Day in the Life: Park Rangers – World of Country Life

During the summer months, 1,000 people visit each day at World of Country Life. To keep everything running smoothly you’ll see Park Rangers around the site to ensure the children and adults have a fun day out.

There are those at the kiosks giving details of what you can see, individuals in the cafes supplying you with refreshments, and lots of rangers looking after all the animals.

Celebrating its 45th anniversary this year World of Country Life is an indoor and outdoor park with animals, vintage vehicles, and a farming museum.

The Park Rangers are an essential part of the day-to-day running of the attraction based in Exmouth. And they are ably supported by mascot ‘Appy Angus who helps out where he can.

Angus taking a goat for a walk

There is a host of family activities to choose from and include taking a goat for a walk, animal handling in the Pet Centre where you can feed, pet, and cuddle the pygmy goats and rabbits, and bottle feeding the lambs.

You can also pet and cuddle the rabbits

If you’re looking to feed bigger animals then hop onto the Deer Train with Tim and Annie. They’ll drive you to a field where you can feed the deer, alpacas, and sheep from the open carriages. The animals are certainly not shy in getting their feed and happy to make friends with you – as long as you have food for them.

The animals are not shy at feeding time

Hawkridge Birds of Prey displays run twice a day during the school holidays. There’s limited seating so it’s best to arrive early at the appointed time to avoid disappointment.

Moving indoors there are plenty of sights to keep you interested especially if it’s a wet day. A farm machinery museum includes exhibits with working parts while the vintage cars display includes vehicles that appeared on TV series like Mr Selfridge, Downton Abbey, and Parade’s End.

The Memory Lane takes you back in time to a Victorian street where you can pop into shops such as an ironmonger, dairy, gamekeeper’s cottage, and pub and experience how people used to live. The exhibits move into more recent times with some displays focusing on World War II and later decades in the 20th century.

Back outdoors children can enjoy time in a variety of play areas with trampolines, Air Bouncer, the Combine Clamber, a full-sized wooden combine harvester play area, and Dougie the Digger, a full-size digger to climb on. And all the time the Park Rangers keep a watchful eye and keep everything ticking over.

Heading out on the deer train

World of Country Life is open 10am to 5pm daily until 29 October.

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