Paradise Park in Cornwall, England, is home to more than 650 different birds and animals, and also houses the World Parrot Trust. Located in Hayle, just south-east of St. Ives, Paradise Park started out life as Glanmor House - purchased in 1973 by Mike Reynolds.
Mike Reynolds originally bought the house partly to use as a family home, and partly as an ideal location to keep his large and diverse collection of birds. The Victorian walled garden within the grounds is where Reynolds chose to keep his birds, which ranged from owls and eagles to cranes, parrots and pretty peacocks. These days the collection has expanded massively, and now includes several different species of animals, many different birds of prey, and even some penguins!
Paradise Park is an incredibly experience for all the family, with daily events that change from season to season. During the high season, visitors can enjoy twice daily otter and penguin feeding shows, which children are encouraged to participate in and help feed the otters and penguins themselves! Bird enthusiasts will love the beautiful and majestic birds of prey on display, as well as Billy the Cockatoo - the star of Paradise Parks 'Free Flying Bird Show', who will actually fly amongst the crowd!
There's also plenty on offer to keep the children entertained and interested, such as the 'Fun Farm', where visitors can feed and pet friendly farmyard animals such as pot-bellied pigs, guinea pigs, rabbits, goats and donkeys. There are even a few chipmunks running around!
Even the hardest to please kids won't be able to resist the fun and adventure of the Tarzan slide, swings and crazy climbing frames of 'Fort Paradise'.
Paradise Park is truly an experience to remember, and tickets are priced at £12.99 for adults and £9.99 for children.