I have fond memories of Whipsnade Zoo having visited as a child when we lived in nearby Hertfordshire. Funnily enough the chalk lion that was carved into the hillside below the zoo in 1933 was always something we looked out for when we passed.
Fast forward many years living in London, a move to Surrey and becoming parents, a return trip feels like its been a long time coming. POD loves animals and we’re lucky we have a farm local to us we visit regularly. I’ve been itching to revisit Whipsnade for some time and a zoo was certainly on three-year-old POD’s wishlist – along with a unicorn!
What stuck me when we arrived was the expanse of space, not just for the animals but children too. We love being up close and personal to nature so it was wonderful to see Mara wandering freely. POD was enthralled by this large relation to the guinea pig that comes from South America.
As we walked towards the Base Camp hub, which connects the Asia, Africa and Europe zones, POD and Daddy got to explore the nearby hills.
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