Thursday, 9 June 2011
All Weather Day Out: Tropical Wings
A great place (and reasonably priced!) to take visiting relatives to is the Tropical Wings Zoo in South Woodham Ferrers, which is a stones throw away from Chelmsford.
The zoo sports all the usual smaller suspects: kangaroos, reptiles, birds, primates, rodents, meercats etc but it is the indoor heated environment (from which the Zoo derives its name) that is truly unique. It is a self-contained tropical environment housing extremely exotic fauna and flora, the most dazzling of which is the dozens of species of butterfly, which are free to fly, eat and procreate as they would in their natural environment.
We loved it and still think of it as our "secret zoo" but I guess I have just spilled the beans with this post!
PS: There is a great little restaurant and ice-cream parlor as well.
Tropical Wings - Wickford Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 5QZ
Phone / Fax: 01245 425394