Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Easter success

Just a quick thank you to everyone who visited us over this Easter weekend and made it fun place to be. Despite the weather over the Friday and Saturday, it was kind to us on Sunday with only a couple of spells of very light showers and a beautiful day yesterday, bank holiday Monday.

This weekend tends to be our busiest of the year, and the Monday usually the busiest day, and yesterday we had a new record for visitor numbers... the official count through of paying public through the door came to 678, and with non-paying toddlers and BWC guests we probably did around 750. Either way, the books will show a new record number of visitors at 678!

It was a fun day, with lots of very positive feedback from the public and in particular people who have not visited us for a year or so saying how much the Centre has changed and improved. As usual all the keeper talks were extremely popular, but the most talked about thing was the flying display of our peregrine falcon, Jack.

We advertised it at the talks for the first time, and at 2.15 the deer paddock platform was packed! Luckily Jack did not suffer from stage fright, and put on arguably his best flight to date in front of the packed crowd. Even swooped over the heads, and stopped for a brief hover over the platform during the display!

Just a reminder we are still open for another 2 full weeks until Sunday the 18th of April, when we will continue to be open for weekends, school and bank holidays until the end of October.

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