Today’s post is a bit different to what was initially thought. The original plan was to share some photographs from a Mother’s Day trip to Batsford Arboretum but unfortunately, my Mum was too unwell and we had to postpone. This meant I was left with a sunny day and nothing to do.
After some very last-minute planning, my friend and I decided to head to Cotswold Wildlife Park for a girly day.
We arrived to the park for opening and got through the gate quickly and smoothly – the joys of pre-booking; you also save £1.00 per ticket online!
Once in, we consulted the park map before making our way around the enclosures.
Jodie is interested in photography too, so it meant that I could blissfully snap away, without a boyfriend being there, tutting and sighing to make me hurry up!
We wanted to take all of the animals home, but particularly enjoyed watching the Humboldt Penguins, Giraffes, Ring-tailed Lemurs, Southern White Rhino, Oriental Small-Clawed Otters and the Linnes Two Toed Sloth.
The weather was gorgeous and despite being on March, found no need for coats at points!
And what does sun like that call for? Ice-creams!
I think this Red Panda was my favourite of the whole day, he looked so cute up in his tree!
After those had been polished off, we finished going round the park, managing to see all the enclosures (even if some of the animals weren’t showing their faces!). We then made our way to Stow-on-the-Wold for dinner.
It didn’t take us long to find somewhere we wanted to eat: The Sheep on Sheep Street. The menu looked inviting and it didn’t disappoint. I had the best pizza I think I’ve ever had and that’s saying something!
Jodie opted for the Portobello, whilst I went for the Iman with added salami; both excellent selections. I also had a Cotswold Gin (infused with Lavender) & Tonic, delicious!
Seriously, the pizza was to die for! There was a really good vibe about the place and we’ve already agreed that we simply have to come back!
Jodie & I had a wonderful day and will definitely be doing it again in the Summer.