For the last day of our Easter Holidays, we wanted to really make the most of the day by having a ‘family day out’, despite being a member down, and later on having to battle against the typical English weather (although this didn’t stop us). After much deliberation (and the fact that the tickets we were going to get for Woburn Safari Park you had to get posted to you which took about 5 days to arrive, which was 5 days too many), we decided to take a trip down memory lane, to a Wildlife Park we last went too in Primary school, set in the picturesque, typically-English Cotswolds.
The Cotswold, is an idyllic region which incorporates many aspects of traditional English villages; with its beautiful stone buildings, rivers and rolling hills, set in which are hundreds of places to eat, places to stay, and most importantly things to do. Staying there last summer with my whole family for my grandparents Golden Wedding Anniversary was a delight, and we will definitely be returning soon! (Well I hope so anyway!)
The Wildlife Park, was honestly so much better than we expected, and we had quite high hopes already! There were such a large range of animals to see from the King of the jungle, the Lion, to zebras, giraffes (we saw one of their feeding times and managed to get really really close to them which was amazing!), monkeys, flamingos, peacocks, and even down to venomous snakes and spiders (which personally weren’t my favourite things to see), piranhas and fruit bats. Aside from the animals, there were also a range of other things for children to do, with a rather large wooden treehouse-type play area and ‘zoo keeper’ schemes, and cafés on site, there are going to stay entertained for a long period of time! I really wanted to have a go in the treehouse play-area bit, but seeing as it wasn’t great whether and it was starting to rain, I thought it was probably best not to (excusing the fact that I am probably a good couple of years too old to be going in anyway, but we will ignore that!)
The weather unfortunately wasn’t great when we visited, but that didn’t stop us from having a lovely day out! We thankfully timed the whole day perfectly; walking round and seeing the outdoor animal pens and trails in the morning whilst it was dry, and then
looking in the indoor bits, such as the reptiles and amphibians, later on when the rain started to hit. I would highly recommend the Wild Life Park to anyone and if you are ever in the area, I would definitely take a trip, especially if you have young kids as they would love it. We had a wonderful day out and it was nice just to spend some time with my family in the holidays.
I hope you all had a lovely Easter, let me know what you all got up to in the comments! I spent the time revising (not enough though) and mainly just having some down time with family and friends before exam season kicks in! I also ate a large amount of chocolate, but its Easter, so what better time to do that?