Wildlife support and conservation are topics dear to us – as some may remember from my pregnancy and volunteering days in Kangaroo Island Australia or friends dragged to animal park near London even before kids! And what a glorious day out we had with Paradise Wildlife Park Hertfordshire – interactive, educational, fun and so diverse!
We managed to catch few talks and animal feeds throughout the day : the cheetah – lovely and active whenever not lazying in the March sun; the Brazilian tapirs feed – my boys were looking in awe at their cucumbers and pumpkins and their funny way of eating with their noses and selectively picking the red sweet vegetables first; the penguins feeding on fish and dipping in and out of water; the meerkats dancing around and heating under the lamps; the lions devouring their horse pieces.
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What a glorious day out packed with fabulous wildlife and adventures ❤️ loved our Saturday with @paradisewildlifepark thanks so much for the #invite! The kiddies faces as we left at 5pm says it all 🙈 and yes the almost 3 years old said 'Miaw miaw' as he staired at the cheetah for 15 minutes 😂 Dedicated post coming on our blog ❤️ Best #daytripsfromlondon #pwp #daytripslondon #paradisewildlifepark #daysoutwithkids #bigcats soaking #marchsun #paradisewildlifeparkdinosaurs #cheetah #loveyourtimetogether #pirateplayground #kiddiemundo #daysouthertfordshire #kidsofinstagram #kidslovewildlife #hertfordshire #animalpark #kidsorted #Londonkids #supportthewildlife #kidswhoexplore #gofurther
We broke the wildlife explorations over an active lunch on the train going round the dinosaurs and wolves and theateafter the Pirate play area, the nature circuit, the multiple swings, trains and slides.
A young man aged almost 3 years old then discovered the soft play and I continued exploring with the 5 years old more of the World of the Dinosaurs – all life sized, moving and roaring!
Lots of fun to be had in here reading about each of them and speculating about a chase, trying the hatching eggs and even driving a jeep to escape.
We returned after lunch, dinosaurs and softplay for more of the reptile temple and the Amazon rainforest as well as more animal feeds and talks.
Paradise Wildlife Park Hertfordshire staff were super kind, knowledgeable and engaging -both with adults and kids. They say they are the leading wildlife park in Europe in terms of experiences and we had a pretty good visibility on the day in terms of interactivity and staff passion for their animals. Our 5 years old would have loved to feed the tapirs and hold the meerkats – we need to go back in a couple of years we’ve been told!
The boys stared quite a bit at the camels, so much hairier and quite different to the ones we met and travelled with back in Oman!
The penguins are also very topical and dear having seen together Huddle at the Unicorn theatre few months ago!
The tiger tea party that they had by the tigers enclosure also looked super fun and cool – my only regret was that we haven’t been invited 😉 it looked so cosy and special to share a tea party with dear ones and the 2 tigers, watch them playing with their ball next by the water, feeding and lazying after in the March sun.
Disclosure: we have been guests of Paradise Wildlife Park Hertfordshire for the day; pics, overexcited impressions and kids entirely ours.