As I've been spending a lot of time in Hampshire lately, I thought I would check out what it has to offer me... Now living only an hour away from ZSL Whipsnade can give me a biased opinion here but none the less I want to share what I thought.
I went to Marwell with my boyfriend Alex and his brother William. Now Marwell is very well priced as it's not too expensive so it's a good cheap day out that's for sure! I know that ZSL Whipsnade's prices are around £21 for an adult and that's disincluding car park and guide book where I (being a student) paid a measly £14 online for my ticket to Marwell and didn't have to pay anything for the parking!
The zoo is obviously smaller than ZSL Whipsnade but it is a good zoo! We managed to walk around in about 3 hours and saw many different types of animals. I was disappointed to see that some exibits were closed due to old animals dying which is obviously unavoidable but they should have brought more animals in which they haven't done yet.
The train wasn't running which to my boyfriend was a disapointment as he loves trains, I can't wait to take him to Whipsnade so he can experience the awesome train line they have there! I felt that Marwell's train line just followed the path so other than the fact it's faster I don't think there is much point in taking it.
Over all I saw some amazing animals (the pygmy hippos were adorable, and the baby lemar!) and I had a really good day out with Alex and Will and hopefully have more fun days out like this soon! :D
Here are some pictures of our day, enjoy & keep smiling!
|Mr penguin ;)|
|My lovely boyfriend & his brother :)|
|I really want a Zebra.|
|Or one of these really cute little gazelles|
|still can't get over that I had one of these on my head a couple of weeks ago|
|Fossa - mean cause they eat lemar's but so CUTE|
|adorable little baby lemar!|
|cute little pygmy hippo!|
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