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This birthday treat yourself to a wildlife experience with your kids: Don't miss 5

This birthday treat yourself to a wildlife experience with your kids: Don't miss 5

If you and your kids love wildlife, then visit these 7 destinations for a close experience with fauna.

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1. Bundaberg, Australia "A free wildlife park great for kids. Great nightlife."

Lastminute.com reviewer William says, "Very good weather, a vast array of food choices. A free wildlife park great for kids. Great nightlife. Everything is very close to the town. Learn from experience: I would only recommend Bundaberg as a stopover on your way up or down the east coast."

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2. Cork, Ireland "Went to wildlife park, Cork City Gaol and Shandon tower."

Lastminute.com reviewer Nadine adds, "Weather and food was great. Went to wildlife park, Cork City Gaol and Shandon tower. All were great experiences and did miles of walking. Fabulous holiday people were very friendly. Sightseeing places: Wildlife park, Cork city Gaol, Shandon tower. Kid's experience: Wildlife park was great as all animals were up close. I liked: How friendly the people are."

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3. Kuching, Malaysia "Choose a trail to trek across the parkland to waterfalls, to see monkeys and other wildlife and beaches."

Lastminute.com reviewer Susan says, "Lots of things to see and do. Semenggoh Nature reserve to see Orangutan in the rainforest. Jongs crocodile farm where huge crocs have been saved and some have lived for over 40 years. See feeding time and crocs jumping out of the water. Bako National Park where you take a boat out to the park which covers acres of land with various terrains and rainforest, jungle and wetlands. Choose a trail to trek across the parkland to waterfalls, to see monkeys and other wildlife and beaches. Sarawak cultural village is a must to see how locals lived and built their houses, cooked, hunted and stories of shrunken heads. For food visit the Top Spot fro fresh fish and seafood cooked fresh. De-stressing tips: Relaxing at Damai Beach resort. Adventurous activities done: Jungle trekking at Bako National Park. Sightseeing places: Semonggoh Nature Reserve. Kid's experience: Jungle trekking. I liked: Food."

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4. Dalaman, Turkey "Kid's enjoyment: [V]isiting the turtle sanctuary, feeding the wildlife at breakfast."

Lastminute.com reviewer Debra shares, "Lush, green, beautiful and unspoilt landscape. Turtles under the boardwalk at breakfast, taxi boat to the beach, friendly people, great food. Kid's enjoyment: Swimming, jumping off boats, visiting the turtle sanctuary, feeding the wildlife at breakfast. And petting all the stray cats and dogs! Adventure activities: The boat trips and turtles. Places you saw: Book some boat trips. 12 Islands, blue caves, sunset BBQ were all great. Be sure to visit the lake, its beautiful. The food is reasonable and of good quality. Like most in trip: Relaxing by the pool."

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5. Crete, Greece "Kid's enjoyment: Definitely swimming in the sea and the hotel pool, spotting local wildlife..."

Lastminute.com reviewer Marta shares, "Crete is absolutely stunning! The views are amazing, the sea delightful, the food delicious. I went for October half term and the weather was still fantastic - I even managed to get sunburnt ;). Kid's enjoyment: Definitely swimming in the sea and the hotel pool, spotting local wildlife and the liberty of themselves delicious food of their choice during meals. Places you saw: I visited beautiful villages like Margarites, Melidoni and others. We went into Melidoni Cave which was amazing. We drove through White Mountains (Lefka Ori) planning to hike but unfortunately it was raining in the mountains - the views were still breathtaking though! Like most in trip: 1)The weather - it was still lovely and hot even though we went there in the last week of October, 2) The beauty of Crete, 3) Delicious food."

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6. Dundee, United Kingdom "[W]e went to Camperdown park and wildlife centre, the science centre, swimming in a lovely pool..."

Lastminute.com reviewer Kerrie adds, "Dundee was great for a short break with 2 and 3 year old, we went to Camperdown park and wildlife centre, the science centre, swimming in a lovely pool, then to Arbroath to the beach and amusements, it was a great base to see good sights. De-stressing tips: Staying in the hotel was De-stressing as well being beside the water. Sightseeing places: Camperdown Park, wildlife centre, science centre, Arbroath pleasureland all were fab. Romantic experience: We had the kids so it wasn't a romantic trip. Kid's experience: Everything! Camperdown Park and wildlife centre and the science centre. I liked: The hotel was very central and everything was close by."

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7. Miami, United States "We walked some of the trails in the Everglades and saw the wildlife in its natural habitat."

Lastminute.com reviewer Maria shares, "Weather was very hot. Loved the Everglades, worth a visit. Beach was great too. Kid's enjoyment: Everglades and the beach. Adventure activities: We walked some of the trails in the Everglades and saw the wildlife in its natural habitat. Places you saw: Try Cuban food ans visit the Keys. Like most in trip: The Everglades!"

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