Day out at West Midlands Safari Park
As part of my 30th celebrations we decided to take Little Man to West Midlands Safari Park. Although it is on my doorstep I have never actually been there. We packed Little Man a picnic and set off on our adventure. When we arrieved 15 minutes before it opened there were already some cars queuing so if I had to give you one piece of advice I would say it pays to get there early. The ticket process was fast and easy and was all done from the comfort of our car. We decided to go straight on the Safari and headed off.
The one thing that always makes me a bit apprehensive about attractions like this is the worry that we won’t get to see much. The weather wasn’t up to much so I was a bit concerned the animals would be hiding. However, I was pleasantly surprised. As you will see from the photos below we saw lots of animals and Little Man loved it. There is the opportunity to feed some of the animals from your car which is great experience and so amazing to see them up close. Little Man was mesmorised. The safari is well organised and the crowd control is great so everyone gets a fair chance to see everything. It was a great experience for us all.
The safari isn’t all there is to see either. Once we were parked up and Little Man had eaten his sandwiches we headed to the other attractions. There was the opportunity to see penguins, seals, creepy crawlies, sea creatures and bats too. All of these were great and Little Man enjoyed them but the highlight of our visit had to be their new dinosaur area – The Land of the Living Dinosaurs. If you have a child that likes dinosaurs this is a must see. When you walk into this area you are greeted with huge life-like robotic dinsaurs moving all around you, growling at you. At this point my 2 year olds mind was blown. He loved it! The T-Rex in paticular was huge to me so to our little boy must have been enourmous. I was worried he would be frightened but he loved every minute of it. Have a look at the photos to see for yourself.
West Midlands Safari Park comes highly recommended from us. It is easy to spend an entire day there and the kids will love it.
Please note I haven’t written this post with West Midlands Safari Park, I just really liked it and wanted to share.