Fantastic visitor numbers!

Visitor numbers for January to the end of April have topped 73,000 – that’s a whopping 22,000 up on the same period last year!


  And we’ve seen one of our best Aprils for decades with an amazing 39,000 visitors through the gates in the past 30 days.   CEO Peter Suddock said: “It’s been an incredible period and one of our best Easters for years with record numbers of 4,266 on Good Friday and 27,000 throughout the 10-day holiday break.  

“We are delighted with the numbers and believe it’s due to continual investment across site, a boost in the animal collection, daily interactive social media campaigns and a brilliant and committed workforce, plus fantastic supporters, which all combine to make for a great day out.”

He added: “I’d like to thank everyone for their continued support – we’re all looking forward to a fabulous season.”

Visitor figures for Jan-Apr inclusive come in at 73,008 compared to 51,499 for the same period in 2013.