Indoor play barn reopens

Great news – our indoor play barn has reopened. What you need to know: The play barn will operate at 40% capacity to help with social distancing   Each session will last 40 minutes and is included in your admission price to Hobbledown   Sessions are on a first come, first served basis. No need…

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When Steve Backshall came to play

We were delighted when Steve Backshall and his Olympic gold medalist wife Helen Glover came to visit Hobbledown during the school holidays. Steve, Helen and their young son Logan got up close and person with some of animals, including camels, lemurs and meerkats. And they were also eager to try out some of the adventure…

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Fern’s famous rescuer!

He has handled the world’s deadliest animals and travelled to some of the most remote places on earth, yet daredevil Steve Backshall was almost stumped by his latest challenge – rescuing Hobbledown’s very own Fern the Fairy, trapped in a castle! The BAFTA-winning adventurer and wildlife expert took on the unusual challenge – a far…

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Eat Out to Help Out

Great news diners! Hobbledown’s restaurant Hobnosh is taking part in the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout August customers are able to receive 50% off their food and drink orders, up to a maximum of £10 per head. All you need to do is download the Hobbledown App…

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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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An update for our guests…

Welcome back Hobblers! We are delighted that we are open again, albeit somewhat differently from before. From 4th July our outdoor play facilities will be open, alongside the zoo which reopened on June 23rd. As a reminder, all guests and members must pre-book online so we can manage capacity. You will no longer be able to buy tickets…

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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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Build a bunny this Easter

Looking for something fun to do with the kids this Easter? Give them an Easter treat to remember by booking them a Build a Bunny experience here at Hobbledown. Build a Bunny takes place in our magical Teddy Bear Workshop, one of our party rooms. You even have to enter through a Narnia style wardrobe to…

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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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