This place isn't covered by most of the tourist information brochures but it was well worth the journey even from the south of the island to the north, to find it. Signposts show it as a zoo but it's really a farm park, with an extensive, nicely set out play area attached. Wear shoes as the surfaces are all gravel! Entrance to the play area and restaurant are free, then entrance to the animal section is 4.5 euros per adult., including a big carrier bag of food for the animals. Our 22 month old was free!
There are goats, sheep, donkeys, pigs, horses, donkeys, chickens, rabbits and ducks to be fed and even donkey rides for an additional few euros. The restaurant offers delicious local dishes cooked to order at very reasonable prices - it's well worth eating here if you can afford the time but remember this isn't fast food! So prepare to sit and enjoy a leisurely meal on the terrace or indoors. When we were there they had visitors who obviously come regularly just to eat there!
The family who run Pardelas Park are passionate about what they do and fascinating to talk to. They seem to genuinely enjoy having you as visitors.
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