Battersea park zoo : summer holiday bucket list

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Today we took O to battersea park children’s zoo.
My mum lives in between us and the zoo so we stopped at her house to collect her and for a cup of tea and hot cross buns.
The Zoo cost £22 for the 3 of us.

O really enjoyed looking at the animals , he was very interested to read all about each one.

First we saw the monkeys.

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We made a bit of a mistake there because we thought it would be nice to see feeding time , but quite a crowd gathered and O very quickly got very anxious , we moved on pretty swiftly just avoiding a huge tantrum that was In the making.

We steered clear of feeding time from then on.

Next we saw the meerkats and the otters.

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And then we moved on to the mouse house.
We saw harvest mice , house mice , snakes and a bearded dragon

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Some giant African snails and the chipmunks

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After an ice cream break we saw Maras and the two Emus named Ant and Dec

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There were two Kune Kune pigs called piggle and wiggle

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And some wallabies. Which I forgot to take a photo of.

We saw a miniature Shetland pony and two lovely donkeys

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Then we went to the playground

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O sat on the tractor

And in the fire engine

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And he really enjoyed the digging thing …

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He had a couple of turns on the water blaster game , which was really fun but I think a big pricey at a pound a go

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O did lots of climbing and sliding , the playground is excellent. You could easily spend a
Whole afternoon just in the playground.

Then O played in the sand pit.
O loves a sand pit and this one was brilliant. It was full of buckets and watering cans and climbing frames with pulleys and mechanical ( I think that’s what I mean ) twisty turny things to move water and water pumps and taps.

O played there for ages

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We had a quick look at the rabbits and guinea pigs and then O had a hot dog from the stand just outside the zoo

We had a nice walk home along the river looking at the boats and bridges
And stopped off at mums for tea and toast ( brown , dripping with lurpak)

On the way back to ours I made a surprise sighting of something very rare ….

A purple hooded boy , with his arms out of his hoodie

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Today we had a good day. A really good day.

If you find yourself in battersea park it’s well worth a visit to the zoo.

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