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“Lovely Place”

Manor Heath and Jungle Experience
Ranked #6 of 37 things to do in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
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Holmfirth, England, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Lovely Place”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

We stopped off here after reading abuout it with the biggest attraction for me the Jungle experience.There was a nice stroll down from the main entrance where the parking is with spring flowers filling large areas - lovely.
We decided we wanted to have something to eat so made our way to the flutterbies cafe which was quite busy. There were some tables in the cafe and some outside where, despite the cold, the majority of people were sitting. Pie with peas was on offer for £2 so my husband and I decided to try this along with a pot of tea for only £1.05. We were served by cheerful and helpful staff and enjoyed our lunch before setting off for the Jungle Experience.
The Jungle Experience was only £1 entry per person and I can only say that it represents excellent value and is a credit to Calderdale Council. There are quail running around the various sections which apparently were installed to eat the spiders which were eating the butterfly caterpillars. I hope they are doing a good job as we only saw three butterflies - one of them dead - but the ones we saw were huge and beautiful so let's hope that there are more to come as the weather warms up.
This is a beautiful and relaxing place - great to watch the turtles and fish swimming about in the pools and the vegetation is just what I would expect in a 'Jungle Experience.' I hope this side of things continues to be developed as an attraction because I can see it has a lot of potential and the kids love it!
We didn't get around to walking around the whole park but did note a large area of grassland where people were exercising their dogs - dogs are welcome elsewhere but should be on a lead.
There was also a wild flower of walk which at this time of year was very colourful. There was also a children's playground which appeared to be very popular.
The whole place appears to be wheelchair accessible but there are a lot of sloping areas to take into consideration.
There has been a lot of thought put into making this into the delightful attraction that it is and yes, it is well worth a visit and we will be back!.

Visited March 2014
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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“A Beautiful park with good facilities”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

The park is well maintained, there are lots of beautiful spring flowers. We had a really pleasant day out ,the weather was beautiful when we visited . The butterfly centre is full of tropical plants , there are terrapins and small birds , entry is one pound per person.Unfortunately we did not see any butterflies, probably due to the time of year.There is a café in the park , the food and drinks are reasonably priced. There is also a large play area for the children. Well worth a visit

Visited March 2014
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“brilliant day out for preschoolers”
Reviewed 27 February 2014

love it here the play area is great for all ages and the gardens are lovely then if you get too cold you can warm up in the jungle experience for just £1 where they have wonderful plants and amazing flowers

Visited February 2014
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
110 attraction reviews
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“A local afternoon out”
Reviewed 29 November 2013

We have been here a few times as we visit the park in the summertime. The park is pleasant to walk around with plenty of open space for children to play and you can get refreshments at the café within the park. The jungle experience although small is informative and houses a number of tropical plants with a walkway including streams and bridges and some sound effects. If you are not a keen horticulturist you might enjoy the experience for a short while and it is somewhere to go if it rains but it would be very interesting for those interested in horticulture as there is a fair amount to read and it is very informative.

Visited April 2013
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Yorkshire
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68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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“Jungle every day !”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Took our grandson to the jungle and he loved the experience. The butterflies and the birds you walk amount set in the jungle plants were favourite. Nice place Togo if it rains when your on the manor Heath

Visited October 2013
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