We did something much more fun than that. We went to Chester Zoo!
Now I feel very lucky to live in the area I do. We live in North Wales. We aren't far from the coast and rolling hills but are only about 7 miles from the beautiful city of Chester, England - I feel we have the best of both worlds (and free prescriptions!). I'm guilty of not appreciating Chester because it's on my doorstep but, if you've never been, have a look at the Chester Guide and tell me what's not to love?
We had planned to take Mini Cheddar to Chester Zoo for her birthday but she ended up in hospital. Since then, through one thing or another we haven't got around to taking her - bad parents alert! So when the people at Superbreak offered to let us have a day out at Chester Zoo I have to admit, I jumped at the chance. It's only a 10 minute drive from our house...it's kind of rude not to go. Also, it was my husband's birthday, yes. He was 35. However, we obviously used the trip as a belated birthday treat for MC *cough*
Chester Zoo is actually the number 1 zoo in the U.K. and we love it there. Every time we go we have such a great day out. You may remember last Monday was a bit of a windy day, the remnants of Hurricane Katia were battering us but thankfully when we went it wasn't that bad although the lions weren't on display because of the wind.
I won't bore you with in-depth descriptions of what we did and what we saw, I'll let a selection of the photos speak for themselves. Highlights of the day included:
- Seeing one of the tigers (my favourite), really close up.
- Seeing all the giraffes close up together.
- A chimpanzee taking a shine to Mini Cheddar and splashing water at her.
- A penguin taking a shine to Mini Cheddar - he kept coming back to the same spot to see her.
- The Bat Forest (always a favourite for me).
What wasn't a highlight for MC was the 'Dinosaurs At Large' exhibit (open until 8th October). Lots of rather large (and some spitting) dinosaurs which terrified MC a bit. Since then all we hear from her is "I don't like dinosaurs"!
|"Can't catch me Daddy!"|
|"I don't like dinosaurs"|
|"A cameral shortbread and cappucino please"|
|"My mummy seems to have turned into a pile of leaves"|
|"You looking at me?"|
I can actually recommend Superbreak as I've bought gift vouchers from them before for my parents and they had a wonderful short break away using them. If you fancy going wild at Chester Zoo then why not make it a short break at Chester Zoo.
This is not a sponsored post.
We did receive entry to Chester Zoo but all views,
opinions and photographs are entirely my own.