A visit to Cotswolds Wildlife Park

Cotswold Wildlife Park

The Cotswolds are an area of England that I have not really explored, so when we were offered the chance to review Talbot Cottage in Stow on the Wold with Manor Cottages I started researching all the places we could visit locally. Top of my list was Cotswold Wildlife Park which is located two miles south of Burford and just a short drive from where we were staying. Cotswold Wildlife Park is one of the largest privately owned zoological collections… Continue Reading “A visit to Cotswolds Wildlife Park”

The new Lemur Loop at Marwell Zoo

Lemur Loop Marwell

Last night we were invited to the opening of the new Lemur Loop at Marwell Zoo. Marwell Zoo has 140 acres to explore, packed full of hundreds of endangered and charismatic animals from anteaters to white rhino, giraffes to penguins, zebra to snow leopards and many, many more. One of our favourite recent additions to the zoo is the African Wilderness, their largest exhibit to date, which is home to the White Rhino, Zebra, Scimitar-Horned Oryx and Ostrich, which all… Continue Reading “The new Lemur Loop at Marwell Zoo”

All the fun of the fair at Folly Farm

As part of my role as the Britmums Family Days Out editor I have read and included many posts about Folly Farm and have been itching to visit for some time. Over half term we enjoyed a short break at Bluestone and with Folly Farm a short 15 minute drive away, this was our chance to visit. We arrived at opening time and couldn’t wait to start exploring everything that it had to offer and we certainly weren’t disappointed. We… Continue Reading “All the fun of the fair at Folly Farm”

Trying the new Gruffalo River Ride at Chessington

The Gruffalo is one of our favourite children’s books of all time and we really enjoy taking part in activities that are related to the story. Last month we were one of the first to try the new Augmented Reality Trail at Moors Valley which was packed full of fun facts about forest animals and the chance to make the Gruffalo come to life on your mobile phone or tablet which Sebastian adored. Not long after doing the trail we saw an… Continue Reading “Trying the new Gruffalo River Ride at Chessington”

Visiting Twycross Zoo during a Stay, Play, Explore break to Leicestershire

During April we were invited to try a Stay, Play and Explore short break in Leicestershire. For just £149 (£159 during bank holiday weekends) a family of 2 adults and 2 children can visit any 3 out of 10 exciting attractions and enjoy overnight accommodation including breakfast at a choice of 4 star family friendly hotels and for larger families like ours you can buy an additional child ticket for £20. The attractions included are National Space Centre, Conkers, Twycross Zoo, Twinlakes… Continue Reading “Visiting Twycross Zoo during a Stay, Play, Explore break to Leicestershire”