Monday, 31 July 2017

Africa Alive Review

Whilst on holiday in Norfolk we decided to visit Africa Alive.  As the name suggests the Zoo is mostly based on animals you would find in Africa.  All the enclosures look large and well maintained.  It is a much smaller zoo than I had anticipated and you could easily walk around the whole place at a leisurely pace in 2 hours.  I therefore think the price is slightly high.  If you pick up a leaflet available on most holiday sites they contain a discount code for a free child with 2 full paying adults.  The on the gate price for an adult is £21.95.  With the free child it does make it better value.




The Zoo has a roadtrain that takes you around the park and gives you more information on some of the animals and also has The Mighty Zulu Nation Troupe performing twice a day.  Sadly we missed most of the performance and couldn't wait until 3pm for the 2nd show but they looked and sounded amazing.

As well of the large African animals there is also farm corner and a small play area.

The Zoo opens at 9.30 each day but closing times vary depending on the time of year so check the website.  Parking is FREE.  As the Zoo is a charity they do ask for a small donation and gift aid.


Daily admissionStandard price
(Inc. donation)
Standard price
(Exc. donation)
Adult£21.95£19.95
Child (ages 3-15 years)£15.95£14.50
Under 3’sFREEFREE
Senior citizens (aged from 65 years)£19.95£18.10
Registered disabled child / adult / carer£10.95£9.95

Overall I think the Zoo is nice but due to the size not great value for a family of four.  If you take a picnic and watch the show and go to the daily feeding talks you may be able to comfortably extend your stay.  It was lovely seeing the animals and it clearly is a very cared for environment.  I would recommend but I'd plan my visit differently to get the most out of it.

If you'd like to watch my YouTube video of our visit click on the link.

Life in the Mum's Lane Africa Alive vlog





                                                                                                        
                                                                                 
                                                                                                        
                                                                                   
                                                                                                      
                                                                                    


3 comments:

  1. This looks right up my street! We love going to our local zoo but I think your right about the price being a bit steep x

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    1. It was lovely but compared to one near me smaller than I expected so seemed expensive. With the free child discount though a good day especially if you plan well & see the zulu performance. Enjoy. x

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