If you are Staffordshire based and want an interactive, cost effective day out. Then Peak Wildlife Park, is the place to go.
The wildlife park is based near Leek, on the edge of the Peak Districk. Formally called Blackbrook zoo.
The new owners have clearly put in a lot of thought into what they want to achieve.
I visitied the second day of opening with my just turned three year old. Who loves animals but often reserved around them.
From the start at the front desk to leaving I felt important to the staff. They were very friendly with my son and extremely knowledgeable on the animals.
There are three walk through areas and you are greeted by staff member and when quiet lead you around and tell you lots about the animals in the enclosure.
Within the wallabies and lemurs you can feed and touch them, the staff are very aware of the animals behaviour and guide you to the best most friendly one of the groups. Olive the lemur is extremely friendly and will even come up to you, my son took to her straight away.
There is a small wet land area with some birds in as well as small park, cafe and shop.
From talking to one of the owners, the online booking is not available at the moment but hopefully soon, he also mentioned to keep eyes peeled for other offers and deals on admission. They are currently still working on smaller jobs around the site but does not affect its use.
They are planning and working on another walk through area as well as hopefully offering a soft play/ bouncy castle area and will be extending the options within the cafe.
If you wish to visit and enjoy for yourself I highly recommend it and prices are adults £7.95, children 2plus £5.95 and under 2z free.
There website is http://www.peakwildlifepark.co.uk or visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peak-Wildlife-Park/74804374475?ref=ts&fref=ts
where there is lot more views and photos of what to expect.
I will be doing another review soon, Steph