June 23rd 2018-Newquay Zoo

Why is it when the sun is shining it seems to make everything so much better? Well for me does anyway. Was out the door before lunch and that rarely happens on a Saturday. But it was to good to do nothing so we decided to go to Newquay Zoo. Now living in Cornwall there isn’t loads to do with children that doesn’t cost a fortune other than going to every beach around which is lovely but when the weather is so beautiful as it was today everyone seems to go there and today we wanted to do something different.IMG_2926[1]

We have been to Newquay Zoo before now it’s not overly big but it has enough animals there for Lily anyway. Josh was out with his friends and the zoo really isn’t for him. Something that he has never really like. Anyway luckily for us we had a voucher to get in so didn’t have to pay this time. As soon as you walk in it has all the feeding times and what’s going on. We weren’t to fussed about that so just started looking around at the animals. We came across a fishing cat and Lily was delighted because I think it is normally hiding when we come. So it’s the first time she saw it and in Lily’s words ‘It is so cute’

One of her favourite things to do is the Tarzan trail. It’s just a little climbing area to take you to some more animals but she loves it.  She went on it twice. I also think it’s good to break up the constant run of animals as it can get too much for little ones sometimes.

Now I’m not a big fan of seeing big animals ‘behind bars’ especially when there isn’t a big space but I know there is reason for them being there. I’m talking about the Lions there are 2 females and 1 male. I think they are ‘retired lions’ so they are there for a good enough reason and they are one of Lily’s fav. We didn’t get to see the feeding times this time but we didn’t miss out.

Most of the animals were out today which was nice, the monkeys are another fav of Lily’s so we stood around watching them for a while and they did get fed but not with a talk this time. We made our way around to the farm animals. Lily likes to go in with the goats but they were not playing game today. I think it was too hot for them as they were just lying down. However, it made up for it after as when we walked out they had just started an animal encounter with a snake. It was nice learning about the snake a bit more and Lily got to touch it (I was happy to take the photo) The lady was very kind and made it more easy for Lily to do.IMG_2940[1]

We completely forgot about going into the tropical house. Lily Just wanted to go on the Tarzan trail again and get her face painted as a fox. By the time we did that looked at the other small monkeys and the turtles; which were my fav it was time to go back to the car. IMG_2907[1]

Lily really enjoyed her day and so did I. It may be small but there was enough there for us to see.

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