The Curraghs Wildlife Park is a great place to connect to nature, young and old will enjoy this day out. This tranquil Park is set over 40 acres, and has over 70 species; many are endangered and part of conservation breeding programs co-ordinated globally. The Park facilities include-Shop, Café serving hot and cold food, free wheel chair and mobility scooter loan (first come first served basis), 3 outdoor play areas including the very popular Giant jumping pillow, one indoor soft play area and a peaceful nature trail taking you through the Ballaugh Curraghs which is a wetland of Scientific interest. The Park is Open 7 days a week from Easter to end of October and during the winter Fridays-Sundays and all the school holidays. During Peak times there are feed talks and animal encounters, you can even book an animal experience. Animal species you will find here( but not an exhaustive list) – Penguins, Lynx, Gibbons, 4 species of lemur, Fishing cat, Macaque monkeys,Flamingo, Otters, Red Panda, Meerkats, Tapir, Pelican, Spider monkey, Flamingo, Emu, Wallaby, Porcupine, Macaw, Capybara and much more. The Park is a member of EAZA (European Association of zoos and Aquaria) who uphold the highest animal welfare, conservation and education standards seen as the gold standard for zoos.
Curraghs Wildlife Park is not just any old zoo that houses many animals from around the world. Here at the park, they actually take you on journey around the world to see all the wonderful creatures that inhabit the parts of the world they are indigenous to. Built on a wetland, the park is committed to education and conservation and as I walked around the park, that couldn't of been more apparent. During my visits to a number of Zoos, Wildlife and Safari Parks I have seen many different animals, but what surprised me about Curraghs, was the sheer number of varied species they are looking after here on this small island. I thought this park was excellent value for money, and with that extra saving on tickets, you'll certainly be able to afford lunch in the Lakeside café. A big thumbs up from us all here at Top 100 Attractions.