Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Day out - Edinburgh Zoo

 Hi Lovelies
Its been a while since my last post but I've had a busy and eventful past few days and I have a lot to share with you all on my blog. As some of you may know its recently been Eid for Muslims and I've had a busy weekend as I went to Glasgow central mosque for the first time ever for the Eid prayers and after that we went to dinner at my husbands mums house! she made the most amazing food and dessert I was full for the rest of the day. My husbands mum gave us Eid money for the kids to take  them zoo so we ended up taking the kids over to Edinburgh Zoo for a lovely Eid treat.

As we Live in Glasgow already Edinburgh isn't that much of a journey for us thankfully so we just took the car and it took us about an hour to get to Edinburgh Zoo. Parking at the Zoo was ok even though I found it a tad bit expensive at £4. They wasn't much of a queue when we went to the zoo as it was just before 3pm and it cost us just under £50 for us as my youngest daughter who is 2 got in for free. I know its a zoo and the upkeep of the animals is expensive but for me the price was a tad bit on the expensive side but I was optimistic visiting the zoo.

They was a nice selection of animals to see at the zoo but I found the some enclosure's weren't suitable for the sizes of the animals. The biggest disappointment for me is its impossible to see the pandas, this is the second time in 3 years I have been to Edinburgh zoo and both time the pandas have been fully booked so its really hard to see them, last time I visited I went super early too. We looked seeing the monkeys and they looked very happy to see visitors and they were my youngest daughters favourite part of the day. As a treat for seeing the whole park we decided to get ice creams as a nice treat and it cost over £8 for 2 ice cream and 2 calipo, so I would suggest if you visit the park bring a packed lunch as it can be a bit expensive otherwise.
To leave the zoo you have to go through the gift shop so be aware haha! We got the kids 2 dinosaur teddies and I also got my brother a badge as he loves to collect them and have over 7000 now.
I don't like giving a negative reviews but for me Chester zoo is so much better and you can see more animals and its easier to get around.
Have you been to Edinburgh Zoo before?
 Melissa x 
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  1. Looks like a nice family day out. Never been to this zoo before but thinking of taking my babies to the zoo around us.

  2. I love a trip to the zoo, we go to Dudley which is quite close to us and has some historic, listed enclosures.


  3. It's been a very long time since I went to the zoo! I might have to plan our holiday for next year to Edinburgh x

  4. Thanks for your link in the #bblogger chat!
    I love the zoo, haven't been for years. May have to make it one of my summer to-do's.

    Hope to hear from you soon,
    - Chloe // x