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Record Month for visitors at The Living Rainforest

The Living Rainforest recorded its highest ever visitor numbers this April and expects this to increase with the opening of a new play area this half term.

Visitors to the Berkshire-based environmental attraction, funded by the Re-Discover Project, reached an all-time high during April, up by nearly a quarter year-on-year. This rise comes on the back of continuing development of The Living Rainforest during 2006, and follows the successful opening of The Human Impact exhibition, earlier this year.

The new brightly designed play area will be a big hit with children of all ages. It includes a range of swings, spinning mushrooms and climbing towers and has soft matting underfoot ensuring it’s a safe environment for children. For the adults there is a backdrop of beautiful gardens and a sun terrace for relaxing with a cappuccino.

“The play area is a great addition to The Living Rainforest,” said Rupert West, operations manager at The Living Rainforest. “It’s important that we combine learning with fun and this play area will allow kids to let off steam in a safe environment. April was a fantastic month for us and we expect to see visitor numbers rise even higher this summer.”

During half term, there are a number of exciting activities to keep the children entertained. These include talks on many of The Living Rainforest’s inhabitants, such as snakes, bugs and frogs. There will also be treasure trails and a special talk on the wildlife of the Madagascan rainforests.

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