Thursday, 24 February 2011

Caterpillar Music special visit

After a busy few weeks of visiting schools across the Island, Tara and her team had time for just one more visit to the Caterpillar Music Group in Sandown.

Caterpillar Music is a fun and interactive way to encourage parents and their children to learn and communicate through music. With different themes, instruments and use of puppets it is enjoyed by many parents and children of all ages across the UK.

We were very kindly invited by the very enthusiastic and dedicated Maggie, event organiser on the Island, to join Caterpillar Music with some of our friends from the Park.
This week the theme was 'locomotion'. Therefore, in order to learn about the different ways in which various animals move, who better to demonstrate than our bouncing friend Mr Fluffy!

As you can see, Mr Fluffy is quite used to lots of attention and it seems he found himself some comfort amongst his young admirers....

It's a shame that our Madagascan Hissing Cockroaches weren't quite so well received!

And as for Priscilla, our Bearded Dragon, well the only thing she is concerned about is whether I have snapped her best side!

Although Priscilla and Fluffy didn't really feel like joining in on the music, Caterpillar Music is obviously very much enjoyed by young Children and Parents and we were privileged to be involved in this unique way of learning.

Priscilla, Mr Fluffy, Colin, Cassandra and of course Tara, will be taking a well deserved break from our Educational School Visits before the Park re-opens for the new season on Saturday 2nd April.

However, we will be taking bookings for Educational School Visits again at the end of the season, and if you would like any further information about our Educational activities please contact Tara directly on

Meanwhile we look forward to seeing you in the near future!

Sparrowhawk kill at the Park

Sparrowhawk being watched by Guinea Fowl flock Sparrowhawk & kill surrounded by Guinea Fowl

These are images captured this morning of a Sparrowhawk at Seaview Wildlife Encounter outside one of our enclosures – having just brought down a Pigeon. As I approached, so did a flock of inquisitive Helmeted Guinea Fowl, but the Sparrowhawk held his ground and continued plucking at his Pigeon prey, occasionally opening up his wings to ward off the nosy intruders.

Sparrowhawks (Accipiter nisus) are most often found in woodlands, along hedgerows and in parks and gardens across the UK (except parts of Scotland). In winter they’re seen in more open areas such as salt marshes adjacent to woodland. The ones we see around the Park are often flying fast and low in pursuit of prey (usually Pigeons) , or soaring high on rounded wings.

Sparrowhawk kill Feb 11 Sparrowhawk with kill Feb 11

We’re not entirely sure but think this may be a male bird? Adult males have a slate grey back and white under-parts, closely barred with orange. Their grey tail has 4-5 dark bars. Females are larger, with brown upperparts, a white stripe over the eye and dark barring underneath. They look heavier than the males. Their broad, rounded wings and long tail are adapted for flying between trunks and branches enabling them to weave in and out of trees at high speed. They apparently never hover like kestrels.Sparrowhawk on pigeon kill Sparrowhawk head

Photos by Jules Brittan – General Manager, Seaview Wildlife Encounter

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

MEP Keith Taylor visits Seaview Wildlife today!

Keith Taylor at the top pool Feb 11 DSC_0542


Keith Taylor is the Green Party Member of the European Parliament for the South East of England region.  He sits on the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN), the Committee on International Trade (INTA) and the Committee on Petitions (PETI). He is a full member of the Parliamentary delegation to Afghanistan, and a substitute member of the Iran and Palestine delegations. Keith is also Vice President of the UK’s Local Government Association Group in the European Parliament – and a member of the Intergroup on LGBT Rights.

Keith was a Green Party councillor for St Peter’s & North Laine ward in Brighton and Hove for 11 years, having been elected in 1999. He served as leader of the Council’s Green group from 2001, and on the council planning committee for two years.

Keith worked for Green Party leader Dr Caroline Lucas MEP for five years as her Regional Liaison Officer, gaining a thorough knowledge of the South East region and developing regional economic policy – and has now recently taken over her place in the European Parliament.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In with the Penguins Feb 11 DSC_0559          

It was a real privilege to receive a call from Eloise Shavelar, Regional Liaison Officer for Hampshire & Isle of Wight, to arrange a visit to the Park for herself and Keith.  Other than discussing the Park’s green activities and commitment to eco-tourism there was just enough time for Keith and Eloise to have a quick stroll through some of the Park and of course to have an obligatory meeting with Dippy and his Penguin pals.  We struck a deal with Keith – he was welcome to have a cuddle with Dippy on the proviso that he’ll return later this year when it’s warmer. sunnier and the Park is at its summertime best!


First Joey peeking out Feb 2011Left – Image taken this morning of female Bennett’s Wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus) also known as a Red-Necked Wallaby – with Joey in pouch.

Despite the rainy weather this little Joey decided it was time to show its face for the camera this morning! Illusive as it was last week, there was no stopping the little fella today! I’ll wait for a sunny day for a better quality image, but I did promise that I’d share the first one taken! The Joey’s little bald head peeking out of its Mum’s pouch makes the Keepers think of a peanut – I have a feeling the name ‘peanut’ is destined to stick ….

As you probably know, female Bennett’s Wallabies often have three Joeys of different ages at any one time. They can have one that’s forming in the uterus (the size of a thumbnail); one that's a few weeks old and attached to a teat in the pouch (the size of a small mouse); and one that's about 9 or 10 months old, nearly weaned but hopping back into its Mum's pouch from time to time to suckle or when looking for reassurance. The female actually produces two different types of milk to accommodate the different dietary needs of the youngsters.

In the wild (in South Eastern Australia and Tasmania) females and their offspring only stay together for a month (although females may stay in the home range of their mothers for life while males leave at two years old). In captivity where they live in groups, that behaviour is obviously very different and a natural hierarchy occurs.

Sunday, 20 February 2011



Dorris with pink Gula April 2010 DSC_0172

We have three Pink-Backed Pelicans at the Park, two males and one female – Horace, Maurice and Doris!  We would love to source another female so there is a balanced ratio of males to females but this type of Pelican is hard to find surplus stocks of in the UK.Marian_A Splashing Time @ 20%  

Fun Facts:

Scientific name:  Pelecanus rufescens

Continent: Africa, Asia

Diet:  Fish, frogs, insects

Conservation status:  Least concern

Pink-Backed Pelicans have a wide distribution , ranging from central Africa to Arabia and the Island of Madagascar. They feed on a variety of aquatic invertebrates, but their main diet is fish.

Normally found fishing in groups, they form a line around a shoal of fish and simultaneously plunge their heads into the water, this scares and confuses the fish giving the pelicans time to scoop up as many as possible in their huge pouch before resurfacing.

In spring and early summer the pelicans pair up and build a large nest of sticks, two or three eggs are laid and incubation takes around thirty days.  Pelican chicks are ravenous feeders, plunging their heads into the open bill of the parent bird and gulping down semi digested, regurgitated fish.

Although Pink-Backed Pelicans are currently not endangered, human disturbance and loss of habitat are a real threat to the future preservation of this species. 

Did you know?  A Pink-Backed Pelican can hold 8 litres of water in its pouch

Did you know?  Pink- Backs are one of the smallest of the eight species of Pelican.

Did you know?  Birds cannot sweat, in order for the Pink- Backed Pelican to cool down, it opens its beak and flaps the large pouch attached to the lower mandible.

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Friday, 18 February 2011



Dippy is back on facebook after his two week absence with a new fan page.  Facebook were not very helpful and forthcoming so we had to set him up a new page.  Unfortunately, we have lost contact with many of Dippy’s old friends.  We would love it if those old friends could become new fans.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011


In the last two days the first of this year’s baby Bennett’s Wallabies (Joeys) was seen peeking out of its mother’s pouch! At this age they’re tiny, still almost bald and are rather rat-like….. good thing their mother loves them! In the next few weeks, as the weather starts to warm up, the Joeys will start to show themselves more often, however it’ll be some time yet before any of them venture out of the safety of the pouch for their first exploration of the world around them!

Unfortunately, despite my attempts at capturing a view of our first Joey’s face, including regular returns to Wallaby Walkabout throughout the day today, it obviously wasn’t to be! The best I can do is to share with you is a couple of images of the Wallabies being joined at feeding time in the afternoon sunshine by the ever-hungry Alpacas, Hens, Cockerel (and one of the Guinea Fowl’s that thinks it’s a Chicken!) You’ll notice in the images immediately below a back view of a bulging female Wallaby’s pouch – this is proof of the little Joey within – watch this space, he’s bound to re-peek soon!

Wallabies and all feeding - shows female with bulging pouch Feb 11 Wallabies et al feeding Feb 11

Albino Wallaby & feathered friends eating together Feb 11 Wallaby face close-up Feb 11

‘Uncle Tom Cobbley and All’ at feeding time this afternoon in Wallaby Walkabout.


A big thank you to Carolyn from Gurnard, Cowes, Isle of Wight! Carolyn saw the recent article on the Ventnor Blog with our request for anyone with an old or unused clinker dinghy (small wooden boat) to consider donating it for our Pelicans. The three Pink-backed Pelicans had chosen an old boat we had as decoration in the ‘Pelican Bay’ area to build their nest in – but unfortunately we had to remove it this winter as it was completely dilapidated.

Clinker dinghy donated by Carolyn from Gurnard, Cowes Feb 11

Carolyn’s two sons learnt to sail in this little boat when they were younger – but it’s been in storage and unused for some years now – so Carolyn contacted her now-grown-up-boys to ask if they’d mind donating it to a good cause. On behalf of the Pelicans, ducks and other wildfowl who will no doubt be really pleased to have use of it this comes as a big thank you to all the family!

At the risk of sounding cheeky, we’re looking for two more similar old wooden boats. They don’t need to be in great condition or even able to float – they’ll be used just for decoration – we need one for the lower lake and one for the Penguin enclosure – along with any old fishing paraphernalia such as lobster pots, oars, ropes, etc. If anyone can help please contact Jules Brittan by email:


Dippy Jan 11

“Surely Facebook has more important pages to remove than that of Dippy, the isle of Wight penguin.

They should be concentrating more on shutting down pages that belong to sex offenders, bullies and people with explicit pictures of guns and knives".”


Thank you Darrell – I couldn’t have put it better myself! - Jules Brittan, General Manager, Seaview Wildlife Encounter.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Keith Taylor, Green member of the European Parliament (MEP) to visit the Park

We have had a request from Mr. Keith Taylor (MEP) for South East England to visit the Park next Wednesday 23rd February. Within the European Parliament Mr. Taylor sits on the committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) and next week Mr. Taylor will be visiting our business to discuss our involvement with sustainable and green tourism initiatives.

Eloise Shavelar - regional Liaison Officer for Hampshire and the Isle Of Wight wrote

" Dear Seaview Wildlife Encounter,

Congratulations on your 'Best Tourism Experience of the Year' award. I was wondering if Seaview Wildlife could facilitate a visit from Keith Taylor MEP by talking with Keith about your facilities, conservation projects and education resources for tourists..."

Mr. Taylor has spent the past 11 years as a city councillor in Brighton, striving for improvements in the everyday quality of life for local people. He is now taking all he has learnt to Europe in order to serve the whole of the South East. He is dedicated to fighting for social justice, peace and human rights, improved animal protection and for a greener and more sustainable economy.

We look forward to welcoming Mr. Taylor to the Park next week to chat about our outreach education programmes, conservation and green issues and of course a chance to meet the little star of the show ' Dippy the Penguin'!!


Dippy 18 Jan 11

Dippy and his team of devoted Keepers have been overwhelmed with the wonderfully supportive emails and enquiries that resulted from his previous Facebook profile page being closed down. Thank you all so much for your interest and caring. It would seem that the reason for the account being closed by Facebook (without warning and without explanation) is that Dippy isn’t a ‘real person’ – well, Dippy doesn’t quite understand that, especially as so many of his Facebook friends are somewhat hairy, furry or feathery themselves …..

However, as of late yesterday the Great news is that – the little Penguin is back on Facebook – just in a slightly different format! Instead of a personal profile page Dippy now has what’s known as a ‘fan page’ – he actually doesn’t mind what type of page it is just so long as he can be re-connected with his old friends (and have the chance to be in touch with even more people across the world!) You’ll still find his site by entering Dippy Seaview.

For previous followers of Dippy’s Facebook page you’ll know that Dippy’s Facebook page has has been a really fun platform for many different types of communications with a diverse audience. Dippy is looking forward to an exciting new chapter of communication with you – engaging on topics ranging from fun, frivolous flutters to conservational messages and educational insights. So if you haven’t been a friend of Dippy’s previously then why not go ahead and take the plunge now …..

Sunday, 13 February 2011


Hi Lorraine and Jules

  Peter and I were shocked to hear about Dippy’s Facebook page.  All our friends in Scotland, England and Australia love having Dippy as a friend.  We also found the site educational.  It’s upsetting that your site can be closed down without giving you any reason.  It seems rather unfair that if there is a problem, you are not given the chance to rectify it.  We are lucky, as we have someone who visits Dippy in person, or rather, in ‘penguin’, regularly, so we hear how Dippy is doing.  I hope someone from Facebook will email you, and that the problem can be rectified soon, as we miss seeing Dippy in all his different outfits.  We really miss his engaging conversation, and interesting comments about all sorts of subjects.  I have learned more in the last year from Dippy about penguins, than I have from anywhere else in my life.  Please give dear Dippy a kiss and cuddle from us, and lets hope it won’t be too long before we can all be reunited with our much loved and respected Dippy.  Thank you for looking after Dippy and his friends so well.  Fiona and Peter Strange xxxx

Image:  Dippy moulting out his feathers – summer 2010

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Hey Jules & Lorraine,

“Just to let you no, I have set up a ‘Get Dippy back on Facebook’ group page.  You just need to search ‘ Get Dippy back on Facebook’ and you will find it.  It is an open group so anyone can join and put comments and photos up.

I have just put a little bit of information up about what happened, and have asked people to invite their friends and family to join and try and get as many people to join as possible.

I hope we can get him back, and all his friends back as well”.

Fingers crossed.  Liam Thistlewood

Spot light on Bennett’s Wallabies


Willaby tubby tum

Scientific Name:  Macropus rufogriseus  Order:  Marsupialia  Family:  Macropodidae  Range:  From Queensland to South Australia, Tasmania to Bass Strait Islands.  Habitat:  Coastal Areas  Diet:  Grass

The Bennett’s Wallaby is sometimes called the Red-Necked Wallaby.  The Male’s body measures 27-31 inches; the female’s averages 23 to 27 inches.  The large hind legs are powerfully muscled and the strong, tapered tail acts as a balance and rudder when leaping, and as a third leg when sitting. (As the image shows above).  The female has a well developed forward-facing pouch.

Brown joey in Mum's pouch March 10 DSC_0160

Breeding occurs year round.  The female produces one offspring, called a joey per year.  Embryonic diapause occurs in most wallabies and kangaroos, unlike most mammals.  The female mates shortly after giving birth and the resulting embryo becomes dormant until the firstborn leaves the pouch, or dies.  Subsequently, the second embryo resumes development and birth occurs about 29 days later.  Well-developed forelimbs and digits enable the young wallaby to scramble, unaided by its Mother, up into the pouch, where it attaches itself to a nipple.  The joey permanently vacates the pouch about 235 days later and is weaned in about a year. 

Brown Wallaby with Albino Joey March 10 DSC_0166

Thursday, 10 February 2011


Thank you to everyone who has emailed in with their support and concern to our Dippy's demise on Face Book!

A couple of emails from his friends.....

Hello there,

"It seems Dippy has had to be removed from Facebook because he is not human - is it true?

That is such a shame, as we all loved to see the photos of him and all of his news - is there any way around this at all "?

Thanks for your time, Katharine

Hi Lorraine and Jules,

" I was surprised to hear about Dippy being removed from facebook, it is such a shame! I hope he is allowed back as I know all those people kept in touch with the Park through his account".

Hope you are all well and hope to see you soon, Anneliese

We are trying to contact facebook but are finding it very difficult to actually get a reply from them at the present time. We are hoping that they will allow us to transfer all of Dippy's friends over to a fan page and also reinstate our Seaview Wildlife Encounter Facebook page that came down with Dippy! If anyone has any contacts in Facebook or a telephone number or email address where we could actually talk to a real person about this any help would be very greatly appreciated.

Please email either Lorraine or Jules on otherwise it looks like we will be starting from scratch with a new fan page and this would be such a shame to lose all of Dippy's nearly 3,000 friends across the globe.....

We will keep you all posted and thanks again for all your support.....

Educational School visits

It's that time of year again! Tara and her team of creepy, furry and scaly friends are once again busy visiting Island primary schools, giving pupils the chance to get up close and personal with these intriguing creatures.

Our first visits of the year were to All Saints CE in Freshwater and St. Thomas of Canterbury Catholic in Carisbrooke.

Although we have visited these schools before the enthusiasm received from the pupils was very welcoming and as you can see Colin, the Madagascan Hissing Cockroach, was still a hit and the children couldn't wait to get their hands on Priscilla our Bearded Dragon!

Although Colin and Priscilla are used to all the attention, this was the first visit Malteser, our beautiful Rex rabbit, had joined us on and needless to say she was very popular with the pupils!

The Educational school visits will continue throughout February and again in November. Alternatively if you would like to visit the Park between 2 April and 30 October we are offering the option of Guided Educational School Tours of the Park by one of our experienced keepers who can tailor your tour to suit you!

If you would like a visit from us to your school or would like more information about the educational programmes we offer, please contact Tara, Education Officer, directly at or visit our Education page on our website

Wednesday, 9 February 2011



Yesterday morning I snuck out with my camera and captured a couple of mouth-moving moments with our ‘Alpaca boys’:

Garnet yawning Feb 2011 

        Augustus (below) shows off his horizontal chewing action!

Augustus Jan 11









Garnet (above) gives us a closer look at his unusual Camelid dentistry

Centurion Garnet closeup Feb 11







Garnet (left) hiding behind his shaggy-dog winter look (it’s all the rage with Alpaca teenagers at this time of year!)




 Seaview Wildlife Encounter, Isle of Wight

coffee cup image

We are looking to recruit two Seasonal Catering Assistants from April – September/October 2011.

3 – 5 hours per day (core hours 11.30am – 2.30pm) five days per week – shifts include weekends and bank holidays.  Must be flexible.

Previous experience and food hygiene certificate an advantage but not essential.  No cooking involved.  Duties include serving customers, clearing tables, operating the till and assisting with cleaning around the premises as required.


Please email your CV to Jules Brittan, General Manager:  Interviews to take place as soon as possible during February. 

Tuesday, 8 February 2011



Dippy holding Facebook sign “Dippy Seaview” was the first live Penguin to have had an account on Facebook. Launched in November 2009 Dippy the imprinted (humanised) Humboldt Penguin brought loads of love and laughter to thousands of people around the world. Since he started communicating through this new social media platform, Dippy made nearly 3000 friends – from all around the globe, not only in the UK but across America, Europe, Australia, South Africa and the Far East. Some of Dippy’s Facebook friends were humans others were dogs, cats and wild animal characters all using Facebook as a way to enjoy some light-hearted banter as well as sharing information on wildlife conservation in a fun, informative and engaging way.

There was no warning given. Dippy’s Facebook account was closed late yesterday. No-one at Seaview Wildlife Encounter on the Isle of Wight (where Dippy lives) had any idea that Dippy’s Facebook page transgressed any Facebook rules – is it perhaps because Dippy isn’t a ‘real person’ ? Why, when Dippy the Penguin is a lively, innocent source of happiness for so many has Facebook decided to close him down? There’s no-one to ask, Facebook doesn’t actually have a face, it seems to be a big-brother hidden power that can wipe out relationships at the touch of a button, without consultation.

There are so many crooked, underhand people in the world today; we all know of the daily reports of criminals and political activists in our midst who falsely represent themselves through various means including social media platforms like Facebook . Dippy the Penguin has been open about his innocent identity from the start – so why now? Why him? Why silence Dippy….?


This press release has been picked up by the national press and may appear in print or online (or both!) tomorrow or the next day – so keep an eye open in your local and national newspapers – and please do whatever you can to bring your friend Dippy back where he belongs!

The last of our Animal Keeper winter videos!

This is the last in our series of winter Animal Keeper videos giving a taste of what the Animal Care Team does during the colder months when the Park is closed to visitors.

Tracy Manning is a part-time Keeper. During the summer months Tracy is a valued member of the Catering Team, however, whenever there's an opportunity she loves to take up the challenge of helping to look after the Park's livestock - so she really is multi-skilled!

Sunday, 6 February 2011



Humboldt penguins, also known as the Peruvian penguins, are members of the Spheniscus genus. This warm water penguin lives mostly on rocky mainland shores, especially near cliffs, or on islands off the coasts of Chile and Peru. They do not migrate preferring to reside in temperate waters year round. Although, their principal threat is the activity of man, Humboldts, like the Galapagos Penguins, are vulnerable to disturbances in their food chain by strong El Nino currents.

Humboldts are most similar to the Magellanic Penuins and where territories overlap the two species may be easily confused. From the front, Magellanics have two neck bands where as Humboldts only have one. Like most penguins, which are monomorphic, male and female Humboldts are difficult to tell apart without behavioral clues or DNA feather sexing.

Using their strong wings as flippers, Humboldts ‘fly’ underwater, usually just below the surface, at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour, taking small fish and krill and eating them whole. They steer with their feet and tail. Their feathers are stiff and overlap to waterproof and insulate their bodies. Like all penguins they have excellent eyesight both underwater and on land.

Humboldt Penguins are social animals, living in relatively large colonies of closely spaced burrows where communication becomes quite important. Mated penguins are able to recognize one another and their offspring through a combination of sight and voice. The burrows provide safe nesting places in addition to helping to regulate body temperatures in the varying conditions of their temperate climate.

These penguins breed twice a year depending on food availability. Sexual maturity is reached between 2 and 7 years old. Nests or burrows are established in caves, crooks or holes and occasionally in more open sites such as on a rocky shore. Females lay one, two or three eggs with both parents taking turns incubating them for a period of about 40 days. Chicks are born with greyish brown or downy feathers.

baby penguin in palm of hand

Chick care begins with parents alternating jobs sitting with the chick and hunting for food. After about two months, the chick is left alone during the day while both parents search for food. Penguin chicks moult at about 70-90 days with the young fledglings losing their down feather and replacing them with all grey adult feather which become darker over time. Humboldts live to around 20 years in the wild; up to 30 years in captivity.

Did you know?

* Humboldt Penguins are named after the cold Humboldt current which flows along the coast of North and South America.

* These Penguins are one of the most timid species of Penguin.

* Humboldts’ often get tangled in fishing nets, or their eggs get trampled by guano harvesters.

* Humboldt Penguins have a gland which enables them to drink salt water in addition to fresh; the gland concentrates excess salt which then dribbles down the beak.

* When food is scarce the parents feed only the larger chick and the smaller chick quickly starves.

Marian_Baby Penguins @ 20%

Friday, 4 February 2011

Dippy’s at Friday night’s 6 Nations Showdown!! Dippy has urged England to be ruthless tonight and take full advantage of Wales’ desperation for a victory. Dippy said “ I told our squad last week in Portugal that a lot would be said because it’s England-Wales and there is a lot of media space to fill over 12 days. I like a spicy build-up game, it gets my flippers flapping & flowing!! “

dippy six nations thin

‘ The Wildest Place for a Special Date ‘ Bookings are coming in for our new promotion for 2011. Interested parties are booking this bespoke package as surprise birthday presents (for their husbands!!). This unique day can be for honeymooners, anniversary celebrations, a special present or just a wonderful surprise for a loved one. Packages include entrance to the Park with complimentary specialist animal feed; your own personalised tour of the Park focussing on close-up time with your favourite animals, including Dippy our celebrity penguin; lunch with champagne and flowers and photographs to commemorate your special day. Prices are £55.00 per person as a couple and £75.00 for a single person. We also can take groups of up to 8/10 people! For further information and to check availability please email or check out ‘That Special Date’ on our website at




Carrie Alpacas and wallbies

Have a Penguin Party at Seaview Wildlife

Did you know that for many years now the park has catered for children's birthday parties? A three hour fully inclusive birthday party includes admission to the Park, special birthday announcement at penguin feeding time whilst helping to feed our cheeky characters including Dippy, surprise adoption gift for the birthday child, badges, bird food for all the greedy ducks, geese and swans, free animal/bird feed for all the 'Hands-on Wildlife events', fresh homemade delicious food, free ice lollies, mystery quiz trail, goody bags and balloons for all the children and use of the Activity Den with colouring and play areas....Phew... this really is a fantastic, fact-finding, family fun, birthday day out! For more information please see our birthday party link on our website at

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

A Date for your Easter Diary

Press Release
Easter event 22nd - 25th April inclusive

A date for your diary... The Park holds their biggest event of the year over the Easter weekend. The Great Mystery Wildlife Quiz Trail is hugely popular with children and adults! Visitors collect their FREE entry form at the entrance reception and hunt for all the fun, educational wildlife clues hidden around the Park whilst following the popular 'hands-on' programme of events with fun, informative keeper presentations.

Each child receives a delicious creamy Easter Egg if they have found all the answers and the star prize is a giant easter basket full of goodies! Put this important date in your diary NOW and come along and join in the fun this coming Easter at Seaview Wildlife.