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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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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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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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Our new chosen charity

Hobbledown is delighted to announce The Brain Tumour Charity as its new chosen charity. The organisation is dedicated to funding research, raising awareness of brain tumours, reducing diagnosis times and providing support and information for people with a brain tumour, their families and friends. Hobbledown joint owner Richard Farley said: “Every day 31 people in…

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Toddler Time Arts and Crafts

We have a new line-up for our week day Toddler Time, launching on Monday 7th January. Join us Monday to Friday between 10am and 2pm when our Toddler coordinator Kylee will have a new schedule of arts and crafts activities available (see below). Sessions are included in your general admission fee. No booking required. Off…

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The Fairy Dilemma

Stop Press – our new Hobbledown picture book is on shelves now! ‘The Fairy Dilemma’ is the latest instalment of the Hobbledown story. This delightfully illustrated book tells the story of Hobbledown characters Eliza and Crystal teaming up against Hobbledown’s rogues the Skibblers, and is a perfect read for children aged up to eight or nine.…

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