Whenever we go to my Mums we get to see Whipsnade Zoo, or rather the Lion on the Hill at Whipsnade Zoo. It cheers us up no end on sunny days and we always want to go and visit, and yesterday we got to go to go to the VIP launch of a brand new outdoor adventure play area which officially opens on the 25th May 2013.
The park has been designed around animal movement, which is great for talking to the Children about what animals move like and why and also for letting them burn off a bit of excess energy before going to see one of the shows (the Birds and the Sea Lions were the two we went to) or to warm up on a cold day... Top Ender was rather pleased to be the first child into the park (that we know of) and loved the different areas. She was climbing and sliding and jumping within seconds of walking through the gate and you can see all our photos from the day in our Facebook album. Here are just a selection of the 100 or so that we took.
Newly turned Five Year Old Big Boy preferred the area for younger Children, mainly because it was his size, but also because he was a little over whelmed by the larger pieces of equipment.
Daddy and I were just amazed at the dexterity that the Children were showing on the play equipment and the rest of the day as we walked around the park, we were able to talk about how the Children had seen examples of how the animals moved and it was a great learning tool.
We received free admission to Whipsnade Zoo.
Have you added A Mother's Ramblings to your RSS Reader? Make sure you never miss a brilliant lunch or a fantastic family moment.
Also don't forget to follow my Weight Loss and Fitness Journey at Pippa World too!