On the Friday before half term, Kindergarten visited the Cotswold Wildlife Park near Burford as part of our topic, ‘Come Outside’. Kindergarten had been busy learning about wild animals in preparation and the children were very excited to see the animals close-up! We enthusiastically boarded the coach and before long we began to see signs for the park and drove up the drive looking at the llamas and gazelles on either side.
Our first destination was the train station; we handed over the tickets and clambered aboard. After chugging through the tunnel, we went past emus and peacocks, then zebras and rhinoceros’ and back to the station. It was very exciting and the children had a wonderful ride. We then began to walk around the park looking at the animals. We saw giant tortoises and then we were very lucky as the rhinoceros was standing right by the fence - so close we could have touched him! Next stop were the camels that looked very hairy and were a bit smelly! Moving on to the giraffe enclosure, it really was our lucky day because a giraffe came right up close to feed. He was the same height as Kindergarten standing on a very tall ramp!
After lunch, we visited the penguins but they just looked at us and refused to swim despite us asking them very nicely. Then it was time to play on the swirly slide and go back to school. It was a lovely day!