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Van Hage Animal Gardens - Great Amwell
Van Hage is primarily a garden centre located just outside Ware in Hertfordshire. It is beautifully laid out and a great place for kids especially pre-school children.
There is a wonderful fully landscaped Animal Garden: home to over 200 different species. From cheeky chipmunks to rampant racoons. There are also lots of animals to feed too including goats, ducks and giant rabbits.
Entry is free to everyone.
They also hold regular 'Meet the Animals' sessions throughout the holidays.
Every weekend the volunteer-run East Herts Miniature Railway is an enjoyable ride for children (and parents) wanting to give their feet a well-earned rest from all the shopping.
Especially Suitable For: Babies, Crawlers, Toddlers, Runners
Van Hage, Great Amwell,
SG12 9RP Map Link
This is a great feature and facility for the kids. There is helpful information about the animals as you go round the animal area and there are alot of animals from the moor exotic Meerkats to popular pets like rabbits. We love how some of the chickens roam around and the tots are fascinated by them. We also like the cleaning hands area. All in all a great animal area to take the tots.
Great for an hours break
07 October 2010
Review by: Sachelle
We often visit when we have an hour to spare, the animal gardens are a delight and our toddler is always amazed at the size of the rabbits! Not something to suggest as a day out but great for a little visit - and it is free! That is if you do not spend too much money in the garden centre - always very tempting!