Halloween toddler lunches

Our Halloween themed Toddler Lunches return this October. When: Thursday 24th October 2019 Pick your time slot: 10am – 12pm 12:30pm – 2.30pm Event includes: Entry to Hobbledown for 1 child and 1 adult 1 hour’s free play in our large indoor playbarn Lunch box for the kids Spooky biscuit decorating Meet our exotic animals…

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The Haunted Dolls House

Magician / escape artist / juggler and comedy performer Greg Chapman will be back at Hobbledown this October Half Term with his one-man show The Haunted Dolls House. Greg was one of our most popular acts at our Wildflowers festival this summer with his trike full of tricks! He will return to Hobbledown to entertain…

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Join us for Hobble’ween

Join us this October Half Term for a week full of Halloween related fun. 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, Madagascan Hissing Cockroaches…

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Wildflowers in pictures

A big thank you to everyone that joined us for Wildflowers this year. From Bollywood dancing and African drumming to magic, science and bubbles, there was something for the whole family to enjoy.  Here are just a few photos from across the three days.

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New pygmy goat walkthrough

You’d better goat moving! Our new Pygmy Goat Walkthough is now 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…

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Summer at Hobbledown

The school holidays are 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 the following: An abundance of unique play equipment including our 130m long daring High Ropes Course, jumping pillows, zip lines, mazes and labyrinth of secret…

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A family festival not to be missed

Family Festival

Looking for the very best family-friendly festivals this summer? Well, add Wildflowers to that list as our 3-day festival of sound and colour returns bigger and better than ever!  Wildflowers takes place at Hobbledown on August 16th, 17th and 18th 2019 and is the ultimate feel-good family festival.  Featuring live music, interactive theatre, music and dance workshops, walkabouts and circus entertainment, there will be a jam-packed line-up of alfresco fun throughout…

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Camel Day

Join us for World Camel Day at Hobbledown on Saturday 22nd June. We will be celebrating the special day in honour of our father and son duo Genghis and Kados, our beautiful Bactrian Camels. On the day we will host two fun and informative educational talks, at 12pm and 2pm, to learn about these magnificent animals whose most…

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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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