Thorp Perrow Arboretum and Wildlife Park
Near Bedale North Yorkshire
Average time spent – 2-3+ hours.
Things to do at Thorp Perrow Arboretum and Wildlife Park review
Thorp Perrow Arboretum and Bird of Prey & Mammal Centre is set in 100 acres of woodland and gardens. They have an excellent bird of prey centre and also a smaller wildlife park.
The bird of prey centre has a great number of cages with a large variety of birds. Our favourite by far was the Ravens. Turns out they have a very friendly fellow who kept saying hello to us in a very deep voice (hours of fun!). They also have birds of prey displays. Next to here, you will find a small wildlife park with more birds, meerkats, wallabies, goats and sheep.
The Arboretum is a maze of pathways, no two walks around the grounds will be the same. We chose to randomly wander around. They have a handy map with all the different points of interest. we managed to find most of them. Points of interest include islands, the Bothy, monuments and oak trees. There is also an adventure playground with an intriguing climbing frame and a mini assault course.
Eating – There is a cafe on-site selling hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic outside.
Facilities in brief – Bird of prey centre with displays, small wildlife park, walks in the woods and grounds, adventure playground. There are toilets on-site and a cafe.
Entry price – *Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. Adults just under £10 and children just under £7.00. Under 4’s are free. It is free to park.
Opening: Thorp Perrow is open for most of the year. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Information on accessibility – Disabled visitors are welcome at Thorp Perrow with much of the Arboretum accessible by wheelchair.
Address: Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Bedale DL8 2PS, North Yorkshire, England. Phone: 01677 425323
Category – Great outdoors, suitable for all ages.
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