Michaela Strachan opens new animal attraction at Ribby Hall

Posted on - 11th August, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Kid's stuff, Lea, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston, Wildlife and Conservation
Michaela on the right, Neil Trickett, and one very large snake!

Michaela on the right, Neil Trickett, and one very large snake!

A familiar face came to a new wildlife attraction in Preston to officially open it.


TV presenter Michaela Strachan was the special guest at Ribby Hall Village near Preston.

Michaela was there to open their Wild Discovery which allows children to get up close to animals.

Four areas make up the new animal area including The Farmyard, Safari Walk, Exotics House and Birds of the World.

Michaela said: “An attraction like Wild Discovery is fantastic for encouraging children to learn about animals and their habitats. Set within a holiday village, Wild Discovery will bring animal encounters to a new audience and add another dimension to the holiday experience.”

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Animals children can meet include pygymy goats, potbellied pigs, rabbits, hawks, alpacas,pet chicks and snakes.

Feeding time!

Feeding time!

Wild Discovery director Neil Trickett said: “Wild Discovery is an interactive and educational wildlife centre for all ages, promoting animal welfare and conservation of the world’s biodiversity. It has a been a personal ambition of mine to create a wildlife centre where children and adults can enjoy up close experiences with animals that they may never have seen before.

“Families can visit the attraction as part of their holiday and learn about the animal world. I am truly grateful to the Ribby family for this opportunity to create a life dream and make it a reality for everyone to enjoy. Whether holidaying at Ribby Hall Village or local to the area we would love to welcome visitors to Wild Discovery to meet our animal friends.”

Entry to Wild Discover is £6 for children and free for under twos. It is £7 for adults. An annual pass is £30 for adults and £25 for children.

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