Britain for animal-lovers
Are you an animal-lover planning a visit to the United Kingdom? If you are, I have to tell you, there are dozens of places in Britain which are perfect destinations for you! From amazing zoological gardens to farms, from seabird centers to safari parks, from aquariums to wildlife centers, Britain has it all! No matter which destination you are looking for, you will surely find something that suits your preferences. These sights are also perfect destinations for families traveling with the children. The kids will surely be amazed by the lovely animals and will never forget this part of the holiday. If you are interested in more info, read my guide: Britain for animal-lovers.
Considered to be the oldest zoo in the world, the fantastic London Zoo gives home to about 12,000 of animals like tigers, lions, giraffes, gorillas, penguins, hypos, different reptiles, Komodo dragons, numerous species of birds, butterflies, fish and so on. London Zoo is open daily from 10:00, except on Christmas Day and some seasonal closing times. Prices of tickets slightly vary depending on season. For adults the entry costs £20.00 to £23.50. (October 2013)
The Deep Aquarium
The famous The Deep Aquarium is home to about 3,500 fish and 40 sharks and attracts dozens of visitors each year. Situated in East Yorkshire, more precisely in Hull, this aquarium offers a fantastic day-out for every member of the family. It is open every day from 10:00 to 18:00, with last entry at 17:00. The ticket costs £10.75 for adults, £8.75 for children (aged 3 to 15) and £9.75 for seniors and students. (October 2013)
Scottish Seabird Centre
Are you a bird watcher? Than I recommend you to visit Scotland, more precisely the Scottish Seabird Centre. Located in North Berwick, the award-winning seabird centre offers an unforgettable experience for the whole family. The opening times vary depending on season. For example, from November to January it is open Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 16:00 and on weekends from 10:00 to 17:00. (October 2013)
Longleat Safari Park
If you visit the unique Longleat Safari Park, you’ll have the occasion to share the road with giant animals, including lions, giraffes, zebras, tigers, rhinos and meddlesome monkeys. Isn’t it a lifetime experience? You don’t have to go to Africa to take part on a fantastic safari tour. You juts have to visit Longleat in Wiltshire. The opening time vary depending on season: the park usually opens at 10:00 and closes at 17:00, 18:00 or 19:00. (October 2013)
In case you are planning to visit Mid Wales, I recommend you not to miss the incomparable Gigrin Farm, especially if you are traveling with the kids. They will love it, as it is actually a Red Kite rehabilitation and feeding centre.