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Most magical attraction

Hobbledown has been named one of the UK’s most magical attractions. It was placed at number 2 in the ‘Top 10 Magical Attractions’ list by Day Out With The Kids. Hobbledown’s General Manager David Long said: “Hobbledown offers escapism and wonder for both kids and adults alike. Its magic ingredient is being totally unique. “Where…

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New sheep walkthrough

Och aye, our newest exhibit has just opened, and its stars are all the way from Bonnie Scotland.  Our new Sheep Walkthrough is filled with Shetland Sheep whose roots go back over 1000 years. It is thought they were brought to the Shetland Islands by Viking settlers. Shetland Sheep are a small, calm breed of sheep.…

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Easter at Hobbledown

Enjoy some cracking good fun at Hobbledown this Easter. Throughout the holidays (April 4th – 19th) we will have an action packed line-up to keep the whole family entertained. This includes: A family Easter Egg Hunt (with chocolate prize) plus special Hunt for the Golden Egg The opening of our brand new lemur and lorikeet…

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How we keep our guests safe

With Coronavirus dominating the news, we feel it is appropriate to explain what we are doing as a business to keep our guests safe. Hobbledown is taking several preventative measures to protect the health of our customers and team: All guests will be asked to use the santizer on their hands upon entry to the…

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Exciting changes are coming

We’ve taken the opportunity while closed to finish the work on our new animal enclosures for the lemurs and lorikeets. The lemurs had their first outing in their new home the other day. And although nervous at first, they soon seemed to enjoy it! Our lorikeet enclosure is also finished and the birds are loving…

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Lemur and lorikeets – coming soon

New for 2020 will be our brand new lemur and lorikeet walkthroughs. The immersive lorikeet walkthough will be home to around 20 rainbow lorikeets which will fly free just inches above your heads! You will also get the chance to feed these colourful and exotic birds their daily nectar. The lemur walkthrough will house a…

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Pygmy goat walkthrough

You’d better goat moving! Our Pygmy Goat Walkthough is open and we have some very excitable animals ready to meet you! Our new walkthrough takes you on a windy path, past grassy hillocks and over a delightful wooden bridge where you will be within touching distance of our furry friends. As luck may hoove it, you will…

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Join us for Hobble’ween

Join us this October Half Term at Hobbledown for a week full of Halloween related fun events. Between October 26th and November 3rd our daily line-up will include: Meet our Creepy Crawlies Meet and greet a selection of our reptiles and invertebrates in our Gruesome Granary, including Blue Tongued Skink, Bearded Dragon, Giant African Millipedes,…

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Love Your Zoo Week

Join us for Love your Zoo week throughout May Half Term. Love Your Zoo week is an annual event which raises awareness of the fantastic work zoos undertake in the UK. Run by Biaza (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums), it also aims to promote the important work zoos do with regards to…

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The Raptor Centre arrives at Hobbledown

New for 2019 is the arrival of The Raptor Centre, a sanctuary for birds of prey. Hobbledown is now home to husband and wife conservationists Eddie and Veronica and their 17 magnificent birds who will provide flying demonstrations, informative meet and greets, and experience days with the birds. Founded in 1977, The Raptor Centre aims…

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