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Steve and Cathy are very pleased to welcome Exotic Zoo to Lakeside, which officially opened on 29th July.

Huge congratulations to Scott and Verity for all they have achieved so far and our best wishes in continuing to develop the zoo and welcome back the many visitors …and more… who enjoyed the fun that the former Animal Park provided.

The zoo is open daily , from 11am – 4pm.

Steve and Cathy


Welcome to the Lakeside Plant and Garden Centre website. We are a family owned and independent business and pride ourselves in providing a personal service to all our customers.

We stock a wide range of high quality plants, garden and garden care products in a relaxing and friendly environment and our Animal Park offered a further unique attraction for visitors to meet animals in a natural environment. Steve Evans

The Animal Park became so popular with families and schools who visited that we were pleased when Scott Adams of Exotic Zoo decided to relocate to the Lakeside site, manage the former Animal Park as a zoo, and further enhance the range of unusual, rare and exotic animals, offering a unique visitor experience.

Families can also relax after visiting our centre in the comfort of our award-winning 5 * Food Standards Agency Hygiene Accredited Lakeside Court café.

We also host a range of events throughout the year including dog shows, food and craft fairs and several charity events.

For more information please follow the website links. We look forward to welcoming you to our centre.

Steve and Cathy Evans
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