Monkeys & Mayhem; A day out at Cotswold Wildlife Park
A couple of weekends ago, we visited one of my favourite places in the world, Cotswold Wildlife Park. We've always lived fairly close so it's somewhere we visited alot when I was young; it's full of the memories I want to share with my own little ones as they grow up. It turned out to be such a beautiful day (seems to be a rarity recently, even though it's effectively Summer!) and we had such a brilliant time.
Though we've visited with Archie before, he was too young to fully understand what was happening so it was lovely to potter about with a 3 year old whom now knows what a monkey is and if the goats are
Poor Jesse was a bit out of sorts (probably due to the tooth that has just popped through), but loved watching the goings on from the comfort of his pushchair and Archie was everywhere. He absolutely loved the park and the treehouse slide I used to race onto when I was a kid (funny how it seemed so much bigger back then), drifted his little fingers back and forth across the water of the fountain and climbed every rock, tree and den he came across.
It's wonderful to see how much the park's improved in recent years as it's somewhere I hope to continue to visit each Summer and it holds so many memories for me, visiting with my grandparents and cousins as a kid. For anyone planning on visiting soon, make sure you visit the gorgeous secret garden at the beginning of the park and remember to head back to the lemurs (the enclosure doesn't open until 11:30am) if you arrive early as they're so much fun to see.