Sunday, October 3, 2010

Bowland Wild Boar Park

Pig at Bowland Wild Boar Park

Bowland Wild Boar Park, located close to the village of Chipping, is a nice take on the farm park concept. Set in a valley, flanked by the River Hodder, it hosts a selection of farm and exotic animals; the wild boar for which it was named, red and fallow deer, wallabies, meerkats and more. In addition to the animals, the park also offers a series of nature walks, along the bank of the Hodder and up through the wooded valley side - good for watching birds and other wildlife. There are indoor and outdoor play facilities, including a well-stocked playground with two zipwires (always a bottleneck), tractor and barrel rides, and a cafe with a decent selection of meals for adults and children, some made with produce from the farm. Bowland Wild Boar Park is a lovely place to visit, great for families with kids, and with enough to interest those without children too. Here are some snaps taken from our visit last month:


European Eagle Owl
European Eagle Owl

Fallow Deer
Fallow Deer

Acting the goat - Chris and Megan
Acting the goat - Chris and Megan

Chick handling - Holly, Meg and Rosie
Chick handling - Holly, Meg and Rosie

Chicks
Chicks

Barrel Ride
Barrel Ride

Meerkat
Meerkat

Meg Seesaws
Meg Seesaws

Pond
Pond

River Hodder
River Hodder

Robert Overheating in the Playbarn
Robert Overheating in the Playbarn

Rosie on Rabbit Sculpture
Rosie on Rabbit Sculpture

Wallaby
Wallaby

Wild Boar
Wild Boar

Stripy - Young Wild Boar
Stripy - Young Wild Boar

Chicken

Find out more at the Bowland Wild Boar Park website.

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