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Published January 22nd 2018
Visit some endangered species in natural Pembrokeshire
Located in Pembrokeshire in South Wales the Manor Wildlife Park is set out over 52 acres of parkland.We spent a day here wandering around and teaching the kids about the different animals, and survived the weather, even though it was a freezing 3 degrees Celsius day when we went, so be sure to rug up if you visit in December.
You can take a leisurely stroll around to view dozens of animals from different countries, with the enclosures providing many vantage points, making it easy to see them. This was handy for the kids when the animals moved around as they would sometimes be hard to see otherwise. The rhinoceros enclosure is large and on a slope so you may need to walk all around it to find them.
Throughout the day from 11.30 till 3.00 the park keepers hold talks at a few of the enclosures giving more information on the animals, and the opportunity to ask questions. We joined in on the pig walk, which had the kids giggling as they followed them around the park.
An added feature of the park is you can pay for several different experiences that are up close and hands on. You get to see what the zoo keepers do and help feed the animals, giving you a more unique view of what goes on every day.
You can also get up close to some of the animals without paying extra; these include enclosures that contain the lemurs, wallabies and rabbits.
Several large undercover play areas provide extra entertainment for the kids with an enormous bouncy castle and giant indoor play zone. There is also a separate barn containing bales of hay and a climbing wall.
Food is available to buy, but you can also save money and bring in your own, with plenty of tables and chairs around the place.
Overall, it's an enjoyable place to visit with the family, providing a good mix of things to see and do.