A POPULAR visitor attraction in the Staffordshire Moorlands is re-opening tomorrow (Saturday, June 20), after being shut for three months by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The easing of lockdown measures mean Peak Wildlife Park at Winkhill, near Leek, can welcome visitors again.
The park is opening at an earlier time of 9am and visitors will be required to adhere to the strict health and safety guidelines introduced by Government to combat the virus. All visitors (including pass holders) must pre-book a place through the zoo's online booking system. This will allow control of visitor numbers and ensure no area of the park becomes overwhelmed. An all-new entrance has been installed with clearly marked signage directing visitors from the car park. The shop will still be open and will now be the main exit. In the interest of maintaining social distancing a one-way system will take visitors on their journey around the park. This will make it easier for all guests to observe social distancing. The route will be clearly marked out and available on a newly-designed map that will be downloadable on the day of your visit. To avoid crowds forming keeper talks are cancelled until further notice. The indoor cafe will remain closed but a full menu will be available via a new click and collect service. All guests will be able to view and order straight from their phone to collect and enjoy on the outdoor picnic areas throughout the park. In the interest of health and safety the indoor play and play areas throughout the park will remain closed. It is preferred that all visitors and members will pay online before they arrive. Where this is possible, guests are requested pay to via contactless payment o reduce the amount of cash being handled.