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If you like nature you'll enjoy the natural setting of the Animal Ark with it's plethora of flaura and fauna. The variety of mature trees accommodate a host of different birds both British and migrating - there's even an established colony of grey herons which produce scores of babies every year, read more about the grey herons. If you love capturing wildlife on film why not try an Introduction to Wildlife Filming?

The Animal Ark supports a diversity of insects including butterflies, and dragon flies which provide a spectacle of colour and activity during the summer months. There are many other plants and habitats that attract and encourage unusual insects, small mammals and amphibians. There's lots to see if you know where to look.

As well as the rare breed farm animals, there is a variety of fancy birds, peacocks, pheasants, waterfowl, ponies, llamas, wallabies, muntjac deer, chipmunks, ferrrets, and other pets. You must come and see our miniature Guinea Pig Village with it's own church, pub and windmill! Check out the photo gallery for pictures of the many characters, some human, at The Animal Ark.

We've lots of play equipment too..... For big kids (and small adults) there's a 50 metre zip wire, large wooden castle with climbing wall, go karts, towers and slides. You can swing, slide, bounce and climb your way around. Tiny tots are also catered for with their own wooden play house, boat sand pit, swings, slide and mini tramp. There's also a small indoor play area right next to the cafe for those grey days!

We sell hot meals cooked to order, vegetarian options and special meals for the kids. There's lots to choose from including hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice creams. We'll warm your baby's food and help you select something really scrummy from the menu. If you are on a budget or just want to eat alfresco then why not bring a picnic.

Before you leave, pop into the gift shop we've got lots of special gift ideas, toys, crafts and unusual collectibles.

Despite the weather there is always lots to see and do and it's a very safe environment for kids. Visit soon for something a little bit different!

Discounts for pre-school, school, youth, disabled and special interest groups. All welcome. Volunteer schemes.