Ethan is crazy about tigers. He has a tiger family at home – just toys, of course. The moment I showed him the Paradise Wildlife Park website, he wouldn’t let us rest until we went there.
Luckily I received an opportunity to review this park and it happened on none other than Father’s Day so it was a great celebration.
Paradise Wildlife Park is located in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire and is a good hour’s drive from London. A car park fee of £3 applies. If you are headed there by train, they offer a pick up service from Broxbourne Station at £3 per head.
The park is not huge but it makes for a lovely day out and there’s lots to see and do.
We headed first of all to the tigers as that’s what we went for. There are walkways where you can observe the animals from higher ground.
The animals are not caged per se and have quite a bit of space to roam around in.
There are quite a few species to see and even some rarer ones like the snow leopard, white tiger and the white lion.
In the big cat area there are jaguars, ocelots and cheetahs.
The hooves and humps area is home to camels, alpaca, zebras, wolves, reindeer and tapirs.
The farmyard houses pigs, sheep, gerbils, guinea pigs, ferrets and chickens.
There are also lemurs, otters (we got to see them frolicking) and monkey species and a red panda.
The reptile house has quite a few snakes like the anaconda and python and you must visit the bird house to see the amazing birds from parrots to owls to penguins.
That’s not all because you can go on a tractor trailer ride and a woodland railway ride too (there is a nominal fee of £1 for this) and there is a soft play area and a little playground too.
It’s a whole day of fun for the family with lots to do. There are cafes and restaurants to eat too as well as picnic areas to have you own lunch.
Entry is about £17 per adult and £14 for children and senior citizens.
I was given complimentary tickets in exchange for an honest review. All ideas and opinions are my own.