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My Trip to London Zoo


What other way could I spend Easter Monday then at London Zoo? It was my first time visiting the zoo which is bad due to the fact I have lived in London all my life. I was so excited to be ticking off another item off my Bucket List (see blog post here). My friend Julianah and her daughter Kiki were coming down from Milton Keynes and invited me to come along to the zoo. The weather was beautiful, the sun was shining and the temperatures were high.

London Zoo is in Regents Park and there are a variety of stations surrounding the zoo so it’s easy to get to. When you book your tickets online 2 days in advance you receive a 10% discount. I met Julianah and Kiki at the entrance of the Zoo. It was packed with families and couples so I guess they all had the same idea. We showed our tickets and was directed to security to check our bags. Once complete we grabbed a map and started our adventure.

First, stop the toilet. I couldn’t come all the way to Camden without stopping off at Mooboo and buying a large Passion Fruit Bubble Tea. (check out my bubble tea post here). Now that’s out of the way the journey begins. We started at the Aquarium where we got to see a variety of beautiful and colourful fishes. We also saw crocodiles and lizards.

Next stop was the Gorilla Kingdom. We saw some unusual black monkeys with long white fur. They reminded me of jackets with fringes on them.  It was quite hot so when we walked round to see the gorillas they were sitting in the shade with their back towards us. They sat in the same spot and didn’t move.

The Tiger Kingdom was opposite the Gorilla Kingdom. We played a game of spot the tiger as it was nowhere to be found. Eventually, we found it hidden at the back in the shade. When we were deciding where to go to next we were then approached by a Zoo Keeper who asked Kiki if she wanted to be a mini Zoo Keeper. This was a great 15-minute interactive session with other children and Zoo Keepers. The explained the rules and how they maintain the zoo and look after the animals. I thought this was a great opportunity to keep the children entertained and it allowed Julianah and I to catch up.

There was so much to see at the zoo so we slowly explored the other parts. We watched the penguins splash in the water at Penguin Beach and then squirmed at the bugs in Bug Palace. The Butterfly Palace was full of beautiful flowers and the butterflies flew around the tent landing on people as they walked through.

There’s a section in the zoo where the tiniest monkeys are running around. They were so cute and very fast. The final stop was the Lions Kingdom. Like the gorillas and tiger, We glimpsed three lions sleeping.

If you want to have a fun day out, I would definitely recommend London Zoo. There are loads of things to see and they have bouncy castles and slides for children. Also, food is available such as burgers(£8.50) and crepes from food stands or there is a restaurant.

Rating: 7/10

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Petrina x

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