A day at the zoo
On the last day of the Easter holidays, we took a short trip up the road to Cotswold Wildlife Park. The sun was shining, Dennis the camper van was ready to pootle along the open roads up to Burford and we knew it wouldn’t be busy as most schools in Oxfordshire had already gone back.
We weren’t disappointed. As ever, it was a grand day out. As we visit fairly frequently, the boys always have a list of animals they want to check in with. First on their list was the penguins where we arrived for feeding time. Another recent big draw are the giraffes. Louis waited oh so patiently with his little outstretched hand full of grass, until finally one noticed him and came to chomp. (Oh the antibacterial wipes I deployed….).
The red panda (that’s him perched in the branches below that beautiful blue sky) always gets a visit, as do the monkeys on the way to the hot house where the boys love to spot the sloths, bats and tropical birds.
A trip to the adventure playground, ice-creams and a ride on the mini train that weaves its way through the park rounded off our grand day out.
The only negative was me dropping - yes DROPPING - my pro Nikon DSLR, complete with horribly expensive lens onto the ground, shattering the lens hood. I’m hoping the lens itself isn’t damaged but you never know, these things tend to lay dormant until they reveal themselves at a most inconvenient point. Let’s hope that’s not at one of this summer’s wedding jobs….