When you take a break in the North of England you may expect a holiday packed full with wonderful sights and landscapes as well as rich heritage and history. However, what about those who are looking for a holiday that really allows you to take a walk on the wild side?
For family breaks (or just for those adults that like to indulge their fun side) there are a whole host of different zoos, farms, aquariums and wildlife parks dotted throughout the whole of the North of England. Whether you love underwater worlds, tropical gardens or rare and exciting breeds you are sure to find something that is right up your street. Getting to the North of England is easy. You can fly to Newcastle which is the main hub of the region or there are rail companies that serves the North. Rail tickets are cheaper booked in advance.
So here is our summary of the must see animal based attractions that you can find in the North of England.
Take a walk on the wild (life park) side
When it comes to wildlife and safari parks in the North of England you have some great options to pick from.
Formerly Trotters World of Animals; the Lake District Wildlife Park in Keswick, is set within 24 acres of parkland allowing for over 100 species to have plenty of space to roam. This conservation focused wildlife park has a variety of animals to see including Otters, Lemurs, Vultures and Tapirs too.
Another option is the South Lakes Safari Zoo a zoo experience with a difference. Located in Dalton-In-Furness this zoo with a difference is not just about the animals but also the fantastic experience you can only have with free-roaming enclosures. Lions, Rhinos and even a Sloth or two; this is a great day out no matter your age.
If you are looking for a more standard zoo experience then there are also plenty of those in the area. Blackpool Zoo is a great example of zoo life with plenty to see and do. With animals ranging from Tigers and Emus to Iguana’s and Caimans the variety here is great and they have a fantastic conservation vision too.
Under the Sea
For those who like to dive into their wildlife adventures then there are also some fantastic aquariums in the North of England. Scarborough’s Sea Life Sanctuary is recognised as one of the best in the UK. Not only allowing you to come up close and personal with a wide variety of marine animals including seals, sharks and penguins but also rescuing and protecting those that need their help.
Not all wildlife experiences need to be with animals of an exotic nature. There are a wide variety of farm animals to see too.
Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre not only showcases the beauty and power of the shire horses but also allows you to get up close and personal with some other popular farm animals too. Big Sheep and Little Cow Farm in Bedale is another popular farm based attraction in North Yorkshire with plenty of fun for all ages.
Take to the skies
If you are interested in the world of falconry and birds of prey then Cheshire Falconry is definitely worth a visit. With some of the most interesting birds of prey on display this is a day out with a difference.