This weekend has been fun. It was Little Mr’s birthday weekend (he turns two years old in the week) and we wanted to spend some time as a family having some fun. On Saturday, we went to West Midlands Safari Park and hubby bravely drove his car around the Park with Little Mr sitting in the front passenger seat with me. We did let him sit on his Daddy’s lap as we crawled around one particular enclosure and he loved it.
He made me laugh as I had asked him what animals he was looking forward to seeing at the Safari Park and he told me the Rabbits, Cows and the Sheep so I guess we probably should have gone to the Farm but there’s still time in the week left for that.
I was amazed at how brave this little boy sitting on my lap was as we drove through the area of the park with the various types of deer in. Hubby wound his window down and offered his hand to the animals and Little Mr jumped at the chance to help feed them. How brave of him! I did let one of them eat some feed off my hand but it’s not an experience I’d like to repeat.
As we went around the Park, Little Mr shouted ‘Wow’ and ‘Look at that’ as he saw lots of different types of animals. His particular favourite was the elephants and he was very cute and waved to them and blew them kisses. He didn’t like the zebra and told us he was scared of them. He enjoyed looking at the camels but said ‘No thanks, you can keep them’ which again made me smile and loved learning about the buffalo which he kept saying were gruffalo!
After our tour of the Safari Park we parked up and went into the attractions area of the Park to see the smaller animals. We saw the penguins and hubby and Little Mr bravely went into the Parakeet enclosure with one landing on Little Mr’s head within seconds of them walking the doors. We also saw the lizards, snakes and the alligator which was huge.
After a thoroughly lovely but very cold day we headed back and someone slept all the way home holding tightly his new Lion cub soft toy. We all enjoyed the day and it was so lovely for him to see new animals and learn more about them, even if he didn’t get to see the rabbits.