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Monday, 1 September 2014

Outings (4)

Our last day out was to Twycross Zoo. We last went around four years ago , and I have to say that this years visit was much better.
 We missed the giraffes , but the new animals made up for it. they are modernising and improving the zoo , and there was more to see and it was easier and better set out . For me , the rides being gone was a bonus as the kids last time wanted to spend more time there than looking at the animals , not so this year. They did spend a bit of time at the playground , but it gave us a rest .
 We got there before opening time and had pre-booked the tickets so went more or less straight in.
Let the pictures do the talking - well , mostly ,lol.

  Meerkats + baby meerkats = super cute .

 The zebras are housed where the giraffes used to be .

 Love the flamingos and their reflections.

 Prairie dogs , almost as cute as meerkats .
 What you lookin' at ?

  Lorikeet Landing is a new attraction. So new that they were still treating the wood of the building etc.
  You get to walk around the aviary with the birds flying free and at set times of the day you can buy little pots of "nectar" to feed the birds with . It has to be the highlight of the day . Me and the kids all had a great time and went round twice with the food pots .

 At one point , I had two perched on my head.


   Those funny leaf things are actually butterflies. The butterfly house was a little disappointing to me, I had hoped for lots more butterflies and lots more colour .
  The finch house was brilliant though , and those little guys got pretty close if you could stay still for a while.

  And , back to the meerkats. We stopped back to check out the faves on our way out , and got there in time for feeding . Good to watch , if a little gruesome with bits of chick everywhere .

We then spent ages in the gift shop while the kids decided what to buy , nothing new there , they always seem to take forever when making  a decision.
  A fantastic day out which we all enjoyed , hope to go back in a few more years and see what else they have added .

 After that , we enjoyed a couple of days at the coast , but no real pictures as that was my time to relax. No cooking , no picnics to prepare and no pots to do . Heaven !

Thanks for dropping by ,


Julie said...

The last time I went to Twycross they had just had an new baby elephant, it had been born on my daughters birthday...and we went to see that!

Great pics you took Cath, you look quite happy with the birds on your head...a fun pic.

Marlene Jones said...

I love a visit to the Zoo, we grew up near Bristol Zoo and went most summers.

cucki said...

aawwwwwww so sweet..
beautiful photos..
hugs x

Mii Stitch said...

Looks like a great day out! I have been to the Twycross zoo before and we had a great time as a family :) Hope you're ready for the back to school time now!

dixiesamplar said...

Love zoo trips...and yours was wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

Barb said...

So many interesting critters. My DH would love that place. He loves a good zoo.

Beth said...

What a wonderful family outing! So enjoyed the photos.

Bekca said...

I love a day out at the zoo, although I haven't actually visited Twycross. So glad you all enjoyed your day out.
Best wishes.

Brigitte said...

I was enjoying all the pictures you showed of your excursions. What fun days for the whole family!