Date: 14 January 2012
Since our 14 months old girl loves making animal sound, we decided to bring her to West Midland Safari Park in Worcestershire, England. We believe this will be a great experience for her to see the real animals for her first time! :)
As usual my hubby would search the best deal possible for the entrance tickets! We joined the West Midland Safari Park facebook fan and clicked the 'Like' button to get the 'Buy 1 get 1 FREE' ticket. For more info about this place visit their website.
We arrived around 10.30 a.m. and there were still plenty of parking spaces available. In fact it is good to arrive early, so that you don't have to wait for a long queues and can enjoy feeding the animals at your leisure time in the safari. You can buy the special diet animal food from the kiosk when you arrive. It was quite a cold day since it was winter!
Hubby decided not to drive through the safari because he said that he would prefer to enjoy the scenery. So we bought the Safari Tours ticket at £4.25 per person. I guest you need to be early if you want to take this Safari Tours because seats are limited. Furthermore the tours have two sessions. One at 11.30 a.m. and the other one at 1.30 p.m.
The Safari Tour Van
One advantage taking this Safari Tours was, we were able to see the animal in a very close distance. The driver was trying his best to drive as close as possible to the animals. Meanwhile those who drove through using their own cars, were only allowed to drive on the provided road and had to queue.
If you have more budget, you could try the V.I.P experiences tour. We didn't try it, so for more info kindly visit their website.
Here are some of the photos we had from the Safari Tour!
African Wild Dogs
Nilgai or Blue Bull
Our daughter looking at the camel
The Safari Tour took us about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Then it was just the right time for lunch. Below are some of the photos at the Explorers Cafe inside the West Midland Safari Park.
Right after lunch, we watched the Sea Lion Show at the Sea Lion Theatre.
At time of our visit, we found out that this Discovery Zone was not very exciting. There are many rooms for improvement.
Before going back home, we would like to buy the fridge magnet. Anyhow they did not have many designs, what a shame. Furthermore, we were searching for the "RAA RAA The Noisy Lion" toy but couldn't find here. "RAA RAA The Noisy Lion" is a kids tv programme in Cbeebies Channel, so I guess they could make bigger sales by selling Raa Raa and the gang toys here! :)