The Chestnut Centre is a family run conservation park with a strong emphasis on otters and owls. Home to species of otters including the spectacular Giant Otter from South America. 17 species of owls, scottish wildcats, foxes polecats, pine marten etc. The aviaries and enclosures are set in the rolling countryside of the Peak National Park.
Throughout holiday times a nature quiz trail is available for children and families. Experienced animal keepers are on hand to share their knowledge.
After the mile long trail a warm welcome and a hot drink at the coffee shop whilst browsing through the wildlife gift shop.
Owl chicks, Scottish wildcats and fun at the Chestnut Centre this summer:
What are Asian short-clawed otters saying when they squeak? How does an owl manage to turn its head almost 270 degrees? Why are there so many irritating insects and bugs? Children will be able to find out the answers to these and many more fascinating animal facts at a series of events at the Chestnut Centre this summer. The centre is planning to put the fun into finding out at special activities for children such as otter talks and quizzes, owl talks and quizzes, ugly bug events, insect displays and a woodland craft day. The sessions will take place in the school summer holidays. Anyone wanting to know more can check the website at www.chestnutcentre.co.uk for the most up to date information.
There are also some new amazing animals to see at the Chestnut Centre this summer. Three new Scottish wildcats have arrived at the centre from the New Forest Wildlife Park in Hampshire and have settled in well.
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