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10 Wild days out for World Animal Day

Written by Eleanor Weeks

On October 4th we celebrate World Animal day, 
Take a look at what you can do to show support and have your say.
Get involved and show that you care,
We can all help create a world that improves animal welfare! 

Celebrate World Animal Day this Friday by visiting one of the paw-some attractions below!

1. Longleat Safari & Adventure Park, Warminster

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Longleat… the place where lions roam, tigers stalk and monkeys swing! For the ultimate safari park experience, this is the place to go! Enjoy a safari drive through, animal encounters, and several exciting exhibitions. Book here!

 2. Liberty’s Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre, Ringwood

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Are owls, falcons, and eagles amongst your favourite birds? At Liberty’s, you will find a large collection of birds of prey as well as a collection of reptiles and creepy crawlies! Liberty’s also works as a rescue centre for many injured birds to ensure their full rehabilitation and eventual release back into the wild. Book here!

3. Ventura Wildlife Park, Ware

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Have lots of family fun this World Animal Day discovering over 45 different species of animal from all around the world at Ventura Wildlife Park! Enjoy lots of free daily activities, including keeper talks, feeding displays and animal encounter shows. The zoo is part of the International Zoo Educators Association and participates in various conservation and educational programmes too. Book now!

4. ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable

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Fancy visiting the biggest zoo in the UK? ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in London is officially the largest zoo, covering over 600 acres and has more than 2500 fantastic animals! Plus with the ‘Hullabazoo’ play areas and the real steam train, the fun never stops here. ZSL, (Zoological Society of London), is an international conversation charity who owns Whipsnade Zoo in Dunstable as well as London Zoo at Regents Park! Book now!

5. Kent Life, Maidstone

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Treat the family to a fun and educational day at Kent Life Heritage Farm Park this World Animal Day! Enjoy 28 acres packed with indoor and outdoor activity areas, cute and cuddly farmyard animals, a vintage village and a paint-a-pot studio. Plus, Kent Life is also home Kent Owl Academy, so don’t forget to check out the owls along with the meerkat family! Book now!

6. Port Lympne Reserve, Lympne

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For a wild day out with the whole family, head out on safari at Port Lympne Reserve where over 760 rare and endangered animals roam! Conservation is key at the award-winning Port Lympne! – This is why they work with The Aspinall Foundation, a world-leading charity dedicated to international conservation work, breeding and reintroduction of endangered animals. Book now!

7. Godstone Farm, Godstone

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Little ones will love meeting and feeding the animals at Godstone Farm in Surrey! From friendly ponies to pigs and lots of sheeps too! Make sure to give the chicks and rabbits a cuddle in the Animal Handling Barn before entering the ‘creature caves’ to see which creepy creatures live there. Book now!

8. Howletts Wild Animal Park, Bekesbourne

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Howletts Wild Animal Park is home to over 400 animals including the UK’s largest herd of African Elephants and Kent’s only giant anteaters! With so many animals to see, an action-packed wild day out with something new to see and experience at each turn is guaranteed. Howletts also works hand in hand with The Aspinall Foundation, so your tickets will directly help protect the huge range of wildlife you will see on your visit! Book now!

9. ZSL London Zoo, Regents Park

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Fancy coming face to face with Sumatran tigers through floor-to-ceiling windows this World Animal Day? You can do just this at ZSL London Zoo as well as seeing over 750 other animal species! ZSL runs conservative programmes in Britain and over 50 countries worldwide, with the aim to breed endangered species to eventually reintroduce them into the wild. For the perfect family day out destination, book now!

10. SEA LIFE, London

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Treat the family to a fin-tastic day out a SEA LIFE London and marvel at over 500 different species of global aquatic life. This interactive interaction will take you all on a journey through the oceans of the world allowing you to get closer than ever before to the most fascinating creatures alive! Through their registered charity, The SEA LIFE Trust, SEA LIFE London has been able to support projects and campaigns for increasing the protection of marine wildlife and habitats. Book now!

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