Wild Discovery

Wild Discovery, Preston: Hours, Address, Wild Discovery Reviews: 4.5/5

Wild Discovery
4.5
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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hope1504
Blackpool, UK2 contributions
Small enclosures
May 2021 • Couples
Firstly, some animals that looked relaxed and content included the meerkats, capybara and fallow deer. Also the staff conducting the bird display seemed sincere, knowledgable and attentive to the animals. However, we hugely understand that limited space is an issue, but during our visit we saw armadillos pacing continuously and throwing themselves at the glass, a marmoset pacing frantically and several others showing signs of stress. Most upsettingly was the reindeer, hyperventilating in the heat with clear plastic sheeting on the roof. When approaching a member of staff politely to ask them to check on these animals, the member said “it’s fine” without even looking. We asked a member of staff if the “zebu” have access to pasture or fresh grass, he said no due to not getting along with the pig and it would be weeks before. Surely this should have been considered prior to building? The zebus are large animals with no access to fresh pasture or appropriate space. I do feel that the zoo has gone to the minimum guidelines of space and decided on that number for each enclosure. Luckily we chose to attend the zoo on our last day of the visit, narrowly escaping a soured stay. I have seen some passive aggressive responses to other critical comments however our review is truthful and fair.
Written 22 June 2021
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Jamie R
3 contributions
Zoo Experience
Jun 2021 • Couples
Very welcoming and friendly zoo, we really enjoyed our time there and will definitely be visiting again, staff very knowledgeable on their animals and gave us a good lesson on Diego the Anteater.
Written 21 June 2021
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Jonathan H
9 contributions
Great customer service
Jun 2021 • Family
We had to cancel our first appointment due to illness so we emailed and they let us come again whenever suited us which was great.
And the park didnt disappoint was a great day out lovely animals and different ones you dont find at your average zoo
Written 15 June 2021
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Darrell T
Blackpool, UK21 contributions
Great fun and not expensive
Jun 2021 • Family
I live in the area and didn't know this place existed until the day we visited. At a third of the price of Blackpool Zoo, I thought it was worth a look. We were very impressed! Although it's a small zoo with mainly smaller animals, the variety was impressive, they had many unique animals I had never seen anywhere else, and some I had never even heard of. Our 2 year old loved it, it was her first zoo experience and it kept her attention. Our 13 year old also loved it! It took about 45 minutes to walk around and see everything, but after an ice cream break, a second look at a few favourites and attending one of the talks, a couple of hours had passed which was just enough for a 2 year old and reasonable for the money.
Written 13 June 2021
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Rachel W
1 contribution
Well worth a visit
Jun 2021 • Couples
Visited with my partner yesterday as a last minute trip. Would deffo return with the children in the near future. Lovely little set up. The animals seemed very well looked after and the grounds were immaculate. The pot bellied pig was such a happy little soul too. We can't wait for a return visit. Thank you 😊
Written 13 June 2021
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Helen
16 contributions
Great visit
Jun 2021 • Family
Absolutely wonderful visit, not been for a while and was lovely to go back and see all the animals and all the changes. Love the fact that they are really well involved in conservation and breeding programmes. So lovely to get really up close with the animals as well.
Written 11 June 2021
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Joanna .S.M. Miller.
1 contribution
Ribby Hall wild Discovery.
May 2021
I thought Ribby Hall Wild Discovery Ribby Hall Wild Discovery is small but Ribby Hall Discovery is good very good really good fab fabulous fantastic brilliant great awesome lots of animals to see in a small area in a small attraction even though Ribby Hall Wild Discovery is a small attraction and there is even a new bird display a new bird show including Birds Of Prey You do not want to miss this new bird display this bird show including Birds Of Prey Birds Of Prey are good very good really good fab fabulous fantastic brilliant awesome amazing and Ribby Hall Wild Discovery has some animal encounters that You can pay extra for when You book but the Ribby Hall Wild Discovery animal encounters are age restricted though Ribby Hall Wild Discovery is good very good really good fab fabulous fantastic brilliant great awesome for children and animal lovers Ribby Hall Wild Discovery a must see attraction for children and animal lovers
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Written 10 June 2021
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Norman S
1 contribution
great zoo visit
Jun 2021
this was a great surprise - much better than expected with animals that i have never seen before (and i am 71). My granddaughter (4) enjoyed every minute of the trip especially the excellent bird show
Staff were all very nice, knowledgeable and helpful
had we known about the picnic tables we would have brought a picnic
add to the zoo experience is that the rest of the facilities are there - super swing areas, lovely cafes etc
a great day out - thank you
Written 9 June 2021
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lisa r
4 contributions
Amazing zoo
Jun 2021 • Family
Brilliant day out! My daughter loved seeing all the different animals and listening to the talks about the animals
Written 8 June 2021
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Jay R
3 contributions
Great fun, imposter porcupines.
May 2021 • Family
I enjoyed seeing the porcupines however upon closer inspection they were just rabbits with knitting needles glued to their fur. Still enjoyable, would recommend.
Written 7 June 2021
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