Connect with Nature on an Animal Themed Adventure

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Posted by Kirstie

Planet Earth Live

Here at Superbreak we’re getting excited for a new TV show that promises to become one of our must-watch favourites. Starting next Sunday 6th May on BBC One, Planet Earth Live will be an exciting, interactive and ambitious wildlife series combining the BBC’s renowned breath-taking cinematography skills seen recently in the hugely popular Frozen Planet, with the thrill of live broadcasting seen in Big Cat Live and Springwatch. The show will see presenters Richard Hammond and Julia Bradbury broadcast live from southern Kenya, where they will connect with live feeds from around the globe. In anticipation of this groundbreaking show we’ve selected five great ways in which you can connect with nature on an animal themed adventure during your next short break…

Picture of Crocodile

1. Explore the tropics at Chester Zoo…

Tropical Realm at Chester Zoo not only features many species of reptiles and amphibians, from creepy Philippine crocodiles to giant Galapagos tortoises, but also contains one of the nation’s best tropical bird collections in the zoo’s enormous free flight walk-through area and aviaries. With over 40 species of birds to marvel at, the beautiful sounds they produce will transport you to the heart of the jungle. Chester Zoo is one of the UK’s best loved zoos and has many more exhibits that connect you to animal species from around the globe, from Elephants of the Asian Forest to the Realm of the Red Ape, there is plenty to see and discover.

2. Discover life on the farm at Kent Life…

In the heart of rural Sandling near Maidstone, Kent Life is a 28-acre working farm featuring free-range livestock including sheep, cows, pigs, horses, donkeys, goats, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, ducks and geese. This fantastic attraction is great for young children as it gives them the chance to handle some of the farm’s smaller animals in the ‘Cuddle Corner’. The farm also teaches visitors about traditional farming methods and Kent’s farming heritage. Plus it has a lovely tea room for the grown ups to enjoy a relaxing cuppa.

Stingray Shark

3. Head under water at Birmingham Sea Life Centre…

The Sea Life Centre in Birmingham is a fantastic attraction for getting hands on with creatures from the mysterious depths of our oceans. Visitors can handle crabs and starfish in the interactive rock pool before taking a trip through the breathtaking underwater tunnel through a million-litre tank filled with some of the world’s most beautiful and fascinating species, including Hammerhead Sharks and Green Turtles.

Picture of Tigers

4. Feed the big cats at Paradise Wildlife Park…

As one of ‘the most interactive zoos in Britain’, Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire allows visitors to get up close and personal with their impressive collection of ‘big cats’ that includes white tigers, white lions, Amur tigers, Sumatran tigers, African lions, snow leopards, leopards, cheetahs and ocelots. As part of a ‘Feed the Big Cats’ experience visitors can have an unforgettable chance to feed a tiger or lion by hand.

5. Step back in time at the Natural History Museum…

No animal adventure would be complete without a trip to the phenomenal Natural History museum in London. You can easily spend hours exploring this amazing museum that houses some 70million artefacts that span the history of the planet. The museum’s Blue Zone is dedicated to the diversity of animal life, from marine invertebrates to large and familiar mammals, as well as animals that have been and gone in the world renowned collection of dinosaur fossils. Guests staying in our London hotels should make sure they pay a visit to this remarkable attraction as, best of all, it’s free to enter and open all year round.


Will you be watching the BBC’s Planet Earth Live? Which of these great animal attractions would you like to attend?


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