Saturday, 12 May 2012

A day at the zoo


Not long ago we spent the day at Chessington World of Adventures.
It is a great park for tweenies who have out grown Legoland, but are  not tall enough for the rides at Thorpe Park.  Its tweenie status seems to attract a smaller crowd and there couldn't have been more than about 100  cars in the car park.  We didn't queue for any of the rides and quickly hopped from one stomach churner to the next.  As I get motion sickness from a lift, after three rides I was very green and reaching for the nearest bin.  Thank goodness for the children's zoo  where I spent most of my day. 






The gorillas are some of the most successful breeders in captvity, (I guess that there isn't much else to do) We couldn't see the new born, but dad is looking a bit left out and grumpy. It's a look I've seen before.

The mirrored maze in the haunted house was fantastic, allbeit a health and safety nightmare.

Some one was a lot more excited about the Dracula ride than me.

These pretty water features were everywhere, they are really beautiful.
More chickens, I spent many hours with them.
And the ostriches who were quite as inquisitive as I was.
The mother was showing me her baby when the older monkey jumped in the way to have his photo taken.
The ostrich thought all of the monkeying around rather beneath her.


9 comments:

  1. It's many years since I have been to Chessington. Won't be too long before I am there again with the next generation!

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    1. How great to be able to go with them and really enjoy it, you must have been a v young mum!

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  2. I haven't been to Chessington in years. My older girls take my 11 year old son to Thorpe Park, he is mad about the rides, just like them and I get to stay home and not feel sick watching them, which is good x

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    1. And the cost... it's over £100 for a family of four if your not savvy enough to find the right offer. Although I guess that would not be a problem you would experience !!

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  3. I haven't been to the zoo since I was about ten, I am very tempted to o and see the meerkats up north, they just lift my spirits so much.

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    1. We certainly need something to keep us going through this dire weather, I can't remember this much rain. Isn't there big news about pandas in Scotland?

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  4. Love chickens, the people behind us have them and there is something so comforting about that

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    1. I agree, comforting and fresh eggs!

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  5. Oops thought I left a comment. I always love seeing chooks wherever they are, we have some at our neighbours and it always makes me smile to think they are there scratching around.

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