Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Call of the wild

On the Bank Holiday weekend, we decided that we’d done enough tidying and cleaning but hadn’t really had enough fun.  On Saturday, the weather was glorious, so we decided to go to the safari park at Woburn.  The girls were really looking forward to it as we had promised them that we would see lions and elephants in the morning.

After about an hour’s travel, we were at Woburn without too much difficulty.  Unfortunately, the ticketing computer decided to crash when we got to the ticket desk and we spent about 10 minutes waiting for the team to sort us out with tickets.  However, once this was solved, we were in the park.

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The girls got really excited when they saw the big animals.  They loved the lions, elephants, giraffes, big oxen and the monkeys.

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It was fantastic fun for all of us and we all loved it – adults and children alike.  Once we completed the car safari, we had lunch in the child-friendly cafeteria and walked around the foot safari area.  They had an afternoon looking at animals (they really liked the kangaroos), playing in the children’s playground and even went for a trip on the miniature railway.  Here’s Lauren on the train with Daddy.

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They even had time to play at the fun fair at the end of the afternoon before we set off back to London.

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On the way back, there was only snoring coming from the back seats; the girls were asleep as soon as we started driving as they had had a fun filled day.  We would definitely consider the trip again as it was a really good day out.  I was pleasantly surprised at the amount they had there for young children to do – a real bonus!

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