AD – Gifted
I love cats. Big cats, small cats, cuddly cats and anything in between. So when I was asked to review Paradise Wildlife Park and their newly updated big cat territory, I knew it would be a great way to spend my birthday this year. We’ve been to Paradise Wildlife Park before to explore the World Of Dinosaurs but only had a quick look around the animal park. This time was all about the animals.
Paradise Wildlife park review – Tiger Treetops cafe
The highlight for me was enjoying lunch in the Tiger Treetops cafe, with a window seat overlooking the Tigers. It was amazing to have that view and even more impressive that you can enjoy it for the price of a cup of tea. You can even book it out for private functions so would make a really unique party spot.
The Tigers weren’t very active but the Lions, in a big enclosure in the centre of th park, definitely made up for it. They were play fighting, kicking a ball. roaring, climbing on their rock and generally amusing the crowd.
You can also watch them from a few different angles on the grouns, as well as from a high up platform to give you a different perspective. They came right up to the window just as we were leaving, which enthralled the kids.
There is also a Jaguar, Cheetah, Ocelot and Snow Leopard to enjoy so if you love big cats like I do, there is lots to look at.
It’s not all about the cats though. I particularly liked all the monkey enclosures while J found the Meerkats fascinating and Miss A made a beeline for the Penguins. Mr C is never keen on the creepy crawlies but we were all amazed by the huge Anaconda in the Angkor Reptile Temple.
Paradise Wildlife Park – Our verdict
Later in the day, we spent some time the playground which has some really imaginative pieces including a refurbished train and fire engine, both with slides, and a priate ship. So J was in his element! We didn’t visit the dinosaurs this time but it is all included in the price so there is plenty to fill a whole day and it is good value for money as it feels like you are getting two different parks for one.
There’s even a soft play centre for rainy days and a small splash park, which I didn’t know about, which would be perfect to cool off in the Summer. We’ll definitely go back to Paradise Wildlife Park as there really is something for all the family.