We are almost at the end of term and it was time for a zoo visit.
This trip was actually funded by our local council. Yes, the council. Not because we are home educators but as part of my last year's carers' assessment, I was offered a trip to the zoo with my younger two. It has taken almost a year for the funding to come through but it did arrive and we went to the zoo. Of course, there are other low cost ways of going to the zoo!
We saw a tiger. The female has just had two cubs so only the male was visible.
Pelicans-spot the heron at the end of the line.
Penguins-these were the real highlight. We went to see these first and stayed for a talk about the penguins but then came back to watch them feed.
Thoughts about London Zoo:
- London Zoo is busy. We avoided the summer holiday but today, it was full of school parties.
- The Zoo isn't the most accessible of places and public transport isn't well signposted.
- We took coats as well as suncream and needed both. There are a few places to shelter in a downpour but most of the zoo is outside.
- There is so much to see that it isn't possible to do everything in a day. For us, the highlights were the animals that I have shown: the penguins, tigers and giraffes. An additional plus, as the Winnie statue for the bear which was the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh.