Events

Christmas at Hobbledown

It’s is one of our favourite times of the year, and this Christmas will be full of magic and fun here at Hobbledown. Our Grotto will be open from Saturday 24th November throughout selected dates until December 24th 2018. Back by popular demand will be our Christmas Toddler Brunches and Lunches, and Tea with Santa for slightly…

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Halloween toddler lunches

Don’t miss out on our Halloween themed Toddler Lunches. Option 1 includes: Entry to Hobbledown 1 hour free play in our Hobblings Playbarn Lunch box Spooky biscuit decorating Exotic animal handling Choose from either October 30th or 31st, 10am to 12:30pm. Spaces are limited to 15 children per session, so book early to avoid disappoint.…

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Book now for Wildflowers

*Tickets are available to buy online until midnight on September 14th. After this time tickets must be purchased on the door.   Wildflowers, our mini festival of sound and colour, makes its comeback later this summer. Returning for its fourth successive year, the popular family festival returns on Saturday September 15th 2018. This year’s line-up includes:…

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Summer holiday fun

The school holidays are almost here and there will be plenty to see and do at Hobbledown this summer. Come rain or shine, for a one off fee you can enjoy: All of the award winning adventure play equipment including our 130m long daring High Ropes Course*, jumping pillows and labyrinth of Underground Tunnels New…

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Fairy Day

Fantasy, imagination and a little bit of pixie dust come together on Sunday June 24th in honour of International Fairy Day. These tiny supernatural creatures have captivated myth and legend for generations, and their presence is particularly fitting at our adventure park and zoo where they are key to the Hobbledown story (what would Hobbledown…

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Mucky May-hem Festival

Expect a riot of fun and laughter when Merrydown returns this May Half Term! Our three day festival of Mucky May-hem takes place on May 29th, 30th and 31st and is one of the showpieces of Hobbledown’s calendar. There will be fun-filled riotous games such as Slime Pass and Maze Runner, a daily Foam Party,…

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Meet the Meerkats

Make your trip to Hobbledown even more memorable with an up, close and personal encounter with our meerkats. Join our experienced zookeepers in the meerkats’ enclosure where you can learn all about these fantastic creatures and feed them tasty snacks! Cost: Just £20 per person! What you need to know: Duration of experience: 15 to…

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Bring your school to Hobbledown

Calling all teachers … Bring the classroom to Hobbledown and create a vibrant learning experience for your pupils. New for Autumn 2017 are our interactive Animal Educational Visits. Choose from our exciting Minibeasts session, or our Rainforest session, both of which link in with various Key Stage 1 and 2 National Curriculum topics and can be…

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Wildflowers 2017 in photos

Thanks to everyone that came and got their groove on at Wildflowers 2017. We had a blast! The festival has become a popular annual feature in Hobbledown’s events calendar and as well as the powdered paint throwing extravaganza, this year’s line-up included a bubbleologist, magician and fortune teller. Check out these photos from the event:

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Magnificent camels join our zoo

Just in time for Love Your Zoo Week, Hobbledown welcomes its first camels to the fold. The camels are a father and son pairing of Bactrian Camels named Genghis, aged 6, and Kados, 1. For company they will be housed with the nilgai in their large compound just past Hobbledown Village. Their most noticeable feature…

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