Peak Wildlife Park


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 or visit them on Facebook at

where there is lot more views and photos of what to expect.

I will be doing another review soon, Steph


Why choose me

It’s a hard time choosing the ‘right’ childcare for you, your child and your needs. There are so many options out there, childminders, nurseries, family, pre schools. The options are often confusing.

Well what’s makes me different?!

I am offer a BESPOKE service.

  •  I am a parent so I see both sides as a practitioner and parent.
  • I am registered with Ofsted, insured and full cleaning driving licence.
  • I am highly qualified and have many years experiences with children from birth to aged 12.
  • I understand the need for extended hours.
  • Fee structure to suit your needs, and worked to best suit you, not me. As well as all meals, local trips are included in my price.
  • Flexibility, which helps shift workers. And offers you extended hours as and when so you safe to know I can always accommodate your child.
  • I have smaller adult to child ratio, than a nursery environment.
  • I am in a home environment.
  • Home cooked fresh meals and hot meals in the evening.
  • I work close with the school I offer a service to. Meaning I can offer support for children to complete homework. As well as supporting the schools teaching around the National curriculum.
  • Trips and outings, can happen when it takes us. I often visit local library and play sessions with the younger children as well as offering larger trips for the older children, recently going to Gentleshaws wildlife club and exploring the gardens and wood on the Trentham estate.
  • I work closely with parents and can do celebrations for birthdays of the children and provide homemade cards and gifts for other special people e.g. Anniversaries, birthdays mothers and Father’s Day.

Over all my service is BESPOKE to you and your child.


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