Last week we went to visit The Living Rainforest which is located near to Newbury and is well signed from there and also from the M4. It has plenty of free onsite parking.
We got a family ticket which they upgraded to an annual pass for free which entitles us to unlimited return visits for one year.
The Living Rainforest is a series of joined glasshouses which are home to over 700 species of tropical plants and animals.
There are free flying butterflies and birds and you can often spot a lizard walking along the path in front of you. There were signs telling you to watch your step as there were little chicks wandering around !
They had a really good variety of animals and the boys favourite was the armadillo. There were also lots of insects, tropical birds, snakes, lizards, monkeys, turtles, fish and other creatures.
The staff were great and at various points during the day they do talks about the different creatures. We watched a talk about Boa constrictors which was really interesting and engaging.
The site is not that massive so an hour or so would be enough for a visit.
There is a play area for younger children at the side of the building which was fun and there is a small cafe area too. The shop was really good and had a lot of handmade products that originated from countries that have rainforests in them which were really unique.