On Bank Holiday Monday John took us out on a lovely little family outing to the Wetland Animal Park in Redford. before we set off on our mini family adventure we had to pop into Sainsburys to purchase some carrots and apples to feed the animals we were going to see eeek *exciting times*. While we were in Sainsburys I convinced John to buy the princesses some new sunglasses.
Here you can see Holly posing with her sunglasses and road food.
Once we had paid for our shopping we headed back to our car strapped the girlies in and off we went.
After about half an hour or so we finally reached our destination with two very excited little girlies. We paid at the entrance and bought two additional bags of feed for the animals.
Off these three headed walking hand in hand to find the animals.
It wasn’t long before we spotted this little beauty.
Shortly afterwards we saw some ducks.
A little further down the road the princesses stumbled upon some daisies, and well you’ve just gotta do some daisy stomping as it would be rude not to!
Once these little princesses had stomped until their hearts were content, daddy then made them pose for this rather sweet picture.
It wasn’t long before we spotted this little fellow, who Holly was really delighted with and kept repeatedly saying “hello” to!
Next to Holly’s new found friend were the meerkats which weren’t nearly as exciting or entertaining enough as her previous discovery …..
Onwards and upwards we went up this slight incline were I saw these two and just had to snap a piccy of them.
At the top and to the right we were greeted by this fella.
But to our left and directly across from him were the cutest reindeers ever! Here is John explaining to Ella how she should hold her hand to feed them.
Here you can see Ella feeding the reindeer….
Even Holly had ago at feeding a baby reindeer with daddy’s help.
Oh gosh next were the greedy sheep which none of us dared to feed… They looked kinda mean to me too.
Then there was the Alpacas…
Next were the Lamas who we gave a wide birth to in case they felt the need to spit.
A little further down the track there was a camel, which for some reason I never got a picture of. Next to him were the donkeys and with daddy’s help a very keen Holly fed him a carrot.
Here is Ella feeding one of the donkeys a carrot with daddy’s help as well.
Next up were the Emus.
Lol when we got around to the goats and gave Holly an apple to give them she flat out refused and spouted out “Holly’s apple”! So we had to get more apples out of the bag to give to the goats.
See the carrot there? Well one of the princesses threw it in for the wallabie I can’t remember which one though *tut-tut bad mommy for not remembering* . Anyhoo when the wallabie went to get it the peacock started shaking it’s feathers at him as a warning for getting to close.
Haha here you can see Holly still carrying her apple from earlier on. *Yes she still wasn’t ready to give up her apple*.
This cheeky little guy who is known as a Prairie Marmot decided to duck into this hole and hide while I was trying to take his picture.
We finally came across the Shetland ponies *yippee*. Doesn’t this little fellow look rather sad though?
Here you can see Ella giving him a little stroke.
Holly was a little unsure of stroking him but with a little coaxing and a helping hand from daddy she did it in the end.
Well we nearly wet ourselves laughing at Ella as she decided to try and feed the little pony all on her own. But suddenly she became very awkward and weary of him and would only stretch out her arm holding the carrot to a certain degree. Then when the poor little pony couldn’t reach it she began to moan, but still that didn’t make her move any closer towards him. In the end she handed daddy the carrot to feed him.
After the ponies we had to rush past these little guys rather quickly as their mommy/daddy were beginning to hisssss!
Before we reaching the exit gate these were the last animals we saw.
John and the girlies managed to get past this peacock me on the other hand had to wait…
Until he started to turn sideways then I made a run for it, but not before taking taking this cheeky picture *hehe*.
All in all it was a lovely little family outing enjoyed by all of us.