Plenty to see but can get busy
We visited the park in the middle of the school holidays on a hot and sunny day. There are two parts to the park, an area that you drive around, with buffalo, deer etc and an area that you walk around where the animals are in pens. The drive was ok, but as it was so busy, it felt like we were in a traffic queue!
We stopped into the cafe for a quick drink and ended up taking it outside as it was warm and busy inside. We walked around the pens which were fairily spacious. The staff run a feeding schedule during the day and we were in time to see the polar bears fed. The keeper who fed the bears was very knowledgeable and gave a good 15 minute talk about them, where they came from, their habits etc. It was very interesting. I was surprised to see that the pen which was labelled as a capercaillie actually contained another bird, and had to correct another visitor who was exclaiming 'wow, look, that's a capercaillie!'
It's a good day out if you like that kind of thing, but I would try and go in the quiet season.
- No Kids
- No Disability