My wee man has fallen in love with the Lion King Disney movie. With it he became a lot more interested in animals. Specifically I got a request to take him to see the animals in Africa. If only fulfilling such a request were easy! On holiday here in Italy he became enamoured with a book about all the different animals in Africa. Daddy decided to treat us to a day trip then to Parco Natura Viva near Pastrengo by Lago di Garda. It is a zoological park which covers about 64 hectares. There is a safari drive where you see the larger African animals and then the fauna park where you walk. We chose a cooler day which I think made the visit a lot easier on the wee man's small legs. We also arrived early which meant we missed the traffic which was cueing heavily behind us. We too took our time driving around and had fabulous views of the animals. The wee man was so excited when he saw hyenas and said the giraffes were his favourite. There are lots of bars and picnic areas spotted around the park while you are walking to take well needed breaks and a play park which broke up the time nicely for the wee man. The park is heavily committed to preservation and it's really well maintained with lots of space for the animals to roam freely. This did mean that sometimes while walking around you may miss some of the animals and the wee man said his least favourite thing about the day was not getting to see the wolf. An extra bonus is the Extinction Park where you get to see life size dinosaurs, it was so much better than a museum. It's a great day out and the wee man loves his guide book where he now gets to show everyone the animals he has seen. Don't worry we still haven't forgotten the Africa request though.
Thursday 28 August 2014
Sunday 24 August 2014
Day 229: shhhh
Day 230: Monkey in the trees
Day 231: It's been one of those days
Day 232: Concert by the sand and
Day 233: It's the little things
Day 234: End of the day
Day 235: Chocolate brioche please!
Thursday 21 August 2014
Every summer the hubby's italian family meet for a barbecue. His aunt's garden provides the perfect backdrop. I love to take the opportunity to explore. It draws you in to get closer and explore. There are so many little gems to find.