External Links

A few handy links to sites with some amazing content on a whole range of topics.

Places to visit

A few of the places I’ve visited and mentioned in some of my blogs:

  • Hawk Conservancy Trust – Based in 22 acres of countryside near Andover. A fantastic place to visit to watch and learn about a range of stunning birds of prey, as well as the amazing conservation work carried out by the trust.
  • Marwell Zoo – Located in Hampshire, Marwell Zoo has a varied collection from penguins to red pandas, and zebra to snow leopards. Well worth a visit.
  • Beale Wildlife Park – A hidden gem of a wildlife park in Berkshire. Set in 40 acres of beautiful grounds and gardens.
  • Whipsnade Zoo – Large, 600 acre zoo near Dunstable featuring a collection of over 200 species of animals.
  • Cotswolds Wildlife Park – Beautiful, 160 acre wildlife park set in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Mental Health

  • The Blurt Foundation – Dedicated to helping those affected by depression. Home to an amazing array of resources from blogs, to their brilliant ‘Buddy Box’ scheme.
  • Safeline – A leading charity helping those affected by rape and sexual abuse, offering counselling and specialist support.
  • Samaritans – Offering a safe place for anyone to talk about anything at any time.
  • Mind – Aiming to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.

Theme Parks

  • CoasterForcea free to join, independent and unbiased theme park community covering theme park and rollercoaster developments worldwide.
  • First Drop Photography – Capturing photos of the best of UK theme parks and attractions.
  • Parks, Scares and Glitter – A great little site with a unique take on a range of attractions across the UK. They may not be the biggest site, but they’re definitely the campest screamers!
  • ScareTour – Home to reviews of scare events and attractions from around Europe.
  • Theme Park guide – UK based theme park enthusiasts site providing regular updates and reviews from theme parks across the UK.
  • TowersStreetUnofficial Alton Towers fan community with a lively, active forum.
  • TowersTimes – Unofficial Alton Towers fan community with an extensive archive of past attractions, events, and construction photos. Also has a sister site, Attraction Source, covering other UK parks.

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