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“Great day out”

Animalarium at Borth
Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Borth
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We are a small zoo in mid-Wales, between Aberystwyth and Machynlleth, only a short walk from the Borth railway. Visit us for a day to remember!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great day out”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Its a small zoo but its intimate clean and you get close to the animals, the keepers are great and talk to you the cafe was very good with everything cooked to order and well priced, We expected to visit for an hour or so and ended up there nearly 4 hrs what with the play areas the reptile show, pony rides lunch and of course the walk around the animals it made it a great day out my grand daughter of 5 loved it. I think older kids ( teenagers) might find it boring. They have plans and started work on expanding it by 6 Acres with some lions coming. I look forward to returning there next time im in the area.

Visited August 2014
Thank Gareth E
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Friendly place that does their best”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Visited as not much else on in the area! Nice range of animals you can get close too, a little smelly and cramped in some areas. Has the feel of a family run place. May not be interesting enough for some kids and i would have been happier had it been a few pounds cheaper. Little expensive for what we saw, however i undersand how this place runs and that they are doing what they can in a quiet area.

Visited August 2014
Thank Emma G
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ludlow shropshire
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing place ”
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Myself, my wife our daughter 4 yrs and son 18 months and brother in law 14 yrs paid a visit to the animalarium a couple of days ago and must say what a wonderful time we had all 3 kids were fascinated by the animals and play areas great for all ages the keeper Tom was just amazing excellent with the kids and explaining everything so everyone could easily understand and they we thrilled to follow him around feeding the animals in the afternoon at lunch we decided to eat in the cafe which turned out to be a great choice as the food was top notch as we're the ladies cooking and serving they were fantastic we all can't wait to come back

2 Thank leejennings78
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Worcester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A Family Friendly Zoo with Real Personality!”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

My 7 year old son and I had a great day here. A wide variety of interesting animals, many of whom were (amazingly) abandoned pets. You can tell the animals are well loved. Our highlights were the talkative cockatoo, and the reptile show, where we stroked a boa constrictor and a bearded dragon, as well as meeting many other reptiles. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly, and there is a cafe too. It is an easy walk from Borth train station. We walked from Brynowen Holiday Park. My son also loved having a ride on a Shetland Pony called Buddy. Oh, and the meerkats were brilliant too! There just isn't enough room on here to cover everything! Highly recommended.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Susan D
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Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Cute little zoo”
Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

For a zoo, that is poorly located for customers, it's great! More people need to visit this zoo, they have some fantastic animals and is worth every penny admittance! Highly recommended for family's with children.

Thank Spike046
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