Many a cold dog-walker from Southwick Country Park ends their walk cuddling hot chocolate in Hope Nature Centre’s tearooms without realising that the two are completely separate organisations. We merely share an address.
The centre has a new manager, Anya Johnson, who has sent this message:
“Hope Nature Centre Ltd is a charity devoted to providing work placements for young adults with learning disabilities. Our young adults/ service volunteers work with us in our busy tearoom and animal park where they are valued as part of our hardworking team.
Hope Nature Centre’s animal park and tearooms are open to the public all year round.
The animal park opens at 10am, the last entry at 3.30pm, with the park closing at 4pm. In the animal park you will find alpacas, emus goats, sheep, pigs, rabbits guinea pigs and tortoises among other animals and it’s just £9 for a family of four.”
Here is a link to Hope Nature Centre’s website.