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“Park ok but not much in jungle”

Manor Heath and Jungle Experience
Ranked #8 of 41 things to do in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

We visited here on bank holiday Monday. The park has large grass areas , childrens play area, sand and water area, cafe, exercise equipment, walled garden and Jungle expieriance.
We have been before . The childrens play area is your run of the mill park equip , slides swings climbing frames etc. a few seats for parents to sit on but not enough i think. Theres normally an ice cream van near the play area.
We didnt go in the cafe but the toilets are next to the cafe and we did notice you have to pay to use them.
We were looking forward to the Jungle Experience , expecting it to
be similar to Roundhay park in Leeds. We were a bit disapointed. Its £1 entry per person. Only saw 2 butterflys. Some little birds walking around , some terrapins and fish. Its quite small and only took us no more than 15 mins to get round. Theres a few different paths and they are not sign posted with which way to go so saw some bits twice.
When we had come out of there we had a short walk around the "walled gardens" an area in sections with different themes plants and flowers.
Between the park and water and sand area there are picnic benches but most are in the shade under trees. Also near the park area there are some outside exercise equipment for the use of both adults and children.
All in all it passed a couple of hours for us.

1  Thank leedslass1965
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

My Daughter absolutely loves this place, seeing all the butterflies, fish and terripins. The staff are so kind and friendly. for a £1 its just such a bargain. Awesome facility for kids and Dads :-)

Thank Leighonardo
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Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

Everything was dead, no animals, and they now charge to get in which is ridiculious! would not go back or reccommend.

On another hand the Park is lovely, would reccommend a visit to the park!

3  Thank Kirstieandcharles
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

Don't get me wrong this is a very attractive place but i felt very hard done by.
We visited here to see the Butterfly World attraction. Place was small but the flowers was lovely. We saw Terrapins but NO Butterflies at all! We spent less than an hour here including a quick walk around the grounds. Like i said its lovely, but how can you have and advertise a Butterfly World with no Butterflies. If they had been some there, i am sure we would have spent longer there. Very disappointed.

2  Thank luke g
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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!.

1  Thank Lynne N
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