I woke up to hear a downpour, checked the forcasts that said it would clear later and after much discussion we decided to go...........
Well the forecast was very wrong, it rained and rained all day, luckily we ignored the forecast and took our wellies and raincoats.
Although we don't live far from the zoo, I haven't been for years. This is because I didn't really like to see animals kept in cages, but it has changed a lot since my last visit, which I think might have been about 15 years ago.
The animals have lots more greenery to hide in.
Some of the animal are more free. The wallabies hop around this open enclosure and you can walk right up to them, but they are not too keen and hop out of the way!
I held this rather large insect!
My favourite part was when we got to feed the giraffes!
All around the town and in the shops are over 50 giraffe statues, each one decorated differently by artists, sponsors and schools.
This one is in the High Street
and this one by the Bus station. Each one has a bar code and if you were very keen you could have an app on your phone and collect each one!
And this is my favourite photo of the day, Arlo and me with a goat. I expect he will be a lot bigger and walking by the time I see him next!