Exotic creatures get a new five-star home from home

Some wallabies, Riby Hall Village
Some wallabies, Riby Hall Village

Strewth! Wallabies could be heading to Lancashire this summer as the five-star Ribby Hall Village in Lancashire plans to go wild with a new attraction.

The venue, at Wrea Green, near Kirkham, is launching Wild Discovery, a new hands-on animal experience enabling children to get up close and learn about amazing animal kingdom.

Ribby Hall

Ribby Hall

Wild Discovery will house a variety of animals, 90 per cent of which are re-homed – including insects, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals.

The vast majority have come via the RSPCA and members of public who can no longer care for their animals.

Children will be able to enjoy interactive sessions, learning about the animals and their habitats.

Wild Discovery will be a new addition to the activities programme showcasing birds of prey, a petting zoo and mini zoo and will give children close encounters with a variety of animals including owls, pigs and jungle leopards.

It adds another dimension to the holiday experience

The chief executive, Paul Harrison, said: “At Ribby Hall Village we strive to continue to invest in the holiday experience for our guests.

“Wild Discovery is in response to guest feedback and an opportunity to create an educational and largely interactive experience with the animal world. It adds another dimension to the holiday experience.”

The attraction will also be designed to be educational for youngsters.

The Wild Discovery programme will cover a range of topics supporting the national curriculum, learning about habitats, evolution, eco-systems and life cycles.

Reservations manager Samantha Parkin with a chick

Reservations manager Samantha Parkin with a chick

And the gardens surrounding the attraction will be landscaped in keeping with the animals’ natural habitats, to make them feel more at home.

Customers enjoy the view

Customers enjoy the view

Spider Man Agama Lizard

Spider Man Agama Lizard