Last weekend, we were lucky enough to be invited to Paradise Wildlife Park 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. Last year we were amazed by the huge Jurassic Park style walkthrough (more on that later) and this year, the ‘Lion Pride Lands’ enclosure was just brilliant too!
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 World of Dinosaurs was a huge hit with all of the family too. The high quality, animatronic figures had a good range of movements and seemed so lifelike – it felt like walking into Jurassic Park.
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. We didn’t get a chance to enjoy the splash park this time but I have been told that it’s brilliant, especially for little ones, so you might want to pack swimming costumes and towels for your visit! Last time we were here, it 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.)
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