We picked the wrong day to visit really as although the weather was meant to be dry it actually ended up being a bit drizzly. Not ones to be put off by a little rain we decided to have a bit of a walk around the nineteen acre park first and then we could head to The Jungle Experience if the heavens opened.
I also noted that there were lots of picnic tables by the playground, perfect for summer picnics.
After a bit of a play it then started to rain so we took the short stroll over The Jungle Experience which is a botanical garden home to plants, butterflies, fish and various animals. It cost the 4 of us just £2 entry which is a total bargain.
While not as large as Tropical World in Leeds, The Jungle Experience is a great size for children and there are information boards throughout with easy to understand information. I loved the beautiful orchids while the Alex fell in love with the terrapins. We all enjoyed the butterflies, both the ones flying around inside and being able to see the pupae in their glass case.
We really enjoyed our couple of hours at Manor Heath and will definitely head back with a picnic when the weather warms up to make use of the paddling pool.