When we were on holiday a couple of weeks ago it became apparent that the girls were now too old to want to be seen out with their parents, yes, even on holiday. This meant that the Little Man was often feeling left out. After arriving home we decided to spend a couple of Summer days out with our Little Man to show that it can still be fun with just the three of us. Or even just me and him!
The girls won’t be missing out as they have some fun stuff planned too.
First of all we took the Little Man to the Wildlife Conservation Centre. This is close to our home and somewhere I have been visiting for many, many years. I can even remember going as a child, although it’s changed a lot since then. I took my older children there too, often before or after a trip to Cannon Hill Park.
The Little Man was excited to see the animals but he was most looking forward to seeing the snakes and lizards. The Komodo Dragon is quite spectacular, it certainly makes you grateful that he’s behind a cage or screen. I’ve decided to share my photos of him for this weeks Sunday Snapshot.
Here are some of the other animals we saw on the day.
The Patagonian Mara
Such a strange creature, kind of like a rabbit a dear and a wallaby all rolled into one. Very cute though.
The red pandas are very cute, you almost wish you could give them a big hug.
There are lots of different monkeys at the Centre and they are all entertaining. Whether they are climbing, rummaging around for bugs or just showing off. We could watch them for ages.
Finally, my favourite animal, my Little Man learning about Conservation.
We had a lovely day. It rained a couple of times but there were places to shelter. We also spent some time in the cafe and had hot dogs and chips for lunch.
On Thursday we were invited to a picnic with Birmingham SEND Socials. The area was enclosed and safe and included a big grassy area and lots of activity areas. There was also an indoor play area and a shed full of toys. When we arrived the rain came down and we sheltered outside. The rain passed soon and the children began to play. The Little Man had some fun with some Orbeez and talked to a couple of other children.
He enjoyed his picnic which he ate on a bench outside with me.
We had a lovely afternoon and I’m sorry now that I hadn’t put our name down for more activities. The Little Man needs to be around children even if he doesn’t interact like he used to. And a big thank you to the sun for making an appearance 🙂
We have more activities to look forward to before the return to school. We are determined to fit in as much as possible this year.
Have you enjoyed some Summer Days out this year?
If you are looking for Days out in North Yorkshire you may wish to read Mum in the Madhouse’s Best days out in North Yorkshire for families guide.
Or Thimble and Twigs Best Days out in Kent.
You saw some gorgeous animals at the Wildlife Conservation Centre. I always thought days out with kids on their own were more special anyway! My eldest has now come full circle and is happy to be seen with us again 🙂
Sounds like a wonderful place to visit and I know your son must have loved it. Komodo dragons are scary to me but probably perfect for a little boy. #MMBC
It looks an awesome day out. I wish there was a sends where I live although we do have other stuff but sounds really helpful x #mmbc
It is hard when the kids get older and don’t want to be seen with their parents. We’ve been having more days out with just my youngest and it’s been lovely.
It sounds like you have had lots of fun with your Little Man. The Wildlife Conservation Centre sounds and looks like a fab place to visit. x
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Lovely to get out for some one-to-one time with your Little Man. Looks like you had a lovely day out at the Wildlife Conservation Centre. I love the photo of the red pandas – they are my favourite animals. I had a look at your photos of the Komodo dragon on your Sunday Snapshot post – he certainly does look very impressive. Glad your Little Man enjoyed the picnic too. Thank you for sharing with #Country Kids.