Written on: 03/02/2011
I have been taking my children to Shepreth Wildlife Park near Cambridge on and off for 12 years now. It is a very imaginative use of a small zoo/sanctuary, it is well kept, clean,relaxing and interesting. There is loads to see - all designed in a comfortable manner. Animals all appear content, enclosures clean and busy to give interest to the residents. Every year at least one new attraction is added so the place is always changing. My kids (13,9 and 5 years) all love it and we manage to lose many hours there when we visit.
The pirate ship is a huge hit in the play area, as is the zip wire and now the soft play barn too. On a sunny day- lounging in the play area is a great way to end the day (for me while they play).
The bat house is a great feature and quite magnificent in its offering as bats swoop over your head - we all love that the most. Although the kids also really love watching the tigers and lemurs too.
The staff are very friendly and offer excellent talks and displays too and sometimes you even get to touch creatures too such as skunks, birds. lizards, snakes etc. The Education centre is fantastic and for anyone with kids - you must make time to visit the team up there- they have amazing exhibits and creatures to hold and learn about.
It's a well rounded excellent day out away from the sofa for the whole family!!