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Longleat - Quick Trip

Discussion in 'Non Disney Trips and Travels' started by simonwebb74, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. simonwebb74
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    We took the kids to Longleat yesterday (24th August)

    We arrived at about 11.30 and found the Safari Park was closed untill 2pm due to overcrowding!!

    So we parked up at the main attractions exchanged our Tesco vouchers for Passports and headed into the Butterfly House.

    Now, this area has changed significantly sice our last visit 3 years ago, back then it was quite cramped with a single walkway around the attraction. You ended up being herded along by the people coming in behind you. now it is larger and there is plenty of room to wander around looking out for all the butterflys with plenty of staff on hand to answer questions.

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    This one is a Glass Wing Butterfly, this was Mason's favourite butterfly so I had to try and peer through the branches with the camera :yes:

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    Next we headed the the Hedge Maze. It's pretty big!! We got lost!!

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    We walked!!

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    And Walked!!!

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    And eventually found the castle in the middle :thumbsup:

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    We eventually escaped the maze collected our medals for finding our way out :yes: and headed back to the car to drive to the Safari Park.

    Here are the various animals we encountered along the way.

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    The monkey enclosure was closed so this was taken from a distance.

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    We were able to feed the Fallow Deer

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    Then it was back to the main area again.

    Freya had a balloon butterfly made for her while we awaited the boat trip around the lake

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    On the boat we saw Sealions, caught a glimpse of a Hippo and just caught sight of the Silverback Gorilla :thumbsup:

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    Then it was off to Pets Corner

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    Then, finally off to the Adventure Castle to let the kids run off some steam before the drive home.

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    All in all a great day out :yes:
     
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    HIPPO!!!!! :mental:
     
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    Fantastic photos.....love them :yes:
    I soooooo want to go to Longleat but it is so far away it would mean staying overnight somewhere too and we always seem to be saving for Florida and don't have any spare cash.
    It is probably my #1 place that I would like to visit in the UK.

    Your photos are excellent Simon :thumbsup:
     
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    great reort simon and superb photos

    thx for sharing :)
     
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    Great photos! We were there at the beginning of the month and had a fab day.
     
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    Thank you for sharing your day, the photo's are brilliant and I love Longleat. :wave:

    PS love the Pandora bracelet too :unsure:
     
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    only you could notice the pandora bracelet :yes:

    it sounds like you had a wonderful day considering how close to longleat we have't been in over 4 yrs :thumbsdown: and i love it
     
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    great photos, i love Longleat! you didn't feed Archie to a lion did you :unsure:
     
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    Ooh, didn't think of that one!! Now what would I have told Lisa :devillaugh:
     
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    has he been good?
     
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    They are just like toddler twins constantly fighting and bickering. I think Mabel is trying to protect her territory. I have just got back from running them around at the park so they have both collapsed on the living room floor. The peace and quiet is lovely
     
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    aww, i bet Lisa's missed him
     
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    We went there on Thursday and had a really great time. It was the first time the kids had been and they loved it.
     
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    Missed Him, all life in the UK ended for Lisa the moment she stepped onto the plane and wont begin again untill next Tuesday [​IMG]
     
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    Wow! Another amazing lot of photo's of Longleat.
    Thanks for sharing them with us all Simon. :hug2: :yes:
     
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    :lol: my arthur does the same stance as the wolf.


    Great photos! What a lovely place to visit!
     

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