Despite Monday's announcement that the final stage of lockdown restrictions will remain in place until July 19, there are still plenty of family-friendly adventures to be had with the many attractions that are already open. One of these attractions is the zoo, and with zoos finally able to welcome visitors once again, Parkdean Resorts have created a ranking of UK zoos, based on entry fee, TripAdvisor reviews and range of animals on offer.
And incredibly, a zoo in Lancashire has ranked fourth on the list.
The TOP 10 zoos in the UK are listed from left to right as follows; ranking; British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) Zoos; county; entry fee (£); species of animals; % of 5* Tripadvisor reviews; index score
1. Tilgate Nature Centre, West Sussex, £6.00, 144, 70%, 86.6
2. Kirkleatham Owl Centre, North Yorkshire, £3.50, 104, 64%, 77.1
3. Five Sisters Zoo, West Lothian, £12.95, 196, 75%, 75.4
4. Wild Discovery, Lancashire, £7.50, 79, 69%, 74.0
5. Askham Bryan Wildlife and Conservation Park, Yorkshire, £6.95, 65, 71%, 72.9
6. Colchester Zoo, Essex, £16.99, 222, 74%, 69.4
7. Exmoor Zoological Park, North Devon, £15.15, 175, 68%, 67.7
8. Gauntley Bird of Prey - Eagle and Vulture Park, Cheshire, £8.50, 46, 85%, 67.6
9. International Centre for Birds of Prey, Gloucestershire, £11.00, 60, 90%, 67.4
10. Wild Zoological Park, Staffordshire, £12.00, 72, 88%, 67.3
Scoring 74 out of 100 in the index, Wild Discovery, Lancashire came in fourth place.
Wild Discovery charges a £7.50 entry fee and offers 79 different species of animals.
Not only that, but the animal centre at Ribby Hall Village in Preston has 69 per cent of five star TripAdvisor reviews, showing that those who have already experienced everything Wild Discovery has to offer were impressed.
The other zoos in the top five are as follows:
1. Tilgate Nature Centre, West Sussex - Parkdean’s index found that Tilgate Nature Centre in West Sussex was the best overall UK zoo, with 70 per cent of its TripAdvisor reviews giving it five stars. ...
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