Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park really is a hidden gem of Combe Martin, in fact it is a hidden gem of North Devon.
For us it has very special memories as we went on our honeymoon and also when pregnant with Chloe. We recently paid a visit to the park on our recent trip to Devon for Easter.
There are some new additions from when we last visited one of which is a train ride – The Dino Express. Now all I will say about this is prepare to get wet! We thought the train driver was giving us a waterproof sheet as it was wet out, little did we realise that we was about to get sneezed on by a Dinosaur!
The great thing with the park is not only does it have the Animals, there is also other great attractions, one of which is Tomb of the Pharaoh, which will take you a trip around Egypt to explore the history of the pyramid’s and the Mummies. Chloe I think was a little to young for this as she didn’t like the darkness.
The exit to the Tomb of the Pharaoh brings you out into the gift shop and museum. Now if you are a bit of a geek like me you will love this part. There are Dinosaur skeleton, fossils and even a little cinema. It is like being in Jurassic Park.
If animals (live) are more you thing then you can make your way down to the zoo area and walk amongst the Wallabies’ and get up close and personal with the Emu’s. Follow the path along the park and you can will meet some of the animatronic Dinosaurs that are hidden in the bushes. The pathway will lead you to the main part of the zoo area, which has a large range of animals including Monkeys, Lions, Wolves and many more. There are animal talks and meet and greats on throughout the day. One of highlights is the sea Lion show, absolutely incredible.
If all the exploring makes you hungry there are some great places for you to eat all serving hot and cold food. One of the other new additions is the Dinosaur Play zone. Here you can eat whilst your little one goes crazy in the soft play area.
If you want to take a picnic there are loads of picnic benches dotted around the park for you to enjoy a bite to eat whilst looking at the animals, and if your lucky the resident Peacock may even join you. when the weather is not great (when is it at the moment) you can eat your lunch in the Play zone.
Ok, so here is what else you need to know:
Adult – £14.50
Child (3-15) £13.50
If you want to know about the any of the events or experience packages they have available please check out their website – https://cmwdp.co.uk
If you are in the area, you really must make this a must have day out.
I would love to hear from you if you have been, or if you are planning a visit.
Mummy Em x