The re-opening of self-contained accommodation in England means the long-awaited chance for many to get away for a few days. But with sudden, new found freedom, narrowing down the choice of where to go can be daunting. Why not follow Wooly to some places he’s looking forward to visiting, now that outdoor attractions are open too.
While The Donkey Sanctuary, in Bridport, Dorset (home to Wooly’s friend Ruby, the eviivo-sponsored donkey) and The Big Sheep, Bideford, Devon, remain closed a little longer, there are masses of other places ready to welcome ‘ewe’.
First stop, why not head to Omskirk, Lancashire, to Farmer Ted’s Adventure Farm? They promise a great day out for all the family, with farm animals, outdoor play area and the UK’s only Shaun the Sheep farm adventure.
Or head to the Cotswolds and the Cotswold Farm Park, the first of its kind opened in 1971, where you can learn about conservation, rare breeds (including Cotswold, Hebridean, Kerry Hill and North Ronaldsay sheep) and British farming. Meet horses, goats, pigs and newly born lambs!
If you want to experience some bigger beasts, zoos are opening their doors again too. Chester Zoo is home to over 35,000 animals and the dedicated team at the country’s most visited zoo have been working hard looking after the animal during lockdown and can’t wait to show you them all , from aardvarks to zebras.
Paradise Park, near Broxbourne, Hertfordshire will also give a taste of the exotic. See lions, tigers and snow leopards, watch gorgeous red pandas, and hang around with the monkeys. It’ll certainly make a change from the birds, foxes and other wildlife everyone has been restricted to viewing in parks and gardens for so long!