Saturday, 26 April 2014

Day Out: London Zoo

I have been waiting for the day when I felt Lena was ready to fully appreciate a visit into the Big Smoke to see the lions. That day has certainly arrived. Not only is she capable of making the sound of almost all zoo-residing animals, but she is obsessed with Raa Raa the Noisy Lion. Plus if you travel by train you can get 2 for 1 entry  which made it a more affordable adventure.

The time came and Dom took a day off work to do his usual commute, but this time with a 19 month old bundle of excited energy. The train ride was amazing. Lena absolutely adored it; the noises, the people, the feel of the moving train under her feet. We packed a few extra story books about trains in her rucksack as well as a zoo sticker book; she was happily entertained by these or the scenery for the entire 1 hour journey into Victoria.

The giraffe and penguins were top hits. The small monkey enclosure is fabulous, but as it's open this did freak her out a little. A small bearded critter jumped at my face whilst I was holding her and landed on a branch next to my ear. My blood curdling scream may not have helped to alleviate her concerns.

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