Last weekend, Paradise Wildlife Park invited us for the day. We’ve been visiting the Hertfordshire attraction for years now and love that every time we visit, there is something else to see. The huge Jurassic Park style walkthrough (more on that later) amazed us last year and this year, the ‘Lion Pride Lands’ enclosure was just brilliant too!
So, what’s so great about Paradise Wildlife Park?
One of my favourite things about Paradise Wildlife Park is how compact it is. While there is a huge range of animals to see, all with fantastically clean and spacious enclosures, the actual walking between each part is minimal – perfect for little legs. From the farmyard, to the big cats and birds of prey and more, there is so much to see and learn at the park.
The family all enjoyed the World of Dinosaurs too. The high quality, animatronic figures had a good range of movements and seemed so lifelike – it felt like walking into Jurassic Park.
What else is there to do?
Aside from the animals and dinosaurs, there are so many other things to see and do at Paradise Wildlife Park too. There’s a woodland walk, a train ride, facepainting, various talks and feeding sessions throughout the day, as well as some fantastic playgrounds. The splash park is brilliant for little ones too. We didn’t get a chance to enjoy it this time though – there was just too much to do! Don’t forget your swimming costumes and towels for your next visit! Last time we were here there was torrential rain but still managed to have a brilliant day, sheltering in the soft play during the worst parts. We took a picnic with us this time, but there were plenty of eateries and drinks stands dotted around the park – the hot dogs looked delicious!
Overall, we had a brilliant day at Paradise Wildlife Park. You can easily spend the entire day (and more!) here and although we’ve been coming for years, there are always bits that we miss or haven’t seen yet – there’s just so much to pack in during one visit. One thing I did notice this time around too was the amount of recycling bins everywhere (there’s even one at the exit for you to recycle your park maps) and the whole park was so clean and tidy. Parking was also super easy and I noticed the shuttle bus outside too that runs (for a small fee) to and from Broxbourne Station, if you’re travelling via public transport. So it’s a huge thumbs up from us – thanks for having us Paradise Wildlife Park.
(Tickets gifted for review purposes but all views are our own.)
Don’t forget to check out more inspiration for days out in Essex, Kent, London and Hertfordshire on the blog, such as Hadleigh Farm and Diggerland. And if you’re looking for even more ideas for days out, check out Days Out Now for an interactive map of family attractions.