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(formerly Birmingham Nature Centre)
Pershore Road, Birmingham, B5 7RL
£5 (adults); £4 (concs(; £2.50 (5-16); Free (under-5s)
Mon-Fri, Sat, Sun, 10am - 5pm (4pm last entry), Open January 1st.
The Birmingham Nature Centre has just been renamed Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park, in recognition of the centre's work with endangered animals.(April 2014)
There is a fantastic selection of animals to meet - meerkats, monkeys, pythons, otters, capybaras, pigs, lynx, red pandas, wallabies, and guinea pigs.
Feeding times are well-advertised at the entrance and you will usually find your visit coincides with one of them.
There is a very good cafe, with meal-deal lunch boxes for children, and a new soft-play area inside so the children can let off steam. The outdoor play area is very popular too.
Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.
Every parent of toddlers should know about the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park - although I think younger fans will find the old name "Nature Centre" a bit easier to say!
It's a very reasonably-priced, gentle, child-friendly place to visit.
There is a good selection of animals. The active lemurs and scampering monkeys are great fun for little ones to watch, and the playful otters bring smiles to faces.
We always play hunt-the-red-panda, but that's become easier since they've had a new enclosure.
We always seem to spend a lot of time with the snakes and reptiles - a bit of a strain as under-3s need picking up out of pushchairs to get a good view. But the snakes and lizards are usually visible, and impressive with their bright colours and markings.
The cafe has had a good renovation and looks clean and bright, with a properly attractive menu with food made from scratch (i.e. sandwiches with extra salad on the side, baked potatoes, etc). Best of all they've installed a new soft-play area inside the cafe, for younger children and wobbly walkers to let off steam and clamber about. Unsurprisingly, it is very popular with mums juggling new babies plus toddlers!
Afterwards you can walk to Cannon Hill Park and enjoy the two brilliant play parks there, plus the ducks, and bike-friendly paths. It's possible to base an entire, very cheap day out here - well worth knowing about it during the school holidays.
Otters, red pandas, meerkats, snakes, lynx, tarantulas and monkeys - a chance for children to get close to wildlife.
Great for a cheap morning out for little ones.
There is a cafe and a play area, and parking next to Canon Hill Park. See website for feeding times.
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