Saturday, 16 July 2011

Home Educators Trip To Marwell Zoo

Yesterday we went on our annual home educators trip to Marwell Zoo. It was a really good day, warm and sunny, lots of friends and a lovely workshop that Hannah was really looking forward to.

Here's Hannah on the road train on our way to the top of zoo.
Looking for leopards

There he is.........
This year Hannah was finally brave enough to go into the bat house - she really liked it! She's always been too afraid of the dark before now to go inside.

Looking for tigers

Just before lunch it was time for Hannah's workshop, this year it was called 'Ourselves and Other Animals' and the children got to meet a corn snake, a stick insect and a rat.

After lunch and a play we visited the Australian section and saw the Wallabys and Cookaburras,

Visited the cold blooded area,
and the primates.
This mama has her baby on her back!
Then we went back via the leopards and this one was enjoying the sun.
And waited for the road train to take us back to the beginning!
It was a lovely day, and if you are a home educator in the Hampshire area i'd definitely recommend you come next year - it's a great day out with over 130 homeschoolers coming along this year :-)


Caseybumpinalong said...

Looks like fun - cute pics! I love her hat!

KP Nuts said...

ooh we'd love to come next year. 130 home schoolers! That's fabulous. Who do I need to contact to put our names down?

Carissa said...

So much fun!!! I love that she was raising her hand and willing to participate!!!

What a fun day with friends.


Lynn said...

We want to come next year!

Jessica said...

What a beautiful day, the zoo is a great place to see lots of animals that you wouldnt normally see. We love Kookaburra's, they are actually found not too far from here and sometimes in te city, very cheeky fellows!

Susie said...

KP, you need to belong either to Faregos who run the trip or any of the hants groups it gets cross posted to (Portsmouth Home Ed, FRHEBees, Seeds or Activeo)!