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We had rather a swift late December 2010 visit due to the freezing temperatures and rain but will definately be returning again when it's a bit warmer. As it was so cold when we visited a lot of the animals seemed to be hiding away, but we did see the otters and jaguar being fed which was great, and we got to talk to the keepers who were very knowledgeable - I guess this might not have been possible if we'd visited when it was busier. The meercats huddled around their heat lamp were cute. There seemed to be a good range of animals, from goats and chinchillas to lions and camels! There was really useful information about all the animals on their cages, but not so much that it fried your brain, and also pictures on some of the cages showing you how to sign the animals name, which I thought was a lovely idea. Generally very accessible, although some of the viewing areas couldn't be reached with a buggy. Lots of parking and work in progress to provide a group booking centre and fast entry lane for season ticket holders. Loads of rides and kiosks which weren't operational when we went in December, an indoor play area and an outdoor adventure playground. When we go back I'll take a picnic and I can imagine the children running of a lot of steam here after lunch! One thing I didn't like was the display cases near a lot of the cages which showcased what you could buy in the gift shop. I really felt this was only adding to 'pester power' and was unnecessary. Overall, definately worth a visit, but perhaps when it's a bit warmer!