Paradise Park is an awesome family day out in the Southwest of England. The gardens of Glanmor House in Hayle, Cornwall is the setting for this picture perfect park.
A collection of parrots and other birds are housed in a very spacious aviary which was opened in the early 1970s. It is now the headquarters of the World Parrot Trust which has developed a very successful breeding programme. The success of the programme is largely due to a huge aviary where the birds live freely and can mate and flock in very natural conditions.
Variety of Birds
These wonderful aviaries have been extended to a medley of beautiful and rare birds including owls, other birds of prey and penguins as well as the parrots. In addition, Flamingoes wander round the elegant Victorian walled garden with its sub-tropical plants and beautiful gazebos. Macaws also fly freely around the park.
Paradies Park is not exclusive to birds. In the Fun Farm you’ll get to see an otter pool, red pandas and even a guinea pig village! There are daily events that include a free-flying bird show and feeding sessions for otters and penguins. Very little ones can enjoy a ride around the gardens on the park’s miniature railway or play inside in the Jungle Barn – great if the weather changes during your visit.
This fantastic indoor play area is packed with fun stuff for kids to do. There are big slides, designated toddler play areas, a soft play trail, party rooms for special occasions and the Jungle Cafe serving light refreshments for thirsty monkeys!
Paradise Park has a keen conservation programme as you would expect. They have a detailed “breeding loan” schedule that enables a computerised record keeping system compiled in America and added to an international database. This information ensures accurate record keeping of captive breeding birds.
Highlight of the Day
Feeding time with the lorikeets (small Australian parakeets) – such good fun!
Nearest train station : Hayle
Car parking : Yes
Website : www.paradisepark.org.uk