Booked the Meerkat Experience which we attended yesterday, as luck would have it the sun was (finally) shining! We arrived and were greeted by one of the handlers. It was clear from listening to her and watching her with the gorgeous Meerkats that not only did she really know her stuff but you could tell she absolutely adored them, which was so lovely. Needless to say the Meerkats themselves were super cute. The experience was arranged well with both myself and my son with another couple being able to sit amongst the Meerkats, feed them and let them climb and play with all our zips, toggles and hair! There is a minimum age on this experience and I can see why, you have to sit calmly and not be alarmed by these fur babies jumping all over you, something I don't think many younger kids would be able to handle, my son is 11 and he loved the experience!
We then continued with the rest of the day, watching both the flying displays. We have been to Eagle Heights a number of times now and love it every time! All the staff are really knowledgeable and friendly and clearly extremely passionate about all their birds and other animals, also love the fact that the birds still have their wild and quirky personalities!!!
The only negative comment I can make is the cafe, I see a number of other people also comment about this and I am curious if it is privately owned. I am sure that years ago it could have handled the level of footfall but looking at it now, it cannot possibly cope with the demand of customers, even just down to the layout of being able to serve people, it must be a nightmare for the staff! I've never had a soggy "toastie" before either! Having spent much time looking at cafes/tea rooms (from a professional point of view) it has so much potential, I'd love to get my hands on it and spruce it up! All this said it doesn't impact on the day, I may just bring a picnic next time :)
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