Yesterday we went to Monkey World. It was a pretty spontaneous, last-minute decision. The plasterer finished in the kitchen earlier than we thought he would so we quickly scrambled a picnic together and hopped in the car. The weather had been a bit on-off all day so we packed for all eventualities. Turns out we needn’t have bothered as Monkey World was bathed in glorious sunshine and bright blue skies all afternoon.
Huxley had a great time. He loved watching all the monkeys, especially the chimpanzees, who had smeared poop all over the windows which he found hilarious. The great thing about Monkey World is there seems to be a play area around every corner. There’s no way the kids could be bored for one second!
There’s plenty of places to sit down and as the park itself isn’t very big, it’s nice to be able to stop and take your time to get around rather than rushing around in a panic that you’re not going to have time to see everything.
My favourite bit was the lemur enclosure because they are allowed to run free all around you. (You’re obviously not allowed to touch them). But it really allows you to get up close and personal to them. Unfortunately for us, I think it was nap time when went in as they were all huddled together in their little house!
I did take some pictures of monkeys but with all the wire and bright sunshine bouncing off the smeary glass, it was quite difficult!
Our entrance fee to Monkey World was kindly provided by the RSPCA as part of their collaboration with Monkey World and the #RSPCAres campaign to raise awareness about the importance of getting your pets vaccinated. This is a topic that is close to my heart as we sadly lost Mille, our 4-year-old Springer Spaniel last year. We don’t know how or why she died. One day she was fine and the next day she was gone. It all happened so quickly that there wasn’t even time to get to a vet. Maybe she was bitten or maybe she’d eaten something funny or maybe it was completely natural but I would always vaccinate my pets now just to be on the safe side.