Although not a huge place, I enjoyed my visit here. Make sure you catch the Bird of Prey talk, followed by the Otter feeds. They usually have five birds of prey that they talk about (although there are more dotted around in aviaries on the woodland walk), and you may be given a chance to hold one of them.
After that, they feed the Otters. They have two types of Otter here - the Asian Short-Clawed Otters (the smallest species, and very cute) and the larger British Otter. Each enclosure contains a different Otter family. They become very playful after they've been fed, so it's worth staying by the enclosures to see them playing.
The sanctuary also has a little herd of Fallow Deer (including what looks like a young stag), wallabies, Scottish Wildcats, and various birds including a white peacock. A nice place to visit, but do be warned - Otters are part of the same family as Stoats and Weasels, so they do have a rather pungent smell!
The cafe is very reasonably priced, but they really need more staff. I appreciate that everything is freshly made, but a half an hour for a sandwich was a little excessive. Also, the tables weren't cleared for quite a while. Such a shame that it was let down by this.
All in all though, a good place to take the kids for a few hours.
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