Coolwood is a 50 acre complex, with a 10 acres Wildlife Park and 40 acres of Wildlife Sanctuary. With a well supervised Children’s Playground and a delightful Coffee Shop.
The Park is ideally appointed for School Tours, family outings and corporate day trips. The Wildlife Sanctuary is heavily wooded and is a stronghold of the red squirrel, sparrow hawks, dippers and the more common native wildlife species.
It is an ideal place to take the family for a visit with a children’s playground and wonderful picnic areas with some spectacular views. It is lovely to be able to see and rub the animals. The animals are so friendly. Your children will especially love Harry the male lemur that is always out and running around.
The Wildlife Park inhabitants are many and varied, many being a long way from home but all enjoying the pleasant surroundings in this thoughtfully managed facility.
Here you can meet many animal favorites including monkeys, lemurs, meerkats, raccoons, prairie dogs, agouties, artic foxes, maras, llama, alpacas, mountjac deer, and pygmy goats. Large bird of prey collection. Pets corner, reptiles, fancy fowl, pigeons. Wonderful rabbittery with many loveable pet inmates. Waterfowl collection of Carolina and mandarin duck, black swans and geese etc.
All the animals are fed to the highest standards for example fresh fruit, oats, fresh vegetables, they all have fresh water. The animals that require it have heated blankets and lamps.
The park is run by people who try to help animals. It is a nice walk through diverse settings, with a good variety of animals. The birds (geese, ducks, etc.) have got plenty of space, as well as the farm animals and the monkeys.
There is a rare Falkland bird in a small cage, he is very old and loves to stay in there, but is taken out during the evenings. An absolute favourite is the handicapped sheep running around on its two front legs - he is a hero! Go and pay this zoo a visit, for family-run zoos and parks need every penny to survive and compete with all the high-end attractions somewhere else!
You will be amazed at how big of an area the park is. It has two areas which are the grasslands and the wetlands both very well kept. You won`t believe the amount of animals behind there and how happy they are and the staff are always most helpful and very pleasant. You will find the park a wonderful experience.
For further information please go to the Coolwood Web Site.
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