Longleat Safari & Adventure Park has been voted the UK?s best animal or sea life attraction.
The attraction in Wiltshire?won the title at the Group Travel Awards 2012 which were held London?last Friday (15th June).
Longleat beat off?compeitition from Chester Zoo, London Aquarium, Whipsnade Zoo and Woburn Safari Park to claim the top spot, which was presented by travel journalist Simon Calder.
Longleat?s Florence Wallace said: ?We?re absolutely delighted to have won this award; particularly as we were up against such strong opposition.
?Over the past 18 months Longleat has embarked on a major and ongoing programme of investment and acquisition to cement our position as the number one Safari and Adventure Park in the UK.
?In addition to acquiring The Bishopstrow House and Spa Hotel in Warminster and Homewood Park Hotel & Spa in Hinton Charterhouse we have invested in a series of major new features and events at Longleat.
?These include Cheetah Kingdom, a new giraffe feeding platform, a major new lakeside gorilla enclosure and a walkthrough lemur exhibit as well as major new events for Easter, Halloween and Christmas.
?We have also put together exciting new initiatives aimed specifically at the groups market including tailor-made tours as well as setting up a dedicated sales team and this award is an indication that we are moving in the right direction,? Florence added.
For some information about Longleat check out their page.
Great place for school visits or a family fun day out with the kids over the Summer holidays.