Monday, 19 September 2011

"I Don't Like Dinosaurs" And More Memories Of Chester Zoo

Last Monday (12th September) it was my wonderful husband's birthday. Did we go out for drinks? A meal? A romantic break away?


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'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"!

"Wait for me Mum!"
"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?"
So, that was our day pretty much.  Doesn't it make you want to go?

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.


Inside The Wendy House said...

Looks like you had a lovely day.  Poor MC and the dinosaurs though :( xxx

mummydaddyme said...

Lovely photos Heather and I am sorry to hear MC didn't like the dinosaurs.  I went to Chester Zoo many times as a child and loved it very much- my grandparents live that way and I am looking forward to taking Mads there one day. x

SAHMlovingit said...

Really?  Whereabouts do they live?  If you come up we have to meet up - I demand it. Would be lovely to see you again (and to meet Mads) :) x

SAHMlovingit said...

I know....that face on that picture. Look at me though, rather than whisking her away from the 'nasty' dinosaurs I take a picture!!! *bad mum* xx

Looking for Blue Sky said...

We would probably have ordered caramel shortbread and cappuccino too :). Lovely photos and it looks like you all had a great day out....apart from the dinosaurs anyway xx

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