Autumn is when many wild creatures begin to hibernate.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t extend to children. In fact, as the October break unfolds, they seem to find yet more energy to run around the house noisily re-enacting Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon.
You can avoid such a fate by taking up today’s Big Deal on a family day ticket (2 adults and 2 children) to Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre, just outside of Comrie. Additional persons at standard rate.
Perfect for a sunny autumn day, or indeed a wet one, Auchingarrich is ideal for young children.
The main attraction is the great range of wildlife which can be seen and, in the case of some of the farmyard animals, even petted at the centre.
If ever there is another Ark scenario then the seventy different species at Auchingarrich would provide a good place to find a wide selection of would-be passengers.
From micro pigs and lemurs to tartan sheep via llamas, wild cats, prairie dogs and otters, the centre has plenty of cute, cuddly and furry inhabitants.
One of the children’s favourite spots is the egg hatchery where they might be lucky enough to spot a chick making its debut appearance in the world.
Covered walkways between the main pens means that rain won’t stop play but there are also indoor play areas.
The outdoor play areas include goodies such as an adventure park with a flying fox and basket swing; a tractor circuit and crazy golf.
If there is good weather then there may be pony rides available. Parents will be pleased to hear that there is a cosy and, of course, child-friendly cafe on site.
Take a walk on the wild and fluffy side and snap up today’s Big Deal on a four person family day pass to Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre.