The Birthday Post... Longleat Safari Park...

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

I guess this post is no surprise to you if you follow me on twitter, instagram or are a friend of mine on facebook. I, of course chose to be taken somewhere where there are LOADS of animals for my Birthday yesterday. It may be my 23rd birthday and people might think I am mad but I love animals so much that these days out really are the best for me.

We woke up fairly early (wasn't helped after Sunday's early wake up call - more about that in a post later on in the week) and bleary eyed made some sausage sandwiches to line our belly ready for the long day ahead. We always start off our day with the Safari part, it's just easier to stay in the car after the long journey there. Let's take a guess as to my favourite enclosure...yep it's where you can feed the deer, I love it! I love interacting with the animals. Although, they have now changed longleat so that you can get out of the car before you start the safari. It's like an African retreat where you can see the lemurs, pigmy goats, wallabys, Oh and feed a griaffe, but that is only if you are willing to pay £2 for a lettuce leaf. Needless to say I didn't pay this and ran inside and paid £2 on a coffee whilst it rained.

The weather really didn't make up it's mind all day, glorious sunshine to lashing down with rain. This meant that Matt and I spent the afternoon out of the safari running under all the shelters. The whole day is just fantastic and I loved the Lorikeets they are so funny. You can see them flying all over me at the end of the video. 

Have you ever been to longleat?

What animals would you most like to see?




  1. Hey there, loved this post! I've been to longleat quite a few times and centre parks is such great place - love the rapids there haha. The photos are all great, my favourite is the one of the rhinos! hope you had a lovely birthday, Sarah x

  2. oh my gosh how beautiful is the lion!! Look like you had an awesome day! xxx

  3. Sounds like you had a great day, I've never been to Longleat!

  4. Gorgeous pictures, your never too old when animals are involved. I've always wanted to visit longleat, especially since I was obsessed with animal park :)

  5. Happy belated birthday, I've obviously been in my own little world because I missed it! Longeat is quite a cool birthday outing x