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- At Bede’s World you can learn all about Bede and the Anglo-Saxon way of life in Northumbria. IncludesDemonstration farm and meet the animals including wild boar pig, goat and goose. Replica buildings made of wattle and daub – built with truly original materials and methods using skills that would have been present around 700AD. Cafe. Souvenir and gift shop.
- Noss is a small island neighbouring Bressay in the Shetland Islands. Once an inhabited island, the remaining population left in 1939 and now Noss is a sheep farm and a National Nature Reserve. The highest point on Noss stands at 181m and on a clear day, you can see most of Shetland. The island itself is heaving with bird activity as the imposing cliffs of Noup house thousands of seabirds. Access to Noss is via a seasonal ferry service, maintained by the reserve’s wildlife wardens.
- RSPB South Stack Centre is on top of the cliffs overlooking the South Stack lighthouse and the cliff-side nesting colonies. You can see the birds through live TV images, telescopes and binoculars. You’ll be able to watch guillemots, razorbills and puffins all raising their young, while live television pictures give you an even closer view of the nests! As well as the RSPB centre you have many options to explore the cliffs and heathland around the centre. Facilities include a tea room. The seabird centre is only open Easter to September.
- Pettits Animal Adventure Park is a zoo and leisure park located near Reedham in Norfolk. Pettits has a variety of smaller animals and reptiles to look at as well as fun adventure rides suitable for all the family, including for children of all ages. Open from March to November.
- The Amelia Trust Farm is set in beautiful countryside near Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan. A working farm, it was established to support and educate disadvantaged young people. Here they can learn new skills and develop potential through the skilled staff on hand. The farm is open all year round and people are encouraged to visit and to find out more about what the Amelia Trust does. There is no charge for visiting or parking at the farm, but most people leave a small donation, for more details see www.ameliatrust.org.uk
- The Dumbarnie Links Nature Reserve is a rich dune based grassland that offers a wide selection of rare plants, insects and seabirds. No facilities at the reserve. To access Dumbarnie Links you need to park in Lower Largo and then follow the Fife Coastal Path east along the edge of Largo Bay for about a mile until you reach the reserve. Alternatively, you can park at Shell Bay and the coast path is a 1 1/2 mile walk.
- The Hermaness Cliffs can be found on the north-eastern side of Unst in the Shetland Islands. Rising to 170m, the cliffs are located in the Hermaness National Nature Reserve and are home to thousands of breeding seabirds. During the summer months, the cliffs come alive the sound of bird cries, making it an unforgettable wildlife experience. The types of birds you can see include puffin, guillemot, gannets, kittiwakes, razorbills and much much more. Access to the nature reserve and the cliffs is unrestricted, although visitors are asked to keep their distance from breeding birds and follow the marked route.
- The Islay Natural History Trust Nature Centre is a great place to visit for young and old. Exhibits include aquariums and laboratory. The centre also has a large collection of biological records The Islay Natural History Trust was established in 1984vdedicated to wildlife and geology on Islay with the aim to get as many people interested in Islay’s beauty.