Plantasia enjoys record-breaking month
More than 10,000 people visited Parc Tawe's Plantasia in April
This was the busiest April the Swansea Council attraction has ever enjoyed since opening in 1990.
Some of the events in April included the chance to ride donkeys on Easter Sunday and an Animal Antics event that gave children the opportunity to get up close and personal with creepy crawlies and other creatures.
An event called Tribes, Teeth and Tarantulas was also held. It gave visitors the chance to find out Indian rainforest tribes and animals like spiders and stick insects.
Season tickets for Plantasia which were half-price for a limited time only also went especially well throughout April. The annual passes allow visitors to visit the venue time and time again. The half-price annual pass will be running again later on in the year, so visitors are encouraged to visit the website for up to date information.
Plantasia Manager Claire Riordan said: "The wet weather throughout April was definitely a contributory factor to our record-breaking month, but the figures also serve as a reminder to people about the quality of indoor attractions available in Swansea.
"We normally get about 10,000 visitors in the school summer holidays in August, but to see that volume of people coming through the doors in April is pretty staggering.
"Plantasia is a great place to visit and I'd urge people to keep an eye on the huge range of activities organised throughout the year."
Black emperor scorpions, snakes, piranhas and poison arrow frogs are among the animals housed at Plantasia. The attraction also features a huge selection of plant life, including bananas, pineapple plants, prickly cacti and giant bamboo.
An indigenous South American hut that replicates conditions in the Amazon has recently been constructed, complete with blowpipes and primitive fishing nets.
Have a look at www.swansea.gov.uk/plantasia for more information about the attraction.