Visited longleat on nice and sunny day on Sunday 2nd June.Before we start let me tell you you need atleast 7 hours to cover all the attractions that are on offer.So, make sure you reach as early as you can.We reached there at 1PM [as the girls took forever to get ready :-) ] so were not able cover everything.
1.As we reached at 1PM we grabbed a quick bite at BBQ and an icecream and headed straight to Predators of the Sky show which was amazing.Vultures , eagles and other birds flying all around and flying right above you , one has to duck many times to avoid collision with vultures !!! I had never seen my 3 year old nieche so haapy.(THis took 45 minutes)
2.After that we went to DEER valley where there are many deers you can feed them some special food which can be purchased for 1£ per cup.Again this was fantastic , I has never seen a real deer before this and my niece was ecstatic !!(This took around 20-30 minutes)
3.Then we headed straight to our cars for a SAFARI,we inserted a CD provided by Longleat staff into the CD player and it will take you through the SAFARI.
On the way to African village we saw some animals from soo close that i was able to hear the grazing sound !!!In the african village I was looking forwars to feed the Jirraffes but unfortunately feeding time is till 2 PM only.(This will take 30 minutes)
4.So we again got into the cars and headed for rest of the safari in which we saw Zebras,Lions,Tigers,Cheetas and many more.We went into the monkey enclosure and were surprised that monkeys were well manared on that day , they did nothing to our shiny black car!! Then we went to deer park where again you can feed deers from your car by buying 1£ food cup (This will easily take 1 hour)
5.After this we again parked our car and went to Jungle cruise and saw some Gorrilla's , Hippos and sea lions. On the way you can fees fish by buying fish sood for 50p (This takes 40 minutes)
6.Finally we went for Jungle train which was OK (Took 20 minutes) , we missed "Get close to the Animals" section , The maze was closed by the time we reached there and basically everything else was closed at sharp 6PM.So we missed everything else that was on offer.
But still it was a fantastic day and mind you for a family visit its quite expensive so I will suggest book online to get 15% discount.
There are too many grass areas which are immaculately maintained so do bring picnic if possible.One can easily spend 2 days here.You can visit Stonehenge also which is on the way if you are traveling from London.
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