Thursday, 29 June 2017

Zoo / Farms to visit in herts / Beds & Bucks this summer

We love animals in our house, Chris and i even got married at Whipsnade Zoo in 2008 !! thinking of places to visit in our local area over the summer holiday i thought i would make this post to highlight some of our top five places to visit. ( In no order in ranking id like to add )




woodside Animal Farm

Location : Slipend - Bedfordshire 
Day ticket price : Adult £7 : Child £7 ( under 2 go free ) 
yearly pass : Adult £35 / Child (2-16) £45 Family ( any 5 members ) £145
best bits : Funfair rides ( april- August ) Crazy golf & indoor play
worse bits : small park , can be done in a few hours. take a picnic lunch and made a day of it. 





ZSL Whipsande Zoo

Location : Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Day ticket price : Adult £28 : Child (3-15) £20.35 ( under 3 go free ) 
yearly pass : adult £121 : child £81 : family ( 2 adults unto 5 children ) £303
best bits : Huge range of animals , daily shows , events , wide open spaces
worse bits : lots of walking ! food is on the expensive side. lots of picnic spaces tho we always take own food in. 




Woburn Safari Park

Location : Woburn park, Bedfordshire 
Day ticket price : Adult £22.99 : Child £15.99
yearly pass : adults £89.99 Child : £64.99 
best bits : Drive around and see the animals up close
worse bits : traffic can build up on busy days so make sure you go to the toilet before heading into the Safari. 




Mead open farm 

Location : Billington , Leighton Buzzard
Day ticket price : Adult £10.95 : Child £9.95 ( under 2 go free ) 
yearly pass : Adult £66 Child £63
best bits : Hands on bottle feed lambs, sheep racing , Indoor play 
worse bits : based much more around children 10 and under





Paradise Wildlife Park 

Location : Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
Day ticket price : Adult £19.80 : Child (2-15) £16.50
yearly pass Adult £85 Child (2-15) £70 Family ( 2 adults 3 children £300 ) 
best bits : huge range of animals that you can see up close, Train , indoor play 
worse bits : set over two parks, side with animals fewer food options.



These are all wonderful places to visit and a great family day out for all ages, we have visited all of these and will be going back many many times. Thank you for reading and any questions please leave me a comment.