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Friday, 14 March 2014

First visit of the year to Manor Park (Anna's Welsh Zoo) #CountryKids

Regular readers know that we are huge fans of Manor Park (Manor House Wildlife Park) and always make the most of our Double Bubble Passes.

Therefore, I have no idea how it took us so long to visit for the first time this year.  Ceri very kindly gave the kids their Double Bubble's as a Christmas Present and we had planned to meet up with our friends Emma, Adam and Leon soon after Christmas, but things kept cropping up and we had lots of stormy weather so our first visit had to wait until March.

Anyway, we made it!  The girls had fun riding around on the bikes with the peacocks.  At first, I thought the girls were chasing the peacocks, but it soon became clear that the peacocks were taking turns to chase the bikes too!  Very playful.  They do make me laugh when they get into the lemur walk through and display their feathers to the lemurs.

They are gorgeous and do love attention.

Cailtyn and Izzy walked up to look at the fish in the pond.


Adam and Leon had fun on the bikes too.

I think this is a typical "brothers" shot!

Suddenly it began to pour with rain so we headed for shelter in the playroom.

Izzy is soaked through!

Then we followed the boys to the hay barn for more sheltered fun.

There was lots of climbing, hay play and jumping going on!

Then the rain dried up and the sun came out, so off we went to play outdoors again.  Poor Adam hurt his leg in the hay barn so they went to First Aid to check it out.

Izzy loves this sliding horse outside the shop...

...especially when she can convince a big friend to come on with her!

Caitlyn and Rebecca were back on the bikes.

So we cycled around to see the meerkats, lemurs and farm animals. 

Danny and Cerys then arrived with Nanny.

The girls played swing ball.  I need to set ours up again in the garden.

They played in the park, on the climbing frame and slide.

These girls raced to the see- saw!

I love the willow enclosures.  This one was Caitlyn's "house", so here she is cooking for me.

Near the end of the day we decided to warm up with hot chocolate.  This was not one of my best...or cheapest ideas!  It soon added up buying everyone a hot choc!  We should have stuck to our usual flask.

However it was lovely!

Back outside and it's time to dance!

Lastly, we visited the wallabies.

They weren't very hungry though so we had to throw the food rather than feed them, which is always a  lovely experience.

We then met Aunty Ceri in Pembroke.  Here, we got chips for tea (cheaper than all the hot chocolates!) and drove to a local viewing spot to eat them.

The kids played on the cannon and I took their photo for this months Siblings portrait.  

                                                                                                                                                                    Then it was time for hugs and home!  Looking forward to our next visit to Manor Park and lots more outdoor picnic teas!

(Poor Adam had ended up at A and E with a torn ligament, so he hope his leg is better soon!  :-) xxx)
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  1. Looks a good place to visit, whatever the weather. Hope Adam heals well. #CountryKids

  2. Manor Park looks like a wonderful place to visit! How nice to have both indoor and outdoor places to play. Great photos!

  3. Sara (@mumturnedmom)15 March 2014 at 03:12

    That looks like a fantastic place to visit! Wonderful photos of your day, love the sunset and the shadow pictures. Hope Adam's leg is healing well x #CountryKids

  4. Jocelyn (@ReadingRes)15 March 2014 at 07:50

    Wow, looks like a great place to visit, and so many fab photos, too. I do love that hot choc on the nose shot ;-)

  5. Coombe Mill (Fiona)15 March 2014 at 10:49

    I love the look of this place and what fun in that indoor play barn. It is something Nick and I have talked about before. We may need to revisit this one. I'm also pinning the play horses which I think we might copy! Thanks for giving me so much inspiration from your wonderfu; spring day out.

  6. Wow this place looks all kinds of awesome! Where about's is it?
    Love the peacocks and the indoor barn and play areas. The hot chocs do look good though :-)

  7. peacocks are cheeky beggars! looks like you had a great time. i never went here when i lived in pembs, but i did go to folly farm a couple times.

  8. Looks like a super place to visit. The play room and hay barn are amazing. Another one to add to my days out list. Yummy hot choc too.

  9. sabrina montagnoli15 March 2014 at 19:33

    Such a fun filled day #CountryKids

  10. looks like you had a great time! and those hot chocolates look delicious :D

  11. The Owl and the Accordion16 March 2014 at 11:51

    What a glorious place - I love the playroom and hay barn!

  12. Laura Rocksteady16 March 2014 at 12:14

    Oh we have been meaning to visit Annas zoo for ages now - maybe we can go together sometime in the summer - looks lovely. Great photos and I bet the children were tired after all their outdoor play :)

    Laura x

  13. Lottie :: Oyster & Pearl16 March 2014 at 20:09

    Wandering about with peacocks?! Amazing!

  14. fritha strickland17 March 2014 at 14:17

    wow that hay barn looks like so much fun! x


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