Growler took a day off work and we went to Twycross Zoo for the day. When they described themselves as a World Primate Centre I hadn’t quite been prepared for how many monkeys and apes there would be there. But I did get to see penguins, a couple of lions, a couple of leopards, very very sweet meerkcats and prairie dogs, sealions and lots of other creatures.
Many of the paths appear to have recently been covered in a fresh surface of gravel which made using the wheelchair quite trying. The cafes weren’t brilliantly accessible (or serving much beyond chips and burgers). But they were lots of places to picnic and always a good view of animals from a wheelchair as so much is designed with small children in mind.
I enjoyed my day out. It’s been a long time since I went to a traditional zoo and I wasn’t totally comfortable with all of the enclosures. There was also a distinct lack of decent manners from the majority of the other visitors! I don’t think we’ll be rushing back there.
But any day out with Growler is always a joy. I also managed to take some photos and some video so you could visit some of the animals with me.