… in fact we’ll be going to the zoo many times this year as we decided to buy an annual pass for Chester Zoo.
We’ve been quite a few times since Lilly was born, and we’ve always thought it was a really nice way to pass a day, even though it did seem a little bit pricey.
But when we looked and realised that we’d only have to go four times in a year to save money on an annual pass, it made absolute sense to go for it.
Anyway, today was our second trip as annual pass holders. It was a lovely autumn day, cold but sunny.
And we just had such a lovely family day, the kind of day you imagine before you ever had children when you wistfully imagine what it’ll be like. A day when Lilly’s behaviour is just brilliant (as, to be fair, it has been for a few weeks now), and the hours fly by before you really realise what’s happening.
Highlights today included seeing a new baby elephant
A monkey getting up close and personal with Lilly
The lions eating their dinner, lunch and a run around in the Roman Garden
Fish in the aquarium (this being the only bit that really interested Isla, she seems to love watching colourful fish swimming in tanks), butterflies in the butterfly house (which has a great wooden bridge Lilly likes to run up and down hundreds of times)
We also saw a butterfly that looked just like a leaf
And one even landed on me!
(Not a very good photo, as I had to take it myself – hubby is scared of butterflies so didn’t join us for that part of the trip!!)
All in all, a great time had by all and I know we will definitely be making the most of our annual pass this year!!