Hertfordshire has the perfect landscape for theme parks and wildlife sanctuaries, and these are some of the county's most perennially popular destinations. Close to London, this endlessly fascinating county has so much to offer and is perfect for a long or short break whatever the weather. Book in to one of the numerous hotels in Hertfordshire and enjoy a multitude of attractions such as Paradise Wildlife Park. There are also many good guesthouses and B&Bs in the region, to suit all tastes and budgets.
Hertfordshire Hotels for Paradise Wildlife Park
This is a beautifully designed and maintained family-run theme park in Broxbourne and it makes a brilliant destination for the day, especially if you're staying with kids at a nearby Hertfordshire hotel. The venue actually used to be called Broxbourne Zoo, but when the Sampson family bought it up in 1986 they changed the name. The zoo/garden has been around since the early 1960s, and when the family bought the land in 1984 the intention was to build enclosures that imitated natural habitats as closely as possible, and two years later it was duly opened. The team at Paradise Wildlife Park, or PWP, has since then worked tirelessly to improve living conditions for the animals, and it now has an excellent reputation for its conservation work.
Paradise Wildlife Park from Hertfordshire Hotels
The Park's sister site in Kent does important work in the field of protecting endangered species, especially with its breeding programmes through PWP's Wildlife Heritage Foundation. When you visit Paradise Wildlife Park from your Hertfordshire hotel or B&B you'll know that you're contributing in a small way to this important environmental work. There are more than 400 animals here, including reptiles, primates, big cats, farmyard and paddock animals, and small mammals. Some of the Park's rarer species include White Bengal Tigers, Siberian Tigers, Ocelots and White Lions. Burmese pythons, marmosets, tamarins and lovebirds have all been successfully bred here, so there's plenty of educational as well as aesthetic interest to see. The Park makes a good destination for adults and kids alike from your nearby Hertfordshire hotel.