I had a really lovely day out at Paradise Wildlife Park (formerly Broxbourne Zoo) in Broxbourne, Herts. I’d really recommend it to anyone, especially if you like big cats.
I don’t think you could get as close to the animals elsewhere and have the opportunity to feed and pet them. I got some great photo’s:-
My sister has always wanted a pet Snow Leopard, she has already picked out its name Capability Brown! He was a lot bigger than he looks in the photo, I wanted to reach in and stroke him!
There was quite a lot for kids to do with a big adventure play area. There was a mini golf course which was an additional £2 per person.
They also offer an opportunity for you to feed the big cats (additional cost) so have a look on the website if you know someone who would enjoy this: http://www.pwpark.com/index.html
If you are in the area I recommend a visit, tickets are cheaper if purchased online in advance and I think they are also part of the Tesco Clubcard Exchange scheme.