Wild Discovery Opens

by Guest - 8th August 16

Michaela Strachan

Photo by Rob Lock

This week we opened our newest attraction, Wild Discovery, with the help of TV personality Michaela Strachan.

Over a thousand guests, Health Club Members and holiday home owners were able to experience this exciting new hands-on interactive animal attraction. Housing a variety of animals, including insects, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals, families can enjoy a truly immersive wildlife adventure.

Michaela Strachan, best known for her TV shows, including BBC’s The Really Wild Show and Springwatch, officially opened the attraction and performed her Really Wild Adventures Show. Children enjoyed seeing Michaela bring her animal stories to life. See a video from the day below.

Wild Discovery owner Neil Trickett said: “Wild Discovery is an interactive and education wildlife centre for all ages, promoting animal welfare and conservation of the world’s biodiversity.”

Neil Trickett: “It has been a personal ambition of mine to create a wildlife centre where children and adults can enjoy up close experiences with animals that they may never have seen before.”

Wild Discovery Team

Wild Discovery Team –  Photo by Rob Lock


Wild Discovery is made up of four areas:

The Farmyard

Meet and greet our friendly animal residents including pigs, goats, rabbits and many more. 90% of farmyard animals have been rehomed. Children can enjoy daily donkey rides too!

Safari Walk

Roam with our animals on a self-guided Safari Walk. You’ll encounter animals from around the world, including rhea, alpacas and wallabies.

Exotics House

Venture into our Exotics House to discover amazing creepy crawlies, frogs, snakes, lizards and meerkats, with daily talks and presentations for all ages.

Birds of the World

Meet our Eagle Owl, Barn Owl, Harris Hawk and water wading birds up close and look forward to watching stunning flying displays in the future.

Snowy Owl, Wild Discovery

Photo by Rob Lock

There’s also opportunities to be a Keeper for the Day, adopt an animal and enjoy even more unique animal encounters.

Ribby Hall Village Chief Executive, Paul Harrison said: “Wild Discovery is in response to guest feedback and adds another dimension to the holiday experience.”

Wild Discovery opening

Wild Discovery owner Neil Trickett and Ribby Hall Village Chief Executive Paul Harrison – Photo by Rob Lock

Wild Discovery is open to all and we look forward to sharing more updates with you very soon.

To find out more about Wild Discovery click here. 




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