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Going to the zoo is one of my favourite day trips ever and it’s definitely not one that should be confined to the sunny days of the summer. In fact one year (pre-kids) Tom organised a day of fun for my birthday (which is in December) that included going to the zoo. It was brilliant. Anyway, I digress. A couple of weeks ago we took advantage of that heady combination of being off work on a Monday and the schools having gone back and took ourselves off for a trip to the zoo.
Fun for all the family
As I’ve already said, going to the zoo is one of my favourite things to do and ZSL London Zoo is one of my favourites. Because we chose to go on a weekday during term time it was quieter which meant we didn’t have to worry about pushing the pram around big crowds. It also meant Cece could have a bit more of a say over where we went and could lead the way because we could see her. Although, we did take the buggy with us too just in case she got tired.
Straight to the penguins under instruction from Cece. She decided Penguin Beach was the first place to visit. I was happy with that. I love those little guys.
She was also very insistent that we checked out the lions. I think this had a lot to do with the fact she’s recently watched the Lion King and was looking for Simba.
We found the new Animal Adventure area to be the perfect place to stop for lunch. The pirate ship play area was fun for Cece to play and climb on (kid loves a slide) and there was loads of space to sit and eat a picnic or something from the kiosk. Tom and I had a couple of toasties and they were super tasty.
We timed our stop right because just as we’d finished eating there was an animal adventurers talk just about to start. Seeing the huge pigs and skippy goats toddle up to the area the talk was in from down by the petting zoo was really funny. People just didn’t expect them to be coming in through the crowd so faces were absolute pictures. It was a really interesting talk and such a good length to keep little zoo fans interested.
So much to see
That was really the only time we stopped properly all day. We must have walked for miles and miles. We still didn’t manage to see everything that London Zoo has to offer though. Even so, I was absolutely insistent that we had to visit the giraffes and the aquarium before we left. Giraffes are my favourite animals and I’ve got this thing with aquariums. I think it’s the low lighting and the relaxing atmosphere.
Back for more
Even though we were there from about 11am until closing at 5pm. I feel like there was so much more we could have explored and I’m already trying to work out when we can get back there.