Written on: 11/12/2011 by LinsH (1 review written)
Manor House Wildlife Park is set in wonderful spacious grounds. Some enclosures you can get very up close and personal with the animals and my daughter loved feeding the wallabys. One of the keepers was feeding the meerkats when we arrived at their enclosure and what we don't know about meerkats now really isn't worth knowing. I think you have to remember this is a conservation park and your entrance fee contributes towards this work, as well as the vast costs that must be incurred by the feeding and general day to day care of these animals. Animals can't (and should not) be expected to be always out and be 'performing' - they have enough space and cover to be out of view sometimes. But I'm happier about this, it's balancing their welfare with human entertainment. It's not a commercial place and the core is only and simply to look at the animals. You can take a picnic but the restaurant offers wonderful food, much of it locally sourced. There is a children's play area, with a barn and hay bales to climb and jump off. Simple but the children love it. If you're looking for an unhurried, educational, healthy (there is 52 acres to stroll round) day out and also like to help conserve endangered animals then this is the place for you.
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