Living Arrows: Week Forty Four

The clocks have changed; Winter is officially on it’s way. We’re working hard to get things sorted out here, from buying furniture for the house to undertaking that hideous task of sorting through the boy’s clothes. Every time I do it I feel a little sad about how quickly he’s growing (and for my bank balance.. his wardrobe is far better than mine!). 
In a break from all of that we visited our local wildlife park with friends. It’s one of those places I’ve driven past nearly every day but have never been to so we bit the bullet and went in. With a toddler it’s always hard to find places that cater well for them – they want freedom and to be able to see and explore but are still so small and able to get through the tiniest of gaps, so it was a welcome relief to find somewhere where he could run free and see and do everything. He had a whale of a time!

From flamingoes to goats, and monkeys through to meerkats, it was our first taste of a ‘zoo’ of sorts. Having taken him to an aquarium for his birthday, we were put off places like that (you know, ones with other people!) until he was a little older but I think he’s starting to get there. That said, his favourite bits were all of the play areas. He completely fell in love with the slides, even the huge enclosed one. He went down a lot faster than I did!


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  • Vicki @ tippytupps 30th October 2017 at 9:00 am

    What gorgeous pictures. I’m so glad he enjoyed it. It makes such a difference when there is space for them to run around and they can actually see doesn’t it?! #LivingArrows

    • DevonMamaOnline 3rd November 2017 at 9:10 am

      It’s SO much better when there’s space, I feel like I can breathe a little bit more!

  • nicola 1st November 2017 at 11:12 am

    I have total curl envy! Look at his gorgeous hair! He also looks like he wants a goat for christmas #justsaying

    • DevonMamaOnline 3rd November 2017 at 9:07 am

      I’ll run it past Dave and see what he says. We’ll probably end up with a whole herd of them in the back garden knowing my luck. Atleast it’ll save on mowing!

  • Donna 1st November 2017 at 8:58 pm

    This looks like such a lovely day out and wildlife parks are always a big hit here. We have so many fairly local places that we haven’t been to yet! x

    • DevonMamaOnline 3rd November 2017 at 9:05 am

      It’s easy to forget local places isn’t it?!

  • Emma T 2nd November 2017 at 8:57 pm

    I always think anywhere with animals is great for kids. Sounds like it was a good day out #livingarrows

    • DevonMamaOnline 3rd November 2017 at 9:05 am

      It was lovely thank you, he loves animals, even the ones that nibble his fingers!

  • Caitlin 22nd November 2017 at 1:19 pm

    This is a lovely post! Living in Devon is just wonderful for finding family-friendly activities that will keep the little ones amused! The zoo is always wonderful, children love wildlife, not only is it exciting but also very educational! With so many wildlife areas in Devon, you have weeks of fun available!

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