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London zoo

london zoo

During the six week’s holidays we had a fun-filled day at London zoo, we was invited along to the little creatures family festival, the festival was a weekend dedicated to celebrating the story of one of its most famous residents Winnie the bear. The festival was to mark the centenary of the arrival of the worlds most famous bear Winnie.

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Winnie was a black bear who was given to ZSL London zoo at the start of world war one, she was frequently visited by author A.A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin whose fondness for the bear was immortalised in the classic tales. While we was at the festival we enjoyed some fun games in Winnie’s village and then went on a lovely walk around the zoo, we was amazed at how big the zoo was, the zoo has 17,000 animals to see along with craft activities and nature workshops even face painting, plenty of fun to be had.

brad and tigerWhilst we was walking around we saw the very excitable Jae Jae, he is a very handsome male Sumatran tiger who became a dad to three Sumatran tiger cubs back in February.

photo 1There was so many excitable places to visit on our walk round the zoo, there was a reptile house, gorilla kingdom, a beautiful penguin beech, an amazing butterfly paradise exhibit that features species from central and south America, south-east Asia and Africa, the butterfly’s took a like to Ian and kept landing on him. Ian’s dad has a love of bird’s and fish and loved the aquarium and bird’s, we loved listening to the lovely sounds of the birds as we was walking round. We all really enjoyed watching the monkeys swinging round and hanging upside down, the boy’s found them rather funny to watch.

ian an butterflyLee and Bradley loved being in with the bugs where there are over 140 different species, they found this rather enjoyable looking at big hairy spiders, millipedes, insects and other creepy crawlies. One place we really enjoyed was animal adventure as this is where you can get hands on, touch and feed some of the animals, Bradley enjoyed feeding the goats, we also saw sheep, donkeys, llamas and Kune-Kune pigs. We sat and enjoyed some lunch before heading over to see the giraffe’s, zebra’s, okapi’s, warthog’s and hippo’s, we did hope to get to the giraffe’s for feeding time but we just missed it.


While we was walking round the zoo Bradley was saying how he would enjoy being a zoo keeper and get up close to some of the beautiful animals he had seen, this will be something we will look into for him from the zoo experiences on offer.

Here is our photo album of our day at zoo. If you would like to visit you can plan your day here.





Disclaimer: We recieved free entry into London zoo in exchange for our review, all thoughts and opinions are 100% our own.
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Fun at Southend on sea

fun at southend

Fun at Southend on sea

Yesterday was such a beautiful day, we packed the car up and went for some fun at Southend on sea for the day for loads of fun to be had.

First stop was the beach where we took a picnic and had our lunch, we then went and met with family at a family bar along the seafront where there was karaoke going on and had a refreshing drink and a sing along, we all had such a laugh at this as none of us can sing but they do say karaoke is meant to be fun and it sure was, it is great to meet up with friends and family and have such great fun.

The kids really enjoyed the arcades and winning on the machines, the excitement on the kids faces said it all, they had such a great time with a day at the beach, arcades and adventure island.

We then went back to beach so the kids can run off some energy together and we could make the most of a beautiful day before dinner.

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It was lovely watching them all have so much fun together, running off lots of energy, kids grow up so fast and we love to cherish every moment of them being young.
fun at Southend
We then went for some lovely fish and chips for dinner, we love a fish and chip dinner by the sea. After we had our dinner we grabbed an ice cream as we walked to adventure island and took advantage of the half price wrist bands after 6 pm.
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The fun then began.

The kids had a good few hours of fun at adventure island, there was plenty of laughter, especially when the kids dragged the adults on the rage roller coaster ride which loops and twists, most of the kids was all tall enough to go on, our kids do not see any fear and they are very daring, most of the adults got off the rage very pale but the kids wanted to go again.
They was very excited and did not know what ride they wanted to go on next, they even braved the vortex ride and the sky drop.
Fun at southend
Demi being the only green band had just as much fun as the older ones joined her on the rides she was allowed to go on, she enjoyed the green scream, barnstormer, drop ‘n’ smile, big wheel and many more rides and there was plenty of big smiles and laughs by all of them.
The park closed at 10.30 pm and by this time all the kids was very tired and they all slept in the car on the way home.

Big smiles as they leave to head home after a fantastic day at Southend on sea.

fun at southend

Have you ever visited Adventure island?