Bristol Zoo – preview pics of a Grand Day Out

Full review coming later this week, but here’s the sneak preview pics of our family day out at Bristol Zoo – the first time Ella has been to one (at least since she’s been big enough to notice), so the whole day was a complete adventure for her!

Bristol ZooThe lunchtime ‘meet the animals’ display was excellent – but completely packed. We possibly wouldn’t have elected to stop as it was so busy – but the presenter was so good she had us hooked just as we walked past!

Parrot flying displayOkay, I cheated with the colours a bit, but it’s hard to show just how amazingly brilliantly beautiful this Macaw was without photoshop-ing just a little!

Ella clapping the parrotElla clapping the display – ‘Parrot, Mummy! Look! Parrot is flying, look!’


Ella chats to the turtleElla was fascinated in Reptile House, and loved getting face-to-face with the various creatures.

Ella woo's the dragon lizardThe lizards in particular made her stop to say ‘hello’. Literally. And repeatedly.

Cameron chats to Big FishCameron enjoying a similar chat with a Big Fish (yes, I know, i should’ve made notes on the animals I was photographing to impress you with)

Simples!The meerkats had some SWEEEET tiny babies – that I couldn’t photograph because they were being very carefully nannied by the pack. But these three didn’t seem to mind their photo being taken. Simples.

A truly Grand Day Out

Sign of a Grand Day Out, yes?

Author: Laura

A 70's child, I’ve been married for a Very Long Time, and appear to have made four children, and collected one large and useless dog along the way. I work, I have four children, I have a dog… ergo, I do not do dusting or ironing. I began LittleStuff back in (gulp) 2004. I like huge mugs of tea. And Coffee. And Cake. And a steaming cone of crispy fresh fluffy chips, smothered in salt and vinegar. #healthyeater When I grow up I am going to be quietly graceful, organised and wear lipstick every day. In the meantime I *may* have a slight butterfly-brain issue.

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  1. It’s about time we took Charlie to the zoo – he might learn something about table-manners from the chimps!

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    • sadly, no chimps at Bristol. Or elephants. But lots and lots of small-things-in-cases which fascinated, and meerkats and Prairie Dogs that were nearly as good. Nearly.

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