Lunch with Santa

Back by popular demand this festive season are our Toddler Brunches and Lunches with Santa. Choose to have brunch or lunch with the main man for just £14.50 per child (includes 1 accompanying adult). Price includes: Hobbledown admission fee Lunch box for child Visit from Santa Gift Choose from these dates: Brunch (9.30am to 11:15am)  December…

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Sensitive Santa Session (SEN)

Hobbledown will be hosting a Sensitive Santa Session for children with special educational needs (SEN). The experience will allow children to meet Santa in his Grotto in a more relaxed, stress free environment with no queues. The session takes place on Saturday 7th December 2019 from 8:15am. How it works: 8:15am to 9:15am – exclusive free…

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Winter lights switch on

Get in the festive spirit by joining us at our winter lights switch on this November. Hobbledown will be transformed into a winter wonderland when our 10,000 twinkling lights are officially turned on by Father Christmas on Friday November 22nd. Between 4pm and 6pm we will have carol singing, meet the donkeys, arts and crafts and…

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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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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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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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