Traveling to the zoo is the best pastime for the whole family. The smallest members of the family will be interested to learn a lot about the life of four-legged inhabitants from different corners of the planet. In the UK there are many beautiful nature reserves, zoos, safari parks that not only introduce visitors to their inhabitants, but also demonstrate why it is so important to take care of the condition of this planet and the animals.
Here are the top 10 zoos in the UK, where you will meet animals and learn a lot about our planet as a whole:
1. ZSL London Zoo, London
Meet the tigers, giraffes, lions, monkeys, meerkats and many other amazing inhabitants of this zoo. In the park every day there are interesting events, such as feeding animals, visual demonstrations and excursions with the zoo workers, who explain how they take care of their pets.
Ticket price: prices for adult tickets start at £24.30, and for children - from £18, when you book online.
Best offer: Picniq now offers a 19% discount on tickets, as well as vouchers at £10 in Planet Hollywood, if you spend more than £30. Details can be found here.
2. ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire
Whipsnade Zoo for a long time was considered a hit among families thanks to a wide selection of offers, which includes spending the night in Lookout Lodges, not to mention the wonderful courses and exhibitions. Of course, since this is a zoo, sea lions, lemurs, cheetahs are also waiting for you, which will certainly please the youngest members of the family. Zoo belongs to ZSL, it pays a lot of time to care for the environment, so visitors can learn a lot about this and the work of the park.
Ticket price: prices for adult tickets start from £22.90, and children's - from £16.60, when ordering via the Internet.
Best offer: Picniq now offers a 20% discount, as well as vouchers at £10 in Planet Hollywood, if you spend more than £30. Details can be found here.
3. Chessington World of Adventures' Zoo
In Chessington World of Adventures you can spend a whole day visiting both the zoo and a wonderful theme park. In the zoo live more than 1000 animals, including lions, tigers, giraffes. You can also go to the SEA LIFE tunnel, where you will see amazing inhabitants of the underwater world. Your ticket will include the cost of visiting the zoo, the SEA LIFE tunnel, a theme park, as well as all shows and events. Therefore, visiting the park can be considered a very democratic weekend.
Ticket price: tickets for the day cost from £29 when ordering via the Internet. But the zoo can be visited for a short time, and it will be cheaper.
The best offer: AttractionTix offers up to 37% discount. Details can be found here.
4. Chester Zoo, Chester
Being home to more than 500 species and 21,000 animals, the Chester Zoo never disappoints its visitors. Admire the giraffes, elephants, tigers, as well as learn about the measures that the menagerie is taking to protect our planet and about recent scientific research. Please note that the zoo is currently undergoing renovations, and some places in the park can be closed. All the details can be found here.
Ticket price: prices for adult tickets start from £16.36, and children's - from £13.18, when ordering via the Internet.
5. Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh
The capital of Scotland offers a sea of opportunities for a fun pastime for the whole family. In addition to the amazing zoo, the zoo offers a lot of events and festivals so that young zoologists can learn a lot about the wild life and ongoing research that is conducted every day.
Ticket price: the prices for adult tickets start from £17, and children's - from £12.50, when ordering via the Internet.
Best offer: Groupon often offer discount tickets. Details can be found here.
6. Folly Farm, Pembrokeshire
Folly Farm is an ideal place for the youngest children, as there are various events for visitors of different ages. Explore the farm yourself and get to know the local inhabitants from pigs to horses. To explore more exotic animals, such as lions and meerkats, head to the local zoo. Also, you will be interested to know that the farm is entertaining group games and offers delicious snacks and even hot meals.
Ticket price: prices for adult tickets start at £13.18, and for children - from £11.48, when you book online.
7. Paignton Zoo, Devon
Paignton Zoo gives an opportunity to watch the life of the most amazing animals in the world: from gorillas to giraffes, cheetahs and lions. The zoo also contributes to the saving the wildlife and the protection of animals, so at the zoo you will see species of animals that are on the verge of extinction.
Ticket price: prices for adult tickets start from £18.15, and for children - from £13.60, when you book online.
8. Longleat Safari park, Wiltshire
The popular safari park of Great Britain offers all kinds of pleasures that you can get during acquaintance with wild animals - from exhibitions, to different shows, feeding animals and excursions.
If you have the time, be sure to visit the beautiful Longleat House and its gardens, which will give you a fascinating journey through time in the history and culture of Britain.
Ticket price: the prices for adult tickets start from £29.70, and children's - from £22.27, when you book on the Internet.
Best offer: Picniq offers a 20% discount on all tickets. Details can be found here.
9. Port Lympne Reserve, Kent
Another type of safari, but not similar to anything else, mainly because it is located on the wonderful coast of Kent. There are so many entertainments for the youngest members of the family, from VIP tours with guides to feeding animals, not to mention the fact that in a safari park you can hold a wedding or stay overnight in one of the rooms located directly above the wild inhabitants of the park.
Ticket price: the prices for adult tickets start from £22.50, and children's - from £18.90, when booking on the Internet.
10. Twycross Zoo, Leicestershire
Twycross seeks to learn as much as possible about the most striking creatures of the world, therefore pays much attention to research activities. Here you will see more than 100 different kinds of animals from all over the world.
Ticket price: the prices for adult tickets start from £17.22, and children's - from £12.90 when ordering via the Internet.