Thursday, 28 April 2016

A day out at West Midlands safari park

I wanted to take my kids to West Midlands Safari Park for ages, so I bit the bullet and booked online and knew that I was definitely going.  For me it was an hour and a half drive so not too far at all. I got there as the gates opened at 10am and queued along with the other cars for about ten minutes to go through the barriers, I have to be honest I don't know who was most excited I couldn't wait to see the animals.  Each section of the park is gated and a sign indicates what you are going to see. A short wait at each section of lights before you can go ahead and see the next group of animals, that helped the kids refocus and discuss what they had seen and what they would be seeing next.  It was really exciting I have never seen some of the animals and to see them so close by was amazing.
My personal favourites were were seeing the Cheetahs, the lions and the new baby rhino, the kids loved every animal but I think they loved the baby rhino the best, but my littlest loved the meerkats as my photo below shows he was over whelmed and asked if he could bring one home as a pet, how do you explain to a 7 year old that you can't, a swift change of subject and job done.

After I had driven round and had a really good look at the animals I drove down into the section where the rides are, parked up and then took the kids to the seating area we had a quick bite to eat and off again.  Next port of call the Land of the Dinosaurs my boys loved this.  All different types of dinosaur with facts about them including fossils which by boy loved being obsessed with dinosaurs.  As we were walking through you hear all sorts of noises which sounds like dinosaurs the flying ones above your head I must have ducked about 5 times.  After this I went down to the rides plenty there to keep the kids busy.  I had booked wrist bands so they could go on everything and they did, the log flume about ten times.....but that was the intention and they loved it.  We had an amazing day out and I was glad we went, would I recommend it yes, the staff were lovely and mostly smily it's something that makes a great memory for your little ones.