Little Z loves animals and will make most of the noises (or makes them up!) so last week, when we spotted a bit of sun, we made a dash for it to Blackpool Zoo.
We’re lucky it’s only a half hour trip for us but I wasn’t quite sure whether to strap him into the buggy or let him loose with just his little dinosaur life pack as assistance. Knowing how much Little Z loves to walk and run I opted for the latter.
I expected him to absolutely love it all and he did mostly but I found that he was really confused at some points. These animals looked nothing like the cute cuddly ones he has at home so he looked at me with a lot of suspicion and once even said with a frown “no Mummy!” when I pointed out some very dirty elephants. He later corrected me when he found a cute cut out version with a “Look! Elephant!”
He also refused to believe that the ant eater was an ant eater and instead labelled it a “babbit”.
Surprisingly he loved the “Dinosaur Safari” which is a display of huge mechanical display of different dinosaurs complete with noises. It didn’t seem to bother him at all and even waved to each as we left.
Although knackering, he loved the running around and even behaved on the cafe sat in a proper chair as we shared our lunch. I noticed him watching another younger toddler sat in a high chair (and then standing up in the high chair in an attempt to make an escape). After careful observation he turned to me, with a concerned look on his face and declared loudly “Mummy, he being naughty!!”.
I avoided walking past their table on our way out thinking he might actually shout it out to them!