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Black Isle Wildlife & Country Park

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Address: The Croft, Drumsmittal, North Kessock IV1 1XF, Scotland
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+44 1463 731656
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Black Isle Wildlife Park - No Zoo license, no Zebras or Meekats

Nice toasties in the restaurant, then no zoo license, no Zebras or Meerkats anymore, bunnies and parrots gone, monkeys gone, wildcats gone, owls gone, ostriches gone, bottom area... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Inverness, United Kingdom
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice toasties in the restaurant, then no zoo license, no Zebras or Meerkats anymore, bunnies and parrots gone, monkeys gone, wildcats gone, owls gone, ostriches gone, bottom area shut off so now just llamas, alpacas, some goats and sheep, pea fowl, some exotic birds, ducks, geese and swans left. Takes fifteen minutes to walk round now - looks on the... More 

1 Thank G3o44-Duke
Forfar, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

So we visited last year and they had more animals and it was good day out. Just visited this afternoon and had another great day out. My children are aged 8,6 and 4 the donkeys and pigs loved being petted and park was great for the kids to play. Previously this week we had visited the Highland Wildlife Park in... More 

1 Thank pamdonald8
Crosskeys, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this park after visiting the website which promised Zebras, Meercats, Kangaroos plus a load of farm animals. For £6 each that seemed like a great deal however they no longer have any zoo like animals and is now just a few farm animals you can see in thousands of farms worldwide. We were told there license was changed... More 

1 Thank Freddie S
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

visited today, though half of park closed as it not a zoo park anymore. the animal part that is open with the children play park is very nice and the kids loved it. Animals there looked healthy and happy. the cafe shop and gift shop very clean and friendly staff. I would definately go back and recommend it, though you... More 

3 Thank sylvia r
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47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Half the park is closed, there are a few rabbits, Shetland ponies, goats, lamas, peacocks and roosters. The place is run down, over grown in areas and the children's play park is probably the best part of the park. That is if you ignore the Health and Safety issues. Google the place and you will see they were closed down... More 

2 Thank GaryMaind
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Great place lots of animals that have plenty room to roam around, kids love it, food in the cafe pricey and not the best but still worth a visit x

1 Thank Liz M
Inverness, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

My wife and I visited on Tuesday, 25th October, 2016. We were amazed that somewhere as run-down and overgrown as this would be able to open to the public. Pen after pen were empty as were numerous cages and enclosures. Much more worrying, however was the condition of the few animals that were on display. Notices claimed that feeding takes... More 

2 Thank IanChatham
Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Rather unfriendly staff member sold us our tickets. £5 per adult plus £2 for a 3 year old. We saw a couple of Shetland ponies, 2 or 3 llamas and alpacas, a couple of eagle owls and a few squalid looking pens containing chickens. Place is literally falling apart, health and safety nightmare, as well as the fact that it... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Decided to go here on last day of our holiday as there was a leaflet left in our accommodation, wish we had not bothered. First impressions were good though alarm bells started to ring as only one other car in car park at 11AM, expecting to pay over £20 admission for our family but told that they were only accepting... More 

1 Thank wally129
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Went here a couple of years ago and had a lovely time but on our visit this year found the place to be falling apart. The animals looked sad and there weren't many of them really plenty of goats though. The people that run the cafe rolled up late then proceeded to split themselves between doing stuff with the animals... More 

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