Paradise Park – Hayle TR27 4BH
Opened in 1973 by avid bird collectors Mike and Audrey Reynolds, (and partly funded in those early days by Mike’s work in advertising – coining the phrase ‘The Milky Bars are on me’), Paradise Park has grown from strength to strength. Now focusing on conservation as well as providing a wonderful day out, many rare birds and mammals are helped through the parks programmes and support. In 2005 a large indoor play area was opened, allowing families to not only enjoy the tropical gardens, wildlife sanctuary and aviaries, but space for the kids to let off steam whatever the weather.
Daily events such as penguin and otter feeding, an eagle flying display and a free flying bird display offer year round attraction, as well as many seasonal events - with trails and quizzes for all ages. The park gardens extend for 14 acres and are designed to complement the exotic wildlife. There are benches for pic-nics or a restaurant and café to choose from. The walkways around the subtropical gardens are pushchair and wheelchair friendly.
Walk alongside flamingos, view the rare Cornish red-billed choughs, feed nectar to Lorikeets, enjoy hands on activities at the fun farm, feed the penguins or otters and give the kids plenty of space both inside and out to run about. With over 140 species and over 650 birds this is truly a fantastic place for a day trip.
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