03 May Accidental Zoo
May Day bank holiday at the ACCIDENTAL Zoo
What a delightful find. The accidental zoo only opened its doors in 2019. The animal loving Le Gilcher family took on a varied selection of animals to look after, and the list just grew and grew until eventually they had enough animals to invite the public to come and see. As a charity, run by volunteers, they now offer engaging up-close animal experiences which are exciting, hands on, and educational. You need to buy a ticket in advance for the few selected open days in the year and they sell out in couple of hours once released.
This special opening for Bank Holiday Monday was a real hit with the little ones. Packed out with young families enjoying a sunny day out, the zoo always delivers.
My friends had a small child, so I therefore felt like a legit visitor. Two tractors were available to clamber over and were very popular with the children. The interactive activities included stroking very soft Rex rabbits, handling crabs, giant snails and snakes as well as learning about other farm animals and emus in various enclosures. With a burger bar and ice cream van and a lovely new hand washing station, it was a delightful place to spend a morning.
There are just 6 more days advertised this year ( 8,9 May; 29,30 Aug; 4,5 Sept) and you can buy tickets here