It’s the first week of school’s Easter holidays. So how’s everyone coping with kids at home full time? I’m off this week because my kids’ childminder is also off which is a perfect time to do something with the kids. We were meant to go to Five Sisters Zoo for their Easter Treasure Hunt that Sunday. Unfortunately, it was pouring rain so the idea just went out the window. However, we went there last Tuesday instead.
Five Sisters Zoo is the only wildlife attraction centre in West Lothian, which is around 10 minutes drive from where we are. The last time I had been to this Zoo was when I newly arrived here in the UK, one of the few places my husband brought me as he toured me around Scotland.
Well, it’s nice to be back again, this time tagging along our two little kiddies. Reimer and Ruby got all excited as soon as we entered the Zoo, they love to pet animals and see what each animals can do.
Just as well we arrived quite early because the place was mobbed later on that day. After we paid the admission fees, we were handed with a map in spite of us telling them we have visited the place before because the Zoo is constantly developing and improving its facilities which means there’s always something new and interesting to look around.
They have this area they called as The Lost Kingdom which displays a host of species like tortoises, insects, crocodiles and snakes. Inside is a walk-through area where you can experience a tropical climate and be able to see iguana, birds and bountiful of leaf cutter ants which have a trail that goes through their enclosure which they build their nest and farm their food. So amazing to look at!
We’ve walked around the different parts of the Zoo and found variety of animals. There are a lot of walk-through and walk-about areas where you can get close and personal with some friendly animals. Isn’t it amazing? Here’s more pics below:
The animals which I found the most fascinating are the Lions. It was last October 2015 when the four ex-circus lions have safely arrived in the Zoo after it had been rescued. This is made possible of course with the help of everyone through fundraising to achieve this fantastic mission.
It’s funny how a lot of kids were making their biggest roars to get the Lions’ attention but they’re rather snobbish. Even Reimer and Ruby have tried their best waves but still unsuccessful… It would be better that way I suppose. Anyhow, we managed to get a photo with the king of the jungle or should I say, the 4 kings of the Zoo.
Apart from the Lions, they also have 3 Bears which I’m also intruiged to see. Unfortunately, as we walked past their enclosure, we have not seen them as they’re already sleepy and ready to hibernate. You can click on this link to see their lovely bears.
Going around the entire Zoo, we came across their huge outdoor play area and picnic area which caught the kids eye the most. Of course, we can’t go home just yet until they have a shot of the variety of rides. I thought after a lot of walks inside the Zoo, they’ll be tired but obviously not, as they’re still full of beans to play. They also have Gift Shop and most importantly, Brown Bear Cafe if you’re peckish and fancy something to eat and drink.
Overall, it was a fabulous time out together as a family while we explore and discover animals of different sorts.
If you want to visit Five Sisters Zoo, just check their website for an updated opening times and admission prices. You can also support them through donations so they can continue their aim to encourage conservation of endangered wildlife for both native and non native species, creating a safe and natural environment for all animals in their collection.
Does your kids love animals and loves going to Zoos?
Have you been to Five Sisters Zoo before?
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. However, I just want to show how beautiful Five Sisters Zoo have become and my simple way to support their objective.
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