I had a day out today with my little pal Cal, as he is on summer hols until he starts big school in September. We wore adventure hats (but it got too hot so that didn’t last long) & Cal had the Nikon S1 and I had my Fuji and we went off to Kirkley Hall Zoo to take some pictures of the birds and animals. It’s a long old journey, 1hr, for a little one but he kept me entertained the whole way there as he doesn’t stop talking unless he’s sleeping. 🙂
The first thing we saw was on the path as we went in, there are several peacocks wandering around the place.
Then an enclosure with these giant rodents from South America
Cal didn’t like these as they are ‘big’, he likes smaller animals, and especially…
and the keepers got one out for him to stroke
After the bunny bit we went and saw some more birds
that’s the best of a bad bunch not the best as the focus is a bit off which I hate, but the colour is too good not to show and Cal loved it.
difficult to get past the wire fences as there’s a big gap between where you can stand and where the fence is.
Then we saw a play area..
and Cal got to play with some kids on the see~saw, I didn’t take pics as people can be funny about others photographing theirs.
and we then saw a driving place..
and then we went to lunch..
Cal had spotted a sign saying face painting was going on in the afternoon in the Bunny house, and it was ‘can I can I can I?’ how could I resist? So the deal was if he ate all his sandwich he could have his face done. And of course he ate the lot.
On the way out of the cafe, he saw a carved bench that had a green man face, and decided he needed to take a picture of it as it had a nose like his Dad’s.
and this is the shot he took without any help from me.
but my fave one of his is this one..
Going back to the zoo we saw this fellow crossing the car park..
Then off to the bunny shed..
We had another wander about and saw more bunnies
and a chipmunk, though this is through glass and fence so not the greatest,
And then we drove home, and Cal fell asleep most of the way, I asked him which was the best bit of the day, and the answer was… face painting. 🙂
A day to put in the ‘Treasured Memories’ box in my head.