|The little girl is very excited|
Well it's been raining for ages (although we did have sun last Tuesday), but we checked the weather forecast for Blair Drummond (a Safari Park near Stirling) today and it said it would be cloudy but unlikely to rain, so off we set!
|The rain poncho. |
She posted one through floorboards,
and hid the other in a maze
We thought we'd start off with the safari bit, in the hopes that the rain would stop. The kids loved seeing the animals close up, and the little girl got to see a lion.
|Loving the sea lion show|
After that we were cold and hungry, so headed over to the restaurant with everyone else in Blair Drummond that day. The queue was very long, but there seemed to be enough tables to go around, and the food was fine (although obviously lacking in vegetables), and not too expensive. They also have lots of picnic areas and places to cook barbecues, so you don't have to use the restaurant.
|a busy lunchtime|
My kids especially enjoy digging for treasure by the pirate ship. However, both times we've been we've had a lot of trouble finding doubloons. Last time we were unlucky until they closed the ship play area for a while, and then there were millions of the things. This time we spent a good half hour digging and only found one! The big girl found it, but was good enough to share her bounty (you swap your doubloon for a lucky dip prize - she got animal shaped rubber bands).
There are lots of animals to see on foot, and the little girl loved feeding the animals (although the donkey managed to cover her in mud). The boy liked the marmosets, which get to run around the place.
They also have a selection of fairground rides, which were all well maintained, and not too much to ride on. The little girl loved going on the gallopers, and the boy and Kenny had a great time on the dodgems.
We did go over to see the lemurs, but they were all in one big ball, frozen and dripping, and we didn't fancy the boat to see the monkeys and get poo thrown at you. To be honest, we were all tired out. So we got everyone in the car, did a quick tour of the safari animals again, and headed down the road.
Kenny managed to stay awake, but he was the only one! It was a great day out, and I would highly recommend it.
Last time we went to Blair Drummond we managed to find discount vouchers, and do look out for them, because it is a really expensive entry fee (although worth it). Sadly you can't use your Tesco Rewards here. We did get 10% off by buying the tickets in advance online, but watch out, these tickets are only valid for a month.
|a good day out|
Have you been to Blair Drummond? What did you think? Where do you think we should go next?