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

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, 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.

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

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.

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



They are gorgeous and do love attention.

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

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

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

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

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



Adam and Leon had fun on the bikes too.

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

I think this is a typical “brothers” shot!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Izzy is soaked through!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Izzy loves this sliding horse outside the shop…


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

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

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

Caitlyn and Rebecca were back on the bikes.

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

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

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

Danny and Cerys then arrived with Nanny.

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

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

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

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

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



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

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



These girls raced to the see- saw!

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

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

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

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

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.

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

However it was lovely!

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

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



Back outside and it’s time to dance!

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

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

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



Lastly, we visited the wallabies.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                    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)

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

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

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

14 Comments

  1. , First visit of the year to Manor Park (Anna’s Welsh Zoo) #CountryKids
    Cheryl
    March 15, 2014 / 12:29 am

    Looks a good place to visit, whatever the weather. Hope Adam heals well. #CountryKids

  2. , First visit of the year to Manor Park (Anna’s Welsh Zoo) #CountryKids
    Keitha L@keithaschaos.blogspot
    March 15, 2014 / 2:28 am

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

  3. , First visit of the year to Manor Park (Anna’s Welsh Zoo) #CountryKids
    Sara (@mumturnedmom)
    March 15, 2014 / 3:12 am

    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. , First visit of the year to Manor Park (Anna’s Welsh Zoo) #CountryKids
    Jocelyn (@ReadingRes)
    March 15, 2014 / 7:50 am

    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. , First visit of the year to Manor Park (Anna’s Welsh Zoo) #CountryKids
    Coombe Mill (Fiona)
    March 15, 2014 / 10:49 am

    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. , First visit of the year to Manor Park (Anna’s Welsh Zoo) #CountryKids
    Kelly Finn
    March 15, 2014 / 1:57 pm

    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 🙂 #countrykids

  7. , First visit of the year to Manor Park (Anna’s Welsh Zoo) #CountryKids
    laura redburn
    March 15, 2014 / 6:22 pm

    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. , First visit of the year to Manor Park (Anna’s Welsh Zoo) #CountryKids
    Happy Homebird
    March 15, 2014 / 7:26 pm

    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. , First visit of the year to Manor Park (Anna’s Welsh Zoo) #CountryKids
    sabrina montagnoli
    March 15, 2014 / 7:33 pm

    Such a fun filled day #CountryKids

  10. , First visit of the year to Manor Park (Anna’s Welsh Zoo) #CountryKids
    Polly Davies
    March 15, 2014 / 8:55 pm

    looks like you had a great time! and those hot chocolates look delicious 😀

  11. , First visit of the year to Manor Park (Anna’s Welsh Zoo) #CountryKids
    The Owl and the Accordion
    March 16, 2014 / 11:51 am

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

  12. , First visit of the year to Manor Park (Anna’s Welsh Zoo) #CountryKids
    Laura Rocksteady
    March 16, 2014 / 12:14 pm

    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. , First visit of the year to Manor Park (Anna’s Welsh Zoo) #CountryKids
    Lottie :: Oyster & Pearl
    March 16, 2014 / 8:09 pm

    Wandering about with peacocks?! Amazing!

  14. , First visit of the year to Manor Park (Anna’s Welsh Zoo) #CountryKids
    fritha strickland
    March 17, 2014 / 2:17 pm

    wow that hay barn looks like so much fun! x

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