Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Wetlands Animal Park

On a sunny but cool day, we took the children to the family run Wetlands Animal park. We had never been there before and so didn't know what to expect. For my young ornithologists, it was a good sign that there were chickens roaming the car park :)

All the children took their cameras, so the day was well and truly documented!

After a good chat and wave (yes, this macaw waves!) we moved on.

taking lots and lots of pictures along the way

The kids all enjoyed watching the vultures fly from one end of the cage to the other
not the prettiest of birds
There was more than just birds

The girls enjoying a horsie cuddle
Then we got to the birds of prey

We stayed here for ages. The bird's handler came out and answered all of the children's many, many questions
And the kids got to hold an owl! What a treat :)

Gran had a turn
And so did I :) Googs didn't want to hold though
We got a bit cold so carried on walking around to warm up.
Most of the animals were sunbathing :) I loved how this wallaby was sitting on it's tail

Another magical moment of the day was when the children got to feed the timid deer

And there were peacocks everywhere!! This guy jumped onto the fence as we walked past. It was magnificent seeing his tail feathers draped down like this.

Feeding time for the vultures!
and back to hug the ponies :)
after lunch we bought some animal food and then went to feed the animals. Kiki fed all of her animal food to the ponies.
The goats battled over the food, butting each other out of the way.

Kiki spotted the dog graveyard through the trees and insisted that we go and see it. It really touched the children to see it.
After hours being with the birds and animals, it was time to head back to the car. Just as we walked past, the albino peacock put on a show for us.
This guy followed suit but as soon as the albino peacock saw him, he flew across and attacked him.
Then the chickens came over, B knelt down and a black chicken jumped onto his lap and didn't want to get off!
My own little monkey :)
It was a wonderful day!


HonestMum said...

What an amazing day. We recently went on safari and Oliver loved every minute. Nothing more wonderful than being amongst animals!

Nikki Haxell said...

Lovely! We've been looking at having a trip over there too :)

Pip said...

that wallaby reminds me of my dog. he sits like that too lol. Loving the white peacock, how unusual and stunning. looks like a great place to visit.

Anonymous said...

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