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Sunday, 7 June 2015

The Sunday Post: The Best Kind Of Day Out

Last week, I finally finished my second year exams *does a little dance* so of course I wanted to arrange something for last weekend so that I had something to look forward to in the midst of the most awful month of the year. So me, Karl, Jess and Kieran arranged to go to Flamingo Land last Sunday and for me it is the best day out ever. There's the zoo, which has some really great animals to see and of course there are some really great rides there and when it comes to rides I have no fear and will literally go on anything. 
The zoo is quite a good size, especially considering Flamingo Land is a kind of hybrid theme park/zoo kind of place. We were lucky enough to catch the tigers just as they were being fed so got to see them up really close and although I haven't included a photo in the post, we saw some of the cutest red pandas I have ever seen in my life *heart eye emoji*. I'm a huge animal lover so zoos are definitely one of my favourite places to go for a day out (wouldn't being the zookeepers be the best job?!)

 And of course there are the rides here too. Granted, Flamingo Land is no Alton Towers (I need to go there - I'd be in my element!) but it still has some pretty decent thrill rides, including the Mumbo Jumbo which holds the Guinness World Record for the steepest drop, and the Pterodactyl which can I say was pretty awful. I really love all rides but this one is a big tower with swings that rises in the air, which sounds all well and good but considering the wind was blowing an absolute gale, our swing was twisting and turning in the air and because you only have a tiny little bar across your lap, it really felt like you were going to fall out! Still, me and Jess remain undefeated in the ride stakes - fist bump!

Overall Flamingo Land is a really great day out but if you are planning to go, be sure to spend a few minutes browsing for vouchers! Jess managed to find some 2 for 1 vouchers on hot UK deals so definitely take a few minutes to have a bit of a search - it might just save you some money!

Amy x

p.s. next time you go to a theme park and take photos of the rollercoasters, be sure to zoom in on people's faces when you put them on your laptop - you are guaranteed to have hours of fun!!

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  1. I was going to gush about the animals but the tip to zoom in on faces has my head doing flips at all the fun I could have!


  2. Always nice to have a day out especially to celebrate. This looks like a great place you could visit with friends or family. I love the adrenaline rush from rides and recently visited Thorpe Park but the sound of Pterodactyl kind of scares me!

    Amanda / Amanda's Escape

  3. This sounds like a great place! I took a trip to London Zoo last week but wasn't overly impressed on the size of the animal enclosures... x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

  4. Congratulations on finishing your exams! This is such a fun way to celebrate, I'd love to go to the zoo again!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  5. great pictures ! especially the animals :)


  6. This looks like such a fun day out!

  7. Congrats on finishing your second year! Woo! It looks like you had a fantastic day out <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

  8. Great photos - the zoo looks like so much fun!


  9. Looks like such a fun day! Congrats on finishing your exams too x

  10. Amazing pictures! Flamingo Land looks great! Congrats on finishing your exams, have a great week :) xx

  11. Those tigers are just everything <3 It seems like you had a grand ol' time! Congratulations on finishing your exams~

    She Will Be

  12. Those penguins!! I'm sure you are so relieved to have your exams over!

    Rachael O x

  13. Congratulations on finishing your second year, you must be so relieved :) Absolutely love all of the photos it sounds like you had a fab time, I love penguins!
    Love Holly x


  14. Looks like you had a great day, wonderful animals. I haven't been in a theme park in years! I'm not a big fan of those Pterodactyl type of swings, why can't they have bigger bars??



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