastline and mountains of North Wales.

Address: Colwyn Bay, Clwyd, North Wales LL28 5UY

Tel:

(01492) 532 938

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