On Friday, I took the family along to Drayton Manor Park for the opening of their latest animal enclosure, the Tamarin Trail. The Zoo at Drayton Manor Park welcomes five new species of guests including the White Lipped Tamarin, Red Handed Tamarin, Emperor Tamarin, Cotton Top Tamarin and the Common Marmoset.
We couldn’t wait to see the new members of the zoo and as brand new blog ambassadors for Drayton Manor Park for the new season, we got to walk through the new Tamarin Trail before it was officially opened.
The new Tamarin Trail allows visitors to walk through a guided path and get up close to the new residents. There are eight new enclosures surrounded by planted gardens and water features and it’s a wonderful space to explore.
We got to meet the Zoo Keepers and had a brief chat with them who told us how excited they are at welcoming them to Drayton Manor. With any luck, there may be a breeding programme to help these Tamarins in the future. We loved walking around the Trail and finding out more about these loveable little animals and we can’t wait to go back and see how they’ve settled in to their new homes.
As the sun was shining on Friday, we spent the rest of the day around the park. Thomas the Tank Engine took us to the other side of the park where we got to explore the Dino Trail and check out the model railway.
Olly also wanted to ride on some of his favourite rides in Thomas Land and as it was running, we all enjoyed a ride around the park on the Polperro Express train ride. If there’s a train ride to go on, Olly will pretty much be first in the queue, he’s obsessed with them!
Drayton Manor Park is open throughout the Easter holidays and is a great place for a family fun-filled day out with lots to see and do for everyone. You can buy your tickets online here.
Disclosure: We are Drayton Manor Park Ambassadors for 2016. All words and images are my own unless otherwise stated.