Paradise Wildlife Park – Review

Paradise Wildlife Park

Paradise Wildlife Park is a family-run animal park located in Broxbourne in Hertfordshire and thanks to reading brilliant blog reviews, I have been wanting to take the kids to visit for some time.

We finally made the journey last week and it is safe to say we were not disappointed.

Paradise Wildlife Park has four car parks and because it was busy, we had to park in the overflow carpark which sits the other side of the road to zoo. Although there is no official crossing, there were staff to help guide us across the quiet road safely.

Once inside the park, there are two sides to explore; on one side is the animal park, and on the other you can find the adventure playgrounds, entertainment, cafe, Paradise Lagoon paddling pool, Rex Express train and the World of Dinosaurs exhibit.

World of Dinosaurs

The kids unanimously voted to see the dinosaurs first and we were all really impressed by what we found.

The World of Dinosaurs is one of the UK’s biggest and most spectacular animatronic dinosaur attractions.

You follow a winding path through the woodland to spot 30 life-size, moving and roaring dinosaurs.

They were brilliantly lifelike and the kids loved being able to identify them, with examples of dinosaurs from small Velociraptors to the gigantic T-Rex and Ankylosaurus.

They made for some fun selfies too!

Top Tip: We found the World of Dinosaurs was quite busy in the morning, but when we went back mid-afternoon, it was much quieter.

Wildlife Park

Paradise Wildlife Park is not a large zoo, but they have an impressive amount of animals to see and we were very spoilt with their big cats.

They have White Lions, Tigers, Snow Leopards, Cheetah’s and Jaguars, all in enclosures which give you the best chance of seeing them up close.

We even enjoyed lunch over-looking Tigers as they relaxed under a shady tree.

One of the things that really struck me, was how close you could get to some of the animals – some were behind glass, but others had fencing that you could peer over – perfect for budding photographers!

There are plenty of keeper talks to keep you interested throughout the day, although, as it was the height of summer, we found them to be very busy so listened from the back, saving any questions until the crowds had dispersed, which the staff were more than happy to hang around for.

During our visit, we saw some visitors taking part in animal experiences which include meeting the Meerkats, feeding the Red Panda’s and many more.

This is something I would definitely consider when we visit again.


Paradise Wildlife Park is a brilliant day out for all the family. There are adventure parks, picnic areas, restaurants and even shows to keep everyone entertained.

The highlight of our day was the dinosaurs and seeing the big cats up close!

Tickets cost from £20.21 for adults and £17.86 for children over 2, online in advance. You will pay slightly more on the gate.

Have you been to Paradise Wildlife Park?

Disclaimer: We were guests of Paradise Wildlife Park for the purpose of a review. All thoughts and opinions are our own

19 thoughts on “Paradise Wildlife Park – Review

  1. Katie says:

    This looks like a fun place to explore! My kids love seeing big cats up close. The dinos look pretty fun too.

  2. Pati Robins says:

    oh wow looks like you guys had a fantastic time !! my daughter would have loved visiting there as well shes dino obsessed

  3. This looks like so much fun! I love all of the pictures you shared.

  4. This looks like a fantastic wildlife park to visit and I know both my kids would love it. Bookmarking this for when we visit Hertfordshire.

  5. Catherine says:

    What a fun place for kids and the whole family! My nieces and nephews would love a place like that!

  6. We have not been here (we’re from the States), but we have been to some place very similar and my kids loved it! Glad to see that yours did too!

  7. Cindy B says:

    This looks so fun! Bet the kids loved it!

  8. This is such a cool place. Everyone looked like they had a wonderful time.

  9. This looks SO fun for kids. I especially like the dinosaur park. I love when they can truly be kids and get submersed in the parks

  10. Andrew says:

    I heard about this park. I was planning to bring my kids there in next week. Now I’ll bring them for sure 🙂

  11. Norma says:

    Paradise Wildlife Park seems like very family friendly place. Great that it is a family-run animal park located in Broxbourne in Hertfordshire. Great that you were not disappointed! I would love to go with my kids.

  12. Oh wow looks like your little tribe has a blast here! The Dinosaurs look amazing

    Laura x

  13. karen reekie says:

    We have been and loved it. The weather wasn’t great the day we went, but we still had a blast. It is such a fab place with so many things to do and see.

  14. Sarah Howe says:

    I am actually such a dinosaur fan and I think I would love this more than the kids. It looks like such a fun day out. Animals look beautiful too.

  15. What a cool park. Just seen your video of it on YouTube.
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  16. I have read about this place before and thought it was somewhere I’d like to go! My son would love the dinosaur part and it’s great that you can get so close to the animals! They look very healthy in your photos so are obviously well cared for.

  17. Wow what a great array of big cats. Cheetahs are my favourite and you don’t always see them at zoo. And my son would love to see the Dinosaurs, he quite enjoyed a small dinosaur park we visited last year so it would go down a treat.
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  18. We’ve never been to Paradise Wildlife Park but it sounds fantastic! The kids would love the dinosaurs!

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