The Curraghs Wildlife Park is extending its normal half term opening by a week to encourage visitors from the UK, where school holidays differ.
Kathleen Graham, park general manager, said: ’Some schools in the UK have their half term break the week commencing Monday, February 13, and families do visit the island.
’So we will open all of that week from 10am to 4pm instead of just the Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
’We will also be open all week from 10am to 4pm during Manx half-term, commencing February 20.’
Kathleen said that all of the usual attractions would be open and it was a good chance to see the park when it’s less busy - and to see how the park’s new arrivals, including the silvery gibbons, are settling in.
The park, in Ballaugh, is home to 75 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and invertebrates.
It is open daily from 10am to 5pm from April to October and last year attracted 55,000 visitors.
To find out more about the park or to book tickets, visit www.curraghswildlifepark.im and follow the wildlife park on facebook and Twitter @lizwildlifepark