4th August 2017

Photo Journal: ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Zoo

We went to the zoo!

I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to write about the day out we had at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

I went as part of my birthday celebrations, where I was treated to a day out at the zoo.

I used to love going to the zoo as a child, particularly Port Lymme Zoo in Kent, where I have very fond memories.

So it was a real treat to take a day off work and drive to Whipsnade in Dunstable to visit the zoo and see what there was to explore there.

I love going on days out and adventures. I believe adventure doesn’t always mean going abroad, but it’s going somewhere new that you’ve never explored before or simply to get some fresh air – it was also so good just to take a Monday off work and do something different.

And I love an excuse to go somewhere new to explore!

I actually took these on my iPhone 7 and honestly, I’m super pleased with how they turned out! I love taking photos on my DSLR, but sometimes I don’t fancy taking a big camera with me.

So I guess this post is a less chatty one and more of me showing you some of the photos that I took.

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Whipsnade Zoo is only an hour’s drive away from where I live, so we packed the car with our bags and headed to Whipsnade in the morning. We purchased our tickets on the website, as we found out if you did, we

We grabbed a map and we were determined to get around the whole park, which was actually so much bigger than we thought it would be! We did so much walking which was great, as I’m usually sat on my bum at my desk all day.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is made up of 4 sections: Base Camp, Asia, Africa and Europe. Basically, each section determined which animals were in which section determined by where abouts in the world they were from. Each section was coloured, which helped us navigate around the Zoo.

There was 5 food and drink places to choose from whilst there, plenty of car parking if we decided to drive around the zoo, which we chose to walk instead. There was also lots of talks and events happening in the day too.

One of the first attractions I must talk about is the wonderful and magical butterfly house. I have never been in a butterfly house in my life, so this was a truly different experience.

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As you entered, the room temperature was up high as we were told the butterflies needed a hot climate in order to survive. Everywhere you looked, butterflies of all sorts of different colours, sizes and species were flying around. Some even landed on us as we were walking around. I even managed to get up close photos of them.

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Zoo

We were blessed with wonderful weather during the day, which made our day even better.

We walked everywhere and saw pretty much everything. The only attraction that was closed was the Sea Lion section due to maintenance, which I was a little disappointed about. However, there was plenty of animals to see.

Lions, Tigers and Bears, oh my!

Giraffes, wild horses, elephants, flamingoes and so much more!

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Zoo

However, one part of the zoo which I LOVED was Hullabazoo, their petting zoo which was full of farm animals. Not the most exotic of animals to get excited over, but it has to be my favourite part of the whole day.

The Hullabazoo petting zoo included rabbits and bunnies (literally, SO CUTE) horses, donkeys, llamas, cows, sheep and they even had a section which you could freely walk into and pet the goats. YES GOATS!

I was very happy about petting the goats in the petting zoo clearly…

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We aimed to go and watch the Birds of the World talk, but because of the amount of walking we were doing, we lost track of time and we had walked so far away from where the talk was happening that it would be too late to walk back.

But whilst on our walk, we decided to find somewhere for a brief sit down and to get a refreshment. This is where we came across the Lookout Cafe which was quite literally, looking out towards a beautiful country view of Dunstable, possibly even Bedfordshire.

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Zoo

It felt like we had walked for so long, but I LOVED it.

It felt like we were on our own African safari exploring somewhere completely new and it didn’t feel like we were still in England, mainly because of the weather, but also because of the many attractions and animals that we saw that made us feel like we were somewhere exotic.

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I can’t believe I’ve never been to Whipsnade Zoo before now. I’m so glad I did because it was honestly the best way to spend a Monday and to celebrate my 23rd birthday.

I also noticed that Whipsnade Zoo do overnight experiences in their Lookout Lodges, where you get to stay overnight in the zoo and explore it after closing hours! This is now something that has been added on my bucket list of things to do!

Now I want to go and explore some more Zoo’s across the country as I truly think it’s a great day out whether you’re 8 or 80! And you can easily spend the whole day there. You can even pack a lunch if you wanted to, or just use one of the cafes like we did for a light lunch!

Have you ever been to Whipsnade Zoo?

Nicole x

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