On Tuesday 27 June it was our Pre-school summer trip to Knowsley Safari Park!
We were all very excited to go and see the animals!
We met at 9am to wait for our coaches. It took a while to find everybody a seat, but finally we were off!
It didn’t take too long to get to Knowsley and luckily by the time we were arrived, the rain had almost stopped (at last!).
A quick toilet break (just in case!) and then we started our Safari Drive!
We were a bit worried that the animals might be hiding from the rain but thankfully they all came out to say hello!
We saw lions and baboons and zebras, camels and deer, rhinos, bison and wildebeests – and many many more!
Some of the animals came very close to our coaches and even crossed the road in front of us! We didn’t go into the baboon enclosure in case the coach got wrecked, but we saw lots of cars being jumped over by the naughty baboons!
After the safari drive it was time to get off the coaches (and the rain had even stopped!) and we went to have a quick look round and get some lunch. The peacocks were out trying to get our sandwiches! Some of us got to have a quick look at the giraffes and elephants! Then it was time for the sea lions.
The show was fantastic – even if one of the naughty sea lions called Arthur didn’t want to behave! The others were showing off their skills, performing and balancing balls on their noses! They were amazing!
After this it was time to see the birds of prey– we saw vultures, a hawk, an owl, a raven and some storks – they flew right over our heads! We had to duck!!
Our final part of the day was a classroom session – We got taught all about some minibeasts and got to meet some – the brave children got to stroke giant snails, stick insects and cockroaches!
Some of us even managed a quick trip to the gift shop to spend our parents’ pennies! But then all too soon it was time to get back on the coach again!
We arrived back at Pre-school by 3pm after having had (despite the weather!) a lovely day out! Thank you Knowsley!