With winter kicking in, I’m not sure it’s the best time to be doing outdoorsy stuff really… like playing sports… or flying a kite… or going to a zoo/safari park just outside Kidderminster to see all sorts of awesome animals whilst simultaneously feeling like you were going to lose your nose to frostbite at certain points (I might be exaggerating).
Just a few completely random examples! Any guesses which one I did? (I’ll give you a clue, check the picture below!!)
Yes indeed, I went to the West Midlands Safari Park with my friends and saw all sorts of brilliantly weird and wonderful animals! I also went on what I am fairly certain was the world’s slowest train, which travels around the park. I think it might be for three year olds though, so I can’t really complain.
Anyway, I decided to write this blog for those of you unfamiliar with the most out of place attraction the Midlands has to offer! The West Midlands Safari Park is just a few miles outside Kidderminster, and is the home of some of the world’s most beautiful animals (also some of the world’s most ugly… who really likes ostriches, let’s be honest!!).
The park is made up of two different sections, the zoo, and the drive around safari park, and is a brilliant day out with friends! You can do everything from feed hungry deer who approach your car, to jump on some old school children’s fairground rides (open only in the summer), to watch an amusing and entertaining sea lion show, to cower in your car trying to seem brave as lions wonder only metres away and crazed ostriches peck your poor innocent Clio.
I know, sounds pretty enticing right? In all seriousness, for those of you who are international students, or even students from different parts of the country, who want to experience all that this area has to offer, the Safari Park is a must. The selection of animals on offer is phenomenal, including zebras, giraffes, rhinos, hippos, lions, tigers, elephants, and more! The zoo itself is also a pleasant place to explore, with different sections for various different habitats and areas of the world. Such animals as lemurs, cobras, bats, penguins, and turtles can be found in this part of the park. All in the same enclosure. Joking.
But overall I just wanted to show you all some brilliant pictures of my safari park adventure, and encourage those of you who haven’t been before, or want to experience the area, to give it a go! You won’t regret it!