Family Life Worcestershire
25th October 2020

Review: All Things Wild

Its been a little while since our last visit to All Things Wild and we had not been since they added some of their new features so we were super excited to head back over Evesham way to check out what they now have.

Being the middle of the school holidays, we made sure we arrived early and were eagerly waiting with a few other families for the doors to open. The friendly staff saw us through quickly and the girls were each given a special passport to complete whilst we explored.

All Things Wild has quite a few activities going on through the day which are displayed on a TV screen near the entrance. I didn’t see another screen showing this whilst we made our way around (although there may have been one) so I made sure we took a photograph of the activities list which we could keep checking back on through the day.

The girls had first request of what to do and unsurprisingly they opted for the dinosaurs. To get there we had to first walk through the creatures of the deep, scary sharks. The girls both loved going on the boat and pretending to travel across the ocean. They had to reminded of the dinosaurs to move on.

There was lots to see whilst we headed over the dinosaur walk, the meerkats and their underground observation area was a big hit. The little one wanted to give the poorly meerkat who has a bandage on her arm a big cuddle.

The dinosaur train was running by the time we got to the dinosaur trail which let us see all the dinosaurs from the safety of the train. The little one was so excited to see that “Dippy” was there and the big one as always wanted to see the T-Rex. However, for some reason their absolute favourite was the dinosaurs who were banging heads (luckily they did not try and replicate this themselves 🙂 ). They loved the dinosaurs so much that straight after our train ride they wanted to see them all over again so we followed the trail round which had lots of different dinosaurs giving you interesting facts about each one. The girls found it hilarious seeing mummy try and pronounce some of the names.

We had really built up an appetite by the then, so we decided to enjoy our packed lunch right next to the dinosaur excavation. There were several sand pits were you could dig up dinosaur bones. Brave explorers can also hop on the helicopter and even have a go on the controls.

At this point we thought that we should probably see some animals and there are lots to see. The girls really liked getting close and personal with the goats and rabbits where you can feed and stroke them. The ponies were a hit too as were the colourful birds.

As we explored we were supposed to update our passports but there was so much to see and do, we were distracted and didn’t complete them all. It is possibly something the girls would enjoy more when they are older and able to read the clues for themselves.

There is so much to see and do in All Things Wild that admittedly the animals were overlooked somewhat. Just a summary of the other things that we particularly enjoyed were: the African hut display, the dinosaur shed, the big outdoor playground and the go karts.

There are lots of things inside you can also see and do here. As my youngest is not a fan of the sun, this was ideal when it got really hot. There is a smaller soft play area (which some of you may recognise as their old soft play area) near the go karts and mini golf which has table and chairs ideal for eating your picnic. In the café area there is a much bigger soft play area, although this also has an area for under 5s. We spent our last hour before leaving in here and at that time it was fairly quiet too. There was also plenty of free juice on offer too which went down very well after all that playing.

Whilst it was over £35 for the three of us to get in, we were here all day and by taking a picnic it kept costs down. There is plenty going on and we probably could have had a couple of more hours to explore (well if the little one wasn’t so wiped out). We visited right in the middle of the school holidays and it never felt too busy or crowded even though it was a rare sunny, dry day.

This was big thumbs up from us and even better than I remembered. We will definitely visit again soon.

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