On Bank Holiday Sunday we headed off on a mini family adventure to Marwell Zoo! When I told my little lady we were going to the Zoo she was SO excited, even more so when I told her we would be seeing Lego dinosaurs as well!
It was one of the hottest bank holidays on record, so we went prepared, with bottles of water, sun cream, hats, and loose clothing!
We arrived just after 10am (when it opened), and as expected the car park was already half full. I would definitely recommend getting there early, but the Zoo didn’t feel over crowed at all.
As we entered the Marwell Zoo we were welcomed by the sound effects of the Brickosaurs being transported in crates, it set the atmosphere of the Brickosaurs Expedition perfectly! And then we spotted the first Brickosaur in the lake! It was so effective, and certainly had the wow factor!
As we started to wonder around the zoo, seeing all of the beautiful animals we kept spotting the Brickosaurs. They have a total of 50 life-like Lego brick dinosaurs scattered around the 140 acre park, it was exciting for us all to spot them. We were provided with a free trail map, but we liked finding them ourselves hidden amongst the trees etc.
As well as the Brickosaurs being amazing, we experienced something else so amazing! A rhino walked right past us (obviously behind a fence). I have never been so close to a rhino in all of my 33 years, it was incredible to be able to share the experience with my little lady!
Half way around the Zoo we stopped for a picnic which we made at home. Luckily there were plenty of shady spots to choose from (so needed). They also had drinking taps scattered around the Zoo where we could fill up our bottles for free, which was great! They do have cafes, selling hot or cold food if you don’t want to take your own. We did buy a cheeky ice-cream to cool us down!
Another highlight for us was seeing a Tiger, they too were having a lie down in a shady spot. The tiger is my little ladies favourite animal, so she was over the moon to see one in real life!
As you go around you come across Brickosaurs Base Camp. This is a great part of the expedition! They had large brick pit for the children to build in, and a Lego brick dino jeep!
We had the best family day out. There is so much to do with little ones, I would highly recommend a visit! If you are wanting to see the Brickosaurs Expedition you still have time, it is on until September 1st 2019! Thank you to Marwell Zoo for having us! We have made memories we will treasure forever!
Thompson's Ln, Colden Common, Winchester SO21 1JH
Tel: 01962 777407
(This was a gifted experience, however all of the above opinions are my own. The images belong to me)
Hi! I am Katie... a new mum trying to balance life, work and a beautiful baby girl! I love to take photos, travel, write, make art, and spend time with my family! xx